COLLECTIVE

col·lec·tive /kəˈlektiv/ - adj - taken as a whole; aggregate.

WHY FLAGLER?

What’s it like being a member at Flagler? TL;DR It’s awesome. There’s a convenient schedule, an easy to use membership app, welcoming professional coaches, a strong healthy social community and sometimes there are dogs.

A “fictional” portrayal of a day in the life of any member in our gym. It’s 8pm and you can’t help but pick up your phone to check the Flagler App to make sure you’re RSVP’d for tomorrow’s class. While you’re there you check the workout. It’s back squats then a short couplet of running and kettlebell swings. You immediately think ‘Oh awesome, I love squats! I could do without the running, but for the squats I’m there.’ You then check to see who’s in class, see all your buds and know it’s going to be a fun one.

Every night at 8 o’clock our workouts go live and every member can see them through the personalized Flagler App. In the app you are able to rsvp for class, see which coach you’ll have, who your fellow classmates are and everyone’s results so far for the day. After class is over you too can log your scores so that way when we repeat the workout in the future you’ll know how far you’ve come. 

It’s 15 minutes before class time and you’re walking to the gym, gotta earn those green credits baby! As you walk up, the class prior has just finished. You see them in the chairs out front or deliberately heaped in front of the fan, catching their breath. You ask how it was, someone sort of smiles and says you’ll know soon enough, go fast on the last run. You take that as a challenge and head in. The rest of the class trickles in and the warm up is about to start.
Coach is going over the daily announcements then our workout primer. You’re sort of listening and sort of chatting quietly with your classmate about how excited you are about the Beach Cleanup/Workout this Sunday. Coach gets a little bit louder and says ok, everyone good? Let’s start. Shoot, what were we doing again? Luckily I can see the warmup on the TV so Coach will never know I wasn’t really listening! After 12 minutes of unweighted plyometric movements with some dynamic stretching and a short jog, we’ve made it through the eternity of the warm up. Can we just get our barbell out yet??

The words you’ve been waiting to hear were finally uttered, “ok go get your barbells“. We all pair up and start moving through some warm up sets. Coach stops by each station checking form, adding tips, and reminding everyone the proper way to breathe (or actually not breathe) during a squat. You’re supposed to do 5 sets of 5 Back Squats at 80% of your one rep max. Luckily your handy Flagler app reminds you what weight that is, and you get your bar set up just in time for Coach to come by with one more form check before the clock officially starts.

15 minutes later, your squats [read legs] are done and the high intensity metcon portion of class is about to start. There’s 30 Kettlebell Swings sandwiched in between 2 x 400 meter runs, “it should be fast” Coach says. “Fast is relative” someone chimes in. “Ok, Ok shoot for under 6 min. 2 minutes 400, 2 minutes for your 30 swings, 2 minutes for 400.. it should be easy, take small rests“. In your head, that sounds easy and outside you go.

The timer starts counting down from 10, at 3 Coach counts with it. “3-2-1-GO” and off we run. Your internal dialogue is screaming “Who moved the Stop Sign? Why does it look like it’s suddenly on the horizon?” Each step your legs remind you they just squatted 25 times and now they are carrying you down this ultra marathon stop sign run. Finally, the sign is within your grasp and you quickly turn around. You’re now trudging back to the garage door, did someone fill your shoes with concrete?? Was it Coach?? You’re back at the door now, only to get there and be reminded to pick up your kettlebell quickly. You’d much rather stop and pet Brindie who’s camped out by the door watching you suffer.

 

You pick up your kettlebell and start moving through your 30 swings, the pre workout Kettlebell Swing tips replay over and over in your mind.. Chest up, Back flat, and Squeeze your glutes, it’s almost musical. Before you know it, you’re at 12 reps and take a break. Where’s Brindie? Does he need some pets? UGH, you take a quick breath, and before Coach notices the quick rest you start again. Miraculously you finish the remaining 18 in one set, and poof you’re back on the road for your second (and final) ultramarathon 400 meter stop sign run of the day. As you trot out of the door, Coach suggests a ‘quick pace’.. “thanks coach.. quick, I’ll show you quick over here in my concrete shoes” you stew and by the time you realize it you’re already down at the stop sign ready to turn around. You quickly do the math and realize about 1:00 separates you from that glorious fan, :45 seconds now and you pick up your pace, you’re going way faster than quick! The concrete has left your shoes and your legs are moving faster, you don’t question them, you just hang on for the ride. You round the corner and just like that, your 5 minute and 26 second workout is over. You’re now in the chair, the sweet comfortable lovely wonderful adirondack chair sipping on your ice cold water cheering the rest of your classmates on. You did it.

Fists are raised and bumped as each person finishes and while everyone is cleaning up their equipment Coach is asking for scores to write them down. You’re in 3rd place for the day, HOW COOL. Coach mentions something about some optional post class mobility, but you’ve gotta jet. As you head out you welcome the next class, “hit that second run hard, you’ll be done before you know it“.

