14 Years and No End In Sight

CrossFit Palo Alto started as a garage gym October 1, 2009

“The best time to start was YESTERDAY. The next best time is NOW.”

– Unknown

Thank you all for being a part of CrossFit Palo Alto over the last 14 years.

This is something I always said I would never do. And here I am doing a “newsletter”.

I have received some really fun ideas to do with this. I’ll try to make it weekly. I’ll try to keep it constantly varied without being random. The story of CFPA and the amazing stories from our community are so valuable and should be shared with more than just me or the classes where they happen.

I welcome feedback and suggestions.

Kind of a Big Deal

I hesitated to put this in the first email because I don’t want to give the impression that I’m trying to “upsell” you. I actually don’t make anything with this. But, YOU could save up to 30% on your membership fees by getting reimbursed from your Healthcare Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account.

Truemed is a company that has partnered with CrossFit HQ to help members use their HSA/FSA money to pay for CrossFit memberhsips.

What is the process? 

Use the following link to take a four-minute health survey.
 Pay $30.

(CFPA gets $0 for this.)


If exercise can help prevent or reverse a health condition they identified, you’ll be pre-approved for HSA/FSA reimbursement. A Truemed medical provider will review the information remotely and email you a Letter of Medical Necessity (document affirming eligibility). You are then compliant to reimburse your expenses to yourself – just as you would any other health expense.

CFPA is not involved in the process. Membership fees are paid with the normal method. This allows you to be reimbursed with pretax money, which is where the savings comes from.

What if I have further questions?

The survey link and emails from us will inform you of this process. If you have further questions, you can email [email protected], or review the FAQs

What if I have questions or need support?

Email us at [email protected]

What’s Going On?

CrossFit Teens continues to grow in its 4th week. We’re up to 8 teens with room for a few more if you know someone that wants/needs to learn the basics of CrossFit, movement and the FUN of exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm.

Contact Coach KJ at [email protected]

CrossFit Legends is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. Coach Carrie Lee works tirelessly to make sure that the same needs we all have are met in the appropriate degree without sacrificing functionality. Class is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am.

Contact Coach Carrie Lee at [email protected]

Planning is in process for Community Hikes, Holiday Party and Special Workouts.


Tom Brady opens up more than I’ve ever seen in this interview with Patrick Bet David. Here’s the YouTube link but you can find it on any podcast platform.

Greg Harden had a big influence on Tom Brady as a counselor and sport psychologist at the University of Michigan. He also just wrote a book. It’s fantastic.

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