Training the 55+ Beginner Athlete
Oct
8
12:30 pm12:30

Training the 55+ Beginner Athlete

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

With Jim Baker, Co-Owner and Trainer at CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

LIMITED to 20 people.

Jim Baker Presents:
The Art of Training the Beginner and Non-Competitive Older Adult

A key component of CrossFit's amazing success worldwide is that the concepts can be applied, and adapted to any age and ability level. As an older generation experiences CrossFit, instructors are recognizing the magnitude of this untapped resource. The challenge becomes how to recruit, effectively program, and retain those clients. In this workshop, we will explore the physical and psychological responses to these questions. The format will be a combination of lecture and small group break-outs.

About Jim

Jim Baker, who will be leading the workshop, started training with Greg Glassman in 1998. He worked privately with Greg for seven years, as CrossFit came into being. At 68, he is one of the owners of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central. After successfully retiring from education 10 years ago, at Greg's request, he started training older adults, particularly beginners and 50+ clients. Seventy percent of his clients have been working with him for five or more years. His specialty is crafting his coaching specific to this population.

Ava Will Win Blood Drive
Sep
30
2:00 pm14:00

Ava Will Win Blood Drive

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Please join us for this very important cause in support of the Khalipa Family and our friends at NC FIT!

This blood drive is managed by the Stanford Blood Center. For more information or eligibility questions, call 650-723-7831 or visit bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Special Gift: Erik’s Deli Coupon for free sandwich or salad

Click here to make an appointment

Schedule an Appointment:
◆ Online: www.sbcdonor.org Use sponsor code 2506
◆ Phone: 650-723-7831

Anyone who is in good health, is 17 years of age or older, and weights 110 pounds or more, may donate whole blood every 56 days. While 40% of the American population is eligible to donate, only 5% do on a yearly basis. 17% of people who don’t give blood cite “never thought about it” as the main reason for not donating, while 15% say they’re “too busy.” If you meet all the requirements, you’ve got the powerful ability to save lives. Take some time out of your day to make a difference.

SC Central 5-Week Weightlifting Clinic
Sep
27
5:00 pm17:00

SC Central 5-Week Weightlifting Clinic

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Central Members: $120            Non-Members: $195

NOTE: log in with your MindBody Central account first to get the member pricing.

LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE.  SIGN UP NOW!!!

  • Coached by Central’s own Annie Sakamoto and Connor Schmitz
  • Programmed by Power Monkey’s Mike Cerbus
  • Begins: Tuesday, September 27th
  • Ends: Saturday October. 29th, 2016

Classes will be held Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, and Saturday’s from 11am to 12:30pm

Special Deal: buy Mike Cerbus and SC Central Weightlifting clinics together:

Mike Cerbus Snatch and Squat Clinic
Sep
17
2:00 pm14:00

Mike Cerbus Snatch and Squat Clinic

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

MIKE IS COMING BACK!

Power Monkey's Mike Cerbus is back for a 3 hour snatch and squat clinic at Central!

LIMITED to 10 people. Sign up now!

Cost:
(click the link to sign up on MindBody)

Special Deal: buy Mike Cerbus and SC Central Weightlifting clinics together:

MIKE'S BIO:

MIKE CERBUS has competed in the sport of Weightlifting nationally for the last 10 years. He has medalled at 3 National Championships and 5 American Open Championships, taking out the title in 2011 as American Open Champion, while also being selected to the United States Pan American & Olympic Qualification Teams in 2012.

His competitive accomplishments and growth as a coach have been made possible by developing under Senior International Coach Lou DeMarco and as a training specialist from 2011-2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs under Zygmunt Smalcerz.

Since 2009 Mike has been instructing Crossfitters of all levels across the United States and world. This immersion into the CrossFit community has allowed him to adapt weightlifting principles and instruction in order to best meet the needs of those most beginner levels up to elite Games competitors looking to refine their movements.  

The Rx Method @ Seismic Crossfit
Aug
27
9:00 am09:00

The Rx Method @ Seismic Crossfit

  • Seismic Crossfit

The Rx Method

The Rx Method is the world’s first jump rope training program geared toward the functional athlete. Its progression-based approach has proven to be the most effective training method for single unders, double unders and triple unders across the broadest skill levels from beginner to elite athlete.

