1 year anniversary “Lucky”

Sep 22nd, 2011

Category: CrossFit

1 year anniversary “Lucky”

We made it! One year of successful operation. Thank you to all of you for being such amazing members. Without you all we would have no CrossFit Southie. Last September it was just Chris and I running the show, we were coaching all of the classes as well as running the business. Then Alec started taking on some classes, then Chuck, then Maze, then Berretta came on full-time, then TJ, then Nick, then Maze came on full-time, and now we have Aaron full-time. WOW. I am one lucky lady to be surrounded by so many studs, don’t you think?

We hope that you will join us on October 1st at the Stadium to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. I sent out an Evite to all of you last week. Please RSVP when you have a chance. It should be a lot of fun!

Overhead fascia/bands


C2B pull-ups
100m run

Level 2 Regular Pull-ups
Level 1 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Regular pull-ups


  1. sarah p 09/23/2011 at 1:45 am

    wow, i love this place. i chose CFS because its a mile from my house and i am always late. and, after only 3 months, i can’t imagine going anywhere else. this place is special. thank you to amy & chris for running an excellent business, for attracting such a rad crew of crossfitters, and for being so passionate. as allison mentioned, from the moment i started working out with amy and chris, i didn’t want to disappoint and i wanted to be better for them and for me – which is pretty effing cool. thank you and happy birthday!

  2. lebo 09/22/2011 at 11:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Crossfit Southie! And to many more…

    I have to say that the whole crossfit thing is awesome, but what I really love about Crossfit Southie is all of the wonderful people I’ve met. No matter how my day goes, I can count on a trip to CFS (and some mid-WOD dancing) to make me feel good. Thank you!! So glad you exist.
    With love, Lil Lebo

  3. Carlene 09/22/2011 at 10:55 pm

    Amy & Chris Congratulations!! You guys and the coaches are awesome!!!! I am so happy to be part of Crossfit!! 🙂

  4. shannon 09/22/2011 at 10:03 pm

    congrats you guys!!! thank you so much for introducing me to CrossFit..it has changed my life and i love it!!! good luck this weekend…happy birthday crossfit southie..you guys rock! can’t wait for the party!!

  5. Amy 09/22/2011 at 9:43 pm

    WOW! I wasn’t anticipating such a great response. You all are way too nice to us, you are going to make us soft. haha.

    When I first graduated from grad school I felt really lost and frustrated. People would say to me “why would you get your master’s if you are just going to be a personal trainer”. I would get really offended, people would make me feel stupid for doing what I was passionate about. I would cry about it on a weekly basis, Chris wanted to kill me. I knew that if I stuck with what I found the most rewarding I would end up where I belonged. One morning Chris and I decided that we were going to pursue opening up a CrossFit gym. Our mission was to make it everything we would want a Crossfit to be from a member’s perspective. From that day forward we never looked back. Thank you all for giving me a reason to smile everyday and reaffirming that the fitness world is where I belong. My mission now help you all succeed at your goals and encourage you to pursue your dreams!

  6. Mr. Chacho 09/22/2011 at 8:24 pm

    You guys F’ing rock! The amount of success Southie has had in the last year can be seen as a direct result of the amount of hard work Chris and Amy put in. Seems that everywhere I go people know about Crossfit Southie…. I cant imagine what the 5 year mark will look like. Keep killin it!

  7. Gambee 09/22/2011 at 6:54 pm

    WOD: 12:28 Rx

    Congrats CrossFIt Southie on an awesome first year!

  8. Petra 09/22/2011 at 3:49 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats, you guys!!

    Actually, WE really are the lucky ones. Lucky to have you in Southie, and lucky to be a part of the amazing CrossFit Southie family!
    And lucky to meet Lucky this morning… that was fun!

  9. Joe B 09/22/2011 at 3:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary/Birthday CrossFit Southie!!!

    Congratulations to Amy and Goose for achieving so much in a year. Thanks to all the coaches for their patience and encouragement. I can not imagine working out anywhere else.

    Joe B & Julie

  10. Goose 09/22/2011 at 3:06 pm

    “Amy Ferro love fest…Hooty!” – Crusty

  11. nat 09/22/2011 at 2:30 pm

    This place is the best because Chris and Amy(& all the coaches) wouldn’t have any less. I am so SO grateful to be a part of it! CONGRATS GUYS!! xoxoxo

  12. Kat 09/22/2011 at 1:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary, CrossFit Southie!! You’ve changed my life forever!! I’m so fortunate to have stumbled in one day curious about crossfit, and met the most talented, inspiring, dedicated,patient and all around amazing coaches in the industry!! I’m so lucky to be a part of this community and would be lost without it!! Here’s to many many many many more years of success!!

