Fall Specials at CrossFit SW Portland – start date Sept 15th

It’s Time To Train!

-10% off your first unlimited month of CrossFit at CFSWP.
-Try CF for 1 week for $30.00
-10% off mobility assessment 20-40 min ($99)
-10% off a 10 pack personal training sessions
-Refer a friend to CFSWP, after their third month you get 1 month free & they get 10% off their first month.

-To our neighbors at Lincoln High School
20% off – students and teachers

Any pass, any plan.
New Teen class available 2x a week 3:30-4:20
info: shannon@crossfitswportland.com

Start date: TBD

Free Intro class offered Sundays at 2:00pm


”End of Summer WOD!”

When: Sunday, August 31st, 3:00pm
What: Benchmark WOD (no team today)

*Followed by toast and paleo potluck- bring your favorite dish!

We will raise a glass to Kelsey who is finishing up her last 2 weeks at OHSU nursing school, Natasha for baby #2 is coming soon and way to go to those completing the clean eating challenge on that day! Yay!

So much to celebrate, so be sure to get in here and join us for a great wod and toast! Bring a friend and we will scale it for them.


Our next Getting Started with CrossFit Program for adults 17+ starts next Tuesday. If you are returning to CrossFit after time off or are new to CrossFit then we highly recommend this 4 week program. Tue an thur at 9:00am or 7:30pm and sundays at 2:00pm. Learn the core movements of Crossfit slowly, each class, each week builds on another. RSVP: info@crossfitswportland.com

August athlete of the month- Jill Callicotte!


August athlete of the month goes to Jill Callicotte. Jill is an inspiration to us all and she is not only consistent with her workouts but sets goals and goes after them. She works on mobility on and off site and it really shows. Jill is a big part of our community, supportive of others around her and is a joy to have in class. If you have not met Jill yet, be sure to catch a class with her at 9am on some Tue and Thur or noon MWF.

Name: Jill Callicotte

When did you start doing CrossFit? I started CrossFit when you opened at your current location.

What motivated you to start CrossFit? I wanted to check out and support what you and Steve started in your garage in 2010. I started when you first moved to your location in Goose Hollow and because after doing aerobics for too long my quest to look and be healthier had completely stalled.

Favorite WOD/lift?  My favorite lift is the bench press.
My favorite WOD would be one that does not require speed and does not include burpees.  I do not mind posting my times up because I am proud to have finished the workout.  I prefer WODS that require determination as opposed to speed because I try not to give up.

Least Favorite WOD/lift? My least favorite is the snatch. On a positive note, after two years I am getting the movement down.

Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).  
I have been married 39 years to my husband Craig.  We have three children, a daughter in-law, and two grandchildren. We enjoy going to the beach and have traveled a bit since my retirement.  We are planning to travel more when Craig retires from the fire service.   I feel so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends.


What were you doing before CrossFit? Before crossfit I tried a combination of exercise classes and worked with a  trainer one on one.  It was a good start but I found that I could not remember the exercises and how to use the weight machines without him supervising.  It was at that time that I thought about needing a program where there was a coach available.  I realized that it would help me if there were other participants who I could follow/copy.

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? I loved my first CrossFit workout. When I look back it seemed so difficult but it gave me a feeling of accomplishment.  I still feel that way after every workout.
What were your goals when joining CrossFit?  My goals were centered around staying as healthy as possible.  I hoped to be stronger and develop better balance.

Have you achieved any of those goals? I believe that I have made strong gains and that I can still improve. I would say that getting my pull-up was one of my best achievements.  I also surprised myself when I learned to do the box jump.  I credit Steve with that one (really all of them).  He just added a bit of height once in a while until I got it.  I think some of the increments were thick as nickels and it took over a year.

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the Gym?
CrossFit has positively impacted my life.  I had always suffered from joint pain.  When I joined the Paleo Challenge I learned that I did not have to live that way.  I do not adhere strictly to the diet but I have modified that way that I eat substantially.  My joints do not ache and I imagine that it is a combo of a better diet and better joint strength from the exercise.  I know that the athletes and the coaches at the gym have made my life better.  There is always someone to admire, someone to laugh with and someone to encourage you. For the first time in my life I look forward to going to the gym.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit SW Portland?  My advice to a newbie would be to keep coming and to measure your progress by keeping a good record of your workouts. There is a place for the most and least accomplished athlete.  There is a place for the serious competitors and the people who compete only with themselves.  You can benefit if you are young or if you, like me, are in your sixties.  There is a place for you at SWPCF.

You can accomplish amazing things once  you apply yourself. Congrats Jill for proving this over and over again.

You can accomplish amazing things once you apply yourself. Congrats Jill for proving this over and over again.

New to CFSWP? Give CrossFit a Try- 1 week special!

Try CrossFit at CrossFit SW Portland for 1 week for $29.00. Offer expires 10-31

$29.00 for 1 week of CrossFit, offer expires 7 days after first use. If new to CrossFit then you must attend Getting Started or CrossFit 101 classes during your first week at CrossFit SW Portland. To use this special now, contact info@crossfitswportland.com to schedule.


July’s athlete of the month: meet Susan W. AKA Suwick

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Susan has been chosen as July’s athlete of the month. Susan is a joy to around, always has a smile regardless of her day or the wod on the board. She encourages those around her and is committed and dedicated. No excuses for this gal. You can catch a class with Susan on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm or Sat at 9:00am.

Thank you Susan for being apart of CFSWP family and making it a great place to train!
Name: Susan Wickstrom
When did you start doing CrossFit?
May 1, 2011

What motivated you to start CrossFit?
I had friends who were CrossFitting and loved it. My son’s school had an auction and I bid on a month with CFSWP—and won! I looked it up online and thought “OMG, it’s in a GARAGE.” But I went anyway.
 Favorite WOD?
 Least Favorite WOD?
Anything with running in it.
Favorite Lift?
Bench press, because I can recline while doing it.
 Least favorite lift?
Thruster. Isn’t that universally hated?

Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).
I’m the lead communications officer for the state public health division. I have a husband and teenaged son who are avid cyclists. I sing in my neighborhood community college and love reading and attending local theater (Ashland and Broadway too).  

What were you doing before CrossFit? 
I walked every day, did about three hours of yoga a week and three hours of aerobics with weights. I thought I was in pretty good shape.

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? 
Boy, I am not in good shape.

What were your goals when joining CrossFit?  
I wanted to take my fitness routine to the next level, and look and feel better.

Have you achieved any of those goals? 

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the Gym? 
I feel fitter and more energetic than I ever have in my life. My clothes fit better and I am super strong.

What are some of your best achievements inside the box?  
My favorite accomplishment is finally doing a pull-up after working on it for a year. I also loved dropping in to Crossfit Kona and kicking ass there!

Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here? 
I remember brushing my hair at the mirror and seeing my bicep pop out for the first time. That was special.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit SW Portland? 
Just keep going.
I can play the violin, cello and piano—but not well at all.
I was a waitress for 12 years.
Anything else you want to share?

I’m so happy I found CFSWP. Coach Steve really gets meI love the great people I’ve met there whom I wouldn’t have met otherwise. It’s a fantastic, friendly community and I always feel better after my workout. I never get tired of it.



Holiday Hours!



->Be sure to join us Sunday, July 6th at 3:00pm for a fun summer WOD and benchmark workout ‘Fight Gone Bad’!

*Toast and paleo potluck to follow workout!
*Bring your favorite drink or dish to share.
*Free – bring a friend day!

Each friend you bring will be entered into a drawing to win a 1 week pass at CF and a chance for you to win a new CFSWP t-shirt.

#SummerFitnessFun #CFSWP!