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Frosty Five 5K 2019

7th annual Frosty Five 5K was a success! Thanks to everyone that joined in the healthy, holiday fun!

We had almost 600 people show up! Wow! Over $1,500 was donated to Street2Feet! WOW!

We loved the new location this year at Pearsall Park! Great route (thanks E-Dragon Productions) and all the kids got to play on the obstacle course and playground afterwards.

Enjoy these event pictures from Matt Sevier Photography. Feel free to tag yourself, share and post! Click here to view

Also, we would love to see more of your smiling faces, so any extra pictures you post, please use the hashtag #FrostyFive5K. We will share them on our social media pages!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love,
Alamo 180

December 2019 Athlete of the Month

December 2019 Athlete of the Month.

Heather Hamilton

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180?  

I’m 38 and joined Alamo 180 about two years ago (maybe, I have no idea ;). 

How many different programs within Alamo 180 have you done?  

I CrossFit three times a week and recently participated in the beginner swim series twice (because I’m a “beginner-beginner” and sink in the water).

Why do you CrossFit?  Favorite workout? Least favorite?

I love to lift weights! Even in middle school, I would choose weightlifting over everything else. I enjoy running, and lifting helps with that, but I enjoy lifting weights more. My favorite workouts are deadlifts and squat cleans! The two moves make me feel strong and powerful. My least favorite workouts involve anything upper body and sprints. You guessed it, they don’t make me feel strong.

What are you training for right now? 

Currently, I’m training for the Houston half marathon. I plan on pushing myself and set a pretty lofty goal so I’ll be serious and train for real this time. Normally I just run for running and train for life. I often consider myself a lazy runner just out there to enjoy it and not hit a time or pace.  

Favorite cheat meal? 

I love to eat, and I really love GOOD food. I often joke with my boyfriend that food is the stable of our relationship. He’s an amazing cook and I love to eat – it’s perfect! I don’t have a cheat meal as I don’t restrict myself from food but rather enjoy the not so good for you items in moderation and don’t really enjoy junk food. But my favorite meal would be any breakfast item.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit?

The best advice I could provide to anyone starting CrossFit would be to believe in yourself and pay attention to your body. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else other than yourself. It doesn’t matter that the person next to you is lifting twice as much as you, you are on your own path. Listen to your body and take a rest when you need it. And most importantly, love who you are. 

November 2019 Athlete of the Month

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180? 

I’m 29 years old. I joined Alamo 180 in June 2016. Wandering into Alamo 180 3+ years ago was one of the best choices I’ve made.

How many different programs within Alamo 180 have you done?  

I’ve done all of them! Initially, I intended to join the triathlon team, but I got talked into doing a summer CrossFit challenge.  I moved over to the running team, then to triathlon for a year. I’ve also trained with the OCR team and did yoga when it was offered!   

Why do you CrossFit? 

At first, I did CrossFit because it made me a better runner. But now, I do it because it makes me a better person. I struggle with anxiety and am a perfectionist but CrossFit challenges me to learn new skills and push my limits.  It keeps me strong – mentally and physically.

What is your favorite workout? Least favorite?

If a workout involves rope climbs, tire flips, and sled pushes – I’m there! My least favorite workouts are when they’re called assessments.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the same workout I’ve done in classes before, but as soon as it’s called an assessment and I get in my own head. I never regret finishing one but getting myself there is always a battle. 

Favorite lift? 

I LOVE hang and power cleans! They make me feel like a badass. 

What are you training for right now? 

I had planned on doing the Houston Marathon but I’ve been having some knee pain since running the Sky Island 50K. I’m primarily a runner but I’m taking some time away from always training for the next race. I’ve been having fun lifting and finally being able to do an unassisted pull-up! 

Favorite cheat meal? 

I don’t consider any meal a ‘cheat meal!’ I’ve been in recovery from anorexia and bulimia for five years now and I don’t consider any foods off-limits. After years of restricting or bingeing, I do my best to eat intuitively.  Sometimes, I finish a long run and can’t wait for an acai bowl. Other times, all I want is a juicy cheeseburger, fries, and beer. I make it a priority to listen to what my body needs each day and then trust it. 

What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit?

Have FUN! Don’t compare yourself to others, and focus on form first. Some days, you’ll question why your alarm is going off at 4:55 AM and just go back to sleep (or at least I do).  But that’s okay if you’re having fun – the fun will make sure you come back the next day. The welcoming community at Alamo 180 and the challenging workouts keep me coming back consistently, and it’s that consistency that I’ve built physical skills and mental strength! 

Frosty Five 5k 2019

Join us for the SEVENTH annual Frosty Five 5k Costume Fun Run! 

About: a “no frills, just lots of fun” run/walk event. Bring your friends and family! Fur babies welcomed, too. Dress up in your favorite holiday spirit! It’s a fun way to celebrate health and fitness, as well as a chance to spread holiday cheer by donating to the non-profits we proudly support! 

Date & Start Time: December 24 – Christmas Eve morning. 9:00 AM event start / 8:50 AM event briefing.

Location (new this year!): Pearsall Park. 4838 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242

Registration: Admission is FREE, but we encourage participants to support Street2Feet non-profit with cash of any amount and/or gently used athletic apparel and/or athletic shoes. Your donation goes a long way in helping support their beautiful mission. Street to Feet is a non-profit organization that changes lives in the homeless community through running programs. They provide free training programs, necessary running gear, and free race entries. Donations of running shoes and clothes help to equip their athletes, and donations of money help to cover the cost of race entry fees.  Last year we had over 10 bags full of running apparel and over $500 raised for Street2Feet! The local community has truly backed this event! We are so thankful! 

