August Member Newsletter

1. Upcoming Events

The Hill Happy Hour!

  • When: Friday, August 8th 5:30pm-7:30pm (6pm class will be cancelled).
  • Where: Tower Tavern, 401 E 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • The Hill will provide some appetizers to share, drinks are on you.

Movement and Mobility Seminar

This seminar will focus on safe and proper movement patterns and positions, how to recognize them, and mobility practices to achieve positioning.

2. Coach’s Corner

Looking to get that first pull-up? Your challenge is to change the focus of your scaling options to maximize your reps and work toward that pull-up.



3. The Other 23

We are super excited to announce the first episode of our new series, “The Other 23.” In this series we’ll be exploring simple ways to maximize the hour that you work so hard in the gym in your 23 hours outside the gym. We’ll be looking at mobility, diet, sleep, work, standing, and any other topic you’d like to see covered.

In this first episode, we look at your life at work, mainly as it relates to sitting.


4. Featured Athlete(s)!

Mandy and Christopher Beltz

Team Beltz!

It seems fitting that we met at a gym in Kansas City almost 5 years ago and then got married back in 2011. In the short years that we’ve been together we’ve become inseparable and have combined our love of working out to include the other. We’ve been involved in some aspect of fitness since we were kids: Christopher has a background in weightlifting and cycling, and Mandy has a background in weightlifting and endurance running. We’ve completed organized bike rides, half and full marathons, and adventures races; all the while supporting and cheering on one another or tackling them as a team. We love the outdoors and anything that challenges our physical abilities. When we stumbled upon CrossFit, we knew that this was something we had to do. We knew that this was going to be the next level in our fitness that would push us even further than we had before and would challenge us on every level. Taken from a quote from Mandy, “CrossFit can make me feel in 20 minutes the same as I do running 4 hours in a marathon.” Needless to say, it has become our new passion, and we love the challenges it provides us. We are grateful to be a part of CrossFit Memorial Hill and love our new-found family there! Thank you to all that help and push us to be better. 

Coach’s note:
Mandy and Christopher exemplify the very core of CrossFit: working hard, having fun, and never shying away from weaknesses. From day 1, their attitude has been unwaveringly positive in achieving new goals and acquiring new skills. Never will you hear “I can’t”, but you’ll be sure to hear “I will, one day.” The entire coaching staff is honored to have the Beltz’ in class and they’re positive attitude is absolutely contagious. Congrats, guys!


5. The Hill Gives Back with Sweat Angels

July_5Wow, guys! Your response to #SweatAngels has been absolutely incredible. As of today CrossFit Memorial Hill, along with your help, has donated over 150 meals to veterans receiving services through Veteran Homestead. We’re excited to see where next month takes us and what you guys are capable of!



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