CrossFit
Jääkarhu

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS – IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A COMMUNITY AND GYM THAT YOU CAN BE PROUD OF, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. THOSE THAT JOIN ARE A SPECIAL BREED.

Become a Karhu Bear

Our purpose is simple: to build the best gym in the world. Knowing that a gym is only as strong as the community that supports it, we are committed to providing world-class coaching, programming and customer service. It is our goal to take people from point A to point B – from where they are to where they want to go. We offer two programs: Karhu CrossFit and Karhu Method.

Less talk, more do.

This is not just a place for elite athletes.

This is a place for people who are determined to improve their fitness and wellness. We provide levels based on your goals, interest and commitment but we strive to form one community. Learn more about our two class offerings below.

Karhu
Crossfit

YOU DO NOT NEED TO “BE FIT” TO ENTER THE PROGRAM… BUT YOU WILL GET FIT WITH CONSISTENCY, HARD WORK AND SOME FUN ALONG THE WAY.

Karhu
Method

CROSSFIT JÄÄKARHU’S KARHU METHOD PROGRAM IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE CROSSFIT THEIR SPORT.

Try a free week of training on us.

We want to ensure that you feel part of the community and want to become the best version of yourself. One day or Day one? You decide.

FOLLOW US @KARHUSTRENGTH ON INSTAGRAM

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#throwback to when @karhustrength hosted Open Announcement 15.2! 🔥 - We had only opened our doors 5 months before and somehow managed to fill our new space with ~300(?) athletes, spectators and media. - Michele Letendre faced off against Emily Bridger on a nasty couplet of overhead squats and chest to bar pull-ups. - An amazing way to christen our first home. See y’all tonight at 20.1 - don’t forget to #KARHUOUT - Photo: @davexre - #karhu #strength #crossfit #jääkarhu #perhe #wearekarhu #austin #karhustrengthco

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5 years. A long time, but not long at all. We will be celebrating 5 years as @karhustrength on the 26th - we’d love to invite y’all to come celebrate with us. New friends or old friends, near or far - we’d love to have you! 👉 Link to tickets in the bio! #karhu #strength #jääkarhu #perhe #wearekarhu #austin #crossfit 🐻

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Time for another @karhustrength Trivia Wednesday! Last week there were no winners 🙁 - Let’s try round 2: - Name the primary sport (sport background) of each of the 5 Crossfit Jääkarhu coaches! (There may be multiple for each coach... pick the one *they* would claim.) - First to correctly guess all 5 will receive a complimentary Karhu T-Shirt! 🐻 - #karhu #strength #crossfit #jääkarhu #perhe #wearekarhu #austin

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October Athlete of the Month: Will Lanier aka @truebluewill •••• Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit? A: 9.5 years • Q: How did you get started? A: Peer pressure. My friend Erin had posted pictures of herself doing pull-ups somewhere and I messaged her and asked her what that was. She told me it was this thing called CrossFit and I should come to a free class...so I rounded up some other friends to go check it out. I was immediately hooked. The camaraderie, the fun, the community - it was everything I was looking for. That was 2010 at CrossFit Dallas Central...and I’ve never looked back. I’ve gone on to make CrossFit my entire life - even making a career out of it since 2011. And now it has brought me my awesome Karhu family. • Q: What is your favorite movement/workout? A. Karen Thank you for all that you do within our community! We love you! 🐻 #crossfitjaakarhu #austin #community #fitness

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We’d like to give a big Karhu shoutout to our athletes who competed at @trinitycomps Duality in San Antonio! @chase504 & @steven_harris._ 2nd @brookegause 1st @bookoute 2nd @agard2017 4th #karhu #perhe #jääkarhu #wearekarhu #austin #crossfit 🐻

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“Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.” Travis Bradberry Athlete: Robert Alvarez @gingerbeardman00 📸 @samauburnphotography

