Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits

Bring a friend for their first class (which is always free) between October 9 - October 21, and both you and your friend will receive $5 Crew Cash, redeemable in the studio on any merchandise.

  • Earn DOUBLE CREW CASH if you bring your friend to 5:30 am or 5:45 pm class!
  • Crew Cash will expire on October 31, so use it or lose it!
  • Crew cash is only redeemable by the person who earned it!

Click here to schedule your class.

ROW FOR LIFE!

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has brought an unprecedented onslaught of rain to Houston. Residents throughout the city are being forced to their roofs, seeking boat and helicopter rescue. Our own Dan Strange, U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer, is working rescue operations tirelessly, and we salute his service and his bravery.

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We are praying for Houston and for the health and safety of everyone affected by the storm, as well as the men and women working on rescue operations and the relief effort.

We are also asking for donations to Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Giving is easy through the Global Giving website. In addition to your donations, Crew Fitness MOB will donate 50 cents each time you check into Crew on Facebook or geo tag us in your photos on Instagram. Use the hashtags #hurricaneharveyrelief and #checkinforcharity with your post.

Dan and Marcia’s home did not flood; they do have power; and they are safe. We are thankful for their health and for Dan’s service, and we pray for Marcia's peace of mind as Dan presses on fulfilling his life's calling - a true hero, rescuing our fellow citizens from their flooded homes. Show them support with your check-ins and give them a shout-out when you make your posts!

ROW FOR HOUSTON
ROW FOR RELIEF
ROW FOR LIFE
 

In Honor of Baby Lucy

In Honor of Baby Lucy

Sweet baby Lucy Lynn Brannan lived 89 precious days with her mother, long-time Crew member Jodi Brannan. Lucy was diagnosed with a rare condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia before she was even born. Jodi and her husband David found the best doctors in the world to treat this condition, and Jodi relocated to Philadelphia at 6-months pregnant to give Lucy her best chance at life. Her family here in Mobile helped David care for their two other children, Caden (8) and Carter (2) for the remainder of her pregnancy, as well as throughout Lucy's precious little life.

Lucy survived an experimental in-utero surgery, and was born on March 25. Every day presented new challenges, but Lucy continued to surprise her doctors and her family. In the end, after fighting for 89 days in the the Nic-U at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Lord called her home on June 22.

We have prayed for this family and this baby, and we will continue to do so as they lift their baby up to her eternal home in Heaven. Crew Fitness will be accepting donations for Jodi and her family as they cope with the loss of their child, as well as the burden that being displaced for months has left on their family. All contributions will go directly to the Brannan family. Come by Crew anytime this week to make a donation.

Jodi - your Crew of support is bigger than you’ll ever know.

Much love,
Crew Fitness

 

THE IRON PLANK CHALLENGE

THE IRON PLANK CHALLENGE

Crew Fitness is proud to sponsor Fuse Project's IRON PLANK CHALLENGE will take place at the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival on June 10 at Battleship Park. The Iron Plank Challenge is a fundraising contest to find the person who can hold the longest plank. All funds raised by the Iron Plank Challenge will benefit Fuse Project. Crew Fitness prizes and classes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women that hold the longest plank, as well as those who raise the most funds for Fuse Project!

Cost of entry is $20 with all proceeds going straight to Fuse Project. Click here to sign up now for the IRON PLANK CHALLENGE. Additional donations will be accepted on the day of the challenge.

The Health Dare

The Crew Fitness Health Dare

The Crew Fitness Health Dare is a 5-week challenge for new and current rowers that dare to commit to exercise and healthy eating from March 6 - April 10. Health Dare participants will commit to rowing 21 Crew classes over the 5-week challenge.

Rowers that take the Health Dare can buy 5 weeks of unlimited classes for just $100!

Cost of entry for the Health Dare is $25, and includes a personalized nutrition plan. All rowers that complete the challenge will receive a limited-edition Crew Fitness T-Shirt upon completing their 21 classes during the challenge.

Click here to purchase your 5 weeks unlimited + $25 entry fee.

*The Health Dare is open to both new and current rowers. The $100 for 5 weeks of classes is only available to rowers not under any current contract, however all members can join the Health Dare for $25.

Current rowers under contract click here to enter the Health Dare.

3 New and Awesome Additions to Our Team

3 New and Awesome Additions to Our Team

Crew Fitness is excited to welcome Cindy Taylor, Madison Perry, and Emily Higdon to our team of coxswains. A coxswain is the person on a Crew team that calls instructions and power strokes for the rowers in a boat. At Crew Fitness, our qualified instructors earn the title coxswain as they direct us toward our fitness goals.

Cindy comes to us with 16 years experience in the fitness industry, teaching cycling, among other fitness experiences. After taking her class, one Crew rower described her like this: “She seems sweet, but she’s a firecracker!” Cindy will make it her mission to see to it that you get a great workout in each of her classes. Cindy describes her approach to nutrition as MODERATION, MODERATION, MODERATION. She says, “diets are temporary but moderation is forever.”

 


Madison earned her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Alabama. She grew up in gymnastics and cheerleading, and she has coached 2 special needs cheer squads. One Crew class, and Madison was hooked! She also says that Crew has quickly increased her endurance, and that anyone looking for a new and exciting way to work out should come straight to Crew Fitness!

