Month of May in Review: 

BABY DUKE is here! 

We want to welcome the NEWEST addition to our #CFAmily, Duke Michael Kaleihakuokalanakila Brueckner was born on May 4th at a healthy 8 lbs, 1 ounce and already strong like his Papa!!! 


Barbells & Beers 2017 Co-Ed Partner Competition: 

We had a great time participating on May 13th at CrossFit 908. Although it was a dreary day, we all had fun working out together and competing amongst other gyms in the area. The event was well run, and CrossFit Annex represented well! Special shout out to Jamie, Laura, Rita, Stefan, Anne, Steve, Kevin K, and Jess. We would love to attend more local competitions in the area! 


Amazing… is the only word that comes to mind when talking about our first weekend installment of #Murph! It was certainly an event to remember as all of our #CFAmily honored the fallen soldier, Navy Lt. Michael Murphy, a SEAL who died at 29 in combat in Afghanistan in addition to the other men and women who protected us, and continue to protect us in the line of duty. Also, thank you Kevin and the Chatham Fire Department for joining us in the work out! 

Special thanks to those who contributed awesome treats and drinks post work out. It was certainly needed after such a long and hard work out.  We’re already looking forward to the next one! 

Flock Town Farm, Fresh Local Organic Service: 

We are in the works of potentially partnering with Flocktown Farm, a “CSA” service (Community Supported Agriculture). Similar to Kettlebell Kitchen, it is a delivery service that delivers organic seasonal vegetables on a weekly basis. The service needs a minimum of 15 people to order for us to become a drop-off location. Please let Mickey or myself know if this is something you and your families would be interested in. A link for more information can be found here:

Upcoming Events:          

As always, we encourage our members to participate in events outside of the gym doors. 

40th Annual Fishawack Race (4 Mile Run or 1 Mile Run): 

Chatham, NJ on Saturday, June 10th @ 9am

Some members will be participating in the 40th Annual Fishawack Run in Chatham on Saturday, June 10th. There is a 4 mile or 1 mile run option. Race details can be found here: Our very own Steph Carroll will be taking runners through a warm-up prior to the race. Let’s get some of the #CFAmily involved! 

Members Participating: Crystal, Jon, Anne (1 mile), Stefan, Steph, Tom, Ali, Alfie (1 mile) 

Tri-State NY Spartan Race

Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center on Saturday, June 10th

Kevin K aka “Keven” will be participating in this weekends Spartan Race Sprint in Tuxedo Park, NY. It’s still not too late to sign up:

BoneFrog Challenge: 

Englishtown, NJ on Saturday June 17th

Some members will be participating in the BoneFrog Challenge in Englishtown on Saturday, June 17th. There is a sprint option at 3 miles in addition to 20 “Navy Seal” type obstacles but it appears to consensus of the group is that we will be signing up for the “Challenge” at 8 miles plus 30 “Navy Seal” type obstacles. 

Members participating: Steve, Jamie, Stefan, John Sim, Kevin K, Ali 

Belmar Beatdown - Co-Ed Partner Competition (both RX and Scaled): 

hosted by CrossFit SpeakEasy in Belmar, NJ on July 15th

There will be 3 guaranteed workouts and an additional one if you make Top 3 in your division. For more information, please refer to the website: 

Currently we have two members participating, Jamie Cutler and Laura Stuart. 

June Member of the Month: Dan Orwig

We would like to congratulate Dan Orwig for becoming our June Member of the Month! A diligent 5 AM’er, Dan also runs before coming to class for a WOD. Now if that doesn’t scream dedicated, I don’t know what does?! Constantly pushing the bar in class, he also is an adventure seeker and in using his fitness through CrossFit he most recently conquered a Marathon on the Great Wall of China this past month. Only one word can describe that - EPIC. Congrats, Dan! We love having you a part of our #CFAm. Continue to set the bar high! 

…not to mention, he currently holds the time to beat in “Kelly” at 22:37 RX. Man on a mission! 

Kettlebell Kitchen: 

Just a friendly reminder, we have been partnered with KettleBell Kitchen for the last couple months. Feel free to check out their website, It’s super convenient when your on the go and are looking for a healthy option.

Please make sure delivery location is ‘Annex Sports Performance Center.’

Some of our #CFA family grinding through Murph a couple Saturdays ago! 

**Any suggestions, questions, ideas for events or anything CrossFit related are always welcome. You can post on our Private Facebook Page here or email Ali at**