Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Anniversary of Trinity Training Group

The Trinity Training Group blog was spontaneously conceived one sleepless night: February 18th, 2008.  What began as sort of a joke, quickly turned into an open forum to advertise for a charity event and memorial for a local soldier killed in action. After a variety of posts, and much to my surprise, I received some positive feedback as well as some requests to address some fitness trends.  

Here are a few of the highlights from the past year:
  • Hosted inaugural "MURPH for Miller," and planning the same in 2009
  • Stair climbs, swimming, adventure racing, half-marathoning, and SWAT competitions
  • A few Sloppy Hogs (my race team) got CrossFit Level 1 trainer certificates
  • Completed the 100 Day Burpee Challenge (thanks to Ann M)
  • Published 181 posts (Yes, including this one.)
  • Posted the 7-week Prison Workout
  • Posted the 26-workout Prison Workout 2
  • Cultivated big interest with Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve group WOs
  • Since March 25th, 2008, TTG blog has had 31,000 pageviews and 5,800 unique visitors (those statistics are from Google Analytics)
  • During this year, 12 of the 13 Illinois CrossFit gyms opened. Some even moved into bigger spaces within the same year!
  • Just got word today the CrossFit Journal will be publishing an article of ours.
  • Made lots of friends.
It's been real busy. I could not be happier with how the first year has unfolded. The ride for the past 12 months has been great. Without the readers of the blog sharing their enthusiasm, we would have never stayed motivated to continue with the posting. Feel free to share your memories of the last year with Trinity Training Group. Positive feedback energizes us!


Neil said...

Enjoyed the blog. Enjoyed meeting up with you and others at that mother f%&*er of a a hill, freakin stairs. For workouts. I appreciate your support as I opened up CrossFit of Naperville. I have enjoyed some of the articles. The fact that you do this for no other purpose than to spread your love for Functional Fitness and other interests like adventure racing it fantastic.

Keep it up.

Neil...CrossFit of Naperville

Oh and Thanks for the article on my facility.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary, as well as on the upcoming journal article. Look forward to reading it. All the best in year two.

John Edmondson
CrossFit Will County

Crackhead said...

Congrats on the anniversary, and I am SO glad I met you, and yes, one of these days I will add your stuff to my overall program. Working on chinups...going downstairs to knock out a few right now!