 

 

Emily earned her degree in exercise science from the University of South Alabama, where she played softball on scholarship. She also rides horses and works at the Blue Gill. She says Crew has inspired her to take her own fitness to a new level, as she trains for the upcoming Spartan race!

 

Our Newest Coxswain: Mandy Cunningham

Our Newest Coxswain: Mandy Cunningham

Fitness changed Mandy Cunningham’s life. She didn’t begin her fitness journey until she was 29, when she began Crossfit. As her love of fitness grew, she commited to clean eating, and experienced a weight-loss transformation. She’s living proof that we can take control of our health and our bodies, and she’s passionate about motivating others to lead a healthy lifestyle. Coxswain is the person on a Crew team that keeps the team in sync and motivated to work to their full potential. Crew Fitness coxswain is a natural fit for Mandy Cunningham!

Mandy has lost 45 pounds since she found fitness!

Mandy has lost 45 pounds since she found fitness!

Mandy has been rowing with us since we opened, and we are excited to bring her on as an official Crew Fitness coxswain. A full-time emergency room nurse, her schedule is tight, so we take her when we can get her! Rowing with Mandy will leave you feeling uplifted, motivated, and inspired!

Crew Fitness Teens

Crew Fitness Teens

The Teen Crew Program kicks off the first week of September. Teen classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30. The program will focus on general fitness, cardio training, and targeted strength and sprint work.

Teen Crew is an excellent supplement for off-season athletes to maintain conditioning, or for teens to maintain general healthy fitness. Instructors will encourage teens to choose clean eating and healthy habits in a positive and upbeat atmosphere. 

The program is open to students ages 12-18 for $65 per month, and there is no contract or commitment to join. Teens can start anytime, and then monthly dues will come out on the same day each month for as long as the teen participates. Teens participating in the teen program are always welcome to row standard classes, but standard Crew pricing rates would apply. The teen rate allows unlimited participation in the Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 Teem Program only.

First class is always free!

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST TEEN CREW CLASS!

Crew Fitness Launch

Crew Fitness Launch

Introducing a new Crew class: LAUNCH

Launch is the Crew Fitness program designed specifically for those just beginning their fitness journeys, those whose goals are movement and mobility, and those whose fitness may be limited by age, injury, or other reasons.

Launch classes are designed to keep the heart rate slightly elevated, while toning muscle and increasing mobility. We use light weights, and we never push to a full sprint.  

Launch is a low impact and low intensity program, set to great music with inspirational instructors in a positive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome!

Launch classes will take the place of our standard Crew classes on Tuesday nights at 5:45 and Thursday mornings at 8:15.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST LAUNCH CLASS.

Row for life!

The IronFreedom Triathlon

The IronFreedom Triathlon

The IronFreedom Triathlon

Crew Fitness and JH Crossfit are excited to announce the IronFreedom Triathlon, a charity event to take place on August 13 at Crew Fitness. Funds raised during the IronFreedom Tri will benefit the Scott Rigsby Foundation, the official charity sponsor of the Augusta Ironman 70.3. The Scott Rigsby Foundation is an organization dedicated to inspiring and enabling wounded warriors to live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Chris with his girlfriend Ashley, who leaves for Airforce Officer Training School in August.

Chris with his girlfriend Ashley, who leaves for Airforce Officer Training School in August.

Crew Instructor Stacy Barber and Marine Corporal Chris Montgomery will represent our fitness community in the Augusta Ironman, and they are raising funds and awareness for the Scott Rigsby Foundation. Chris, a Mobile native and fitness enthusiast, lost both of his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, and he is excited to compete in his first IronMan.

Stacy balances her training while raising her daughter, working a full-time desk job, and instructing classes at the YMCA and Crew s.

Stacy balances her training while raising her daughter, working a full-time desk job, and instructing classes at the YMCA and Crew s.

The IronFreedom Tri is our opportunity to support Stacy and Chris in this incredible fitness endeavor, as well as to raise funds for the Scott Rigsby Foundation. The event will be a 2K row, 100 kettlebell swings, and a 2K run (1.25 mi). Heats will start at 7:30am and run every 30 minutes. We’ll row at Crew, swing kettlebells right outside, and run through Regency. It’s open to the community, ages 12 and up, and all are welcome!

Entry fee is a minimum $25 donation to Operation IronFreedom, Chris and Stacy’s team for the Augusta IronMan, sponsored by the Scott Rigsby Foundation. These donations will allow veterans like Chris to participate in the Augusta Ironman 70.3, providing for warrior transportation, race fees, race gear, and accommodations.

To register for the IronFreedom Tri, you must complete 2 tasks:

FIRST, click here to make your donation to Stacy and Chris’s team.

SECOND, click here to register for your time slot for the event.
 

Be strong. Be fast. Be powerful.
and
ROW FOR LIFE!

Welcome Dan Strange!

Welcome Dan Strange!

Serving 11 years and counting as a Rescue Swimmer in the Coast Guard, fitness is essential to Dan Strange. As required by his job, he upholds a high standard of fitness. Dan and his wife, Marcia, also a fitness enthusiast, love rowing together at Crew. Dan believes that balancing health, fitness, and fun is the key to happy life, and we agree! Join us in welcoming Dan as our newest Crew Fitness instructor. Row for life!