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It’s been 4 months into 2014, and we want to give you all an update on what has been going on behind the scenes at CrossFit Mission Gorge, and what better platform to do this than our new blog page?

We are constantly working hard behind the scenes in an effort to make CrossFit Mission Gorge the best training facility possible, and we have started to focus our efforts specifically on developing our coaching staff, introducing new equipment, and broadening our reach to the San Diego community.  We are excited to announce some new developments we have in the works for the next few months.

We are in the beginning stages of re-vamping the CrossFit Mission Gorge and LCI websites.  We have linked up with an exciting new media company, and have been meeting and planning for a completely new look and function through our websites.  We plan on integrating features to better serve our current members, as well as encourage and simplify the process for beginning athletes who are new to our gym on the CrossFit Mission Gorge website.  We also plan on streamlining the registration process on our Left Coast Invitational website, as well as creating a whole new look and feel, including an athlete database and the ability to create athlete profiles.  Be sure to stay tuned for these changes, due mid-June.

We have also been working on adding more products to our retail area in the front lobby, in an effort to bring you quality CrossFit related items directly into our gym. Over the next few weeks, you may see the lobby area change a bit in order to allow us to carry more products. We currently carry CFMG t-shirts (more inventory coming soon), CFMG Atlas Power Wraps, Stronger Faster Healthier protein and omega 3 oil, rolls of tape, Vita CoCo, water, FitAID, and Fuel for Fire packs. We are also a drop-off location for Pete’s pre-made Paleo, J&J Grassfed Beef, and Suzie’s Farm CSA boxes. Soon, we will be carrying Perfect Bars (A.K.A. Perfect Food Bars), as well. These are all companies we have aligned ourselves with, because we actually use their products and want to offer them to you. We would like to offer you more products, but need your input. If you have a product in mind that you know others currently use, let us know. We can’t make any promises but we will always look into your suggestions.

Also, at the forefront of our work behind the scenes at CrossFit Mission Gorge is the Left Coast Invitational, of course! We are excited to announce that we will host the event for the second year in a row on the turf field at San Diego State University on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th, 2014.  We have started planning earlier this year, in order to make it the best possible experience for all our athletes and sponsors.  This year, we are expanding the competition to two days; Saturday, August 16th will be for Individual (Advanced and Intermediate) Categories, and Sunday, August 17th will be for Team (Advanced and Intermediate) categories.  We are in the midst of planning out the WODs and laying out the field, but those details will be kept secret for now.  We do know that we will need plenty of judges and volunteers for the event on both days.  This year, all judges and volunteers will be compensated in some way, and athletes who judge/volunteer on the day they are not competing will receive a discount for their registration.  We are also still accepting companies and individuals who would like to sponsor the LCI.  If you or your workplace would be interested in sponsorship and presence at The Left Coast Invitational, please let us know, so that we can reach out.  We are offering booth space on the field, as well as various promotional opportunities for your company online, on our shirts, and throughout the event.  We will be releasing more details about the Left Coast Invitational in the coming months, and as we reveal our brand new website in Mid-June, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram (@theleftcoastinvitational) pages for the latest news.

At the end of this year, we will be expanding our gym into the suite to our east. This expansion will bring our gym up from 5000 square feet to 6200 square feet. We have reached the point where we need the extra space in order to fit more people into classes comfortably, and also to be able to continue to expand our community. The wall that divides our suites will be completely removed in order to create a larger training area. Our hope is to be able to reposition the pull-up rig on that wall into the new suite. We will be installing another shower room, a break room for our coaching staff, and possibly even an outdoor rig. As was said above, we would like to expand our community too. This expansion will be coming at a perfect time, towards the beginning of a new year. We all know we have friends and family that make those big New Year resolutions to get in shape. This is going to be the perfect time to introduce them to our new and expanded CrossFit Mission Gorge.

We are always working hard and thinking of ways to make our gym better, our trainers more knowledgeable, our community stronger, and continue to make a positive impact on the lives of every person who walks through our door.  Thank you for making our community a strong, unique, and welcoming one.  It is because of your efforts, both inside and outside of the gym that gives us the drive and motivation to continually strive to make CrossFit Mission Gorge the best possible version of itself.  We are looking forward to celebrating all of our positive changes with you at our next big milestone: our five-year anniversary this fall.

In Fitness and Good Health,

Ian and Betsy