NEWS

OPEN 18.1

This Saturday we are hosting the OPEN WOD 18.1 in our box. Its a very nice and long workout:

  • 20 Min AMRAP
  • 8 toes to bar (sc= knee raises)
  • 10 dumbbell hang clean to overhead (5 on each arm)
  • Calories on the rower – 14 (men) /12 (women)

Everybody can sign up for the regular WOD hours 9/10/11 and 12 o’clock. It includes a warmup and movement practice. We have 4 rowers so all officially signed up (via CrossFit.com not MindBody) athletes will use the rowers the rest will RUN 200m instead.

Officially signed up athletes will also need a judge(with certificate) to judge them during the workout. So don't just show up, make sure you have arranged someone to judge you!  its not possible to film your performance during the regular WOD hours.

If you cant participate on Saturdays but you officially signed up, you need an official judge or record and upload your performance. Please inform the coaches when you want to do this, could be all rowers are programmed in the regular WODs.

Check out the official movement standards in the video below. 

Lets have some fun together with this challenging workout! 

GO BATTERAOVEN

L1 TRAINER INTRODUCTION

Hey everyone!  I'm Betsy and I'm addicted to CrossFit.  :) 

About me:
- I'm originally from Dayton, Ohio (USA), but I've lived all over the US (Ohio, Colorado, Florida, and Georgia)
- I'm a Logistics Officer in the US Air Force and am currently stationed at the NATO Joint Forces Command Headquarters in Brunssum. I absolutely love my job and the people I get to serve with. 
- I moved to Maastricht in October 2016 and will be here until June/July 2019...who knows where I'll end up next.
- I was a swimmer for 14 years and competed at the collegiate level.  

My CrossFit Story:
I started CrossFit in September 2012 at CrossFit Body Mechanic in Tampa, Florida.  While at CFBM, I was a member of the Competition Team and placed in the top 10 at several local competitions.  In October 2014, I moved to Warner Robins, Georgia and started training ad coaching at Praetorian CrossFit.  I took a break from competing and focused more on coaching while I rehabilitated a major shoulder injury.  I briefly came out of retirement to compete at a local competition, Box Wars, where my partner and I placed FIRST in Women's RX.  I've since gone back into retirement and have no intention of competing again.  I also trained at CrossFit 1394 in Kabul, Afghanistan for 7 months while deployed to Headquarters Resolute Support.  

I received my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in October 2013 and hope to get my Level 2 Trainer certificate later this year.

Why I Became a Batteraof Back-up Babe
One of my favourite things about coaching is helping athletes do things they never thought they could do.  We all start somewhere and it inspires me to see someone do things they thought were impossible.  

If you really want to know more about me, check out the documentary "Functional Fitness" on Netflix! 

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L1 TRAINER INTRODUCTION

Dear Batteraoven!

I have to disappoint you: I am not the gifted with Shakespearian writing as my fellow back-up babes! Ok, now we got that out of the way.

Let me introduce myself, I am Christophe aka Xophe! I am a proud Batteraof since January 2015 and just been Batteraoffed a bit more as back-up babe.

On a personal note:
· Residence: Maaseik, Belgium
· Date of Birth: some time when Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were leading the charts, singing “I Love Rock ‘n Roll”
· Work: I am a constructional engineer, have a great passion for sewage technology and water treatment. So in 2012 I founded Cofrax. At Cofrax we specialise in all things concerning sewage and water. For now we mainly work in Belgium, but somewhere this year we also hope to cross some borders…
· Sport: this has always been a big part of my life. I spent most of my youth on a tennis court, in college I also did a lot of skeelering and cycling. You could also find me at the local gym, chasing “tha pump”.
· CrossFit: My fascination started late 2013, after seeing a youtube video of Chris Spealler and Heather Bergeron. So you can imagine my excitement when Marjan and Richard opened up Batteroaf! Ever since then I have tried to work hard in – and outside of the box to become a better person and athlete.

Backing up @ Batteroaf:
I am thankful for the opportunity to now share the (little) knowledge I have and passion with you guys. I have a thirst for knowledge if I am passionate about something, so I followed the L1-course as well as some other courses. Other than the courses I followed, I don’t really have any coaching experience. I can only promise to give my all when I am in front of a class and try to infect you with some of my energy while we all work to be better than yesterday.

Most nights you can find me at the box, so if there’s anything else you want to know à holla at me!

Xophe

CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2018

The Februari AND March Challenge will be all about The OPEN! THE ONE AND ONLY worldwide CrossFit competition!
We will be listing all the athletes joining us in The OPEN and counting down to the first WOD on the black board. We will also have a customised CrossFit Batteraof Leaderboard to track our scores.
If you want to know how to sign up please visit this link: https://games-support.crossfit.com/article/40-how-do-i-register-for-the-open

The date we will be hosting The OPEN WOD's are:
WOD 18.1  Saturday 24th of Feb.
WOD 18.2  Saturday 3rd of March
WOD 18.3  Saturday 10th of March
WOD 18.4  Saturday 17th of March
WOD 18.5  Saturday 24th of March
* Depending on the WOD's we will be doing multiple heats at different times.
* If you cant make it Saturdays, and you signed up officially, please arrange a judge for another date and time or make a video of your performance.