Topics covered are:

  • LEARN IDEAL POSTURE AND MECHANICS
  • MAKE DOUBLE UNDERS A RECOVERY MOVE
  • LEARN TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE WOD TIMES

Click here to register.

This clinic is hosted by our friends at Seismic Crossfit. Their address is 5440 State Farm Dr #9, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

CrossFit Santa Cruz Central 6-Week Weightlifting Clinic
Aug
9
5:00 pm17:00

CrossFit Santa Cruz Central 6-Week Weightlifting Clinic

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Click here to register on MindBody

Central Members: $220            Non-Members: $295

PLEASE NOTE: be sure to log in with your MindBody Central account to get the member pricing.

LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE.  SIGN UP NOW!!!

Coached by Central’s own Annie Sakamoto and Connor Schmitz

Programmed by Power Monkey’s Mike Cerbus

Beginning: Tuesday, August 9th        thru Saturday Sept. 17th, 2016

Classes will be held Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5 to 6:30pm

And Saturday’s from 11am to 12:30pm

Mike Cerbus will coach the final 2 hour Class of the Clinic,  Saturday, Sept 17th , 11am to 1pm

Dave Durante Power Monkey Clinic - Session 2
Feb
7
9:00 am09:00

Dave Durante Power Monkey Clinic - Session 2

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Click here to sign up and pay on MindBody Online.

Dave Durante, Power Monkey Founder and world-class gymnast, is coming to CrossFit Santa Cruz Central on Saturday Feb 6th and Sunday, Feb 7th, for two 4-hour clinics.

Dave will focus on handstands and muscle ups, including related work and progressions, about 2 hours on each, for a 4 hour total.

Use the link above to sign up for either Saturday, Feb 6, from 12 noon to 4PM or Sunday, Feb 7, from 9AM to 1PM.

Each session will be limited to 16 participants.

Spots need to be paid for to be reserved and refunds are only available if there is someone on the waitlist able to take your spot.

Cost is $175 for Non-Central members, $150 for Central members.

DAVID DURANTE’S BIO:

Dave is a multiple time USA gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. After retiring from competition, David helped coach his alma mater, Stanford University, to an NCAA Team Title in 2009 and has continued to be a part of the sport through his position on the Athlete Advisory Committee with the United States Olympic Committee as well as his position on the USA Gymnastics Men's Technical Committee.  Dave leads Team Power Monkey which is comprised of elite athletes and coaches who help design new equipment, provide gymnastics education to the fitness world, and coach at Power Monkey's Bi-annual training Camp. Dave was a lead coach with the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 course from 2013-2015.  He also wrote and developed the CrossFit Gymanstics Advanced Course.  He lives in NYC with his wife Sadie and coaches at CrossFit Long Island City andCrossFit Solace.

Dave Durante Power Monkey Clinic - Session 1
Feb
6
12:00 pm12:00

Dave Durante Power Monkey Clinic - Session 1

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Click here to sign up and pay on MindBody Online

Dave Durante, Power Monkey Founder and world-class gymnast, is coming to CrossFit Santa Cruz Central on Saturday Feb 6th and Sunday, Feb 7th, for two 4-hour clinics.

Dave will focus on handstands and muscle ups, including related work and progressions, about 2 hours on each, for a 4 hour total.

Use the link above to sign up for either Saturday, Feb 6, from 12 noon to 4PM or Sunday, Feb 7, from 9AM to 1PM.

Each session will be limited to 16 participants.

Spots need to be paid for to be reserved and refunds are only available if there is someone on the waitlist able to take your spot.

Cost is $175 for Non-Central members, $150 for Central members.

David Durante’s BIO:

Dave is a multiple time USA gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. After retiring from competition, David helped coach his alma mater, Stanford University, to an NCAA Team Title in 2009 and has continued to be a part of the sport through his position on the Athlete Advisory Committee with the United States Olympic Committee as well as his position on the USA Gymnastics Men's Technical Committee.  Dave leads Team Power Monkey which is comprised of elite athletes and coaches who help design new equipment, provide gymnastics education to the fitness world, and coach at Power Monkey's Bi-annual training Camp. Dave was a lead coach with the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 course from 2013-2015.  He also wrote and developed the CrossFit Gymanstics Advanced Course.  He lives in NYC with his wife Sadie and coaches at CrossFit Long Island City and CrossFit Solace.

