Couples Therapy Throwdown!

CouplesTherapyLogpJpg-1024x791CFF members and power couple Shannon McGurrin and Shawn Hooley had e-mailed me about an upcoming throwdown happening in Rhode Island during the first weekend of September. The event is a one-day competition and has both RX and scaled divisions so it is accessible to anyone! We already have three Fenway teams to represent us and would love to have a big group of spectators and competitors. Despite the name you do not have to be a couple to compete, case and point: Eric and I are a team. Here are the details and we hope a lot of you guys will come join us!





CFF Teams (so far)

Shawn & Shannon

Andrea & Tyler Cone (The HandiCones)

Mandy Brown & Eric Siegel (Booty & the Beard)

On September 6, 2014 – Grab your favorite workout buddy and get ready for a day of  CrossFit partner WODing! Bring your A-game and get ready for a fun, competitive day at Ocean State CrossFit as teams will compete for tons of prizes!

Each team will consist of 1-male and 1-female competitor.

Divisions: This will be a one day event with RX & Scaled divisions.  Weights will differ for the Male and Female partners.

WOD’s: There will be 3 WODs  (and an Final WOD for the top Rx teams).  Movement standards will be coming soon! There will be a full range of functional movements!

Prizes: Cash money and prizes! 

Registration: $125 per team – we will be limiting this to 50 Teams in both Rx and Scaled!  Registration Close August 22, but THIS WILL SELL OUT, so don’t delay!!

Sponsors/Vendors: If you are interested in Sponsorship or becoming a vendor, please email Steven Blais at with either “SPONSOR” and/or “VENDOR” in the subject line, and someone will contact you with details. 

Volunteers: We need your help for judging and event day coordination! Please sign up HERE or via email to, and include your T-Shirt size.

Spectators:  FREE!

July 24, 2014
Strength: Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2
Calorie Row
*The workout begins with 3 burpees over the erg.  Perform 3 burpees over the erg every minute, on the minute until the end of the workout (on minutes 0:00 – 9:00).

PR for Pat: On Saturday, August 2nd we’ll be doing Pat’s WOD.  Our friend Pat has a long, tough road ahead of him, and needs our help.  You can read his story here.  Pat has already undergone surgery that has taken roughly 70% of his tongue, as well as lymph nodes and glands.  He will require therapy to learn to talk and swallow again, and he faces days upon days of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Pat has incredible determination, and with the help of so many that care about him from the CrossFit community here in Boston he will fight on.  Please donate here, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 2nd and join us to PR for Pat.

  12 comments for “Couples Therapy Throwdown!

  1. Rachel
    July 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Hi everyone,
    I am currently on my way to the west coast to attend PA school in the fall. I wanted to thank everyone for making me feel such a part of the Fenway community. I especially want to thank the 5:30 amers. You guys gave me a reason to get up every morning. Thanks for all of the encouragement and for pushing me every morning. I’ll miss you guys.
    Good luck to everyone in the future.

    • SamB
      July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Rachel you will certainly be missed! Best of luck to you!

    • Cal
      July 24, 2014 at 9:40 am

      congratulations and best of luck! we’ll miss you!

    • Shorty
      July 24, 2014 at 10:50 am

      It was great working out along side you. Best of luck on the left coast and don’t be a stranger!

    • Jess B
      July 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      You will be missed! I wish you all the best!

    • Shane B
      July 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Best of luck!

    • Ky
      July 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Best of luck to you Rachel! You will be missed.

    • Sophie
      July 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Good luck rachel! You’ll be missed!

  2. Cal
    July 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    FS: 75#
    ModWOD: 6 push ups instead of burpees until they went away, then dropped to 5. 66 calories.

    I really shouldn’t have done the OH lunges yesterday, my back is in rough shape today.

  3. Jason
    July 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Front Squat = 165#. Had been stuck on 155# the past few times.

    WOD = 133 calories.

    Thanks to Sam for the strong push on that final minute.

  4. Shane B
    July 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    FS – 305#
    WOD – 121 calories

    Nice work 5AM

  5. Sophie
    July 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Fs: 145
    Wod: 66 cal
    This wod was tough but I enjoyed it. Nice work 4pm!

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