We’ve recently changed our options to get started to make it easier and better for you to start at CrossFit City Line.

If you’ve never done CrossFit before and want to come see what it’s all about come to one of our weekly free Trial Classes! They are on Thursdays at 6:15-7:30 PM or Saturdays 10:15-11:30 AM. At these classes you can

  • Try CrossFit for free.
  • Sample our gym environment.
  • Meet our coaching staff.

A typical class will start with a group introduction, move through a warm-up and then finish with the Worout Of the Day (WOD). Afterwards, we’ll have a chance to discuss how our gym works and how to become a member. To sign up, RSVP here!IMG_0711

You can also read what other people are saying about CrossFit City Line on our Yelp Page.

Want to join the CFCL community? Sign up for one of our upcoming Rolling Start programs. This is our 2 week gradual intro to CrossFit where you’ll workout, learn some movements that you’ll see regularly in our group classes and build confidence. At the end of the two weeks, you’ll be feeling great and excited to get into our group classes.

The Rolling Start Program is a 6 class program that lasts for 2 weeks. It meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday nights. 5:30 – 6:30 PM. To sign up for an upcoming Rolling Start Program, check out our upcoming “Events” HERE!


For a more detailed explanation of how to get started check out our GETTING STARTED PAGE!

If you’re an experienced CrossFitter Contact Us and we’ll help you get started too!

nutrition challenge
Start: Sunday September 21, 2014
End: Thursday October 31, 2014

We’ll have a nutrition lecture to talk about this challenge on MONDAY (9/15/14) and WEDNESDAY (9/17/14) night at 6 PM (we will still have normal classes both days).
Add your name to the point tracking sheet to sign up!

Sign Up Here!

This is a nutrition challenge similar to those that we have done in the past, but there are some changes this time around! Check it out:

  • Buy in: $20
  • There are 3 different “Levels” for this challenge…Rx, Intermediate, and Beginner. Your rules change depending on your level.
  • Levels apply to nutrition (not exercise, stretching, supplements, or lifestyle)
  • All levels have rules for this challenges food categories: Grains & Starches, Sugar, Dairy, Alcohol, Soda, & Juice, and Artificial ingredients – but with different degrees of difficulty
    • Advanced
      • YES (allowed) – All meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit little starch in the form of sweet potatoes and yams.
      • NO (lose 1 point for) – wheat, barley, rye, or any gluten, starchy potatoes (white, red, purple, etc), rice, bread, pasta, quinoa, corn, or soy — including corn and soy oils! Legumes (beans and peanuts), and dairy are OUT. Any added sugar (including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugars etc.) . Alcohol…enough said.
    • Intermediate
      • YES (allowed) – Anything from advanced, plus non-gluten containing grains…rice, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and wild rice. That’s it, no others. Not the “Gluten free bread/bar/beer/cereal/oatmeal.” That’s not on the “Yes” list. Just what is listed above.
      • NO (lose 1 point for) – All foods in the “no” category from Advanced as well as any gluten containing grains.
    • Beginner
      • YES (allowed) – Anything from Advanced & Intermediate, plus… Pick your Poison between Legumes or Dairy. Meaning, if you choose to have dairy, you don’t eat any legumes. If you choose to have legumes, you don’t have any dairy.
      • NO (lose 1 point for) – Alcohol. Bread, white rice, pasta, starchy potatoes, baked goods, or soy. Any added sugar (including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugars etc.)
  • Please note that these different levels will garner different results. The people who choose to make more broad changes (Rx) will most likely see the most favorable results.

Point System:

  • Max Points per Day: 11 points
  • START the day with 5 points.
  • Subtract 1 point each time you eat something that wasn’t part of your YES category. For example, if you decide to eat a slice of toast with your breakfast, that will cost you a point. Two slices, that’ll be 2 points please. An adult soda or cocktail with dinner? That’ll cost ya a point. Your score is the number of points (out of 5) you’re left with at the end of the day…and if you have earned any bonus points you’ll add those to your score.
  • For this challenge you CAN go negative. Have a whole day of non-compliant food, you might need to do some math.

Bonus Points

  • For Exercise you’ll earn 2 points each day for coming to CFCL
  • For Exercise you’ll earn 1 point per day for doing some kind of workout. If YOU say it was “exercise” for you, then it counts!
  • For Mobilization you’ll earn 2 points each day when you do at least 10 minutes of stretching or mobilizing. You can do any type you like – even a yoga class counts.
  • For Supplements you’ll earn 1 point each day for taking 3 grams of Fish Oil.
  • For Hydration you’ll earn 1 point each day for drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water…per day.

