Primal Ape athletes had two reasons to celebrate last weekend: 1. CrossFit Open culminated with the 18.5 being chosen by the community via online votes and 2. It’s Primal Ape’s third year anniversary! So yeah… Cheers to us!!!
The community had spoken and 18.5 is an AMRAP of thrusters and chest to bar pull ups in increasing reps. As our coaches always say, the Open is a reminder of two important things: 1) that you just have to face whatever challenge life throws at you, and 2) that if you're not satisfied with how you approached the challenge, there is a possibility of a redo.
Primal Ape athletes gathered to the box for a strong finish of Open Games 2018 together. Coaches and athletes watch and cheer as one community, a timely display of camaraderie as we celebrate our three years of being a strong family.
Here’s what our athletes have to say:
“I saw my boxmates power through till the end of the Open. In every heat, especially those in which i had the chance to judge, i looked forward to the last few seconds because in that short span of time you get to witness the resolve of a person to improve on one's self. Everyone gave their 100% and reached new milestones -- all while enjoying the company and support of one another” – Nico Toledo
“My 2 or so years in Primal Ape Crossfit had gone by so fast. I still feel like a newbie because I am still constantly trying to unlock new PRs, and continuously being challenged to go faster & be stronger. I am eternally grateful for that constant reminder. I am both happy to see our community grow and also equally sad to see long time Ape friends leave. I am thankful to Primal Ape for having given me the opportunity to meet new friends. At my age, I'm lazy to interact/socialize. Primal Ape is still my happy place; where I unwind and decompress. It has kept me feeling young(er)” – Tiana Yu
As Primal Ape celebrates its third year, we are also celebrating new leadership at the box. Primal Ape makes history as the first box in the country to have a female head coach.
Coach Xhi Tabalan will be leading Primal Ape Crossfit and will be the Mama Bear who will teach and guide us in achieving the better version ourselves. Here’s her message:
“Congratulations to all athletes who finished the Open! All of you are strong regardless of your scores. Strong does not always mean individual strength. A strong community is more powerful than a strong athlete or a strong coach. Over the weeks, our box had shown how strong we are as a community. We supported one another, we cheered for each other. And that’s what makes Primal Ape CrossFit stand out, we have a very strong community. I hope we keep it that way. Let’s be there for one another. Congratulations and Happy anniversary Primal Ape CrossFit”