Great job this last Saturday Walnut CrossFit!

Everyone from Saturday getting instruction on how the WOD is going to go down!

Everyone from Saturday getting instruction on how the WOD is going to go down!

Thanks to everyone who came out this last Saturday. As you can see from the attached picture, we had a full house. It also sounds like all of you really enjoyed the food we had waiting for you after your WOD. Many of you were asking how I made the salad from Saturday. I will share that later this week. We have a lot of things going on in February, but we are going to try to do this again next month and every month after:) I can either make you guys tacos, or we can have eggs, bacon & pancakes waiting for you after your WOD. Let me know :) Lets have another great week!


Hero WOD and BBQ

In honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter, 27, of Virginia Beach, VA who was killed in Iraq 11 December 2007.

In honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark
Carter, 27, of Virginia Beach, VA who was
killed in Iraq 11 December 2007.

Hey everyone,

Today we will be having our monthly Hero WOD at 10:30. I will have some steak and salads waiting for you guys after your wod. We will have a few of our Bootcampers joining us today. They have never tried CrossFit. You guys are always so great at helping newcomers at our gym. So please, once again, welcome them to our wonderful world and version of CrossFit. See you at the box!


Athlete Profile: Jason P.


Hometown: Walnut          

Age: 38

Occupation: Food Broker

When did you first start training at Walnut CrossFit?:

2012, trained for a year got hurt and took a year off and came back March 2014.

Favorite WOD: “The Girls”

Least Favorite WOD: Any WOD with OH Lunges

Tell us about you sports & fitness background:

I’ve pretty much played every sport as a kid, baseball is my love and I still play.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? When I was a member at LA Fitness I became friends with a few of the trainers and I would workout with them. They started watching Crossfit workouts and doing them at the gym, I felt out of my element and intimidated, it kind of turned me off to working out so I went back to my old routine. I then ran into an old buddy of mine, I noticed how fit he was and asked what he was taking? He just said Crossfit…. I went on yelp and found Walnut Crossfit, holy crap!!! The intro was tough for me, the only thing that got me through was I worked out with an older woman and I wasn’t going to let her beat me! I was so sore and never felt so out of shape in my life!


What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting WCF (before/after)? 

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? Nothing is impossible now. It’s kind of funny, but I’ll look at everyday objects and think I can lift that or I can jump over that, LOL! I won $80 from my friends because they challenged me to jump on their kitchen counter, 40” in. no problem…


Please share with us any favorite CrossFit /WCF moments:

Most recently I participated in a couple competitions, I had so much fun and the support I received from fellow members was so awesome! Every time I step into WCF there’s a great moment waiting for me, it can be bumping fist with a fellow member or hitting a PR. I truly love this place…


Any advice for people just getting started?

What the hell are you waiting for?


What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of Walnut CrossFit?

I’m simple, I enjoy cooking and basically watching TV, but when an opportunity to something fun and exciting (Snowboard, Surf, Scuba, Hike, Kayak, etc) I’m there!!!


Favorite Cheat Meal?

Sweets! Especially pie…


Feels good when…

Ron getting stronger!

Ron getting stronger!

“One of the greatest feelings in the world is to know someone can take one look at you and see the hard work you put in.”


Great job Kateri!

Kateri with her medal after her 10k!

Kateri with her medal after her 10k!

Great job to our very own Kateri, who finished another 10k this last weekend.
Many of you have been doing 5k, 10k and Marathons lately. We are so proud of all of you!


Quote of the week.


“Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system.”

-Benjamin Disraeli


Food Preparation

Did you prepare your food for the week?
This picture was given to me by one of our Bootcampers, Cynthia. Great job Cynthia!