“The Opens” = Friday Nights Lights + T2 CrossFit Intra-Gym Team Competition. 

Oh my gosh, it’s finally here. You have worked so hard on your goals, now is the time to really test them. You um’d and ar’d about whether or not to sign up but you did anyway. You are not sure whether or not you are ready, do you have the required skills, can you lift enough weight; so much doubt at the moment. However, trust your training and the standards to which you train, and you will survive. Whether you are new to The Open or a veteran, you will surprise yourself with your achievements.  

Friday Night Lights : first heat begins around 4pm. Start warming up as soon as you get there.

And we have a new dimension this year as well. This time the challenge isn’t just for you and T2 but it is also for team pride, in no particular order, Teams Red, Green Orange, Black. 

Good luck. 


And, not that anything is guaranteed in The Open, I am sure there will be at least one ‘long’ WOD. That’s when you will thank Coach Brad for building your endurance, “the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. 


And a good way to build endurance – Row Clinic Saturday, 23 February and then Row Zone! This is open to non-T2 members as well and is a pre-requisite to attend RowZone!

Reserve your rower, sign up at T2 Fitness Login/create an account


Fundamentals Class: March 4th & 5th, 5:30am or 6:00pm or March 6th & 7th 5:30am or 6:00pm First day is free.  

A no-pressure way to find out if CrossFit is for you. 1-on-1 with a coach for 60-90 min; go through all the basic movements used in class.  Call 412-277-5922 or email office.t2crossfit@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Make up your own mind about CrossFit.

Or existing members can use the Fundamentals Class to re-establish good habits in their CrossFit movements.


The Lurong Challenge : From Coach Matt

The Lurong Resolution Challenge just wrapped up with perfect timing leading into the Open. Our small group of 5 lost a total of 14” and 22lbs (one  maintained weight). Many felt better after cleaning up and fine tuning their diet; noticing a difference in energy levels and performance when dialing in their macros and eating clean. All involved should feel great with the work they did. 

Want to see how eating the proper amounts of clean foods can effect you? Watch for the next challenge announcement and get signed up!

If you would like to share your Challenge experience for others to read, please email me at joanna.tunnicliffe@gmail.com with a photo or two as well maybe. 


Saturday, 23 February 2019 

9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD 

12:00 Row Clinic

Sunday, 24 February 2019 T2 Fitness classes 

8:00 SWEAT (Ladies only)

9:00 Cycle on Sunday

10:00 Row Zone!

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 T2 Fitness

10:30 Cycle on Tuesday

T2 Fitness – 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_


To read about Paris’s and Anna’s journey to qualify to represent USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, click here Henken : Tobias Sailing


T2 Kids, Preteens & Teens

It was a week for Toes to Bar and first double-unders. Congratulations to all who got their first.


This week’s tasty dish: Paleo Hot Chocolate – Simply Recipes

Just what you need on a cold snowy day.


Today’s Fun/Trivia: 

Work Capacity = Work capacity is the total amount of work you can perform, recover from and adapt to, in a positive manner.

Broad Time = short, medium, long time periods

Modal Domain = doing different stuff

“There’s probably nothing more important to quality of life or health than maintaining work capacity across broad time and modal domains throughout your years.”

 GREG GLASSMAN, “Defining CrossFit”

Burpees! Hopefully the end will come soon. 


T2 CrossFit Team


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

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Course, June 8-9th 2019 will be hosted by T2 Crossfit. Make a note of the date. Registration and more details to follow soon.


Please share with me, dates of events in which you are participating, to which you would like to bring attention.


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.


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