March 24, 2019 – April 26, 2019 | CFPG Strength Training Series 

Starting March 24, we will be running an intensive strength training program for five weeks. The program is built around 4 types of movement patterns: hinge, squat, pull, and press. The plan will be as follows:

Week 1: Dynamic Effort training larger than normal rep schemes, little rest between sets
Week 2: Max Effort 1 Rep Max with low reps and maximum rest time
Week 3: Hypertrophy Muscle Crushing Supersets
Week 4: Dynamic Effort training larger than normal rep schemes, little rest between sets
Week 5: Max Effort 1 Rep Max Retest with low reps and maximum rest time

During this strength training series, Athletes should eat appropriately. Carbohydrates are a key component to muscle recovery, so up your carbs and proteins, limit your fats, and get plenty of rest. We’re building you into a muscle machine!

March 30, 2019 | Kettle Bell Kitchen comes to CFPG

Kettle Bell Kitchen is a meal service that offers all sorts of plans for individual Athletes. Individuals can visit their website to order meals that will then be delivered to the gym for your pick up. Come during our Open Gym hours for a demo and tasting. Check out their website: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

March 30, 2019 | Come see Jeremy Ryerson play with the Uconn Water Polo Team vs. Yale

CFPG’s long time coach and great friend, Jeremy Ryerson joined the Water Polo Team this year! Let’s show him our love and support by attending his match on March 30. 4:00pm @ Yale Sports and Recreation, 70 Tower Pkwy, New Haven, CT

April 6, 2019 | A Meeting of the Oily Minds with Shannon Briggs Hakenjos and Erin Walls

THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT. Thank you for your interest.
Join Us (Erin Walls and Shannon Briggs Hakenjos) for an Afternoon Session about Essential Oils, their endless Benefits, and other products for Clean Living. It’s a great opportunity to learn, socialize, and check out our new space at CrossFit Playground!
Drop in anytime during the three hour window and feel free to bring a friend. Kids are also welcome 🙂 12:00PM – 3:00PM

April 7, 2019 | CPFG Recipe Swap and Potluck 

Let’s share our best healthy recipes for our upcoming 28 DAY DIET CHALLENGE. Bring a dish to share with print outs of your recipe. We will set up stations throughout the gym and members can sample dishes and collect recipes for their arsenal. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and flavorless; let’s set ourselves up for success and eat that delicious and nutritious fuel! 10:00AM – 11:30AM

April 14, 2019 | Body Comp Cryo comes to CFPG

Hey Playgrounders! Save the Date – Body Comp Cryo is coming to CFPG. Body Comp Cryo is a mobile service that provide Fitness Testing and Recovery. Appointments will start as early as 7:30AM. More information and appointment sign ups to come!
Check out their website –

April 15, 2019 | Neil Malloy runs the Boston Marathon

As you can tell from his 4 mile “warm up” runs to the gym our friend Neil Malloy has been preparing for a marathon. He is running for a great cause and CFPG hopes that you all can support him. Good Luck Neil!

April 20, 2019 | Macros Sesh with Bryan Dowd

Let’s all gather during Open Gym hours and have a discussion about your plan for the 28 DAY DIET CHALLENGE. We will talk about different eating plans such as paleo, zone, and mediterranean. We will present information about macros eating methods and tips and tricks for meal planning. Let’s set ourselves up for success! 10:00AM – 11:30AM

April 21, 2019 | Easter Sunday WOD and Brunch at The Plum Tomato

Per usual, let’s carry on the tradition! Join us for a good WOD on Easter Sunday and then head on over to the Plum Tomato where we will enjoy a delicious spread, right before our 28 Day Diet Challenge, how perfect is that?? Dave and Erin Walls will provide Frittatas, Breakfast Potatoes, Big Salads, and Bloody Mary Fixings. Please bring a dish to share. We look forward to this Brunch every year, thanks for continuing to make these memories with us. See you there! WOD starts at 8:00AM

April 27, 2019 | The Local Rivals @ Schedule II CrossFit

Let’s get some peeps signed up to represent CrossFit Playground at the first of four Local Rivals events! Schedule II hosts the first event, which will be an Olympic Lifting Competition. Follow their event page for more info!
To sign up,
The password is TheLocalRivals2019


So we just lifted heavy and carbed up, now it’s time to shed some lbs! More information to come, stay tuned!

May 25, 2019 | 28 Day Diet Challenge Ends | MURPH | Memorial Day BBQ

It’s Memorial Day weekend and CrossFit Gyms all over the world complete Murph, a hero WOD in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. 

For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

Murph begins at 8:00AM

Followed by a Memorial Day Picnic and BBQ, Time TBD

Bryan - 860.885.4543
Erin - 860.917.4688

CrossFit Playground52 Upton Rd, Colchester, CT 06415