Terminus Turducken Games!

In-house Team Competition: Saturday Nov 6th
The “Terminus Turducken Games”  have arrived!  Calling all Terminus members! You are invited to participate in this “members only” in-house competition!  This will be a partner competition for charity! The competition will take place on Saturday, November 6th from approximately 8am to 12pm!  There will be an Rx division and a scaled division, both divisions will have 3 workouts + a final workout for the top 3 teams.
Sign-up Info: Please email your name, and division (Rx or Scaled) to [email protected]
Deadline to sign up is 11:59PM Sunday October 31, 2021. No exceptions!
Please note: The Terminus staff will be picking your partner! Partner selections will be released on Tuesday Nov 2!
Volunteers: Don’t want to compete but still want to hang out and participate? We will need a small group of volunteers to help with judging, score keeping, and set-up/ tear down. Please let us know if you would like to sign up to volunteer for the event by emailing [email protected]com
Charity info: 
Terminus members Leigh Ann Williams and Brooke Christian are social workers for schools in South Fulton County.  They work directly with kids and families who are considered high needs in terms of resources.  We will partner with them to provide food for Thanksgiving for as many families as possible!  Your entry fee for the competition will be a $10 gift card to Kroger ($20/team). In addition, we will have a list of specific food items that all members can purchase and leave at the gym in designated food box between Nov 1st and Nov 17th!
The Workouts:
Please note that no further scaling or substitutions will be given. Movements, weights, and standards are absolute! “It is what it is!”

Event 1:
Partner 1: 9 power cleans/9 Burpee Box Jump overs
Partner 2: 9 power cleans/9 bbjo
P1: 12 power cleans/12 bbjo
P2: 12 power cleans/12 bbjo
P1: 15 power cleans/15 bbjo
P2: 15 power cleans/15 bbjo
Rx: 135/95#, 20” box

Scaled: 95/65#, 20” box, step up and overs allowed

Event 2:
For time: (switch partners as needed)
80 Toes to bar
70 cal row (MF: 60 Cals) (FF: 50 cals)
60 chest to bar pull-ups
50 cal row (MF: 45 cals) (FF: 40 cals)

For time: (switch partners as needed)
80 Hanging Knee Raises
70 cal row (MF: 60 Cals) (FF: 50 cals)
60 Jumping chest to bar (standing on box, arms overhead, bar height at elbow)
50 cal row (MF: 45 cals) (FF: 40 cals)

Event 3:
P1 completes
2 rounds for time:
10 Handstand Push-ups
20 Front Squats M#155/W#105
40 double unders

Tag partner

P2 completes
30 wall ball shots (20/14# to 10/9’)
Immediately into
3 rounds of ‘DT’
12 Deadlift
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Push jerk

2 rounds
10 shoulder to overhead M#75/W#55
20 front squats M#75/W#55
60 single unders

Tag partner

30 wall balls (M#14/W#10 to 10/9’)
Immediately into:
3 rounds ‘DT’
12 Deadlift
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Push jerk

Event FINALS: Top 3 teams for RX and Scaled
TBA day of event

Terminus Golf Outing

Say What!?! Terminus Golf Outing
When: Saturday October 2nd
Where: Candler Park Golf Course

We will head to Candler Park Golf Course on Saturday, Oct 2nd! Groups of 4 will tee off together and play this “walking only” 9 hole course! We will start at 8am and each group will tee off 9 minutes apart. We will take the ‘best ball’ for each hole to determine a team score at the end of the day! Winning team gets bragging rights! Depending on the number of people who want to play, we imagine everyone will start between 8 and 9am. Please email [email protected] by Monday, Sept 20th if you are down to play! In the email, please note whether you have never played, played less than 10 times, or more than 10 times, and if you own a set of clubs! We will do our best to put together even teams! Terminus will cover the cost of the event.

Fire Recovery Fund for Daisha & Nya

Charity partner workout this Saturday September 18th!

Last weekend there was a massive apartment fire that displaced dozens of families in Southwest Atlanta. Unfortunately, two of our Atlanta leadership club girls were among those who were affected! We’ve been hosting these girls for workouts at Terminus for over a year now, and Daisha (14) and Nya (15) are two of our most consistent attendees. Their families lost everything in the fire!

We would like to do everything we can to help these girls! We will be running a fundraiser workout this Saturday, September 18th in our regular Saturday classes. We encourage you to donate HERE if you would like to help! All donations go directly to Atlanta Leadership Club!

Direct Link to donate: https://gofund.me/47f33c08

Yoga With Britney Kidd!

New addition to our schedule! 
Terminus is proud to announce the addition of a Sunday Yoga class with our very own Britney Kidd!! Unroll your yoga mat for an invigorating full-body flow where you’ll experience a combination of movement, joint training, and stillness that reduces inflammation, strengthens, tones, and settles the mind. Recalibrate all aspects of your physical and mental well-being.
This is a 60 min music-based class: 20 minutes of warming, opening the body, and building internal heat through preparatory postures and breath-to-movement flow. 30 minutes to target your strength, ROM and stability-building power yoga practice. 10 minutes of cool-down postures to compliment and counter your full practice.

