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Labor Day Fun!

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Labor Day Fun!Wine Country CrossFit is open through the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Our schedule is as follows:

Saturday – Business as usual with 9AM CrossFit & 10AM Elements

Sunday – Open Gym from 9.30AM-11.30AM

Monday, Labor Day – 8AM Boot Camp & 9AM CrossFit

Wondering why we have the first Monday in September as a national holiday? Well here’s the historical scoop:

Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.

In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages.

People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks.

As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions, which had first appeared in the late 18th century, grew more prominent and vocal. They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours and pay.

Many of these events turned violent during this period, including the infamous Haymarket Riot of 1886, in which several Chicago policemen and workers were killed. Others gave rise to longstanding traditions: On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.

The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the first Monday in September, caught on in other industrial centers across the country, and many states passed legislation recognizing it.Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later, when a watershed moment in American labor history brought workers’ rights squarely into the public’s view. On May 11, 1894, employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago went on strike to protest wage cuts and the firing of union representatives.

On June 26, the American Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, called for a boycott of all Pullman railway cars, crippling railroad traffic nationwide. To break the strike, the federal government dispatched troops to Chicago, unleashing a wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen workers.

In the wake of this massive unrest and in an attempt to repair ties with American workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. More than a century later, the true founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified.

Many credit Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday.

Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season.

All that rugged history gives us cause to work out and work hard. So join us on Monday morning for the 8AM Boot Camp or the 9AM CrossFit Class. You will labor in both!

18.5 Logistics

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18.5 Logistics

Heats will start at 5PM on Friday night! They will run every 15 minutes. Bring your friends and family to cheer. We will have snacks and drinks on hand.

If you want to sign up for a heat ahead of time then please send a text to 707.337.9441. Feel free to send your messenger pigeon instead.

Don’t be afraid to challenge someone to a head to head. I hear a rumor that there will be a foursome: Coach Richy, his former team mate Ivan, Coach Jose and Kris Conemac. We are excited to see you all in action tomorrow night!

July 4th Freedom WOD

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July 4th – Freedom WOD

July 4th - Freedom WOD9AM Class. Show up hydrated!

1176 Freedom WOD

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) in 60 minutes
17 Power Cleans (135/95 lbs)
75 Air Squats
At the end of each round, unload the barbell and carry it 200 meters away. Return to the plates and then carry one forward to the barbell. Retrieve the second plate, carry it forward and reload the barbell for the next round.

This will be an Outside WOD. You can do it with a partner or solo. Wear your red, white and blue!


July 4th Weekend Schedule

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July 4th Weekend Schedule

Happy 4th of July weekend to ALL! Enjoy time with family and friends. Relax. Have Fun. Come in and Work Out. Mobilize all those tight spots.

Saturday July 1 – CrossFit 9AM, Elements 10AM

Sunday July 2 – Open Gym 9.30-11.30AM

Monday July 3 – Business as usual EXCEPT NO 6.30PM Class

Monday July 4 – 9AM Freedom WOD