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NEW & UPCOMING

SAVE THE DATE: MASTERS OF THE FITNESS (competition) 

February 4th 2023

1 Day Masters only competition (35-59, 40-44, 45-49, 50+)
RX & Scaled Divisions

Registration opens Dec4 @ 12pm MST.

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FALL FOUNDATIONS

CrossFit -  varied fitness classes with friends adapted to your specific abilities

What does that mean?

varied fitness (classes filled with movements that develop strength, cardio, flexibility, accuracy and much more)
with friends (coach-led group classes )
adapted to your specific abilities (10+year CrossFitters and 6-month CrossFitters do the same workout, with slight modifications to help them progress from their current fitness level)

We have 2 . . . well, 3 options to get you started:

1. Join us for a complimentary intro (one on one appointment with one of our coaches where you check out the gym, ask all the questions you've been wondering about, and try a workout)

or Jump right into Foundations - our fundamentals program where you learn everything CrossFit with other beginners so you are ready and able to jump into any class that suits your schedule:

2. *in session: Thursday evenings @ 645pm-745pm - Nov 10, 17, & 24 - $99

3. Sunday afternoons @ 12pm-2pm - Nov 20 & 27 - $99

Safe, fun, progressive fitness with friends. It's time to see what all the hype is about.

Click one of the links above to get started or shoot us an email -- admin{at}barracks.fit

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2022 Battle in the Barracks

It's that time of year again ... Battle time.  Dec3/4, 120 incredibly fit humans will throw down for the title. 

Registration opens 9/13/2022 @ 11am MST - Here's the link - PUT ME IN COACH

If you are on the fence about which division to choose or if you're a 'more information is better' type of person head to BattleintheBarracks.com for all event details. 

Wake me up when November ends!

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CURRIE20

We love Currie and we love building community.

We are a CrossFit gym that has been building strong humans with amazing cardio for 10+ years in Currie. We have classes throughout the weekdays (6am, 930a w/ childcare*, 12pm, 415-8p) & weekends (8am, 930a, 11a), personal training options, kids & teens classes, and more. 

With the Currie community in mind, we are offering 20% off our September Foundations program to any Currie resident.  

Foundations (learn more here) is a jump-start to CrossFit that will not only provide a great workout but will give you all the knowledge you need to jump into a class at Barracks Fitness.

Ride your bike, walk, jog, scoot, or drive ... no matter which, we're nearby, and convenience combined with fun (and RESULTS) equals a great fitness program. 

If you want to get stronger and build better cardio while feeling better and more energetic then our gym is a fit for you. Plus, it's fun & the people are awesome.  And who doesn't love that? 

If you are ready to get started, read on. If you'd like to set up a complimentary trial, follow this link, fill out the form & we'll be in touch: Trial

Here's a link to secure one of the few spots remaining for our September Foundations program (2 Sundays - 11th and 18th - from 12:30p-2:30p).

Ps. This is a limited-time one-time discount. Take advantage.

Enter CURRIE20 HERE

ps. need a little more? Check out our Instagram to get a better read on the situation: BF Instagram

 

*childcare runs 3X / wk

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CROSSFIT KIDS & TEENS

Our CrossFit Kids & Teens programs are back in full swing fall of 2022. 

Starting mid-Sept - our CrossFit Kids & Teens programs will get underway. 

Our program helps kids develop solid athleticism and a love for fitness (and it pays dividends as they get older).

Spots are limited. 

Tues/Thurs
Kids 5-8 (415p) & Teens Grp B (530p)

Mon/Wed
Kids 8-12 (415p) & Teens Grp A (530p)

LINK TO REGISTER

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Kids Summer Camps

The Barracks Fitness Kids Camps are back in full swing this summer! 

Beginning early July, we are hosting week-long camps that combine fitness, science and sport in a fun, inclusive, and safe environment. 

Each day, we explore sport (soccer, basketball, handball, hockey, etc), movement (gymnastics, weightlifting, games, etc), and science (two experiments per day all hands-on - slime, coke and mentos, dry ice, etc).

Our goal is to foster a love for fitness and learning, while developing interpersonal relationships and, of course, having fun. 

We have full and half-day options for kids ages 5-8 & 9-12. 

