Blue Crab CrossFit April Newsletter

The Blue Crab CrossFit March Committed Club

Congratulations to the following individuals who made it to the gym 15+ times in March! Awesome job, everyone! Consistency is key for growth and your hard work is showing!

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

Didn’t make the list? We restart TODAY – so your chances of making the list start over!

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– Tom Burke –

Congratulations to our April BCCF Athletes of the Month, Tom Burke! Tom has embraced the process and has made huge improvements in a short period of time. He’s consistent and always making it to class no matter the time. We love seeing him continue his fitness journey after growing up in sports! Keep kicking butt, Tom and congratulations to a well-deserved nomination! Check out his great story below!
Tell us a bit about yourself!

I grew up in the north part of New Jersey in a town called Vernon. It is a more mountainous area of the state that people don’t really picture when they think of NJ. Growing up I probably tried out every sport possible for at least one season. I loved being active and playing sports and after trying out many, I eventually settled into running and wrestling through high school. I loved running around my home area because the Appalachian trail was connected to my high school so there were always areas to explore. I eventually continued on through college with running DIII cross country and track and field. My favorite race was always the 800m, but I loved competing in any distance I was allowed to run in.

Tell us about your fitness journey and discovering CrossFit

I went to school for Exercise Physiology, so I always knew about Crossfit, but my interest in it peaked during the beginning of the pandemic. When there wasn’t much to do my wife and I started finding all the documentaries on Crossfit and were hooked for a while. Even with the world opening back up, I was still running a lot and traveling every single week for work, so I decided not to look into a crossfit gym for some time. Running has always been a love of mine, but with doing it on my own and not having any goals in mind I started to lose interest. Eventually my schedule changed and after some thought I finally looked into a CrossFit gym and was fortunate enough to find BCCF! It has been the best decision and opened up a whole new world for me to explore and get out of my comfort zone.

I have only been doing CrossFit for a little over 7 months, but it has been such an amazing experience. To start, this community is extraordinary and it has been a pleasure to start to get to know everyone. Going through these workouts with others, seeing everyone push through their limits, and work towards their goals together is what makes it special. I have always been more of a team person and this atmosphere brings that out to its fullest. I am influenced by everyone’s dedication and hardwork, which in turn makes me want to better myself each time I show up for class.


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

Although there are so many new and exciting workouts/exercises I am still trying to learn, there are a few Crossfit goals I am hoping to work on. For weighted exercise, I want to continue to work on my form with cleans and snatches to be more efficient. For body weight/gymnastic moves, I want to work towards a BMU, and if I can achieve that the RMU will be after.

I also really enjoyed the opener and the whole atmosphere. Being able to test myself to see where I am at with my fitness and push myself through areas I didn’t feel comfortable in was a fun time. I may be keeping a lookout for more fun competitions in the future!

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. 
My life outside of the gym consists mostly of hanging out with my wife, Christy, and dog, Buddy. We love our walks together and cannot wait for the nice weather to get here! With nicer weather also comes hanging outside at breweries and trying out new ones. I enjoy learning to cook new meals so if anyone has favorite dishes that they want to share, please do! My favorite meal has to be my homemade penne ala vodka, which is super easy to make and so so delicious.

Some random facts about me: I have 3 tattoos and am hoping to add onto my arm, I fractured my skull when I was young and you can see the scar clear as day when my hair is cut, I am the youngest of 4, I am a die hard Jets fan, and this April is my birthday month where I am entering the decade that starts with the number 3…

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