Photo: Dave Castro

Seems odd writing about The Open in the Fall when, since its inception, it has always taken place at the beginning of the year. But as the saying goes, ‘A Change Is As Good As A Rest’ though I doubt there will be little time to rest during 20.1-20.5. 20.1 announcement is this evening at 8:00pm – check out

If you registered for The Open and the T2 in-house Open, make sure to check the FB Discussion Group page for your team. Whether this is your first or umpteenth time for participating, try not to get too nervous, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Have confidence; trust your training. You have great coaches who have seen you right throughout the year; they are still there for you now. There is still time to register: registercrossfit2020

Great things happen during The Open. Expect the unexpected. Be prepared to make the impossible possible.

315lb to first pull-up in The Open

“Getting over my own fears in a workout”

“Communities develop deeper bonds during The Open”


You can still take The Judge’s Course. You learn a huge amount about the movements you do in workout. And it is available for everyone to take. It also means that you are able to judge other athletes. It makes you really aware of the standards required for workouts. When coach shouts no-rep, you will understand why. No-one likes a no-rep.


For the next 5 weeks beginning this Friday, 11th October, come and visit T2 community for FNL. It’s loud and full of energy and is amazingly exciting. Doors open at 4:00pm for warm-up and the first heat of 20.1 will begin soon thereafter. (Wish I was there 😞)

Our awesomely supportive T2 Coaches and Community will chat with you and answer your questions and concerns. Try a class. You have several options – Free Trial CrossFit Class, Free Community Class, SWEAT, Cycle, Row Zone:

FREE TRIAL CLASS – Learn in the class setting Text New member to (412) 772-4264  or email 

Saturday, 12 October 2019 

9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD (not available for FREE Trial class offer)

T2 Fitness Classes:

SWEAT: (Ladies only)

Sunday 8:00am

Monday & Wednesday 9:30am

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30am


Sunday 9:00am : No Cycle this Sunday

Tuesday 10:30am

Take a few minutes to chill and learn a little about our Cycle coach, Chris Mayhew and why he is so good; he was interviewed by 10.6.19 

Row Zone!

Sunday 10:00am

T2 Fitness – No membership required 

Sign-up, the night before at the latest, is required 


T2 Kids, Preteens & Teens: Building fitness and strength without damaging young bones and muscles. Modifying as necessary – fluffy toys for wallballs.

You don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for. 

#minibradletes #t2crossfit #t2crossfitteens #workforit @t2crossfit @crossfitkids

If you have a child (children) who would like to try CrossFit and meet some awesome CrossFit Kids, Preteens and Teens, text New Kid to 412 772 4624 or email for more info and to arrange for a free class.


This week’s food: Comforting Paleo Lentil Soup by Grass-fed Girl ( Good recovery and detox food after a hard workout. I made it. It is Paleo – doesn’t contain lentils.


Looking ahead – Save the Date – Saturday, 21st December – T2 Holiday Party. Details to follow.


Water Trivia: *Refilling a half-liter water bottle 1,740 times with tap water is the equivalent cost of a 99 cent water bottle at a convenience store.15

*Water weighs about 8 pounds a gallon.5

*A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.8   

…….  and only about 1 hour after a nasty workout. Make sure to rehydrate.

(100 Amazing Water Facts You Should Know

Good luck to everyone with 20.1 and have a wonderful weekend.


T2 CrossFit Team


Important Info:

*** Free Trial Class schedule: Mon-Fri 5:30, 6:30, 9:00am; 12:10, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm (Not available 4:00-7:00pm for the next 5 Fridays but come and cheer anyway.)

*****If you would like to take a fitness class, please make sure you sign up the night before.  If there are no sign-ups by 8pm, there will not be a coach, therefore no class.*****


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


FitAid: PLEASE PLEASE pay for the cans you take; it’s not free. Thanks.


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