Fitness, Science, Sports, Games & Fun
Full-Day or 1/2 Day Options (Starting @ $170/wk)
Ages 5-12
Small Groups (10ppl max)

July 11th - 15th (9-12yr olds)
July 25th - 29th (5-8yr olds)
August 8th - 12th (9-12yr olds)
August 23rd - 27th (5-8yr olds) **FULL

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Kids & Teens Festival of Fitness

On June 18th we will host CrossFit Kids from Calgary and surrounding areas for a fun competition to wrap up the 2021-2022 season.

This one-day event will allow your CF Kid to showcase their abilities while meeting other CF Kids.

The kids & teens will complete 2 workouts, and one floater workout, and will wrap up the day with a fun team event where they will get a chance to workout with kids from other gyms.

Experience is not necessary. The workouts have been announced and can be found at the links below.

Registration is now open! Age categories are:

Ages 5-7
Ages 8-10
Ages 11-13
Ages 14-15
Ages 16-17

JUNE 18th
12:30pm-5:30pm
$60

CLICK A SPECIFIC AGE GROUP ABOVE OR FOLLOW THIS GENERAL LINK TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE

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May Foundations 

Saturday May 7th & Saturday May 14th - 12:30pm-2:30pm

Join us to learn the CrossFit way! Our Foundations will lay the framework for you to jump right into regular class and accelerate you to Elite Fitness. We'll cover all of the Foundational movements including Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and everything in between. 

Here's a link (and for a limited time, it's just $99): GET STARTED NOW

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Coach Kels' Gymnastics Workshops

HSPU & T2B Feb 10 @ 6:30p - both movements are staples in the CrossFit Open & Barracks Fitness program. You'll leave this workshop with a strong understanding of the technical components & direction on how to improve your game. 

Handstand Walking & Freestanding Handstands Feb17 @ 6:30p - this intro to HS walking & freestanding holds will accelerate your progression in hand balancing.

FOUNDATIONS

This intro to CrossFit will set you up nicely to jump right into group class. During these 3 x 1 hour classes (Thursdays starting Feb24 @ 730p) we will teach you all about Olympic Weightlifting, CF Gymnastics & all the foundational movements involved in our classes. 

Limited spots remain. Here's a link: FOUNDIES 

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Jan 1

We're back to "normal"

While we are constantly monitoring the covid situation and doing everything in our power to keep our members and guests safe, we are excited to be offering a true Barracks Fitness experience. 

Foundations, CF Kids camps, adult classes, Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics and more. 

If you have questions about how we can help you reach your goals, shoot. We're here and happy to help.

 

June 10th

WE'RE BACK!

Indoor classes resume today! 

Adult, Kids & all Specialty Classes are back in full swing.

If you are looking to get started, our next Foundations class begins June 27th. Details can be found here

We're excited to (continue to) create fitness superheroes . . . indoors . . . again. 

 

 

May 26th

Coached outdoor classes resume June 1st!

With a little luck and a lot of tiny pricks (vaccines, not politicians) we will resume indoor classes as early as June 15th.

Our priority is keeping our members & staff safe, so we are going above and beyond the safety protocols suggested by AHS. Our governing body
(CFHQ) has created a panel of 30+ MDs, PhDs & CDC staff to ensure we are up to date with the latest data & protocols to keep our people safe.

A few of the precautions we are taking:

  • masked entry & immediate hand sanitization
  • self-sustained exercise stations (no equipment sharing, no moving
  • around the gym into other people's space, etc)
  • 3+m physical distance b/w stations
  • constantly measuring air quality
  • 2 industrial exhaust fans running 24hrs/day (meaning our indoor space
  • has similar air quality to outdoors)
  • enhanced cleaning protocols
  • gaps between classes to ensure no overlap / congregating
  • 5000 sqft w/ 18ft ceilings
  • and more

May 5th 2021

Our last day of outdoor classes will be May 9th. We will resume when restrictions are lifted.

 

March 8th, 2021

We're running classes! One might even say we're close to back to normal!

Our current class structure fits within AHS' guidelines. Low intensity coach directed group class indoors & a high intensity conditioning piece outdoors.

Our priority is keeping our members & staff safe, so we are going above and beyond the safety protocols suggested by AHS. Our governing body (CFHQ) has created a panel of 30+ MDs, PhDs & CDC staff to ensure we are up to date with the latest data & protocols to keep our people safe.

