United For Youth - Fight Gone Bad!

Thank you to all of you who came on Friday night to help us celebrate UB's 4th!  It was a great turnout and we hope you had a great time in our "gym bistro."  

I would also like to give a shout out to our two teams of athletes who rocked a solid weekend of competition - recap to come!  Lessons were learned, PRs were made, and most importantly, lots of fun was had.  Great work guys!


It's that time for our awesome fall schedule of events.  With that comes our announcement of this year's Fight Gone Bad!  We are very excited to announce that on Saturday, November 8th we are will be hosting the fundraiser "United for Youth"  benefiting the Westside Athletes Association - a new non-profit organization born from the awesome creative minds of United Barbell members.  This event will be both open to UBers and non UBers as well as be hosted at other gyms across the Bay Area!

The workout, you may have guessed, will be Fight Gone Bad!  Here is what you need to know to participate in the day:

The Cause

Westside Athletes Association is a new non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk teenagers by providing CrossFit scholarships and support in cultivating healthy lifestyle habits.

The WOD

For those of you who have not yet had the joy of experiencing a Fight Gone Bad workout.  Here is what you will be conquering:

Fight Gone Bad

3 rounds of AMRepsAP in 1 minute:

  • Wall-balls (20# | 14#)
  • Sumo deadlift high-pulls (75# | 55#)
  • Box Jumps (20")
  • Push-press (75# | 55#)
  • Row (Cals)
  • 1 minute rest between rounds

Your score is the collective total of reps from all three rounds.

The Day

This will be United Barbell's first event open to the public!  That said, this day will run a little different than it has in the past.  There will be no regular classes.

Athletes will check in at 8am, be briefed at 8:30am, and the first heat beginning at 9am and the last heat at 1pm.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female competitors at the end of the day.

We are requesting all participants raise at least $50 dollars (and will receive a shirt as a thank you).  Another prize (TBA) will be given to individuals raising at least $500.  There will also be a prize for the top fundraising individual, as well as the top fundraising gym, so let's show UB's pride and get after it!

To start your fundraising efforts, check out the Fundly page, select "join this team", and then click "become a fundraiser."

Westside Athletes and UB are looking for volunteers to help judge the event and keep our first public event as smooth as possible - please give me a shout out or post to the comments if you would like to volunteer.