Free CrossFit, Fundamentals, and Specialty Classes


More Free Classes

We’re excited to announce the beginning of our new Fundamentals program and additional opportunities to try CrossFit for FREE! Many of you have attended our Free Saturday Community Classes over the last couple years and now we’d like to give you the opportunity to take your fitness to the next level. Click here to learn more about CrossFit Fundamentals and to schedule your free trial.

 

Specialty Classes

Building on the baseline fitness provided by CrossFit, our specialty classes help our members excel in other areas of fitness. On any given weekend in the Spring and Fall,  you’ll see members of The Hill Endurance team pounding the pavement all around KC. 5k’s, 10k’s, 1/2 Marathons, and Ironmen — you name it, they do it.

The Hill Endurance Triathlon at the Jackson County Tri.
The Hill Endurance Triathlon at the Jackson County Tri.

While some like to head outside and pound the pavement, others like to stay in and pound some weight, which is why we offer The Hill Barbell — a specialty class focused exclusively on Weightlifting and getting as strong as possible.  This class is open to lifters at any experience level who are interested in perfecting their technique. Find out more about our programs here.

The Hill Barbell crew posing after a morning lifting session.
The Hill Barbell crew posing after a morning lifting session.

Fundamentals

At CrossFit Memorial Hill, our mission is to safely and effectively get people in the best shape of their life. CrossFit Fundamentals is the first step on that journey. This program replaces CrossFit 101 as an intro program for all new athletes. Fundamentals is a one month, 12 class program that is focused on top-notch coaching and giving you a great workout. It is structured just like our CrossFit program, but with more hands-on coaching to allow both beginners and experienced athletes get the most out of the class.  The best part of Fundamentals? You’ll be going through it with other athletes who will encourage you, keep you accountable, and become some of your closest friends. Schedule your free trial today.

The CrossFit Memorial Hill Community showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The CrossFit Memorial Hill Community showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

 

Member Updates


Construction

On behalf of all the coaches at CrossFit Memorial Hill, we’d like to extend a huge thank you for your patience and understanding as we wrap up construction and space improvements. The last phase will be to clean up and replace the cinder blocks where the ramp was removed, which shouldn’t affect the existing class schedule. We’re all very excited for the usable space we’ve gained and to roll out some additional class & program offerings as a result. Stay tuned!

Saturday Class & Open Gym

As some of you have heard, last Saturday was our last Free Community Class. New members will now now have more opportunities to try CrossFit free (see the Fundamentals section below). We did this for a couple reasons.

First, we received a lot of feedback from you saying that you’d like to stick around after the 9am class to work on some skills, but it was an inconvenience to leave for an hour and come back for 11am open gym. We’ve believed since day 1 that our existing members should have precedence over new business, which is why we’ve opened Saturday Open Gym to a 2-hour session from 10:00-12:00. Our hope is that this will allow you to get in the additional skill work you want or to get in, get out, and get on with your weekend.

Secondly, since transitioning to Wodify, we’ve been able to gather some great data on how people find us, when they join, and what classes they want to see. By an overwhelming margin, our new athletes did not find us through the Free Saturday Class but rather through YOUR referrals. We’d be remiss not to extend gratitude for those referrals which is why we’re rolling out a program to express our gratitude:

 

CrossFit Memorial Hill Referral Program

It’s simple: If you know someone that you think would be a great addition to the CFMH community, ask your coach for a gift card. This card is worth $25 to whomever you give it to be used toward their 1st month (if they’re already a CrossFitter) or to our new CrossFit Fundamentals (see below) program. As a thank you, for each month that your referral is active, we’ll give you a $10 credit to use however you want: apparel, crack FitAid, or even toward your membership dues. Even better, if you have 5 of your friends that renew each month based on your referral card — your membership is FREE. Here’s the breakdown:

1 Active Member = $10/month
2 Active Members = $20/month
3 Active Members = $30/month
4 Active Members = $40/month
5 Active Members = Your membership is free! You read that correctly — FREE. 

 

CrossFit Fundamentals

CrossFit Fundamentals is a new, month long, introduction to CrossFit for all new members or any existing members who would like to revisit some of the essentials in a small class environment. After extensive research and planning, we’ve arrived at what we believe to be the most comprehensive, sustainable, and safe introduction to any training protocol.

This is a 12 class, one month program that looks much more like our regular CrossFit classes, but with a holistic focus on training, education, lifestyle, and diet. Classes will be structured to include a strength/skill plus a conditioning workout to provide a challenge to those with minimal training experience and those with extensive strength and conditioning backgrounds alike.

This is a great opportunity for your friends to see what CrossFit really looks like. Their first CrossFit Fundamentals class is free so they can try it out for themselves.

CrossFit Fundamentals athletes can begin at any time, with their first class free. Beginning in September, class times are: Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45pm and Saturday at 10am.

 

 

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!

 

 

The Hill Gives Back


July_5We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Sweat Angels, an organization that allows you give back while getting fit. Each and every visit to the box equals a tangible charitable outcome and is promoted via Facebook by our amazing members.

This month we are supporting real life heroes by helping veterans and their families. Every 2 check-ins provides a meal for veterans in need as they reclaim their lives and revive their futures.

Veteran Homestead Inc., is an independent, non-profit organization that provides housing and care to U.S. Armed Services Veterans who are elderly, disabled or diagnosed with a terminal illness. For every 2 check-ins you make, we provide a meal.