Blue Crab CrossFit May Newsletter

The Blue Crab CrossFit Committed Club Results

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

On May 3rd, we’ll randomly draw a name to win $20 store credit 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 May 2nd.

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

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– Lavin Chainani –

Congratulations to our May April BCCF Athletes of the Month, Lavin Chainani! Lavin has been nothing but consistent with his workout routine since joining Blue Crab CrossFit. He always shows up with a great attitude and you’ll often see him at various class times throughout the week, getting that workout in! Thanks for being a great role model for everyone at Blue Crab CrossFit, Lavin! Check out his great story below!

Tell us a bit about yourself!

I was born and raised in India and came to the US at 22 to get my Master’s at Syracuse. After graduating in 2005, I moved to Baltimore for work and have lived here since. I went to Catholic School and loved playing soccer and cricket growing up.

Tell us about your fitness journey and discovering CrossFit

I had no background or heard about CrossFit. I just took a Groupon for one of the CrossFit places in this area and fell in love with CrossFit, but I wanted to try other places before committing. I dropped into a few other places for a 1:1 class but was not 100% sold. Finally, I bought the Groupon for the ten classes at BCCF, and after the first class with Ben and Josh, I knew I had found my place.

It’s been nine years! When I joined, I was completely out of shape, close to 250lbs, eating like crap, out of breath when I would tie my shoelaces, and had no foundational knowledge of factors of health (sleep, nutrition, exercise, etc). CrossFit has completely changed my life physically and mentally.

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

CrossFit – my main goal is to keep working on my nutrition and mobility and enjoying the process.

Non-CrossFit – I am playing cricket in the Howard Country League; my goal is to play as many games as possible.

Tell us more about your life outside of the gym – favorite thing to do when you’re bored, favorite meal, music, job etc. 

Life outside the gym is mainly running around with my six and 8-year-old (Riya & Rohan). They are getting into soccer, tennis, and dance, and I enjoy all the sports with them.

Blue Crab CrossFit Kicks Off the Ambassador Program

The BCCF Ambassador Program was established to identify members who can be ambassadors to the gym and help our new members settle in and have a person to go-to for questions. The role is not much more than what the nominated ambassadors already do, rather a formality and process for onboarding new members to link them up with a person before/during a class.

We’re excited to announce our inaugural group of BCCF Ambassadors who will be helping us out for the remainder of 2023:
Anna Anderson
Veronica Talbert
Tom Burke
Ron Mabe
Ashley Smith
Danielle Attiliis
Jami Silvia

The BCCF Ambassador position will be a six month position that will rotate members to give others the opportunity to fill those shoes. Ambassadors will be chosen based on their consistency at the gym, attendance to BCCF events,  and their ability to interact with new people. BCCF staff will attempt to select members across a range of classes to ensure Ambassadors throughout the day.

We all know that group classes can be intimidating for new people and we’d like to give new members a buddy for their first class. Ambassadors are not expected to coach the new member – their primary role is to be a part of our welcoming committee. Ambassadors will attend the new member’s first group class, answer general questions about the gym (like where we keep the equipment, where the bathroom is), but most importantly create a relationship with them that keeps them motivated, having fun, and wanting to come back day after day.

Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador? The next round of nominations will go out in December. Keep meeting the criteria listed above and chances are, you’ll be a future BCCF Ambassador nominee.

An Exciting Partnership!

We’re excited to announce that we are a drop off location for John’s Fit Meals! They offer meals each week as well as bulk items to help free up your time from food prep while being able to eat healthy each week!

This is one of the most affordable food prep businesses in the area and it’s also a small, local business that we’re excited to support. Drop offs at BCCF are usually around 8am on Mondays.

Use code JFM20 for 20% off your first order!