Commonwealth has a New Member...at least for December.
It appears that as of last night CrossFit Commonwealth will have a new member with us for the next month or so… his name is Olly and he is an “Elf in the Gym.” Word on the street is that he’ll be hanging around to make sure everyone is working hard, upholding standards and pushing themselves. Olly will be reporting the information he gathers to Santa.
Every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, the CrossFit Commonweatlh scout elf (Olly) watches over the athletes and then at night, once everyone goes home to ice themselves, drink protein, and dream about tomorrow’s WOD the elf flies back to the North Pole to report back to Santa about what activities, good and bad, took place throughout the day. Before the 5:30am class arrives each morning, the scout elf flies back from the North Pole and hides. Elves get their magic from their name, and we all know that Olympic lifts can feel magically when performed correctly! Remember the magic might go if touched, so the rule for The Elf on the Shelf states: “There’s only one rule that you have to follow so I will come back and be here tomorrow: Please do not touch me. My magic might go, and Santa won’t hear all I’ve seen or I know.” Don’t be shy though, talk to Olly and tell him all your CrossFit wishes so he can report back to Santa accurately.
If you touch the elf, the chances of you getting those double unders or muscle ups go down. Elf in the Gyms FAQs:
Wait, are you serious?
Yes. Just go with it.
What happens if I accidentally touch the Elf?
Olly will wreak havoc on you and issue you a Burpee penalty.
What if our Elf hasn’t moved?
Well, maybe he did too many squats and lunges yesterday and can’t physically move. Everyone needs a rest day on occasion!
What does our Elf tell Santa?
He tells him if you’ve been naughty or nice… if you’re working hard, putting your stuff away, counting all your reps, choosing the “appropriate” weight, supporting other members, and just generally being awesome.