Registration link & info coming soon 

Course Details: A 5k Run/Walk on the natural trails of Pearsall park. 

Maps: 5k map info coming soon 

Parking: Parking info coming soon

Considerations:

  • There are no finishers medals for this event. This is a free event with the purpose of getting friends and family together for a fun, healthy morning.
  • There are no timing chips, no leaderboard, no age group awards, just the satisfaction of finishing a 5k before the holiday festivities start.
  • No water jugs out on the course, so please bring your own water/fuel with you. There will be water and Gatorade jugs at the finish.
  • Furry friends are welcome to enjoy the event. Jog strollers totally welcomed (note: non-jog strollers are a little challenging to push on the natural trail, so for a pleasant running/walking experience, use a jog stroller with large wheels). 

We’d love to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to info@alamo180.com

Community Bootcamp

Did you know that the first service Alamo 180 offered was Bootcamp? In 2011, we started offering Bootcamps in local parks before we had a home gym.

Coming to Alamo 180 November 6, 2019Community Bootcamp!

Schedule: Wednesdays at 7pm & Saturdays at 9am. 

Class duration/format: 30 minute class using body weight, kettlebells and dumbbells. Every class will offer scaled options to ensure you’re appropriately challenged.

Class is limited to 20 participants. Make sure to grab your free spot here: Registration link here

Donation based: Free class, but please consider donating to our non-profit partner, Street2Feet. Bring new or gently used athletic apparel, athletic shoes, or cash donations. 

At Alamo 180, we are committed to making functional training affordable and accessible. It is our heart to offer the highest quality training experience while keeping our CrossFit class and membership rates fair and affordable. In addition to our payment based drop-in classes and memberships, we now offer 2 free community bootcamp classes every week to make functional training truly accessible to all.

Please note, we are not a charity nor a non-profit. We are a small, community-driven business with a big heart to serve. It is our passion to see lives changed through exercise and healthy habits. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community through classes led by our highly certified and caring instructors. Thank you for supporting us and our non-profit partners! 

October Athlete of the Month

Frank Aguirre

October 2019 Athlete of the Month

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180? I am 54. I joined A180 in September 2016.

How much weight have you lost? 70 pounds

Why do you CrossFit? I CrossFit to stay mentally and physically healthy. I also enjoy working out with like-minded people who also want to have fun getting healthy.

What is your favorite workout? Least favorite? My favorite is Murph; it such a huge challenge. My least favorite workout is anything with running.

Favorite lift? My favorite lifts are Hang and Power cleans.

What are you training for right now? Ironically, I am training for the Rock-n-Roll half marathon, in December!

What has been the most important thing for you in terms of keeping the weight off? The most important thing has been consistency. Consistency in the gym, the kitchen, sleep, hydration, and all the extras that help me stay lean like my Sunday morning 6-mile walks. 

Favorite cheat meal? Cheeseburgers. Cheeseburgers. Cheeseburgers.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit or strength training? Be patient, be consistent. Show up on frequently and be ready to put in some work. Concentrate on form first then weight. I think it’s better to build your engine slowly than to go out too heavy, too hard, or too fast. 

5 years ago

When we opened the gym 5 years ago, our excitement was soon followed with a panic stricken “did we make a mistake?”

Our gym had been opened for three weeks and we were way behind our projected goals for the first month. We sat on the floor, looked at each other and wondered if we made a mistake.

Faith is spelled r-i-s-k.

Taking a risk is what starts you on the journey to creating something great. You see what you want to accomplish, you have faith in the outcome, and you take a risk to go after it.

In that panic filled moment on the gym floor, a woman walked through the door and bought a premium personal training package. The next day a friend wanted to gift us a check to help us out in our first month of business. We made our financial goals that month! Our faith increased and it inspired us to keep working hard. This picture is where we are today!

What great thing do you want to accomplish? You will never know what you’re capable of until you take a risk! Have faith it will work out even when things get really hard. Great things don’t come from comfort zones. Go for it! You can do it!

What if nothing changed?

When you look at yourself in the mirror…

What do you see?

How does it make you feel?

What if nothing changed in the next year? The next 5 years?

If you answer, “I can’t live another year like this” then it’s time to make a change. 

At Alamo 180, we firmly believe that everyone can live their best and most active life. It’s never too late. You’re never too old, too out of shape, or whatever lie we give ourselves, to get started!

Start your fitness journey here.

At Alamo 180, you will find you have lots of options when it comes to living and loving the active lifestyle. Choose from our CrossFit or Triathlon programs. Our positive culture and supportive community makes working out fun. Achieve more, together.

June Newsletter

June Newsletter! Read all about it here
Alamo 180 is a community of motivated men and women ready to make positive lifestyle changes.
Take a look at our athletes setting their 180 goals and accomplishing them!
Are you ready to achieve your 180 goal? Do it in a supportive community! Achieve more, together!

Friday Night Lights / 19.1

Celebrating fitness by participating in the CrossFit Open WOD 19.1.

15 min AMRAP: 19 wall balls, 19 calorie row.

We made it into a friendly, intramural competition. Three teams – red, white and blue teams.

To us, CrossFit is a way of life. And the Open is a way to celebrate fitness.

Want to learn more about our CrossFit and join our fun and supportive community? Click here to learn more about what we do and why!