"A Community that SWEATS Together, STAYS Together."

We want to provide a safe, encouraging, and positive environment for adults, kids, and athletes of all ages to learn, improve, and reach their health and fitness goals. Most importantly we want to be a place that people leave healthier and happier than when they walked in.


September Athlete of the Month- Jaala Brooks


If you haven't had Jaala's chicken or ribs, THAT is why he is the Athlete of the month! kidding...kidding... He's actually athlete of the month because he puts in so much work and time, while being a dad during the workouts. He has stopped mid-WOD to change a diaper, give snacks, or hold one of his kids so Megan can focus on the workout herself. They have been a huge part of the Community at BCF, and we are grateful as coaches to recognize his hard work at the gym!

Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.


I was born and raised in Chicago. Been doing sports since I can walk. Went to college at TSU in Nashville. Air Force after college. At my first base I meet The amazing Megan Michelle. Got married 5 months later. We have 2 amazing kids Mila (Diva) and Carter. A hand full to keep up with.

Now I work at Transcat doing calibrations. Work out as much as I can. And try to make sure my family has what they need. 

How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?


I always wanted to do CrossFit. I HATE running so I figured lifting weights and getting cardio in at the same time was a win win. 

What are your goals? Personal, professional, and athletic?


Personal: work hard. Make sure my family has what they need, and are happy. Have a million bbq and get togethers as possible. And relax when I can. 



 What is your favorite movement? Non-favorite movement?


Favorite: DU and rowing (short distance lol) 
Non: Any kind of body movement. And of coarse BURPEES. 

What is your proudest CF moment?


Working out with my boo, pushing each other everyday.... Doing burpees and squats with my daughter.... watching Carter get his first steps in the box. 

What is 1 thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?


One of my favorite things to do is sit on my back porch in my Costco chair, having a drink with chill or old school music playing. 

What is your biggest motivation in life?


Being there for my kids. And making sure they 
are happy and healthy. And keeping my boo smiling. 





CrossTown Throwdown Info

Getting There

1410 NE 181 St.
Portland, OR 97230
*Entrance of the gym is on 182nd*


Timeline

Athlete check-in: 7:15am
WOD #1: 8am
End time: ~4pm
BCF Dinner: ~6pm Location TBD


How the day goes:

Every team will compete in 3 WODs. There will be multiple heats per WOD, plus some transition time, so you will definitely have some down-time to eat and rest. Take advantage of this time! Take caution in what you eat and when you eat... but definitely eat!! And definitely replenish your fluids.


What to Bring

We’ve compiled a list of what we think are essential items for anyone to take for a day of competing!

Misc. Items:
Jump rope 
Lifters/shoes/sandals
Wrist wraps 
Extra clothes-shorts/tanks/undergarments/socks
Essential oils/deep blue
Yoga mat
Chair
Blanket
Jacket/sweatshirt/sweatpants 
DO
Cash
Cover tent
Foam and/or hand roller
Lacrosse or baseball

Food & Beverage:
Pre-workout 
RX bars
Rice cakes 
Lara bars
Apple sauce packets
Lunch meat
Jerky
Dried fruit/fresh fruit
Protein powder/ shaker bottles
Water!!!


Prepare for Rain!

You can check out the weather forecast for their zip code here. There will likely not be enough indoor space for everyone to be, which is why we recommend packing a cover tent if you have one.


Questions Day-Of?

Please direct all questions, etc. to Coach Ally! We are trying to allow Trevor and Bethany to focus on being athletes. :) 


We are still looking for a few Judges!

If you are available to judge, even if for only a single WOD, please let Bethany know asap by emailing her at bexlinebcf@gmail.com.


And last but not least, HAVE FUN!!! 

As far as competitions go, this is as low-key as you can get and against our "sister box". Of course everyone wants to do well and as coaches we hear all the time, "I don't want to let my partner down"... but what is the point if you are not having fun?! Have fun, folks!! 


GOOD LUCK!

Athlete of the Month- Erika Baca


Erika was nominated as August Athlete of the month because she is a huge part of the BCF staff! She is the face behind ALL the WODIFY accounts, updates, and changes! She's also been an athlete of BCF for almost 5 years!


Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.

I’m 42 years old with 2 grown boys.  I’m animal obsessed; I have three dogs (hopefully 4 soon?) and a cat.  Does that make me an old maid?  Yes, I think so.  You all know Sebas (18)…who doesn’t?! My oldest Toby (22) is a mechanic in the Army at JBLM.  I grew up in the Portland area.  While with my mom on the weekends, I was typically in North Portland running amok.  I lived with my dad in Milwaukie/Oregon City most of my childhood.  I’m a Management Analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and am so thankful and proud of my 18 years of work for the County.  I was a hairstylist for many years prior to that.  I’m a mess of interests.  My dogs, drawing, reading, sleeping, home projects, Crossfit, riding my motorcycle (new hobby), food…all the food but especially sour patch kids. And coffee and curse words.


How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?

Once upon a time (almost 6 years ago) I went to a party with a bunch of friends from high school and saw a girlfriend there who had miraculously transformed in the year since I’d last seen her.  So I asked. And she told me about CrossFit.  I began searching for CrossFit near me with no luck.  One day I was checking out Groupon and saw BCF and was SO EXCITED! Purchase complete.  It only took me 5 more months to dare to walk in the door.  I mean…I had to try and get myself into some semblance of shape before just diving in right?!  Nothing prepares you.  Lesson learned.  First class, I was hooked.  Second class, I wanted to quit.  Fast forward and I’m going on 5 years at BCF!


What are your goals? Personal, professional, and athletic?

The list is never-ending. Enjoy life, every day. Ride my motorcycle more. Draw more. Give more dog hugs and kisses. Become the Sr. Management Analyst. Maybe get my BA? Only if I have to, though.  Take more naps- like every day. Buy some land and put a small home (cabin-like) on it. Open a sanctuary for old dogs that haven’t been adopted. Be kind. Stay in shape and injury free. Work on getting my technique back now that I’m not broken. :) Be badass


What is your favorite movement? Non-favorite movement?

Favorite- Clean (hands down). Non-favorite- Muscle up- only because they hate me.

What is your proudest CF moment?

146 lb squat clean.  I watch the video and it makes my heart race every time.  But honestly, I think every time I accomplish something that I haven’t done before it’s a new proudest CF moment.


What is 1 thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?

I have daddy issues. hahahaaaa

What is your biggest motivation in life?

I want to be a person that makes other smile.  From laughing at me or because I’m exuding happiness. Either way. J