April 2016 Community Updates

Cinco De Beast Mode This Sunday, 5/1 @ 1PM

There’s still time to register for the Cinco De Beast Mode charity WOD. Team Marvelous CrossFit is performing the WOD this Sunday, 5/1 @ 1PM during Open Gym. Sign up to support a good cause and get a really cool shirt! Register with coupon code “GOLD” for $10 off, here’s the link:


Expanding Coaches WOD To 90 Minutes

We’ve received feedback that athletes like the Coaches WOD offering. Since Coaches WOD offers a bit more intensity than Level 1 programming, we learned that 60 minutes is a pretty narrow timeframe to allocate to the class. 

So, starting in May we’re going to pilot a 90 minute Coaches WOD that runs from 5:00-6:30PM on Fridays. This means Level 1 will be shifted back 30 minutes and will now be held from 6:30-7:30PM. 

We’re hopeful that more of you will join us for Coaches WOD as it’s truly enriching for us to work out with you.

Remember, you don’t have to be the most hard core CrossFitter to come take the class. You simply need to have a solid knowledge of all CrossFit movements and understand that since we’re doing the WOD with you, there will be less coaching and more doing.

Adding 7AM Level 1 Classes

Starting Monday, 5/2, we are piloting 7AM Level 1 classes and are going to offer it on Mondays and Wednesdays. While this class is open to everyone, we’re hopeful that some of you 6PM folks will shift your workout schedule to the morning in order to relieve some of the congestion at that 6PM Level 1 slot. ;)

Evaluating The 8PM Level 1 Classes

We’ve offered the 8PM Level 1 class on Mondays and Wednesdays for several months now and attendance has generally been low the entire time we’ve offered it. We’re hopeful to keep the class going but need at least 5 athletes to attend it regularly in order to continue offering the class at that time. #SaveThe8 by attending the class and getting it in with your peeps who are hopeful to keep the class going. 

New Rule For Handstand Push-ups

We believe strongly in transparency, and during the month of March we experienced a higher injury rate than normal. After reviewing the programming, our hunch is that it could be attributed to Handstand Push-ups. Moving forward, we are implementing a new rule that you are only allowed to perform HSPU (in any form) during a WOD if you can safely and effectively demonstrate 3 STRICT Handstand Push-ups. We know this will require some of you accustomed to doing HSPU to now do non-HSPU variants during the WODs and we hope you understand that safety and injury prevention is our number one priority. If you have any qualms with this new guideline, please reach out to us as we’d love to hear your thoughts. 

Hunting For A New Home

It has been nearly a year and a half since we started looking for a new home and unfortunately, the search continues. Turnover is low in Burlingame, but we’re hoping something awesome will come available by the summertime. Until then, we’re going to continue expanding the schedule and testing new strategies to serve you in the best manner possible in the space we have. :)

Marvelous Coaching Accelerator Program

Of all the CrossFit gyms in the Bay Area, we have the second largest coaching staff (the only staff bigger than ours is NorCal, which has 4 B2C locations in the area). While we are always on the hunt for new talent, we also recognize the importance of developing the talent we are already blessed with.
So, instead of opening the up the annual Marvelous Coaching Accelerator Program to the general public, we’ve invited a few specific individuals to apply for the program. These individuals represent specific attributes that we are in need of on the team. The program officially kicks off next month and we'll announce the program participants at that time.

Fearless Communication

We encourage you to share any thoughts or feedback you have on what we’re doing well, and how we can improve. Your feedback is vital to helping us increase our value to you. Please email your thoughts to team@marvelosucrossfit.com - we’re standing by!