6/5/15 – Amundsen HS Track Throwdown

On Friday, 6/5/15, Hardware CrossFit came together to funrdraise for our local high school track team. Our goal was to raise $1000 to help the track team buy new uniforms and equipment. Athletes have been sharing uniforms for the past few seasons, and we wanted to help out!

We are happy to say, that we raised $1900 for the Amundsen team! Thank you, thank you, thank you to our amazing community for coming out to support.

It was a 16 minute workout. In teams of 2 complete the following:

9 minutes
400m plate carry (45/25)
then, AMRAP of :
50 Wall Balls
50 Burpee Box Jumps

In the remaining tme, each partner was to find a 1RM Deadlift.

There are times when we look around the gym, and realize how amazing it is. What a great group of people we have to call our HWCF Fam! Thank you again for coming out, and bringing such a fun, positive, and welcoming energy to Hardware CrossFit!


Halloween 2014

It was the first cold, windy, and slightly snowy night of this winter, but a few braved the cold and costumes for an OHS/Run workout!

WOD for Dogs 2014

Thanks to the Hardware CrossFit community we raised $1,365 for the dogs! All donations go directly to the Wallace the Pit Bull Foundation and Alive Rescue (Chicago). The workout was brutal, but everyone did a great job!

“Dog Gone Good”

3 Rounds:

  • 1 min Thrusters (75/55)
  • 1 min KBS (55/35)
  • 1 min Jumping Air Squats
  • 1 min Burpees Over Bar
  • 1 min 5M Sprints
  • 1 min Rest

A look through the 2013 CrossFit Open

We saw some pretty incredible things happen in the gym during the 2013 CrossFit Open. Each and every member of Hardware CrossFit should be proud of their performance. We saw athletes push beyond what they thought was capable. On 13.4 Sarah had a 10 (15?) pound PR on her clean and jerk. Jen Z. got her first strict pull up. While warming up for 13.3 Jared got his first muscle up. 13.5 saw a face off  between Kenny and Mauricio, the gym gathered around to cheer them on, and each saw an improvement from their first attempts at the workout.  While the athletic achievements were great, we have to say we are most proud of how the Hardware CrossFit community rallied together in support of each other during the Open. To those that stuck around to help count, long after they had already finished their workout, thank you! To those stayed to cheer on everyone during the workouts, thank you! You have all been a part of making this community great, so thank you!

Here are a few photos from the Open!



Holiday WOD 2012!

On Saturday 12/29/12 we celebrated with a White Elephant Workout Exchange!  It was a great time and way to celebrate 2012. Thanks to everyone who came out!

December 11, 2012

We have been so impressed with the progress made over the past couple of months. Keep up the great work everybody!






Grand Opening Party


Photos by Melissa Schultz

9/19 – Great Class!