Thursday, February 23, 2012

Welcome back to the gym Kate!!!

Kate is back in action at CrossFit Rockford!!
And she loves burpees (well, sorta:)
What a long road it's been for her and her family. She is such an inspiration to us all!
So very glad to have your smiling face back in the gym :-)


Saturday, February 04, 2012

CF Kids Rockford

Winter / Spring Schedule

Mondays and Thursdays

Winter Belly Flop
Cal Row

Thursday, September 01, 2011

School is in Session and so are CF Kids!

Rockford CF Kids Class Fall Times
Monday & Wednesdays

Once some of the sports let out, we will start up a separate Teen class time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hi my name is Kate Foster, I am 12 years old, and my birthday is April 2nd. My favorite spot is gymnastics seeing as I am bad at other sports (I'm horrible at anything that has to do with throwing, catching, or kicking). I am a gymnsat at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford and go to school at Washington Academy. In my family are my mom, my dad, my brother, Brad, who is almost 14, and my sister, Abby, who just turned 7. We discovered I had Leukemia on Friday, May 20th after having a rought year filled with lots of staff infections and bruises. Now I'm at the UW Children's Hospital in Madison getting rid of all the yucky leukemia cells in my body. It will take about 8 months to be completely cured."
- In her own words from her Caring Bridge site.


3 rounds for time
400 meter run
12 Burpees
12 Box Jumps
12 Pull-ups

There is no cost to participate, but we will be taking donations For Kate. Our goal is to raise enough funds to eleviate any pressure medical expenses can create for a family. The Fosters are avid CrossFitters and we hope the global CrossFit Community can offer support. Any donation will help. Sincere thanks from CrossFit Rockford.

CrossFit Rockford 8186 Commerce Drive Loves Park, IL 61111

Benefit For Kate Foster
1700 North Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Kids And Weightlifting

Having no injuries in any sport or activity is too high a bar, right? So there are injuries, but they’re just very few that are associated with weight training,” says Dr. Jon Gary, a member of CrossFit Kids.

When people think about kids and weight training, the injury most commonly feared is growth-plate damage, which can lead to stunted growth. Gary says that type of injury is an acute injury, like breaking a bone, and doesn’t accumulate over time or repetitions.

“But there is absolutely no study, there is no evidence that just because you lift weights for a long time means that you’re not going to grow,” he says.

According to Gary’s research, there is a very low incidence for any weightlifting-related injury, and those that happen are more frequently accidental than a result of exertion. He compares youth sport injury rates and finds an astounding discrepancy.

“So we’re talking, you know, three orders of magnitude greater—thousand times, ten-thousand times more injuries in competitive sports than there are in weightlifting—and this is kids’ weightlifting being trained by scientists, not by professional trainers or people even knowledgeable in that,” he says.

The studies recommend a strength-training program specifically designed for kids. According to Gary, CrossFit Kids fits the bill. He shares how CrossFit Kids approaches weightlifting with children.

-sited from the CrossFit Journal-

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Will CrossFit Make American Kids Smarter?

Fact 1: America is falling behind the rest of the world in the classroom.
Fact 2: Classroom time devoted to math and language arts—and to rigorous
testing of these subjects—has increased, and the time spent on exercise and physical education has decreased dramatically.
Fact 3: The U.S. is experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of childhood obesity, which has increased 35% in the past 10 years.

Question: Is there a causal relationship between these three facts? Could it be that the alarming declines in student health AND academic performance are both due to the lack of physical education? And, on the flip side, could restoring physical education to schools help restore America’s standing in the classroom?

Answer: Yes.

-CrossFit Journal, January 26, 2009

Friday, December 10, 2010

Still Workin...and having BIG Fun!

Brad likes thrusters!!!