Open Spotlight: 17.1

The Open is here and in true Dave Castro fashion, we kicked off the 2017 season with two brand new movements: The Dumbbell Snatch & The Burpee Box Jump Over. 

The Workout: For Time (with a 20 minute time cap)

10 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

20 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch

15 Burpee Box Jumps

40 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

50 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

This one was a burner. You had to go. You had to go hard. You probably had to go harder than you wanted to. We saw some incredible efforts on 17.1 both RXed and scaled! When the dust settled, it was Evan Smith with the top time. He set a blistering pace right from the get go & stuck with it till the end!

Top Times:

Male RX Evan Smith 12:01

Female RX Kerri Badessa 14:27

Men's Scaled Paul Sorrentino 18:26 

Women's Scaled Cindy Pierce 13:49


On to 17.2!!



February Member of the Month

Our February Member of the Month is...

Jonathan Calderone!

Jonathan is one of our amazing CrossFit Kids. He is hard working and determined. No workout is too long or too tough for this guy. Jonathan started out with our normal CrossFit Kids class, but when him and his mom approached us for some extra time in the gym, we knew he'd be fine jumping in with our CrossFit Boot Camp Classes. Even with his busy school & sports schedule he still finds time to get in the gym... and when he can't, we've heard he's been known to make up his own workouts to do at home! We love Jonathan's enthusiasm for learning & trying new things in the gym. We can see him getting stronger and faster. Just the other night he did over 100 kettlebell swings with the same weight he struggled to do sets of 10 with when he started out with us!

He has all the characteristics of a great athlete and we can't wait to see what he does! Keep on pushing Jonathan! 



Another one in.

Hank "You Can't Beat Me" Rizzotte

RX Men

This will be his: 5th Open

"Yeah you should sign up for The Open... because second place is better than not trying."



He's in.

Rick Adamucci

"Old Sack O' Taters" 

Masters Men 50-54

This will be his: 7th Open

Looking to kick booty... or at least just keep up with the young guns. 



February Double Under Challenge

We're ramping up for The Open with a Challenge!

The February CrossFit Open Double Under Challenge

Participants will complete one double under for each successive day during the month of February leading up to The Open. 
Day 1 = 1 Double Under
Day 2 = 2 Unbroken Double Unders
Day 3 = 3 Unbroken Doulbe Unders, etc.

The double unders will be performed in the warm up & participants can try until they get it! The challenge will go right up until February 23rd (the first day of The Open) and by then we'll be jumping pro's! 


The Open is Coming, The Open is Coming!


The Open is Coming, The Open is Coming!

That's right, it's not just the British. The CrossFit Open is coming in hot too! 

For those of you that don't know, The CrossFit Open is a five week, five workout competition held in CrossFit affiliates and garage gyms all over the world. Workouts are released on Thursday night and athletes have until Monday night to complete them & submit their scores. There are RX, scaled, masters, and teens workouts posted, making The Open accessible to & possible for everyone. 

Here's some reasons why we think you should participate in The CrossFit Open with us: 

You're Good. Whether you believe it or not, you're good at this whole exercising thing. You workout all year long, coming into the gym week after week and putting in the time. The Open gives you a chance to showcase all that hard work.

You Get To Be A Part Of Something Bigger. The Open is something bigger than just Jersey Devil CrossFit. It's an awesome way for the entire CrossFit Community to come together. 

It's A Great Excuse To Trash Talk. Usually trash talking in the gym is a little excessive and borders on being frowned upon, but during The Open all bets are off. Trash talk with your buddies is all part of some friendly competition. 

There'll Probably Be Beer. We like to work hard, but that means we play just as hard. We'd be willing to bet that Friday's during The Open will be just as much a celebration as they are a challenge. 

You'll Surprise Yourself. Every year we see people push a little harder, go a little farther, and surprise themselves during the open. 

You May Even Inspire Others. You never know who's watching. Maybe someone in the gym looks up to you, or you struggle though the very thing they're afraid of struggling though. Your actions in the gym are inspiring and you should be proud of all your abilities. 



Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to all our Jersey Devil CrossFit November Babies!


Happy Birthday Michelle Jacobs!

Happy Birthday Toniann Rizzotte!

Happy Birthday Jenna Vivadelli!

Happy Birthday Kyle Wilsbach!

Happy Birthday Connor Wilsbach!

Happy Birthday Gab Gherardi!




Huge Congratulations to Team All in the Rice!

JDCF's own Hank Rizzotte, Evan Smith, & Connor Wilsbach are going to Miami for The Wodapalooza Fitness Festival!