Monday, October 19 2015

Posted by Mandee on October 18, 2015   |   19 Comments

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In 2008, CrossFit Huntsville was born on “the green floor” in the Matrix Gym when Russell Berger, a pioneer in his industry, teamed up with the Millers to bring CrossFit to Huntsville. Offering one class a day, a handful of athletes were introduced to CrossFit and joined together to form the first affiliate in North Alabama. Alongside young cheerleaders and gymnasts, we tackled WODs and pushed each other to learn movements barely anyone was familiar with. There wasn’t much equipment, and shoes were not allowed, but athletes still showed up and showed out day after day, pushing each other to become Stronger Than Yesterday. We’ve come a long way, CFHSV!




20 minute AMRAP of:

Buy In: 600m run, then

7 sumo deadlift high pull 75/55 or 95/65

7 over the bar/lateral burpees

7 hang power snatch 75/55 or 95/65

7 over the bar/lateral burpees

7 OH lunges (stationary alternating) 75/55 or 95/65

rest 5 minute

EMOM x 10 minutes: sprint 100m

Flexibility Development:

2 x 30 sec pigeon stretch each leg

2 x 30 sec seated straddle stretch

2 x 30 sec American splits stretch

2 x 30 sec Chinese splits stretch

2 x 30 sec lower back T stretch


REMINDER: All classes are CANCELED Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 for our move. Our Grand Opening will be Saturday, October 24th! Ribbon cutting at 9am, WOD at 10am! We hope to see you all there!

19 responses to “Monday, October 19 2015”

  1. Carrie says:

    Wish I could have been there. I finally decided to get serious about working out at the end of 2008. Started CF HSV end of 2012. Love and enjoy it so much!

  2. Stacey says:

    Yes!! Old school pics!!! Sometimes I miss the dirty warehouse 🙂

  3. steve price says:

    Congrats to all the athletes who competed in Madison and in Nashville. Proud of you guys and gals! Way to REPRESENT! This speaks volumes of our programming and AMAZING coaches! Go CFHSV!

    As a side note, I would like to know if we still have any of the O.G.’s still around from the Matrix days,

    • Justin says:

      I think I’m doing situps in the last picture and that looks like Karen doing pushups. Lesha, Larry, and Mandee were there at the Matrix. I can’t remember if anyone else from back then is still around.

    • Nathaniel says:

      I was introduced to CrossFit on this green floor in 2008. Lots of WODs, lots of friendships, and lots of memories started here.

      Today’s WOD :

      7 + 32 @95

  4. Dani says:

    Incredible! I’ve always loved the story of CFHSV. How far this community has come here in Huntsville and how far it continues to reach in the rest of the world. Its amazing that this week, Russell is traveling through Israel and Jordan continuing to build this idea. A special thank you for the Miller and Stearns families and all you have done to bring CFHSV this far together!! Can’t think of any other place I would rather spend my time!

  5. Lesha says:

    I recognize the green shorts in the last picture… I still wear them!!!

  6. jamie cherrypicker says:

    I was doing Zumba, spin class, and kickboxing…I thought I was in shape until I did the 101 7 min WOD. Wow. Huge thanks to everyone involved to get us where we are.

  7. Larry says:

    I recognize the yellow stripe ones in the last picture. (I don’t still wear them). What a great collage! One of the best WODS was spending an entire morning trying to get that welded pullup rig into the Matrix through the back roll up door.

    Need a collage from the other locations.

    Did anyone get a picture of Lesha’s shin at Warehouse #2 after removing half of the skin covering it during box jumps during Filthy 50?

    • Paul Pepe says:

      Would love to see pics from the old machine shop with grease on the floors and dogs running loose during the WOD. Used to pull metal shavings from my hands after a WOD…We have come a long way from those days.

      And yes….I was there at the 0600 class when Lesha crashed on the box jump. Was to the bone! I nearly passed out myself. Only injury I have ever seen that stopped the whole class to cart her to the hospital.

  8. Eric says:

    Row 600
    4 + 17 95#

  9. Clair says:

    Scaled to 600m row
    3+32 Rx
    Rowed 100m sprints

  10. CJ says:

    4+31 Rx @ 75#

    It was COLD this morning!

  11. jamie cherrypicker says:

    4+4 scaled to step overs and back squats @55#

  12. Mandee says:

    Lots of good WODs and good times back on the green floor!
    Today’s WOD: 7 rounds @ 65#

  13. steve price says:

    4 + 7 Rx @ 95#

  14. George C says:

    The 4:15PM class doesn’t mess around!

    5+8 rx @95

  15. Justin says: