The New Year brings New Year’s Resolutions and new goals. Did you make some? Any? Are you keeping them? 

Setting goals is a phrase that is bandied around quite freely. Goals, we are told, should be attainable, achievable, trackable, measurable, short-term, long-term …… Sounds easy enough, right. But where to start? Keep it simple.

“I want to get fit” is a great goal and here is how you do it. Move. It is simple. But how do you know if it’s working? Keep a log of when you move. For more comprehensive tracking, add in for how long, what you did and how you felt afterwards. Write it in a notebook, use a fitness app, make notes on your phone. Whatever it takes. Or, just make ‘fitness appointments’ with yourself and/or with a friend and honor them just as you would a doctor’s or dentist’s appointment. Keep them. 

(If you are wondering, Katlyn T has cut 2min 44sec of her time while also using less scaling of the movements. Progress)


2020 Perfect Vision – Talk about goal-setting. Coach Anna and her teammate, Paris Henken, have set a goal to go to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and win gold. If you would like to find out more about being part of an Olympic campaign, please join T2 CrossFit’s friends at the fundraiser on Saturday, 9 February, 5:00-8:00pm. 

For more information, please visit “Anna – Paris, Olympic Fundraiser” page or email Joe at


The Lurong Challege is underway. If you signed up, good luck. Even if you didn’t sign up this time, you might want to ‘shadow’ someone who did, just to gain a little experience and knowledge about what goes on and how it all works and how the community supports the participants.

Workouts will officially be on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:00am, unless otherwise arranged. Make sure to ask the coach who is in the building.

Coach Matt is the go-to guy again for weights, measurements, questions and queries.

(Photo: Jeremy Leasure)


Fundamental Class: A great opportunity for a refresher course alongside a friend who is trying CrossFit for the first time. Call 412-277-5922 or email to reserve your spot.


B-I-N-G-O ….. Before and After photos. There is still time but you will have to move; ends 31 January.

(I love Mike’s enthusiasm. And his progress. He has so much heart. And he makes me laugh.)


Saturday, 19 January 2019 

9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD

Sunday, 20 January 2019 T2 Fitness classes 

8:00 SWEAT (Ladies only)

9:00 Cycle on Sunday

10:00 Row Zone!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 T2 Fitness

10:30 Cycle on Tuesday

No membership required : sign-up preferred 


T2 CrossFit members’ Unlimited T2 Fitness subscription available.

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_


Today’s Fun/Trivia: “All UPS vehicles were painted the now-familiar Pullman brown color, selected by Charlie Soderstrom because it was neat, dignified, and professional.” It’s based on the brown used on luxury sleeping rail cars by Pullman Company, and supposedly because it is easy to keep looking clean.” (

But did you also know, “…the roofs of UPS’s iconic vehicles eschew the familiar dirt color for white. The roofs are actually made of a translucent material that keeps the cargo dry, but also lets light in so the back of the trucks don’t have to be lit during the daytime.” (

Yay Burpees! How many did you do today?


T2 CrossFit Team


********Outside The Box: Dates for your diary

GSCT – Girl Scout Cookie Time. There are several Girl Scouts in and around the box. Feel free to splurge if not for the troops, then yourself. 

Order Girl Scout cookies either at the gym or via Stella’s online link:

For Stella’s message, see last week’s blog, 1/10/2019 


New shirts – t-shirts and long sleeved thermals.


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.


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


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