Welcome to the 2018 CrossFit Open

Jan 12, 2018 in Blog

Welcome to the 2018 CrossFit Open

The CrossFit Open is an annual worldwide competition that lasts five weeks, 2/22-3/26. Each Thursday at 8 pm, a new workout is announced, and participants have until Monday at 8 pm to add their score to the leaderboard. The best athletes move on to Qualifiers and Regionals, and from there, the best go to the CrossFit Games in August. We also […]

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CFA By the Numbers

Jan 1, 2018 in Blog

CFA By the Numbers

You’re about to see a lot of numbers that quantify just how big and badass CrossFit Advanced has become over seven years! But as we start 2018, what we’re most proud of are YOUR numbers. We know how many different commitments our members juggle, and we see you getting in here day after day, achieving […]

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Six Reasons to Love Leg Day

Aug 18, 2017 in Blog

Six Reasons to Love Leg Day

Some people love leg day. But this is for the rest of you. Maybe all you want is cut biceps and huge lats. Or maybe you want to be “toned” and are a little nervous about getting “big.” So you’re not a fan of leg days. And it seems like they’re programmed so often. Why […]

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Welcome to Test Week!

Jul 26, 2017 in Blog

Welcome to Test Week!

This week, each day’s program includes a one-rep-max (1RM) lift attempt. But why are we doing this? What’s the point? Test week answers some basic questions: How much can I lift? Am I progressing? What deficiencies do I have to work on? Whether it’s upper back strength work to support an overhead position, or posterior […]

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Meal Prep Made Easy

Jun 6, 2017 in Blog

Meal Prep Made Easy

Can you believe summer is almost here (even though it’s rainy and miserable)? It’s time to start taking off the layers of clothing, and maybe some winter fluffiness. Your workouts are already covered at CFA, so now it’s time to dial in the nutrition component. The idea of food prepping has a tendency to elicit […]

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Summer Fridays at CFA

May 22, 2017 in Blog

Summer Fridays at CFA

CFA is instituting Summer Fridays for June, July and August! Friday evenings will be moved up one hour, so there will be 4, 5 and 6 pm classes, and open gym 4-7. (All other days and times will remain as usual.) Happy Summer!

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$5 Rate Change Effective March 1

Feb 6, 2017 in Blog

Effective March 1, rates at CFA will increase by $5. This is only the second time in CFA history that rates have changed. What Do You Get? Our 2016 Year In Review tells you what we added and improved in the last 12 months…. It’s a long list! We hope you agree that the difference […]

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Welcome to the 2017 CrossFit Open at CFA!

Jan 18, 2017 in Blog

Welcome to the 2017 CrossFit Open at CFA!

CFA is adding a new layer of fun to the CrossFit Open this year! Everyone who registers for the Open will be “drafted” onto one of four teams – captained by Allie, Caps, JZ and Ryan. Your individual scores will add up each week toward your team, and the winning team at will get gift certificates […]

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2016 Year in Review

Dec 31, 2016 in Blog

2016 Year in Review

CrossFit Advanced reaches its six-year anniversary at the end of 2016, our biggest year yet. This year, we: Expanded the CFA leadership team. Unveiled a new logo. Held a ton of special events, from baby showers to costume WODs, beer pong tournaments to holiday parties, dodgeball games to zip-lining outings. And we were named the […]

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CFA to Host “Coach the Coaches” Seminar Jan. 21

Dec 19, 2016 in Blog

CFA to Host "Coach the Coaches" Seminar Jan. 21

CrossFit Advanced is proud to announce that we’re hosting a “Coach the Coaches” seminar in January 2017 with speakers that are some of the best in the biz! Jason Leydon, owner of CrossFit Milford (and author of CFA programming); Michael McKenna, owner of McKenna’s Gym; and Angelo Sisco, owner of O’Hare CrossFit and CrossFit Harwood Heights The […]

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