It would be great if you would also do the online judge course, so you know the standards by heart and can NO REP your buddy ;) Visit this link for the course:  oc.crossfit.com


AND REMEMBER:

  • You can SCALE all the workouts
  • We are hosting the official OPEN WODs on Saturdays (regular hours), 5 weeks in a row.
  • If you don't want to join "officially", you can also do the workouts just for fun, but you wont appear on the customised Leaderboard.

SIGN UP NOW!!! #INTHEOPEN

L1 TRAINER INTRODUCTION

As the box is expanding in members so is the Batteraof crew to help you reach your fitness goals! We would like to introduce to you one of our four new Level 1 Assistant Trainers.


Hi,
My name is Sabrina and it is a huge honour to be asked to be part of the “back-up babes” team.

Some personal info:
• I'm Brazilian and 36 years years old. I am married to my Best friend Fabio and together we have 2 children, Anna who is 14 and Gustavo who is 9. We also own a beautiful dog named Nina. I love playing piano and anything involved with the make-up industry, since I am a formed make-up artist and love everything to do with aesthetics. 
• Love traveling but I HATE the cold weather! 
• I'm a trained nurse and studied 2 years of psychology, which I unfortunately couldn’t finish due to our move to The Netherlands. We moved to The Netherlands almost 10 years ago because of my husbands work transference. We came here to stay for 2 years and yet here we are!
So why don't I speak Dutch? Well…I do, but I don't think I'm good enough and don't feel comfortable using it on a day to day basis. You have no idea how hard it is to learn a language that sounds like Donald Duck! hahaha

Had to reinvent my life when I was 29 and that is the moment when I started Zumba, from there on there have been many courses, many lessons and a lot of learning. At the moment I work as a Zumba instructor at another gym in Maastricht, and teach approximately 12 classes per week.

CrossFit has been my passion and my personal training preference for 3 years now. I don't intend to compete and unfortunately I can’t take the risk of injuring myself, because of the work I do, if I get injured I won’t be able to work! And for that reason I feel like in some moments I'm stuck as an athlete...

Why be a back-up babe at Batteraof?
I completed my Level 1 course a few years ago and ever since I haven’t worked as a coach so I'm looking to improve as a coach and get experience by working in a box.
By having such an "explosive" personality like mine there is always something positive within CrossFit! Finding the ideal balance inside my identity and what you guys, as athletes expect of me, is my biggest objective in this beginning!
I believe that increasing my integration with the community will help me find out the different types of athletes and what they are capable of.

Please feel welcome to come and talk to me about anything!
And any type of feedback is always welcome, especially if they come accompanied with some good whiskey.

Hugs!
Sabrina

L1 TRAINER INTRODUCTION

As the box is expanding in members so is the Batteraof crew to help you reach your fitness goals! We would like to introduce to you one of our four new Level 1 Assistant Trainers.


Hi guys,
For the ones that don’t know me yet, I am Myrthe, recently promoted to back-up babe @ Batteraof (and proud of it!).

Let’s first get some facts straight:
CrossFit addict since 3 years
• Sports fanatic since… like ever
• Business Controller in my day to day job
• A little high in energy (my nickname is "stuiterbal")
• Love to coach and help people get better, stronger, faster and reach their goals (was already doing that quite some years before I joined Batteraof)
• Really bad at remembering names… so, sorry for that already

So, what about me in general…
I’m working my way up to becoming a master… getting closer and closer at almost 34 years old… omg, don’t want to talk about that.

I live in Maastricht (Malberg) with my cute ass boyfriend Peter (who I am still trying to get into CrossFit) and some animals. Next to my day to day job, I don’t really have a lot of time for any other hobbies than training, because that is what I do on a daily base – not always CrossFit, I also like Thai boxing a lot (been doing that for 15 years almost), Krav Maga and recently started MMA. I really like fighting…

When I have some spare time (in the weekends) I love to see my family… especially play with my sisters kids, they are so cute!

Before I started CrossFit I worked as a functional trainer for some years, really liked the coaching, really missed the challenge… so CrossFit was EXACTLY what I need!! Challenge, competition and a great community! Got my Level 1 a few years ago.

“Only” back-up because as much as I like coaching, it is too much of a burden for me next to my regular job and private life (and I don’t want to mess up my own training either). So this way I get the best of both, I can proceed my own training, but also still get to do some coaching…

My goals for next year are...
Attacking my weaknesses (yes, I do have some)…
Running and just about all my gymnastic movements need to get to the next level!

If you want to know more about me, just ask me at the box!

Cheers,
Myrthe