  13. Arik 09/22/2011 at 1:20 pm

    Nice work 6 am class. Met a bunch of new people too: James, Jim, Petra, Nicole, Robert (I think). Keep working hard and don’t listen to anything Chris or Amy tell you :).

    Happy 1 year guys.

    “Lucky” Rx in 13:53. 5 Min PR over 1/2/2011 attempt.

  14. Allison 09/22/2011 at 1:02 pm

    From the first time I started working out with Amy at VIM I knew she was something special with that little extra something that made me want to not disappoint and strive to be better. Congratulations on all you have achieved this past year and here’s to many more years of helping people realize their full potential.

  15. Whisler 09/22/2011 at 12:28 pm

    Congratulations CF Southie!!! I’ve only been here a couple weeks now, but from day one it was very apparent that everything you’ve created is top notch, from the coaching to the community. It’s obvious that a lot of hard work, professionalism, and thought goes into everything you do. I’m sure there will be many more successful years to come!

  16. Ranjith 09/22/2011 at 12:19 pm

    It’s incredible how much Chris and Amy have accomplished in one year. They’ve built an awesome facility, recruited amazing coaches, and developed a huge membership of some of the best people I know. I’m sincerely impressed by the professionalism and dedication of everyone involved with CFS. First anniversary, and this place is already the greatest gym in America. Thanks to Amy and Chris, thanks to all the coaches, and thanks to all CFS members for making this place so special.

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  18. Jeremiah 09/22/2011 at 4:46 am

    To my first and home box a HUGE happy birthday. I think about all the amazing times at Southie and wish only the best for the future! Hope year 2 is just as amazing!

  19. Ali 09/22/2011 at 3:45 am

    Woot!! Congrats guys. Wish I could be there to celebrate the day and do that crazy WOD from 10-1 this time! xoxoxo

  20. Lexi 09/22/2011 at 3:31 am

    Happy Anniversary to CrossFit Southie! This past year has been one of the best years of my life and I truly owe it to Amy and Chris and everybody else at CFS. There is no doubt in my mind that CrossFit has made me a better person, both inside and out, and it is because of the community and coaches at Southie that I can say with conviction that I am a happier, healthier, more dedicated, self-respecting, kick-butt burnt toastie. Thank you Amy and Chris for changing my life– you deserve all the respect and success in the world. Love you guys.

  21. maze 09/22/2011 at 2:44 am

    Congratulations to two of the best CrossFit coaches and people I know – Amy and Chris! I am proud to be part of the CrossFit Southie community and consider it an honor to be tasked with upholding the standard of excellence that you guys have established here as a full-time coach. Your professionalism and dedication not only to CrossFit Southie, but the entire CrossFit community is unmatched; I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else but CrossFit Southie and am very lucky and proud to be a coach here. Happy 1 Year CrossFit Southie!!!!!

    I concur with Nick – let’s keep killin it this weekend and burn some serious toast!

  22. Nick 09/22/2011 at 2:07 am

    Congrats on hitting the one year mark! Its crazy how much you two have accomplished in the past year and I am honored to be part of it. Southie is where its at and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

    Let’s get after it this weekend and crush the garage games!

  23. jaime 09/22/2011 at 2:05 am

    happy 1 year anniversary to Crossfit Southie! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone! My life changed when I met you two, love you both and the community you have created!!!!!!!!

  24. Willis 09/22/2011 at 2:01 am

    Happy bday! Love xfit southie with Chris and Amy.

    Ready to wod!

  25. Porter 09/22/2011 at 12:29 am

    Chris & Amy, you are both truly amazing people. You have created a community that I am so happy to be a part of. You have inspired me to change my life in a great way… I could go on, but simply… I LOVE YOU GUYS!! Happy 1st Anniversary. Cheers to many years of successful anniversaries to celebrate. Now let’s PAAARRTTTYYY on the 1st!

  26. Jason 09/22/2011 at 12:24 am

    PS: not to heckle the wod known as lucky…I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet her tomorrow. I’m sure she’ll kick my arse!

  27. Jason 09/22/2011 at 12:20 am

    I think the choice of “lucky” as the wod, after reading the post celebrating one year, is just a tad off. Y’all might feel lucky, but I suspect luck is only responsible for a small portion of your success thus far. The rest I’d argue, is due to a number of things, not the least of which are your hard work, determination, dedication, and your remarkably positive and supportive environment. I’ve been here for less than 2 months though very quickly, I realized the greatness you’ve all created. I’m honored to be a small part of it now. Happy first birthday/anniversary Southie!

  28. Chris Kendall 09/22/2011 at 12:18 am

    Happy Birthday Crossfit Southie!