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CrossFit Offering 8 week Outdoor Bootcamp in the Fall

8-week Outdoor Bootcamp – Fall Session

September 26 – November 18, 2011
(Deadline to register and our first meeting will be September 23, 2011)

Bootcamp is the ultimate way to jumpstart your fitness and drop unwanted pounds! By using randomized movements and cardiovascular training, you can get the lean toned body that you have always wanted. Our programs are both general and specific in design. We’ve trained everyone from senior citizens to marathon runners to triathletes. These programs are for individuals who are committed to making a change in their life with the support of a strong community, no matter what walk of life they are coming from.

What to expect:

  • Core strength and a tighter back side
  • Function that will apply to any sport as well as every day life
  • Accountability of goals for maximum results
  • Increase in strength and cardiovascular endurance
  • Increase in coordination and agility
  • Have a blast working out with like-minded, motivated people
  • Nutrition counseling and accountability

Class location / time:                     Kona (Old Airport walking trail) – Mon/Wed/Fri – 6:30-7:15 am
Hilo (Queen Liliuokalani Park) – Mon/Wed/Fri – 6:30-7:15 am

Cost: $180/month                     Contact: Joel Tessier – Owner (808)990-3863 Crossfitbigisland@hotmail.com

September 8, 2011 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | Leave a comment

CrossFit having Grand Opening Party – August 20

 Hot Summer Night of Jazz, Cocktails and Charity (CFBI Grand Opening)             Saturday, August 20th
6:30pm-9:30pm 

@ CrossFit Big Island (1717 Kamehameha Avenue, across from Ken’s House of Pancakes, Hilo)
CrossFit Big Island is officially opening their doors on August 20th and kicking things off with a big party to support our HILO SURFRIDER CHAPTER (think ocean, waves and local beach protection) as well as gym members, Brooke and Joel, who are traveling to HAITI this September to volunteer at a hospital and host a children’s arts camp. 
Think, cocktails, Kona brewskies, the one and only Big Island latin-gypsy-funk band LECHE DE TIGRE, dancing, live DJ, a silent auction for awesome stuff like surfboards, zip-line tours, gold CrossFit memberships, Dolphin encounter certificates, tattoos, massages, art … the list goes on!
Everyone is welcome and admission is FREE! Come out and support a couple of great causes, it’s gonna be one hot night!!
Contact info:  Joel Tessier   (808) 990-3863    crossfitbigisland@hotmail.com

August 16, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , | Leave a comment

CrossFit Boot Camp coming up in Kona and Hilo

Sports Spe­cific Bootcamp            JULY 18 — AUGUST 26

Get an edge on the com­pe­ti­tion by train­ing like some of the world’s top athletes.

6-weeks of intense strength and con­di­tion­ing for youth and high school ath­letes. Train with the most expe­ri­enced staff on the island. All train­ing and con­di­tion­ing is age appro­pri­ate and pro­gres­sive in nature.

What to expect:

  • Improved speed and jump­ing performance
  • Improved bal­ance and mobility
  • Increased strength endurance
  • Reduced body fat and increased lean body mass

Avail­able at 2 Big Island locations:

Cross­Fit Ali’i (Kona) — Mon/Wed/Fri at 3:30pm

74–5606 Pawai Place, Bay 16

Cross­Fit Big Island (Hilo) — Mon/Wed/Fri at 3:30pm

1717 Kame­hameha Avenue

Our NEW 4,300 sq.ft. loca­tion is the biggest sports train­ing facil­ity on the island!

Cost: $200

Please reg­is­ter in advance: (808) 990‑3863 / crossfitbigisland@hotmail.com

June 20, 2011 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | Leave a comment

CrossFit Big Island Opening New Facility in Kona

CrossFit women’s boot camp

CrossFit Aliʼi is officially opening its doors in Kailua Kona on Saturday, November 20th. The popular fitness program created for all ages and ability uses high intensity, functional movements in constantly varied, teamwork style workouts has been spreading across the Hawaiian Islands for the last 5 years and is now hitting the Big Islandʼs west side.

Joel Tessier, founder of CrossFit Big Island in Hilo and now CrossFit Aliʼi is excited for his business and the CrossFit fitness program to be part of Kailua Konaʼs community.

Our goals for the business are simple” Tessier says, “create community, reach out to those who really need this, and find ways to hopefully give back.” Donʼt miss out on the celebrations at 74 – 5606 Pawai Place, Bay 15 (Kailua Kona), beginning at 5:00 p.m. until pau. Try a free CrossFit workout, enjoy delicious pupus, cocktails and live music from local D.J.ʼs. Event attendees will receive a one-time-only introductory special. Everyoneʼs welcome, no CrossFit experience necessary.

For more information on CrossFit Aliʼi, visit http://www.crossfitalii.com, email crossfitbigisland@hotmail.com or call Joel Tessier at (808) 990-3863.

November 10, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | 2 Comments

CrossFit raising the bar for Breast Cancer Awareness

CrossFit Big Island joins Mammograms In Action, a Southern California based non-profit, in organizing the second annual “Amazing Grace — Lifting Barbells for Boobs” event to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

CrossFit Big Island, located in Hilo, HI, will be participating in this year’s competition, and all are welcome. The fundraiser has evolved into a fun, competitive event involving people from every walk of life and all levels of fitness. “The desire to do something proactive and positive for women needing better screening, including mammograms, is the only prerequisite,” the organizers report. The fundraiser is a perfect fit for CrossFit in general as it shows a broad dedication to the community’s overall health while remaining open and inclusive of people with any athletic ability.

According to the CrossFit.com website, “The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.” CrossFit Big Island is committed to working with its local community to improve the fitness levels of the entire family. They are proud and excited to be a part of the Mammograms In Action fundraiser.

Beginning last year with just one location on one day, the fund raising event has grown rapidly. This year, well over 150 CrossFit affiliates worldwide will be hosting events throughout the entire month of October to coincide with breast cancer awareness month.

CrossFit Big Island will be holding their “Barbells for Boobs” event on October 27th, 2010, at their 18 Pohaku St., Hilo, HI, location. Individuals interested in participating in the fundraiser at CrossFit Big Island can register directly at http://www.barbellsforboobs.org

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , | 1 Comment