Author Archives: Carly Albee

  Support the Jewish Community Center’s Camp Tikvah by joining  Five Walnut Wine Bar, The French Broad Chocolate Lounge and Noble Cider for an evening of wine, cider, chocolate, prizes, and laughter. This event will be $20 at the door. There will be a raffle of incredible gift certificates and an auction for campers’ artwork. All proceeds from this benefit will go directly to funding the summer camp experience of a lifetime for children with autism in our local community!
WHEN Thursday, March 13th, 5-9pm
WHERE Five Walnut Wine Bar, West Walnut Street, Asheville, NC

Evening of Building Hope-2

Lauren Rides for MAHEC


Lauren made it safely to Thailand with only one part missing from her bike … with a replacement part found, she has cycled north through the country, then across Laos. On the way, she met the man who holds the world record for biking across the world the fastest (106 days), visited Four Thousand Islands in southern Laos, took a boat up the Mekong River, and discovered Jhai Coffee House in Paksong, where she happened to meet a UNCA graduate!


Lauren says, “Finally made it to Hanoi, Vietnam after some of the sketchiest bus rides of my life and 48+ hours later. Have to say that I prefer the squatty potty over being thrashed around a mini bathroom bus toilet.

Other side of front rack broke and duct tape and zip ties have become my new best friend. Then I realized after getting bike “cleaned” they put WD-40 on my chain.

Getting ready to start biking the coast of Vietnam which was rated top 10 places in the world to bike. Only 3 weeks left before we have to fly back home. Miss you friends!”

If you would like to support Lauren’s ride, you can give at Razoo.

Unsanctioned Weightlifting Meet at Asheville Strength

Congrats to Becca (1st) & Emily (3rd) at the Weightlifting Meet @ CF HVL yesterday!

If you’ve never participated in a weightlifting meet, this is a great opportunity to learn everything you need to know before you do your first sanctioned meet. If you don’t want to lift but want to see what a sanctioned meet is like before taking the plunge, you can stop by the gym to watch! No charge for spectators.



Who: All lifters, ages, and levels. “No singlet, no problem.”

What: Unsanctioned  Olympic Weightlifting meet.

When:  Saturday, March 8 at 9:00am

Where: Asheville Strength and Conditioning

Register at Asheville Strength and Conditioning.

CrossFit Kids


We are happy to announce the details for CFA Kids! We are so thrilled to offer this program once again and can’t wait to get to know your kids and watch them flourish! Below you will find some information regarding scheduling and payment. Thanks so much and we look forward to an awesome semester! Please click here  to read more about CrossFit for kids!

Semester Dates for Spring 2014 February 10, 2014- June 6, 2014

17 classes- The first class is free, after that you may pay for the entire semester, or we can set up a monthly auto draft (see below).

*Preschool classes meet on Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm. This includes 3-6 year olds but is based loosely on age and more on readiness and ability.

*Elementary classes meet on Mondays from 4:30-5:15pm. This includes 7- 10 year olds (see above).

*Preteen classes meet on Fridays from 4:30-5:15. This includes 11-14 year olds (see above).
There is a minimum of 3 kiddos and a maximum of 13 per class.


Preschool:  $45 per month if semester is paid in full ($180 for semester= $11.25/ class), $50 if paying monthly
Elementary: $50 per month if semester is paid in full ($200 for semester= 12.50/ class), $55 if paying monthly
Pre-teen:  $50 per month if semester is paid in full, $55 if paying monthly

Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have or to sign up and let’s have a great semester!

Kiddos should be dressed ready to move in comfortable clothing. We may practice climbing ropes so a pair of long socks will be helpful. We have a water fountain available and please bring a healthy snack for after the workout.

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Offerings at Crossfit Asheville and Stay Active Clinic

dawn1Dawn Greene

LMBT # 11977,  RN License # 92317

Structural Bodywork Through Myofascial Release -

A soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.  The tissue is loaded with a constant force until neurological and myofascial release occurs.  The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached while respecting the recipients “edge” for comfort.These slow-deep methods bring about changes in the myofascial structures by stretch / elongation of fascia and calming the neurologic response.


To schedule a session, email: or call (828) 230-3611



60 min session:  $60.00

90 min session: $90.00


becca1Becca Lee

LMBT NC #12009

Thai Yoga Massage  -

This therapeutic session treats the full body and is performed on a floor mat with loose comfortable clothing on. Rhythmic rocking and movement is used to guide you into deep stretches and yoga postures which will increase mobility. Compressions are applied to the fascia and muscles which promotes blood, lymph and energy flow. It is a restorative and calming treatment which promotes the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing for management of stress. After a Thai Yoga bodywork treatment many people report feeling both relaxed and energized at the same time. It is a wonderful complement to strength and conditioning training. Active individuals especially appreciate the movement and stretching and it is a wonderful form of active recovery.


Integrated Massage

Each session is tailored to your goals. Modalities included are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Clinical, Sports massage (Pre Event, Post Event and Training), Tuina, Thai and Acupressure. This treatment is performed on a massage table.


To schedule a session, email: or phone: (828)318-2987



30 min session: $30.00

60 min session:  $60.00

90 min session: $90.00

Gift Certificates available

Raise Money for Local Veterans


Shelter A Vet

Shelter a Vet is a CrossFit charity WOD to raise money to help support the ABCCM Veterans’ Restoration Quarters.   Their mission is to create a principle-based environmnet and comprehensive residential program that addresses every area of restoration in the life of a homeless veteran. They work to provide each man with stability, personal skill building, educational and training opportunities that lead to employment and housing all the while restoring the personal dignity, faith and strength of each veteran.

DATE: February 22, 2014 TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 228c Muse Business Park, Waynesville, NC.

Price: $30.00 + $5.00 Surcharge

Workout Description:


20 Min Amrap of:

10 Push Press( 115/ 85)
10 KB Swings ( 53/35 )
10 Box Jumps ( 24/20 )
RX and Scaled


Sign up at Community Fitness Events


CrossFit Striking Certification Course

CrossFit East 10 in Johnston TN is offering a CrossFIt Striking Certification Course on May 3 and 4.  This is a great add-on to your CrossFit Level 1 certification or to attend just for fun.  The cost is $595 and can be made in payments.  Sign up at  CrossFit East 10 if you would like to attend.
Fighters are some of the most well-conditioned and powerful athletes in the world. This is due, in part, to their striking training since punching and kicking with true power, speed and accuracy requires people to utilize their entire body from the ground up. As a consequence, striking is one of the most rudimentary and functional movements that involve the core.

Developed by Martial Arts Masters Hall-of-Fame inductee and SWAT team member, George Ryan, CrossFit Striking is designed to take both the skills and the benefits from a fighter’s striking training program and integrate them into CrossFit workouts. It is a program that is grounded in success since it has grown out of George’s system of striking and self-protection that he has been teaching to tactical operators and law enforcement personnel around the country for over twelve years.

1150801_10201787320428460_723221129_nFor more information and FAQs, visit the CrossFit Specialty Course website.