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CrossFit in the City

A workout filled with camaraderie, community and constant variety



 



CrossFit is not a cult … not in the bad way. Its devotees are as fervent as Mr. Darcy ever was, maybe more so. They love nothing more than to gather at the Box (CrossFit for studio) and haul, jump, drag and throw things repeatedly while sweating profusely and listening to loud, energetic music. And then there’s the lingo.
 

Andrew Nicholas is one of the owners of Moore’s CrossFit Exile, which was a hub of activity on a recent Monday evening. “There is definitely a two-part learning curve that comes with CrossFit,” Nicholas says. “There are the movements, and then there’s the language. We have lots of acronyms and abbreviations.”

It’s not intimidating, though, and Nicholas, like most CrossFit coaches, works thoughtfully to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable. He’s a tall, fit, 28-year-old wearing red Lululemon shorts, a burgeoning man-bun and customized Nike trainers emblazoned with “Exile” in gold lettering on each shoe. He is a patient, kind instructor who pays keen attention to each student’s form so that, while they may be sore the next day, they won’t actually harm themselves.

As clients drift in, the camaraderie and sense of community are clear. People are having fun. It’s a hard workout, but it’s playful, too, and the whole thing has a school recess feeling. The class begins with a warm-up, which consists of 500 meters on a rowing machine or a 400-meter jog and some stretches.

This is a MetCon class, which is the perfect class if you’re new to CrossFit. Most CrossFit Boxes have something similar. “CrossFit is based on constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements, and it incorporates many elements of gymnastics,” Nicholas says. “A MetCon class has more guidance and more hands-on instruction. In more advanced CrossFit classes, we start together, but then people look at the WOD and start going through it. But don’t think the MetCon class is easy. It’s not. We have people who are lifelong MetConners. It will definitely work you and make you look better naked. And in spite of what people might have heard, it’s only dangerous if you’re doing it wrong.”

 

Box – Where the CrossFitters CrossFit, AKA the gym, the studio

WOD – Workout Of The Day, there is no routine workout here

RFT – Rounds For Time

EMOM – Every Minute On The Minute

The Rig – Looks like a jungle gym in the middle of the Box where you’ll do squats, pull-ups and more

IHIDPMAO – CrossFit’s (totally unofficial) newest acronym: I Hope I Don’t Pull My Arms Off



 

► CrossFit Boxes Near You

Midtown OKC | CrossFit 405

Moore | Exile

Norman | Koda CrossFit

South OKC | CrossFit Redman

North OKC | Get a Grip CrossFit

Edmond | Edmond CrossFit

Shawnee | CrossFit SDG

Yukon | Biff’s CrossFit

 

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Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

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510 S. Dewey Ave.
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Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Organizations making a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans will be honored at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala. All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a non-profit...

Cost: TBD

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Take Steps is the Foundation’s largest nationwide fundraising event where patients, loved ones, friends and supporters empower and inspire each other to continue the fight against...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Telephone: 972.386.0607
Contact Name: Jackie Peterson
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
View map »


Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
Website »

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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

More information

The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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