Goals are great. Everyone should have one. Something to focus on that helps provide motivation, direction and purpose. You’ve heard that before haven’t you. You’ve probably heard of the the S.M.A.R.T. system of setting goals too. In this series we’ll introduce you to a new age goal setting system that doesn’t only fuel your goal setting journey with just a S.M.A.R.T goal, but also a roadmap of the work that needs to be done in order to accomplish that goal.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals has become a huge hit in the past few years and for some it’s great. They connect to the ideas and foundation of creating goals that way and accomplish exactly what they were trying to.  (For those that have never heard of it before, it stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time bound.)

Smarty Pants

SMART-y Pants Goals

Once a goal is set, obviously there’s work to be done and action needs to be taken for the goal to have any chance of being accomplished. When setting a performance or fitness specific goal, there’s no difference. The early bird gets the worm…well if the bird doesn’t wake up there’s no chance of it ever happening.

There are people out there who formulate their own plans of action really well. They want to accomplish a goal and know exactly what steps they need to take to make it happen. And if they don’t know the steps, they will figure them out.

But we know not everyone’s like that and for the people that operate better if they have a road map and plan that they can follow rather then having to try and formulate it the S.M.A.R.T. system can come up just a little bit S-H-O-R-T.

Either way, the plan of action is the thing that gives the S.M.A.R.T. goal a chance. It is the long stairway we climb to get to the door we want to pass through. Once we do all the work of climbing, all we have to do is turn the handle and walk through the door. But without the steps there’s no chance of getting to the door.

Get Steppin'

It might take some work to get there, but once you get to the door, all you have to do is  walk through it.

This is where the Volume Goal system can be added to the S.M.A.R.T. goal system to give some guidance and direction. Volume goals don’t have to be only about fitness and performance, but for our example, we’ll stick to what we know and make it about fitness!

Let’s use an example. An athlete named “Matt” wants to be able to do 10 perfect push-ups. He can already do 5 but he tops out there. His S.M.A.R.T. goal is to complete 10 perfect push-ups by October 1. Sounds good. A solid goal that is attainable if he puts in the work. But if he’s not sure what to do to make it happen that’s what will be missing from the system…the work!

He could follow a special push up plan or something that he could find on the Internet to plan to do push ups 3x/week with varying rep schemes etc. Instead, he can use an easy system to create a Volume Goal and have his own actionable road map to success.

Check out part 2 of New Age Goal Setting tomorrow and learn what a Volume Goal is and how to create one.

Congrats to everyone who was in the September Committed Club!
The monthly committed club is the group of people who are dedicated to consistently showing up and working toward achieving their goals. The more consistent and committed you are to coming to CFCL, the faster you’ll achieve your goals and see the results you want!
To be part of the monthly Committed Club, sign in at the front desk kiosks ever time you’re here to workout. The top 3 will get a CFCL bag filled with surprises…good ones!


Alix Leabman 27
Stephanie Conroy 27
Gabriel Tash 26
Rob Parks 22
Mike Grady 21
Delia Equitz 21
Brian Nelson 20
Arda Degirmenci 19
Brooke Feldman 19
Sean Grady 19
Eugene Krylov 18
Melyssa Plunkett-Gomez 18
Tarin Jackson 18
Melanie Hamill 17
Cheryl Demilo 17
Eugene Peng 17
Isa Terzi 17
Christina Chew 17
Gina Boday 17
Youngmi Choi 17
Christine Flahive 16
Kristina Jackson 16
Alex Ferro 16
Amy Kalman 16
Kristin PuoPolo 16
Scott Chamberlain 16
Justin Cidado 16
Steven Monahan 16
Emily Snyder 16
Jennifer Smith 16

Alex, Steph and Gabe we’ve got bags for you at the front desk, pick them up next time you’re in!

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Just monkeying around.

Cintia and Mike, just monkeying round!


Muscle Ups

30 Clean and Jerks (135/95)

After Party
Coaches Choice

Dynamic Warm Up
+ 8 Fire Hydrants per side + 5 forward and reverse knee rolls
+ 3 Sets
5 Rower slides to HS
10 Yard Rolling arch/V up combo
4 Skin the cats on rings

Snatch Grip Deadlift
In 15 Minutes Work to a Heavy Triple
Then 1 x 5-6 Reps @ 90%

Odd: 5-15 Strict/Weighted Ring or Bar Dips
Even: 12 Weighted Walking Lunges

Odd: 20/14 Calorie Row
Even: 12 Bar Facing Burpees 

Apple Picking trip!

Apple Picking trip!

Do you like fall festivities? Do you like apples? You’re in luck! CFCL will be having a group apple picking trip! On Saturday October 18th, we will meet at Honey Pot Hill Orchards at 2:00 PM. The address is 138 Sudbury Road, Stow MA. We’ve heard great things about this orchard so we are excited to hang out and explore! Coach Cassi will be there so look for her when you arrive.

Check out the website here for directions:

(Please note that Honey Pot only accepts cash or check.)