Now I know some of you just got really excited but don’t jump to conclusions.¬† This is not an announcement for the good old “Shirts and Skins” team night.¬† Its an information sessions on Skins products.¬† And just to clear things up…no, we have never had a shirts and skins team night.
Some of you have seen many of the Elite CrossFitters from Games videos, web pics and really most forms of media dressed in some pretty tight fitting gear.¬† Is this to show off their their shredded bodies?¬† No.¬† It is actually compression clothing.¬† The most common being Skins.
A few people have given them a whirl around the gym with what sounds like fairly positive feedback.¬† I’m not going to get into the science and theories behind compression clothing as there are some handouts you can download below.¬† Suffice it to say that people feel better from wearing them.¬† I have some that I wear when I travel as I tend to swell up like a dead critter thats been soaking in the water for a week - not a pretty site.¬† It keeps my swelling down which allows to me to have a much more enjoyable time.
Some wear them to work out in, some prefer to wear them after workouts and some wear them to stay warm (cold weather running / outdoor activities).¬† Whatever the reason, if it aids in their recovery who really cares.
I’m sure many of you have questions about them and¬†I don’t have the answers.¬† BUT I know someone who does…
On Tuesday next week (June 7) Chris Fletcher from Skins will be coming to the gym to put up a display of their products and answer questions.¬† There will be no gear to purchase at the time but if you would like some that would be the night to do it.¬† Chris is offering us an opportunity to order the gear at 50% off the MSRP (plus shipping / handling and GST).¬† Its a great deal as this stuff isn’t the cheapest attire.
Anyway, he will be at the gym from about 4:30 till close ready to answer questions and show off the gear.¬† Even if you don’t plan on purchasing anything I’m sure it will be a very informative evening.
Classes will go as scheduled with no interruptions so come early or stay late.¬† Please read the info posted below so you have a bit of a clue as to what these things are!¬† And by all means you can bring whoever you want with you - this is for ANYONE, not just the SPARKers.
Post below whether you’re in or out.