Now is a good time to MOVE, commit to yourself, your own well-being, before the craziness of the Holiday season really kicks in. Time always seems to be the biggest issue. Well that, and getting up in the cold and dark, or going for a walk/run after work rather than going straight home. We are being told again by the government/scientists/doctors that adults should get a minimum of 150min/week or 25-35min/day of moderately intense exercise, plus muscle strengthening. Do we? If not, then maybe a 3-4-times-a-week gym membership isn’t quite the right fit. What about once a week to help push the ‘start’ button?

Our Saturday morning’s FREE Adult Community Class or Sunday’s SWEAT Class could be just the ticket. It’s a 45-60 min commitment by you for  you. (There are no barbells or heavy weights involved in either class.) 

The Adult Community Class (9-9:45am) is a coached class in which most of the movements are unweighted; if a weight (kettlebell, dumbbell) is involved, we have very light ones. If a movement is programed that you can’t do, the coach will work with you to find one that you can do. This class is FREE; open to ladies and gentlemen; no fitness experience needed (you will be taught the movements in class); no expectations; no competition.

SWEAT (8-9am) After receiving substantial feedback, it was decided to make this class LADIES ONLY. As much as we like to think it doesn’t bother us, sometimes we worry about what other people think. SWEAT has none of that. There are lots of laughs, smiles, camaraderie and unaffected encouragement, all under the watchful eye of a qualified coach. Super cardio and muscle toning.

Both classes are structured in a similar way – gentle warm up, dynamic and static stretching, then the workout with cool down stretching afterwards. Neither class requires pre-registration or membership, just turn up. Community Class – FREE; SWEAT – $15 

The goal of both classes is to get you moving; regain what you have lost and improve what you have. 

So, if not CrossFit, should you try a Community Class? Or SWEAT?


We know this is what we should be doing ….. “New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less” 

“….The guidelines nudge older Americans to get on board — or stay on board — with a physically active lifestyle, including balance training to help prevent falls.” “.…the guidelines make recommendations for young children aged 3 to 5 years old, noting that “preschool-aged children should be physically active throughout the day to enhance growth and development.”

You don’t need a gym membership; you just need to move. If you come, we will help you MOVE!

(photo credit: Paul Tunnicliffe)


How do you feel before and after the workouts? 

Corinna Marshall: “Before (scared and excited), after (happiness mixed with what I want to do better next time; mostly a general feeling of joy, and thankful for what we have at T2).”


Thanksgiving and Weekend Hours:

Wednesday, 21 November:  Normal schedule for Adults, T2 Kids, Preteens & Teens

Thursday, 22 November: CLOSED ALL DAY

Friday, 23 November: 8:00, 10:00am, 4:00pm

Saturday, 24 November: back to normal


Dates for your Diary: 

Saturday, 8 December: 3rd Winter Shindig/Party in support of TBD charity.  Donated baskets to raffle would be wonderful. 

Saturday, 5 January 2019: Kettlebells4Kids being held at T2 CrossFit and organized by T2 Teens member Maggie G. More information coming.



9:00am    FREE Community Class – no experience; no expectations, no judging; just you

10:30am    Members’ WOD


T2 Fitness:


8:00am     SWEAT – ladies only; you, a water bottle and your attitude – open to T2 CrossFit members and non-members. T2 members, if you bring a friend, you workout for free. SWEAT now has punchcards. Ask for prices; great idea for a gift.

9:00am     !!!!!Cycle!!!!! – Coached by our very own JBV Coach, Chris Mayhew: “Cycle is 30-45 minutes of intervals on the Concept2 BikeErg designed to increase your aerobic capacity. Held under the watchful eye of an experienced cycling coach, the goal is to increase your conditioning, bump some tunes and have fun.” T2 members and non-members.

10:00am     Row Zone! Ladies and Gents – open to T2 CrossFit members and non-members (need to have completed the Row Clinic to take part in Row Zone!)


Sign up for Row Zone! and Cycle:

Once your New Athlete account has been activated (you will get an email letting you know) you can login, click on Class Schedule and sign up for the Row Zone class.

(Use this link to let us know you are coming SWEAT if you would like)


SWEAT/CYCLE/ROW ZONE! : For more information, make sure to follow our page on Instagram (search: Top) t2_fitness_   (search: People) @t2_fitness_   #tag us: #t2_fitness_


FitAid: please pay for the cans you take. You can now charge your cc charge purchase (2 cans minimum) through the Gym Store on your account. There are step-by-step instructions next to the computer if you need help.


Today’s Fun Fact: “In spite of what you may have read, there is no “best time to exercise.” It turns out that the best time to exercise is when it works for you.”    Love To Know Fun Fitness Facts


T2 CrossFit Team


*Outside The Box:

***Good luck to everyone walking/running a Turkey Trot next week. Please share pics. Love to see how you use CrossFit as a cross-training tool.

***Thursday, 15 November Mt Lebanon Lebo Light Night

***Friday, Dec. 7 at Bridgeville’s annual Winter Blast event at Triangle Park.

***Friday, Dec 7 South Fayette Holiday Celebration presented by Washington Financial Bank & Dunkin’ at South Fayette Volunteer Fire Department (Cuddy)


Grocery bags: still collecting, still making mats, see the one at the gym.


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