SOLD OUT! Clean and Jerk Clinic with Mike Cerbus
Dec
6
10:30 am10:30

SOLD OUT! Clean and Jerk Clinic with Mike Cerbus

MIKE IS COMING BACK!

2nd Session is also sold out! 

Mike Cerbus from Power Monkey is back for a 4 hour Clean and Jerk Clinic at Central!

Cost:

  • $125 for Central Members
  • $150 for Non-Central Members

MIKE'S BIO:

MIKE CERBUS has competed in the sport of Weightlifting nationally for the last 10 years. He has medalled at 3 National Championships and 5 American Open Championships, taking out the title in 2011 as American Open Champion, while also being selected to the United States Pan American & Olympic Qualification Teams in 2012.

His competitive accomplishments and growth as a coach have been made possible by developing under Senior International Coach Lou DeMarco and as a training specialist from 2011-2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs under Zygmunt Smalcerz.

Since 2009 Mike has been instructing Crossfitters of all levels across the United States and world. This immersion into the CrossFit community has allowed him to adapt weightlifting principles and instruction in order to best meet the needs of those most beginner levels up to elite Games competitors looking to refine their movements.  

SOLD OUT! Clean & Jerk Clinic with Mike Cerbus
Dec
5
12:15 pm12:15

SOLD OUT! Clean & Jerk Clinic with Mike Cerbus

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Mike is Coming Back!

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT.

NEW SESSION ADDED: Sunday Dec 6, 10:30AM - 2:30PM. Sign up now!

Mike Cerbus from Power Monkey is back for a 4 hour Clean and Jerk Clinic at Central!

Cost:

  • $125 for Central Members
  • $150 for Non-Central Members

Mike's Bio:

MIKE CERBUS has competed in the sport of Weightlifting nationally for the last 10 years. He has medalled at 3 National Championships and 5 American Open Championships, taking out the title in 2011 as American Open Champion, while also being selected to the United States Pan American & Olympic Qualification Teams in 2012.

His competitive accomplishments and growth as a coach have been made possible by developing under Senior International Coach Lou DeMarco and as a training specialist from 2011-2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs under Zygmunt Smalcerz.

Since 2009 Mike has been instructing Crossfitters of all levels across the United States and world. This immersion into the CrossFit community has allowed him to adapt weightlifting principles and instruction in order to best meet the needs of those most beginner levels up to elite Games competitors looking to refine their movements.  

Sep
26
9:00 am09:00

Power Monkey Combo Clinic

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

with Mike Cerbus and Colin Geraghty

This event is sold out!

Contact helene@crossfitsantacruzcentral.com to be put on the wait list.

If there is enough interest, there will be another session on Sunday, Sept 27.

Price:  $225 (non-members)       $200 (CSCC members)
NOTE to members: log in with your MindBody account to see members-only price

Overview

Weightlifting Sessions:

  • Overhead Positioning & Squat Technique
  • Stability Adjustment
  • Pulling & Catching the Snatch in Ideal Positions
  • Setting up the Jerk
  • Front Rack Position
  • Pulling & Catching the Clean in Ideal Positions
  • Front Squat Technique & Shoulder/Wrist Mobility

Gymnastics Sessions:

  • Movement Philosophy & Gymnastics vs. CrossFit & Being Healthy vs. Competing
  • Shoulder Health Warm Up & Basic Individual Mobility
  • Assessment Into Stretches/Corrective Exercises.
  • Bar Work (breakdown + drills of every movement in CF)
  • Ring Work - Complete breakdown of muscle up mechanics *common mistakes
  • Handstand Work (drills, structure recognition, HSPU positioning for different variations, supplemental exercises)

About the Instructors

MIKE CERBUS has competed in the sport of Weightlifting nationally for the last 10 years. He has medalled at 3 National Championships and 5 American Open Championships, taking out the title in 2011 as American Open Champion, while also being selected to the United States Pan American & Olympic Qualification Teams in 2012.

His competitive accomplishments and growth as a coach have been made possible by developing under Senior International Coach Lou DeMarco and as a training specialist from 2011-2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs under Zygmunt Smalcerz.

Since 2009 Mike has been instructing Crossfitters of all levels across the United States and world. This immersion into the CrossFit community has allowed him to adapt weightlifting principles and instruction in order to best meet the needs of those most beginner levels up to elite Games competitors looking to refine their movements.

COLIN GERAGHTY is a partner of the gymnastics driven company Power Monkey Fitness. As a former gymnast and strength and conditioning specialist, Colin began working with Jason Leydon at CrossFit Milford in 2008 and quickly integrated his gymnastics knowledge with CrossFit methodology.

His specialty lies in the application of fundamental gymnastic principles to the demands of the sport of CrossFit. Beyond his years of coaching and programming CrossFit for all levels, Colin approaches the needs of each athlete with an open mind, creating exercises and progressions based on the goal, and current level of the individual. Colin is a movement ninja...he must be seen to be believed!

Aug
28
7:00 pm19:00

NPGL SF Fire vs Phi Founders

  • Haas Pavilion

The National Pro Grid League is pleased to announce the kick off of the first regular season of Grid. Follow all the action online as 8 teams race to become the Champion of the Grid.

This is the first home game for the San Francisco Fire, which counts CFSCC's own Annie Sakamoto in its roster.

More info and tickets available here

WOD Tours at CrossFit Santa Cruz Central
Jun
20
10:00 am10:00

WOD Tours at CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

WOD Tours is an Australian Travel Company that provides access to world's best CrossFit athletes and coaches.

As part of their Higher Learning tour, they will be stopping by CrossFit Santa Cruz Central and benefit from the teachings of "the original nasty girl" Annie Sakamoto. It's not everyday you get to be coached by someone with a Benchmark WOD named after them.

We look forward to seeing them!

More info on their web site at http://www.wodtours.com/store/p/48-Higher-Learning-Detailed-Itinerary.html

The Master Class 2014
May
3
May 4

The Master Class 2014

  • CrossFit San Rafael

TJ’s Gym / CrossFit San Rafael
2240 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901 

The Master Class is a weekend training camp and seminar for Masters athletes. Topics will include: movement and gymnastics, Olympic-style weightlifting, recovery, programming, nutrition, metabolic functioning and hormonal changes, training and staying competitive as we age, the psychology of training and competing, and more! Spend a weekend with some of the best coaches and minds in the business!

COST:

  • $399 for Athlete Participants (must be 40 or over)
  • $309 for Coach Observers (do not need to be 40-plus)


Questions? Email: allison@tjsgym.com. For more info and registration link, click here.

May
3
May 4

CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Registration: www.regonline.com/OlySoquelCAMay2014

Spend two full days with CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Staff learning, studying and practicing the two basic lifts.

The snatch and clean and jerk bring speed, power, coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to your strength training. These lifts are indispensable to CrossFit programming, and expert coaching is a powerful advantage.

Please click on the registration link for additional information.

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2014 Open Mobility Clinic
Feb
8
12:00 pm12:00

2014 Open Mobility Clinic

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

Cody Fowler, D.C. and Jill McCormick, PT, ATC will be going over all of the essentials in the mobility world of CrossFit to get everyone from the rookies to the vets ready to get the most out of the 2014 Open.

Learn some of the common misconceptions in hip and shoulder mobility and how you can save yourself some serious time and pain down the road by modifying your focus in pre and post workout mobs.

This is a free event open to everyone.

Click here for more info.

Sep
7
1:00 pm13:00

BBQ at the Gym

  • CSCC

Taco Bar!  If you'd still like to bring a side dish, feel free, or if you'd like to contribute 5 to $10 to the taco truck, that's great too.  Thank you and we'll see you there! 

Also, if you're into playing a little B-Ball, dust off those old high-tops, it may be going down! 

Jul
28
1:00 pm13:00

CrossFit Games Final Event

  • The Point Chophouse

This Sunday at The Point Chophouse, the final event of The Games will be streamed live on the big screen!  They are expecting us from 1-4:30pm, please let Gary know if you plan on attending, thank you!