A few of the precautions we are taking:

  • masked entry & immediate hand sanitization
  • self-sustained exercise stations (no equipment sharing, no moving around the gym into other people's space, etc)
  • constantly measuring air quality
  • 2 industrial exhaust fans running 24hrs/day (meaning our indoor space has similar air quality to outdoors)
  • enhanced cleaning protocols
  • gaps between classes to ensure no overlap / congregating
  • and more

 

February 8, 2021

We're open . . . well, sort of. We are offering personal training to current members and prospects. All sessions are by appointment only so please reach out via email or phone and we'll get you set up.

We have great protocols in place to keep our members & staff safe. Check out the youtube video here:

BARRACKS FITNESS safety protocols & call for policy change

January 30, 2021

On February 8th, gyms will be allowed to open in a person-training-only capacity. Stay tuned for details on we can help you with your fitness goals.  

January 25th, 2021

Barracks Fitness in the news
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/alberta-restaurant-and-gym-owners-demand-reopening-timeline-as-businesses-continue-to-struggle-1.5281281


July 7, 2020

We're OPEN!

CFCB is currently open for fitness.

Some changes to our usual operating procedures:

INTROS

If you are looking to learn more about how we can help you with your fitness goals we are happy to schedule in person one on one intros.

If you would prefer a virtual intro we are more than happy to coordinate that as well.

Email admin[at]crossfitcurriebarracks.com or

FOUNDATIONS

We are running a Foundations workshops every 2-3 weeks depending on demand. The workshop runs from 12:30pm - 4pm (don't worry, it's not 3.5hrs of straight exercise) on Saturday.

Like our regular Foundations program, you will leave with a strong understanding of the fundamentals to jump in to regular class. Email admin[at]crossfitcurriebarracks.com or fill out the form below for more info.

CLASS

Individual self-sustained fully-equipped stations (ie. no equipment sharing)
Max 12 participants per class to ensure 3m+ physical distancing
20min bw classes to ensure physical distancing
Strict cleaning protocols to ensure our member's safety
Fastest way to fitness we can find


As restrictions are lifted we will be adding class times.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.


Cheers,

Eric & Christi Barber
& the Barracks team

 

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June 12, 2020

We're opening June 15th!

We have gone above and beyond the call of duty mandated by AHS to do our part in ensuring you're safe!

If you are not ready to come back just yet, don't worry, we've got you covered.

We will continue to offer outdoor options, ZOOM classes & Limited Equipment workouts for all of our members.

If you are new to CFCB and you are interested in getting started, please email admin@crossfitcurriebarracks.com (or fill out the form below). We'll reach out & figure out how we can help you reach your goals.

Classes resume June 15th at 6am!

See you all soon!

Eric & Christi Barber

 


 

FUTURE EVENTS / PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.

Here's what we have coming up this spring!

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING

Better technique, faster WOD times & bigger lifts!
These are just some of the things that the Olympic Weightlifting specialty class will do for you!
Each class consists of technique work, skill transfer exercises, several lifts analyzed by your coach and specific accessory work to shore up your weaknesses.
Join this small-group class (max of 6ppl) to get a lot of hands on coaching to improve your Clean & Jerk and Snatch.

Starts Fall 2020
Runs Tuesday & Thursday @ 6pm
$149+gst


 

CFCB NUTRITION CHALLENGE

4 Weeks of body composition & performance GAINZ!

Allow us to design a tailored nutrition program to get you to your goal. I'm sure you've heard that abs are made in the kitchen . . . because it's true.

You'll have more energy, you'll be more productive at work and home, your performance and recovery will sky-rocket and you'll see some changes in the mirror as well (if you own one of those ;)

  • 2 Body Composition tests (beginning & end)
  • Tailored Nutrition program
  • Weekly Check-Ins with your coach
  • Weekly education, motivation, recipes and more

Starts Fall 2020
$99 + gst


CROSSFIT KIDS

Fun & Fitness for kids of all ages. Physical literacy needs to be taught at a young age and with decreased physical activity at home and in school, CFCB's CF Kids program is the answer. Our goal is to help kids enjoy exercise, make fitness a part of their lives & develop their athleticism through good mechanics.

