IA Family: Two huge pieces of AMAZING news in the time of ‘rona! I encourage everyone to read. This is the news we need ūüôā

Coach Chris got down on one knee and proposed to member Ashlee Bengee in Federal Hill Park last week! We’ve been lucky enough to watch this romance begin and grow right in the gym and are so happy for these forever WOD partners. We love you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness (in and out of quarantine)!

Baby Elizalde is HERE and what a magical birth story!! See below to hear from Kait!

A little glimpse of hope for all in a dark and lonely time.  Baby boy Lucas Valentín Elizalde was born at exactly 41 weeks on 3/20/2020 at 12:14am.  He is currently 6lbs 11oz of pure PERFECTION.  Every day he was told to hold on a bit longer as we were working on getting papa home and he did just that. 

As some of you know, Fernando left for Mexico for what thought would be a quick 2 week process that devastatingly turned into a very long and grueling 5 months.¬† After many ups and downs and countless tears – two days before Lucas’ birth we received long awaited news that Fernando would finally be able to return home. He flew to Jaurez, Mexico to finalize the process the same day the Embassy & Consulate were going to be shutting down due to COVID-19.¬† The next early morning he arrived to Mexico City Airport just to be informed his flight to D.C was canceled requiring all new flight reservations with layovers in Newark, NJ, then to D.C. and thus a much later arrival to Baltimore. Meanwhile, at the hospital in between contractions I am making sure he made it through, tracking flight status, hearing that Mexico is closing it’s border, being told the hospital will be changing it‚Äôs visitor policy the next day and hoarding off all doctors and the interventions they wanted to pursue to progress the labor.

  After all the obstacles were conquered, Fernando made it to the hospital at 7:45 pm, Lucas continued to hold on and was born just a few hours later.  God truly works in mysterious ways, a million prayers answered and all the stars aligned exactly on the same day. We came home as a family TOGETHER and are so blessed. 

We are so blessed, extremely grateful, and FOREVER thankful to the IA family, especially the noon class for their never ending support over the past 5 months in Fernando’s absence, and for keeping me strong both physically and mentally throughout my pregnancy. 
Hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Cannot wait to see everyone soon!!


Of course we need a close-up as well ūüôā

Please read below for details on our new True Coach initiative!

Friends, Loved Ones! Have I mentioned today that I miss you?!

Geo and I have some exciting news: we have uploaded all of our active members into True Coach and assigned you to one of our coaches. If you are currently paying a membership and did not get an email from True Coach today, please email Geo or myself (Kelsea) directly. Don’t forget to check Spam!

As part of your membership (THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US!), our team will be tailoring THREE days of our current programming each week, specifically to YOU! Your assigned coach will be checking in with you two times a week. As we personalize these days of programming, we will take into consideration your equipment or lack thereof, your goals, your weaknesses, and what you enjoy! This could look like:

The workout for everyone is:
10 Burpees
20 Air Squats 
10 Russian Swings 
10 Rounds 

Kelsea- only has a 26lb KB and loves to run:
200 M Run 
20 Air Squats
20 KB American Swings
10 Rounds 

Geo- has a rower, wants to work on core and can’t run due to injury¬†
10 Burpees
20 Air Squats 
10 Russian Swings 
10 Rounds 
Rest 5:00 
Cash Out
500 M Row 
1:00 Plank
4 Rounds 

For the members who have asked about what more they can do because they are willing and able, we have put together the add-on options below. To reiterate, this is only something we put together because so many generous members are in a position to and want to do more. We are not by any means pushing these options. Continuing to pay your membership if you are able is MORE than enough! Geo and I can’t put into words how grateful we are for each and every one of you!

For $50/month- our team will personalize two additional days of weakness/accessory work per week.

For $100/month- our team will write three days of personalized programming per week (three personal workouts, completely separate from the currently programming).

For $150/month- our team will write 6 days of personalized programming per week. This option will also include a one hour zoom personal training session per month.

You will need to accept the True Coach invitation via the email you received so please reach out if you cannot find this email or if you have any questions. We would love to have everyone active in True Coach by Monday!

I’m so proud of you!

Stay strong and stay home,

Geo and I cannot thank you enough for sticking with us through this. The support from keeping your memberships, posting your IA at home workouts, and logging into sugarWOD is what will keep this community thriving through this tough time! Below is what we are currently implementing to keep you healthy and connected.

Stay safe and healthy!

Workout Schedule

Monday- Bodyweight/Minimal Equipment, Core
Tuesday- BW/M, Endurance
Wednesday- BW/M, Core
Thursday- Endurance, Gymnastics
Friday- BW/M, Core
Saturday- BW/M
Sunday- Endurance, Gymnastics

Everyday you can expect a youtube video at 8pm describing and demoing the workout for the next day!

Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri we will be going live at 12pm and 5pm on Zoom for workouts! This will start Wednesday 3/18!

Saturday we will have one live workout on Zoom at 9am!

Geo and I will be doing everything we can to push out content for our members. Please keep up to date here on the blog, instagram, youtube, and facebook! Love you all!

Adopt Equipment Day: Tuesday March 17th, 11am-1pm at both locations

All At-Home Workouts will be posted to SugarWOD and to the Daily WOD. Here is how you log into SugarWOD:
Download the app (light blue background with a white sideways dumbbell)
Create an account
Search Industry Athletics, click the first one

First of our weekly Zoom Calls is at 3pm tomorrow on nutrition. Link will be sent out via email.

Stay tuned for continuing updates on what we plan to provide for you virtually! Don’t hesitate to reach out with things you would like to see ūüôā

The members below attended and signed into 20 or more classes in the month of February! 6 members hit 25 or more!!

Be sure to give them a high five or a hug when you see them around the gym.

Kathryn Maitland   27
Osh Oshitoye  26
Ari Zayon  25
Brandon Scudder  25
Daniel Fitzgerald  25
Natalia Berger  25
Crystal Simpkins  23
Feysel Abdulkaf  23
Elora Fucigna  22
Emily Brock  22
Ignacio Avellino  22
Jaclyn Sienkiewicz  21
Kelly Hartnett  21
Mindabeth Levin  21
Yuriy Mamed-Zade  21
Amy Lyttle  20
Chelsea Carr  20
Maria Alcaino  20
Michael Meck  20

Ready to improve your Clean & Jerk and Snatch?! Coach Carey and Coach Jamie are here to help! Click HERE to sign up for the next barbell club cycle at Harbor East!

This cycle will be three months long, kicking off on Monday April 6th and concluding on Wednesday June 24th. Classes will be Mondays and Wednesday at 6:30pm at Harbor East. A third day of programming will be provided. Barbell club is $70 per month.

Friends and loved ones! Below are all the not to be missed events coming up

Friday March 27th at 5:30pm: Guys Night at Federal Hill and Girls Night at Harbor East. Drinks will be provided!

April (TBD) Barbell Club is back at Harbor East. Details coming soon!

April 18-19th: Federal Hill CLOSED for a Level One

Saturday April 25th: Mobility Seminar at Federal Hill at 11am


Sunday March 8th is International Women’s Day and we are celebrating the strong, strong women of IA with the Crossfit Total.

The strongest woman is walking away with a PRIZE, but we are all going to lift big and celebrate this amazing group of female athletes.

When: Sunday March 8th at 11am

Where: Crossfit Harbor East

What: The Crossfit Total is the sum of your squat, press, and deadlift

Click HERE to sign up and estimate your max back squat, shoulder to overhead, and deadlift. Estimating your max is simply to help me organize the lifters.

This event is for female members and completely FREE. Drinks (both for fitness and post fitness celebration) will be provided!