BCCF January Newsletter & Athlete of the Month

Goodbye, 2022!

Welcome, 2023!

Thank you from the BCCF Coaches for an amazing year! We had so much fun spending the year with you, watching you grow as athletes and challenge yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of!

Many of you took your fitness outside of the gym – through 5ks, Spartan Races, Competitions, and so many other things! It’s so fun to see you use your fitness in other ways and to see how your consistency at the gym contributes to every day success. You all inspire us and make us proud – keep it up!

In July, we started the BCCF Committed Club, which highlights our members who have 15+ check ins each month. When we received our 2022 Wodify in Review, we were not surprised to see everyone on the top 10 leaderboard for attendance and PRs be members who are consistently on the Committed Club list. Consistency is key, even if it’s tough to get to the gym or you don’t feel like going, the moment you get there the better you’ll feel to get moving and the closer it’ll get you to your goals. Keep getting to the gym and getting that workout in with the intended stimulus and you’ll be amazed at the results you see!

Top 10 Members for Attendance in 2022

With only 365 days in a year and being closed on Sundays, we’re amazed with your commitment and check ins throughout the year! Great job with your consistency – keep it going in 2023!

Top 10 Members for Personal Records (PRs) in 2022

Overall, we had 861 PRs across the gym in 2022! That’s amazing and so great to see you all testing your workouts and lifts from previous lifts to get these PRs. Testing yourselves throughout the year is important, so if we are in a strength cycle or you see a named workout, try to get to the gym to get that recorded in Wodify to test in the future.

For upcoming activities, keep an eye out for more information regarding our new Bring a Friend Week and our Annual BCCF Calendar. We’ll also try to do more frequent communications (via email) given how long our monthly newsletters are getting – watch for new communications starting on Sundays in January for activities/programming coming up for the week. Details coming soon!

Awesome job, BCCFers! Here’s to the fun 2023 has in store for us. We cannot wait to see what you accomplish this year!

The Blue Crab CrossFit December Committed Club

Congratulations to the following individuals who made it to the gym 15+ times in December! BCCFers crushed it this month – our most consistent month yet and some new names! Awesome job, everyone! Consistency is key for growth and your hard work is showing! * indicates those qualified for the quarterly drawing if they get 15+ check ins this month.

On January 3rd, we’ll randomly draw a name to win $20 (monthly) and $50 (quarterly) store credit to be used at BCCF. If you think your name was missed, please send us a note by the 2nd with proof of 15 sign ins in by January 2nd.

Didn’t make the list? We restart TODAY – so your chances of making the list start over! Don’t forget – just RSVP’ing does not count towards attendance – you also have to sign in!

**Share your Blue Crab CrossFit love! Remember to check in to Blue Crab CrossFit on Facebook and Instagram and one or all of the following hashtags #bccfcommittedclub #bluecrabcrossfit #bccfcommitted #bccffamily #bccf

– Erik Carr –

Congratulations to our January BCCF Athletes of the Month, Erik Carr! He’s nearing his year mark with BCCF and in that short time has embraced the workouts and the community and worked his way into the top 10 in PRs this year thanks to his consistency and hard work. He always shows up with a great attitude and gets to the gym no matter the time. Thanks for being such a great role model for BCCF! Check out his story below for a nomination well deserved!

Tell us a bit about yourself!

I grew up outside of Flint, Michigan. I went to college at Michigan State University before moving to Maryland. Growing up I played a variety of sports including soccer, football, basketball, golf. In High School I focused on running cross country and track. Besides the traditional sports, I’ve enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing since I was 7 years old.

Tell us about your fitness journey and discovering CrossFit

I was introduced to CrossFit here at Blue Crab.  I was going to a regular gym until my job was relocated from Annapolis junction to Standard drive down the road from Blue Crab in September 2021.When that happened, I stopped going to the gym and working out. I kept seeing everyone running outside from blue crab and it got me interested. I was telling my girlfriend Karolynn about Blue Crab and she suggested I might like doing a workout like CrossFit instead of a traditional gym by myself. I started foundations in February of 2022 and have been hooked ever since.

I don’t have a favorite workout yet, but I can confidently say that cali-bear is not one of them. I prefer workouts that have running, rowing or biking as part of the metcon.

What goals do you have within the next year – CrossFit and non-CrossFit?

My goals for CrossFit next year include becoming proficient at double unders, being able to do bar muscle ups regularly, and really work on my clean and snatch forms. I also want to do the murph as prescribed this year. Outside of CrossFit, I want to get back into running races, hopefully running with my sons. Spend more time hiking and a lot less screen time.

Tell us more about your life outside of the gym – favorite thing to do when you’re bored, favorite meal, music, job etc. Give us one really random fact that people may not know about you. 
Outside of the gym, I really enjoy snow skiing and running. I spend a lot of my free time with my boys doing their activities like lacrosse and cub scouts. For work, I am a software engineer for a small company supporting the federal government. Favorite music is classic rock but since starting CrossFit I find myself listening to CrossFit and HIIT playlists on Spotify. Favorite meal is smoked brisket with baked macaroni & cheese.

Random fact – When I was young, I won the Lego building contest at the Michigan Renaissance Festival two years in a row.

The NOBULL CrossFit Open starts next month!

The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games season kicks off with the CrossFit Open, a three-week international competition where anyone — regardless of fitness level or ability — can compete in the biggest fitness competition in history. The 2023 Open will take place from Feb. 16 – March 6.

Click here to Register – make sure to join the Blue Crab CrossFit affiliate when signing up!

Traditionally, at Blue Crab CrossFit we host Friday Night Lights during the Open, where people stop by our themed nights to complete the workout and cheer each other on. It’s full of energy and a lot of fun! This year, our Friday Night Lights will take place from 5:30 until complete, on February 17th, 24th, and March 3rd. Themes to be announced closer to the event – but think things like Patriotic night, BCCF Gear Night, Favorite Sports Team, etc…

If you’ve done the Open before, you understand the magic of the Open. You push yourself to new challenges and some get a movement they’ve never done before. It’s a great way to kick off the year, support one another, and have some fun while doing it! So if this will be your first Open, we look forward to seeing you there and showing you the magic of the Open!