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Filthy Forty for Kim Shankle’s 40th!

Hey CrossFitters:
Sunday (tomorrow) at 9 AM, we’ll be doing the 40’s version of the Filthy Fifty at CrossFit Asheville to celebrate Kim Shankle’s new and improved age. 



Come join us!

“Filthy Forty”
For time:
40 Box Jumps, 20/24 inch box
40 Jumping Pullups
40 Kettlebell Swings, 1 pood
40 Walking Lunges
40 Knees-to-Elbows
40 Push Press, (F – 35lb /M – 45lb)
40 Back Extensions
40 Wall Balls (F – 14lb/ M – 20lb
40 Burpees
40 Double Unders

Free Herb Classes this Saturday


Join The Herbiary on November 1st to celebrate the grand opening of the new Asheville store!!

It’s a full day herbal event, kicking off at 10 am with local herbalists like Corey Pine Shane of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and Jeannie Dunn of Red Moon Herbs. Enjoy product demos, learn from candle-makers, have a tarot reading and meet our very own Maia Toll. Charlie Hodge from Sovereign Remedies will be giving a talk on the history of herbs in liquors & spirits. Jessica Godino teaches Reishi Magic at noon.

For more info, please visit or call 828.552.3334

Baby Shower for Jana and Seth this Sunday!

Zi giggling


We are excited to announce a celebration of Seth and Jana Kellam welcoming a new addition to their family! Zi, Jana and Seth’s son, will be coming from China sometime in November….and we can’t wait!


The baby shower will be at CFA on Sunday, October 26th at 3:00PM!


Ladies and gentlemen, please join us for food, drinks, and fun- potluck style! Bring refreshments to share. Adult beverages will be provided. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

For those interested in participating, Seth and Jana are registered on Amazon – here’s the link:

Olympic Weightlifting Meet at CFA


Olympic Weightlifting Meet Sat Nov 8th at Crossfit Asheville!

This is a non-sanctioned meet so no lifting shoes or singlets required. It will a great chance to compete and learn about how an actual meet works. If you have any interest in competing, we encourage you to go for it! This will be a fun and supportive environment to try it out. This event is open to our entire community and it is recommended that you have received instruction in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk as these are the 2 lifts that are performed. Don’t feel ready to compete? Then please come on out to Crossfit Asheville and cheer on our athletes, we are hoping for spectators! If this has not enticed you enough, in addition, Muscle Driver USA team Athlete and National Champion Rebecca Gerdon will be at the meet providing an athlete briefing and sharing her wisdom about competing on the platform!

Athletes please email Becca Lee to sign up!, subject Weightlifting meet.

Athlete check in will be 10:30 am at Crossfit Asheville
Lifting to start 11:30am

There is no registration fee. We are asking for donations from competitors and spectators. All money raised will be donated to a non-profit Crossfit program for at-risk girls in the Asheville area, called Crossfit Chicks which starts Spring 2015. Crossfit Chicks will be an affiliate of Steve’s Club which is a Crossfit National program for at-risk youth.

The Battle Series Competition




There is no better way to show our warriors that No One Fights Alone than to go to battle with them. Whether you belong to a gym who is hosting or you want to support our warriors on your own, anyone can sign up for The Battle Series.The Battle Series is an annual 4 week online competition hosted each November. Participants will complete 1 workout a week over 4 weeks, much like the CrossFit Open. There will be various divisions to include RX, Scaled and Masters to ensure everyone can go to battle. CrossFit Asheville will be participating in Everyday Warrior starting on November 8.

CrossFit Asheville wants to support June and Neil’s nephew during his battle with cancer.  Participants of the Battle Series are encouraged to wear a “TEAM SCOTT” t-shirt. June has written about Scott’s story below:

My nephew, Scott, 43 is married to Amber and they have 2 amazing children, a daughter 12, and a son, 8.  Previously, Scott was a Sergeant at a Correctional Facility in northern New York, although he has had to resign his position due to ongoing cancer treatments.   

Over two years ago doctors discovered a tumor surrounding his femoral artery and after an 11 hour surgery he began chemo and radiation treatments.  He was cancer free for a while, but unfortunately, in August, his doctors found cancer cells in his lungs and the other leg.  He is now being treated at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston, Massachusetts and will undergo another surgery in November.  In between his present chemo and radiation rounds, he continues to run and workout (sounds like an everyday warrior, right?).   Also, Scott is a veteran of the Marine Corps! 
An account has been set up at where you can go in and order a “team Scott” t-shirt for $15 (and make a donation to Scott if you would like).
     Or they can be ordered directly at Crossfit Asheville.  There is a deadline of October 19th for ordering.  Once the shirts arrive, they can be worn to the gym on Saturday November 8th, 15th, and 22nd where photos will be taken to show Scott and his family our support. 
Any questions can be directed to me at:
Thank you in advance, 
June Duvall 

Everyday Warrior (EW) foundation and its first fundraising event The Battle Series. Its founder Brittany Gill, a trainer at CFS, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2013. Brittany started EW during her journey through chemo treatments with the intent to benefit others- specifically CrossFitters- during their battle with cancer.  We lost Brittany this past Sunday, September 28, 2014, but we are continuing her quest and carrying on her passion for this cause. Please watch this video, register for The Battle Series, share with your members, and help us fulfill the vision Brittany had for Everyday Warrior and the CrossFit community


CFA Kids


CrossFit Kids

Welcome to 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 Fall 2014

September 22nd, 2014- December 18th, 2014

Pre-K and Kindergarten (3-6 year olds)

Mondays 4:30-5:15pm


Elementary and Pre-teen (7-13)

Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm


All classes will start September 22nd and go through December 16th for a total of 13 classes.  The cost for the semester is $140 ($11/ class).  The first class is a free trial, after that we ask that you please pay for the number of classes your child will attend during the semester.


Please feel free to contact or 828-335-0882 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 have a water fountain available and please bring a healthy snack for after the workout.


We are located at 438 Haywood Road in West Asheville right off of Exit 2 on I240.  We are situated back away from the road behind Second Gear.   We do not have a sign, but it’s  obvious with the garage doors.