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Preparation is 1/2 of the battle. Are you prepared? You know we are. #20.2 - #karhu #strength #crossfit #jääkarhu #perhe #wearekarhu 🐻

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The Open: What is it? Why do we participate? The CrossFit Open is many things to many people. Simply put, it is an international online CrossFit competition. Sign up, perform the WODs at your home gym where you will have a judge/rep-counter or do them in your garage (and submit by video). For some, it is the first qualifier on the road to competing at the CrossFit Games. For others, it is a way to compete inside their own gym for bragging rights. And for others still, it is a way to test themselves against past performances to gauge progress… or just for fun! At @karhustrength, we participate in the Open because it gives us another opportunity to bring our community together and celebrate. We celebrate and honor the work we have put in, the progress we have made and continue to strive for, and the friendships we have forged. Most importantly, we do it because WE CAN. We want our people to push past their perceived limitations, both mental and physical. We want to share in an experience that we are privileged to take on. We also want to highlight health, fitness and the simple but often taken-for-granted fact that we can move our bodies, express ourselves and enjoy the experience as Bears. At @karhustrength, we run the Open on two days: 1) On Fridays during regular-scheduled classes/programs. Come on Friday if you want the look and feel of a class. Our coach(es) will take you through a guided warm-up, explain the WOD and points of performance, give tips for best success, divide the class into two heats, and assign counters and judges. 2) On Saturdays from 9am - 12pm. Come on Saturday if you want the look and feel of an in-house competition. Our members sign up on a Google Doc during specified time slots. Warm-up and WOD-prep are done are all on you! We will have athletes count and judge for each other. No matter whether you want to compare yourself to the fittest in the world, the fittest in your gym, or just the fittest version of YOU, we encourage all to sign up for the Open with @karhustrength, share in the suffering and the laughs, and enjoy the process. Because you can. #karhu #strength #jääkarhu #perhe #wearekarhu 🐻

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How do you show up for class? Do you show up early to give yourself time to settle in and prepare? Did you sleep well the night before? Have you eaten enough to support your activity? Do you have your gear, do you know the WOD, are you excited to be back in the gym, moving with your friends? Or are you rushed, tired, underfed, annoyed, unprepared? Being well-fed and well-slept are foundational. Second to that will be your mindset. How you show up will determine what you get out of your training and your time at the gym. Change how you show up and change your entire experience. #karhu #strength #crossfit #jääkarhu #perhe #wearekarhu #thekarhustrengthco #austin 🐻

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#Repost @thegymnasticscourse ・・・ | TTB WARMUP FOR 20.2 | . Let’s get those hip flexors and lats ready for a LOT of rounds! . Complete 2 sets x 5 reps of each: hip hurdles straight arm arch planks hollow pull backs beat swings . between each set do 15 single jump ropes to warmup ankles. . 🤯Do #TTB stress you out ?! 😍We can help so you don’t feel anxious when they appear next year in #open2021 - register for a course NOW because building strength & technique take time! .... ——-TheGymnasticsCourse.com—— . #crossfit #thegymnasticscourse #tgccourse Demo’d @estradaflys

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Time to brush up on your @karhustrength Trivia 🐻 - In honor of our 5 year anniversary, here are 5 pieces of trivia: - CrossFit Jääkarhu was founded in _____(month) of 2014 in Austin, TX. There were _____(number) founders and _____(number) members. In its first year, Karhu hosted Open workout _____ and took _____ place at Regionals, earning a spot to the 2015 CrossFit Games. - FIRST correct response to all 5 blanks wins a @karhustrength T-Shirt! - #karhu #crossfit #jääkarhu #karhustrengthco #perhe #wearekarhu #austin 🐻

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This month marks our 5 year anniversary. One of the ways we are celebrating as a gym is by doing “Spirit Week” all month long. If you plan on dropping in this month, we would love for you to join us in the fun! #crossfitjaakarhu #austin #crossfit #fitness 🐻

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