The Details:
Dates: Every other Sunday starting this Sunday September 12th (upcoming dates 9/26, 10/10)
Time: 9:00AM
Cost: $10 Yoga passes should be pre-purchased via Pike 13 or we will charge your account after class
Equipment: Please bring your own Yoga mat and towel!
*You must reserve your spot for each class in advance. Enrollment can happen up to 15 minutes prior to the start of class and as far as 31 days in advance. We strongly encourage you to register for classes as far in advance as you’re able. We highly recommend using the Pike 13 app (for Android and iOS). The app is easier to use than going through a web browser (https://terminus.pike13.com/) and allows for notifications to be sent directly to your phone. 

*To register for class: 
Tap Services.
Select ‘Yoga’.
Find the yoga class you’d like to attend and click ‘Enroll’.

Click “Purchase a single visit pass.”
Complete check out with payment info.
Click Finish.

*To cancel a class:
Select ‘My Activities’ to see your enrolled classes.
Click the class you’d like to cancel.
Click ‘Leave Class’ 

If a class is full, a waitlist will become available on Pike13.
A notification will be sent to you if a spot becomes available and you are automatically bumped up from the waitlist.
Members are responsible for knowing whether they’ve been enrolled in class from the waitlist. 

*Late Cancellation/No Show Fee:
Members will incur a $10 fee for not showing up to a class they’re registered for or for cancelling a registered class too late (within 1 hours of class start time). 

*Late Cancellations:
For “Yoga” classes on Pike13, cancellation can happen up to 1 hour before class to avoid a $10 fee (for example: if you’re registered for 9 a.m. Sunday class, you may cancel until 7:59 a.m. Thursday without incurring a fee).

Return of the MAC!!!

Congratulations to Sonya McMillan on qualifying for the 2021 CrossFit Games in the 40-44 Master’s division. Sonya has previously qualified in 2013 and 2015 for the Team’s competition. Now it’s her time to shine on the individual stage. Sonya Mac has touched us all, whether as a coach, teammate, training partner, or friend. We all know how hard she has worked to get to Madison as an individual, and our Terminus community stands together to support her dreams.

Check out our well-wishes here!

August 2021 Pull-ympics


We are excited to announce our newest challenge. This challenge will help everyone improve one simple element that is the key to unlocking not only higher level gymnastics movements, but also your weightlifting as well. No surprise here! It’s your upper body pulling strength that needs some work. This challenge will help focus your attention on developing not only your pulling strength, but your endurance as well!

What are the Pull-ympics???
It’s a commitment!
We have 3 different levels available.
Gold level: Complete 1000 Strict Pull-Ups during the month Of August
(this breaks down to roughly 32 pull-ups a day)
Silver Level: Complete 800 Strict Pull-Ups during the month of August
(this breaks down to roughly 24 pull-ups a day)
Bronze Level: Complete 600 Strict Pull-Ups during the month of August
(this breaks down to roughly 19 pull-ups a day)

But I can’t do a pull-up!?!
This challenge is for you! Strict pull-ups can be done with band assistance! By the end of the month we fully expect that with consistency you will finally grab that major milestone with your very first strict pull-up!

How do I join the challenge? 
Easy. Send your name and level of commitment to [email protected] by August 1, 2021!

What do I get if I join and complete the challenge? 
Primarily you’ll get stronger, better and more fit! No more cherrypicking those pull-up days. But seriously we are offering 3 different small prize packages (one for each level) to incentivize your progress!!!

Anything else I should know?

Yes! Here are the details! Read and reread!

  • You will have 31 days to complete the challenge: Start date is August 1, and the end date is August 31.
  • You must make your commitment by email to Ben no later than 11:59PM on August 1. We will not allow any late entries! Please include your name and level of commitment (Gold, Silver, or Bronze)
  •  Everyone that joins the challenge must keep some type of record or spread sheet. That record should be electronic, and include the date, time, and number of pull-ups completed for each day that you work toward your commitment level goal. We will require an electronic record submitted to Ben at the end of the challenge to claim your prize! We highly recommend keeping a video log via IG, or Facebook to track your progress (although not necessary to redeem your prize).
  • Pull-Ups start from a dead hang and must be strict chin over bar with full range of motion demonstrated throughout movement. See the video for demo! Kipping pull-ups will not be allowed! Bands are allowed!
  • You do not need to complete pull-ups everyday! Rest days are encouraged but realize that you will need to double up for everyday that you miss!
  • If you currently don’t have a strict pull-up, we highly recommend sticking with the bronze level. This will be a much more appropriate volume. Use bands to assist and slowly try to decrease resistance as the challenge goes on. The goal is to grab your first real pull-up by the end of the challenge! Appropriate resistance allows for approx 3-5 reps unbroken (try to avoid making it easy just to get your reps done).
  • The challenge is separate from the daily programming. You can’t count WOD reps toward the monthly total!!!
  • We highly encourage using some type of grip (Victory Grips are the best) to prevent wear and tear on your hands. We also encourage developing a hand and body maintenance routine!
  • Any other questions??? Please send to [email protected]
Strict Pull-Up demo

2021 Run Against Racism: Charity Challenge and Event

Mile-a-day Challenge: 31 days- starts Wednesday May 19th & ends June 18th
Run Against Racism 10K: Juneteenth (June 19th, 2021)

Here are the charities! Included are the GoFundMe links for each campaign!

