BCCF August Newsletter & Athlete of the Month

Wow! We’re so excited to see such a LONG list of people for the inaugural Committed Club Month! Congratulations to the following 24 individuals who made it to the gym 15+ times in July!

Consistency is key for growth and your hard work shows. Here’s to being committed in August! On August 3rd, we’ll randomly draw a name to win $20 store credit to be used any way at BCCF (coaches’ names will not be in the drawing).

Didn’t make the July list? We restart in August – 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!

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Congratulations to our August BCCF Athlete of the Month, Jamie Cook!

We are so proud of Jamie – her hard work and dedication to the gym shows and she always shows up with a smile and a great attitude! Check out her great story below for a nomination well deserved!

Where did you grow up? Did you have any siblings, pets – what was your home life like? Were you involved in sports and/or other activities? Favorite memory growing up?

I grew up in Pasadena MD. I have one brother who is 2 years younger than me, and we are best friends. I started out doing ballet at a young age, but quit that to play baseball with my brother. I played baseball for years on my brothers team and I was the only girl. I remember the other teams coach would tell the boys to move in, when I got up to bat. But, quickly they learned that wasn’t the best idea. After several years of baseball, I played softball, then switched to lacrosse, and in high school I played basketball & field hockey.


How were you first introduced to CrossFit? How long have you been a BCCF member, what is your favorite workout/movement, etc. Do you have a favorite BCCF memory? How do you feel CrossFit has changed/influenced your life?

I first found out about CrossFit through a friend and I’d say my favorite movements are deadlifts & db snatches… oh, and abmat sit-ups! I became a member in 2019, and its been the best decision by far! I couldn’t imagine my life without BCCF. I’ve met the best of friends & the love of my life! The gym is my happy place and all of members and coaches have made me feel so welcomed, ever since day one. Every single time I step foot into those gym doors, my stress goes away, I’m greeted by smiles, and surrounded by nothing but positive vibes & encouragement. BCCF is not just a gym, it’s a family and I’m so grateful to be apart of it!

What goals do you have within the next year – CrossFit and non-CrossFit? My goals are to get butterfly pull ups, make bar & hip contact, and sleep better! 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.

If I’m not at the beach or outside in the sun, then you will find me on the couch cuddling with my dogs Wilson & Quinn. My favorite meal is breakfast… specifically crab cake Benedict from Johnny’s restaurant in Pasadena or a chicken fajita omelette with blueberry pancakes from IHOP! I used to go to IHOP after almost every workout. And that’s just one of the many ways Tyler won my heart… was with an IHOP gift card!



Welcome to the Coach Staff, Tom Chatt!

Congratulations to Tom Chatt, who recently passed his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification! If you’ve been to a morning class, you’ve seen him shadowing. With the passing of his CF-L1, you’ll start seeing him more on the 6am schedule! Congratulations, Tom and welcome to the coaching staff! We’re excited to have you on the team, sharing your knowledge with the BCCF members!



Class Reservation Reminders

A friendly reminder to please reserve a spot before arriving at the gym. This gives the coaches time to make any necessary adjustments to make sure we have the proper equipment for everyone. You can reserve a spot up to 24 hours before the class. If your schedule changes, please cancel your reservation to allow others the spot! Auto-Class Cancellations Beginning August 1st for the classes where a coach travels to the gym to open it up, they will now be auto-cancelled if there are no reservations one hour before the class begins.

The following classes will be set up for auto-cancellation: M-F: 6am, Noon, and 4:15pm; Sat: 8:30am This helps our coaches out who travel from home/work to coach the class. If no one has reserved a spot, this will save them a trip! Thank you for understanding and please let us know if you have any questions or issues reserving a spot. Signing Into Class In addition to reserving a spot, make sure that you sign in! Not sure how to sign in? Ask a coach or check out this article! You can do it either from your app after reserving a spot or upon arrival at the gym by clicking your name from the reservations list. This is important – this is how we track your attendance for the Committed Club!



Relocation Efforts

We wanted to provide a quick update on our relocation efforts. We’re working hard to remain within 5-10 minutes of our current location and are really trying to purchase a property, rather than lease. This will provide us a space we can call our own and build a solid foundation for the future of BCCF! Our current lease ends on September 30th, so we’re working to try to get moved before then if at all possible. Depending on the new building, that may be delayed, but we’re doing our best to avoid that. Stay tuned for more updates! Thanks for your understanding and support! – Mandy & Josh L.



Upcoming Events

August 11th – BCCF Happy Hour The Ale House – Columbia @ 5pm. Reminder, no 5:30 or 6:45pm class on happy hour days.

August BCCF Foundations – 15th, 17th, 19th, and 22nd @ 5:30pm Limited spots available! $100 for four classes, one week of classes after Foundations, & a tailored nutrition report. Let your friends/family/coworkers know! If they sign up for a membership after Foundations, you’ll receive store credit for the referral.

September 10th – Annual BCCF Float Trip @9am River Riders in Harpers Ferry It’s time for our annual event! Bring a friend/spouse! If you are planning to float and/or camp, please contact Megan L. Reminder – no classes on September 10th so that our coaches can make the event as well!