  • CF Kids, ages 5-8, runs T/R @ 4:15 (45min)
  • CF Big Dawgs, ages 9-11, runs M/W @ 5pm (1hr)
  • CF Teens, ages 12-19, runs T/R @ 5pm (1hr)

Starts fall 2020


 

We have two amazing opportunities for Kids & Teens coming up! 
Kids & Teens Festival of Fitness
On June 18th we will host CrossFit Kids from Calgary and surrounding areas for a fun competition to wrap up the season.
This one day event will allow your CF Kid to showcase their abilities while meeting other CF Kids.
The kids & teens will complete 2 workouts, one floater workout and will wrap up the day with a fun team event where they will can get chance to workout with kids from other gyms.
Experience is not necessary. We will announce the workouts on May 1st to be sure the kids, coaches and parents understand the movements and can practice if desired.
Registration is now open! Age categories are:
Ages 5-7Ages 8-10Ages 11-13Ages 14-15Ages 16-17
JUNE 18th12:30pm-5:30pm$60
CLICK A SPECIFIC AGE GROUP ABOVE OR FOLLOW THIS GENERAL LINK TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE


Kids Camps
The Barracks Fitness Kids Camps are back in full swing this summer! 
Beginning early July, we are hosting week long camps that combine fitness, science and sport in a fun, inclusive and safe environment. 
Each day, we explore sport (soccer, basketball, handball, hockey, etc), movement (gymnastics, weightlifting, games, etc) and science (two experiments per day all hands on - slime, coke and mentos, dry ice, etc). Our goal is to foster a love for fitness and learning while developing interpersonal relationships and, of course, having fun. 
We have full and half day options for kids ages 5-8 & 9-12. 
Fitness, Science, Sports, Games & FunFull-Day or 1/2 Day Options (Starting @ $170/wk)Ages 5-12Small Groups (10ppl max)
July 4th - 8th (9-12yr olds)July 25th - 29th (5-8yr olds)August 8th - 12th (9-12yr olds)August 23rd - 27th (5-8yr olds) **FULL


Here’s an example day:
 



Monday

Warmup- name games2 games- Game #1 CrossFit name game- say your name and do 1 exercise, then next person says name and does both exercises, keep building until everyone's names are done

Game #2 Captain my captainKids meditation and intentionshttps://youtu.be/fTzXFPh6CPICrossFit Skill of JumpingJumping- Skill #1 JumpingJumping 30 mins- forward broad jumps- jump rope in 1 min-side to side(max in 1 min)- bounding- small boxes with sticks
All outside if possible- for height(plates) inside
4 min amrap3 burpee broad jumps5 squatsSnack

Game- running and StrategyCapture the flagScience Geysers(explosions ;-)Mentos and coke
Draw a picture of what you think may happen. If you can't draw, colour a pcture of a geyser
https://youtu.be/5cVM1lAvIxwVideos can be seen on the TV in the gymhttps://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/geysers.html
Mentos and coke is not a real geyser. Explain the reaction of what happens with the mentos and cokeWhy?Bubbles and soda will quickly shoot out of the bottle in a high fountain. The carbon dioxide molecules attach to the surfaces of the Mentos like they did in the cup of soda. All those Mentos in a lot of soda make a lot of bubbles that rise to the surface and push the soda out in a big woosh!Sport Soccer SkillsSkill #1 drag backSkill #2 dribbling cone patternSkill #3 Throwing and shootingSkill #4 Heading(maybe)Skill 5 Dribble and shoot on netGame What time is it mr.wolf? Dribble forward then race backScrimmageLunchplayground/ crafting/ colouringKids meditation and intentionshttps://youtu.be/CvF9AEe-ozcWarmup- meet gamesGAME 1 One exercise and your favourite foods, add one each timeCrossFit AgilityAgility patterns(outside)200m for time x23 point test for time x 3Game Skills of catching and throwingCatch and throw- all with own balls
You can play up to 3xSnack

Science Bubble and how they workhttps://www.education.com/activity/article/bubblescience_first/Sport Basketballbasketball skills1. 2 hands bounce and catch2. 1 hand bounce and catch3.. dribbling r hand, left hand, cross and catch4. 5 dribble catch both hands5. dribbling with hands out6. throw to wall target7. catch a pass from coach8. shoot a ball to basket
Basketball game- british bulldog with dribblingGame FUNFainting goat tag