OUR COACHES

Casey

Owner & Coach

Ryan

Coach

AJ

Coach

Charlotte

Coach

Alexis

Run Club Coach

Brindie

Professional greeter

GREEN CREDITS PROGRAM

EARN GREEN CREDITS AND SAVE

We can all agree, or at least 80% of Broward County residents can, that traffic in this area is awful. In thinking of the bigger picture, and us doing our part to get our community towards the goal of having Fort Lauderdale as a walkable city, we want to get you out of your car.

If you put in the work to help lower your emissions, decrease traffic, and commute in a greener way we think you’re awesome. In return for your community good deed we are rewarding you with $10 off your membership for each time you accrue 10 green credits.

All you have to do to earn a credit is walk, bike, scoot or run to the gym. The benefit is actually trifold, not only do you earn cash and lessen traffic but you also burn more calories and get some extra steps in per day. When was the last time you took a walk just because?

THE FLAGLER VILLAGE COMMUNITY

LOCAL PLACES WE LOVE

Our neighborhood is filled with little gems that we make it a habit of visiting as often as we can. Check ’em out and pay them a visit! 

The Mass District

Our hood, our streets, our little slice of Fort Lauderdale. Home to the monthly Art Walk. MASS district fancies itself a creative space that is friendly for local crafts, entrepreneurs and artists.

FAT Village

This district is dubbed FAT for Flagler Arts and Technology. This is a hub for small businesses, art galleries and restaurants. You can walk over here but we suggest driving because… well… it’s usually over 85 degrees here, but you do you!

Sip Java

Just two blocks south and across Federal highway sits Sip Java. Sip has lots of room for co-working as well as a variety of items on their menu. They just expanded to a second express location located just east on the intercoastal. They are always very welcoming and have an extensive menu of coffee’s and sandwiches. Our Fav.. Avocado Toast.

JB&C Juice Bar

Halfway through our block run you will find a haven of avocado toast, acai bowls, Natural Light and cute macrame plant holders. So many beautiful plants and windows make this a great spot to enjoy the hot summer mid-day lunch or post-workout protein smoothie. Our Favorite: PB Smooth bowl and/or Chickpea Avocado Toast.

Invasive Species Brewery

We might frequent this place a little too often, but that’s ok. We look at it as just supporting the neighbors. Invasive species is directly between Circle House Coffee and Wells Coffee Co. They have delicious easy drinking, strong beer as well as fun community events, food trucks, and the occasional local band. This is where we reward ourselves with a cold bevvy after Flagler Run Club!

Wells Coffee

Just walking distance from the gym, located directly across 3rd Ave is the most amazing coffee roasting facility and coffee shop. They are minimal yet comfortable and Brandon is always down to have a great conversation. Major plus… when they roast the whole neighborhood smells like coffee! Our favorite: Oat Milk Latte or specialty Chemex pour-over.

LaserWolf Bar

This isn’t your average bar. Their tagline is “Yes Beer, No Jerks.” What more could you ask for? Of course we want beer and of course no one wants jerks! They have a vast array of beers on tap as well as a ton of craft cans. They are just across the train tracks in this really cool old building which, rumor has it, was a brothel/hotel in the early 1900’s. #whoknows

Brew Urban Cafe

This is basically the most comfortable coffee shop around. It’s dark, there are a ton of books, and lots of seating. I don’t know if you can actually read the books, I assume so. Their coffee is delicious. They are on the other main drag of the area called FAT Village and they even have an airstream shop inside. Our Fave… Vegan Empandas + Oat Lattes.

Glitch Bar

Adults playing video games. Free gaming with beer and food trucks located just 3 doors or so down from JB&C. They always have something going on over there and playing pacman as an adult is just plain fun.

Circle House Coffee

The newest spot in the area just between Wells and FVCF, opened in 2018. They are defining themselves by helping the community through coffee. Owner Stephen Tulloch is very passionate about giving back.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

What’s happening in our neighborhood?
 
We want to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun happenings in Flagler Village and the MASS district. From our own Run Club, food trucks in the area, and other events in the neighborhood, stay tuned! 

May 2022

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for April

27th

Events for April

30th

Events for May

1st

No Events
Events for May

2nd

No Events
Events for May

3rd

No Events
Events for May

4th

Events for May

5th

No Events
Events for May

6th

No Events
Events for May

7th

No Events
Events for May

8th

Events for May

9th

No Events
Events for May

10th

No Events
Events for May

11th

Events for May

12th

No Events
Events for May

13th

No Events
Events for May

14th

No Events
Events for May

15th

No Events
Events for May

16th

No Events
Events for May

17th

No Events
Events for May

18th

Events for May

19th

No Events
Events for May

20th

No Events
Events for May

21st

No Events
Events for May

22nd

No Events
Events for May

23rd

No Events
Events for May

24th

No Events
Events for May

25th

Events for May

26th

No Events
Events for May

27th

No Events
Events for May

28th

Events for May

29th

No Events
Events for May

30th

No Events
Events for May

31st

No Events
Events for June

1st

DROP US A LINE

GET IN TOUCH

MEET US

405 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, United States

CALL US

+ 1 (754) 399 1173

EMAIL US

info@flaglervillagecrossfit.com

FOLLOW US