Welcome Coach Aaron!

Sep 19th, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Welcome Coach Aaron!

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our coaching staff and Southie Squadron, Aaron Landes.  Not only is Aaron the man! but he also has an abundance of coaching knowlege and experience that will make us all better athletes.  We are very fortunate and couldn’t be happier to have him as a part of our team.  By adding Aaron to our team of beastly savages, we will be able to provide more classes and more coaching for all of you.  Starting this week, we are adding 730pm classes on Tuesday and Thursday.  We are also adding a 9am class Monday – Friday and we are adding 20 minute technique classes at 4:40 M-F. Technique class will provide a closer look at breaking down the wods movements.  Show up 20 minutes early for the 5pm class and get some extra coaching on double unders, the clean, or whatever skills/movements that day’s wod may have. We have a few events going on the next few weekends with the Garage Games and the Scavenger hunt but in the near future we will also be adding l1/l2 classes, open gym and afternoon All Level classes.  Check out the google calendar here for all updates and stay posted to the blog for future updates.

Here is a little more about Coach Landes…

Aaron has been a coach his entire professioal life. After graduating from Brandeis University with a degree in sociology, where he also was played baseball and was team captain 2 years, he served as the pitching coach and assistant recruiting coordinator at Harvard University for 4 years. During his time at Harvard he earned his Masters in Education with a specialization in Physical Education and Coaching Principles from Boston University. He feels finding CrossFit was inevitable as it is a perfect blend of his love for fitness and need to compete every single day. Aaron loves teaching and helping people work to achieve their goals and believes CrossFit is the perfect forum for people to accomplish things they never thought possible, both physical and mental.
Aaron has been a Level 1 certified CrossFit coach for over a year, in additon to being a certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Fitness Association.  He competed with the CrossFit Fenway Affiliate Cup team at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Finals this past July.

4 Rounds
800m run
20 Swings (1.5,1)
50 Double Unders

*The CFNE garage games events have been announced.  Click here for more details.  We will be having a competitors meeting Wednesday night at 730pm for all of those participating.*

DISCUSSION 19 Comments

  1. facebook123 09/22/2011 at 12:18 pm

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  2. maze 09/20/2011 at 6:06 pm

    19:49 RX

  3. Katie S 09/20/2011 at 2:04 pm

    Lil John, you rocked it! Um, wish someone told me that it was only 20 swings, not 25 – That pood is the devil. HA HA

  4. Lil John 09/20/2011 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats Aaron and thanks for the push lastnight. WOD 45:05, I really need to figure out dubs quick…

  5. Joe B 09/20/2011 at 12:27 pm

    WOD: 30:15, scaled down to 400m.

  6. Ash 09/20/2011 at 3:17 am

    WOD: 27:05 RX

    Kristen & James – heard the brunch was incredible, wish we could have made it, all the weddings are done for the year now, phewww!! Miss you guys!!

    Jamie – I’m off from work all week, dog walk plzzz? 🙂

    CONGRATS AARON! Welcome to the BEST community!!!

  7. Andrea 09/20/2011 at 12:52 am


  8. sarah p 09/20/2011 at 12:51 am

    30:ish minutes on the wod…BUT i can finally do double unders! thank you to amy for introducing me to the speedrope! 18 in a row!

  9. Sean 09/20/2011 at 12:27 am

    WOD: 23:51 rx

  10. Kate 09/20/2011 at 12:20 am

    27:45 (.5; 100 singles). Double-unders continue to elude me.

  11. jaime 09/19/2011 at 6:21 pm

    30:44 Rx
    Someone must have moved the 800m line, it took me a while to find it…4 times

  12. James S. 09/19/2011 at 5:20 pm

    Travel WOD (16:20): 3 rds – 400m, 20 hand release pushups, and 30 Situps

    Finished with 5 100m sprints: 13sec/15sec (fastest/slowest) – 30 seconds rest between sprints.

    Back in the box on Wednesday…

  13. Mandy Cash 09/19/2011 at 4:58 pm

    27:20 Rx – that kicked my butt!

    Sorry I missed brunch! I’m a sucker for softball (played 3 games yesterday)…

  14. Justin S. 09/19/2011 at 3:51 pm

    One thing left out of this bio….he is commonly known as Light Show or more formally The Light Show. If even says so on Wikipedia…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_show

  15. Amy 09/19/2011 at 2:59 pm

    Paleo brunch was magnificent. Thank you Kristen for being such a gracious host, and thanks to Leann and Joe for being a superb little helpers.

  16. Joe 09/19/2011 at 2:56 pm

    Well done, Jaime. Rick Ross would be proud.

  17. Arik 09/19/2011 at 1:00 pm

    28:38 Rx

    Ran the first 800 in 3:30 by mistake. OOPS.

  18. Jeff 09/19/2011 at 12:18 am

    Very pumped for the 9am option!

  19. jaime 09/19/2011 at 12:13 am

    Coach Aaron is a Boss! pronunciation (bauw-ss) right Joe?
    Tomorrows’ wod just made me puke a little in my mouth but I will be there for sure!
    Thanks to James and Kristen for hosting a sweet brunch today and for letting me bring my two crazy four legged kids to play with Murphy!
    Garage Games hollllaaaa!