Atlanta Leadership Club https://www.atlantaleadershipclub.org: Terminus has been hosting and volunteering with ALC for the past year. It is the mission of the Atlanta Leadership Club to educate and empower Families from underserved communities through character building programming aimed at developing them into leaders.
GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/a3ba9d30

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund https://www.naacpldf.org/  is a legal organization fighting for racial justice through a combination of litigation, advocacy, and public education. It also defends civil rights gains and protections and works to improve the diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/d357cf90

Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. (Lcef) https://civilrights.org/edfund/: LCEF is a nonprofit public education and research organization that seeks to communicate to the American people about the progress made in civil rights and inter-group relations, the continuing challenges, and the strength of our diversity. Their work champions the idea that Americans of every heritage can live together with equal rights and mutual respect. They provide training and tools for students, parents, and teachers to assist in building a country that actively embraces pluralism and commitment to justice and understanding, and provide up-to-date information on civil rights and social and economic justice issues.
GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/55b14bf1

The challenge is to run 1 mile a day from May 19th to June 18th (31 days = 31 miles). On June 19th we will hold the “Run Against Racism” 10k event (there will also be a 5k alternative available). Our goal is to raise money and awareness for causes that address social injustice, racism, and police brutality. Last year’s challenge raised over $10,000!

Anywhere! Run at home, or conquer the daily challenge by running before, after or during your daily training. The daily goal is simple: run 1 mile! Then on June 19th join us for our 10k event!

How does it work?

  • All donations will be handled through the Terminus “Run Against Racism” GoFundMe campaigns. We will open 3 separate campaigns to cover each of the 3 charities that we have chosen.
  •  Terminus will create a poster to track your progress throughout the challenge. The poster will contain various boxes to track your pledges, miles, and totals.
  • Gym members will pledge a monetary amount per mile completed (example: 1 dollar per mile). This is your “personal pledge”. Gym members will be encouraged to also post a “penalty pledge” for the days that they don’t complete a mile run.
  • We would also encourage members to ask friends, family, and social media networks to pledge per mile (“donor pledge”) or participate and donate via the GoFundMe account.
  • Every Wednesday we will send out a reminder to submit your donations for the week. Final donations will be collected and wrapped up on Sunday June 20th, 2021.
  • Terminus will choose charities from our communities’ recommendations. We suggest selecting 1 charity to represent for the length of our campaigns. Can’t choose just one? Divide your contributions amongst the other charities!
  • Terminus has pledged a donation match up to $1000.
  • On June 19th, Terminus will hold the Run Against Racism 10K (We will have a 5K option). The miles for this event will be included in your pledges (10k= 6miles/ 5k= 3miles). Friends and family members  are encouraged to attend!
  • All Terminus gym members who complete the challenge (31 days of running + 10K) will receive a free commemorative T-shirt or Tank.

Coach Patrick’s Birthday Mini-WOD Marathon for Charity

It’s Pisces season which means Coach P will soon turn the big 3-2! To celebrate, he’s doing 32 WODs in 32 hours for charity! And he’s inviting the Terminus community to come workout with him and support a local charity: Giving Kitchen. 

The Details 
Saturday March 20th, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday March 21st, 8am – 8pm

32 events over the course of 32 hours ending with birthday beers in the back parking lot. Members may participate in as many events as they’d like (any brave souls want to do all 32?). Events will happen on the hour or half-hour with extended meal/rest breaks throughout both days. 

The Events
WOD descriptions and event schedule will be released Wednesday March 10th. In order to maintain social distancing, advanced sign-up is required. Sign-up sheets will be posted at the gym Saturday March 13th. Participation caps for each event may vary depending on equipment availability.
Each event will have a $5 suggested donation in order to participate. Some events will be clustered together (i.e. 3 clustered events have a $15 suggested donation).

The Charity:
Giving Kitchen – a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources. They have done incredible work for food service employees during the Covid crisis and continue to do so.

Click here for more information about Giving Kitchen.

The Fine Print
Open Gym will be cancelled Saturday (3/20) and Sunday (3/21). Saturday morning classes will remain the same. Participants will not receive coaching. That means athletes will be responsible for their own warm-up as well as determining appropriate scaling options for each WOD.
Donations will be accepted via GoFundMe: Click Here
Donations will go direct to the Giving kitchen via GoFundme.
Participation is not required in order to donate.
Please have donations in by Monday March 22nd. 

Amy’s Adaptapalooza Fundraiser Workout

On Feb 20th Terminus members will participate in an adaptive workout to support our very own Amy Hood. Amy is in need of a CrossFit specific wheelchair to further her goals inside the gym. These chairs are custom made to allow for proper use of barbell & DB movements while also making it easier for an adaptive athlete to get in and out of the chair. Our friends at Atlanta Sports Recovery have pledged 1/3 the cost of a new chair. We are asking our Terminus community to raise the remaining $2400 to make this dream a reality.