It’s been a long time coming: we are making a new t-shirt, and we would like you to pick the slogan/handle/tag/battle cry. Post it to comments.
Depending on the quality and number of responses, we will either pick the winner ourselves, or put it to a vote. You may submit as many entries as you like, but think quality, not quantity!
For your reference, here is what our athletes came up with the last time we had a slogan contest, in the fall of 2009. And, here is Stulu’s (we miss him!) commentary on the necessity of one.
on the back;
on the front, a shadow pick of Open participants
Dark gray shirt, green or blue lettering.
Oh boy. This is going to be good. Initially I’ll say I’m a sucker for anything with an American flag on it.
My favorite from the 11/12/09 posts: “Crossfit MPH – We get harder, go deeper and thrust faster.”
Such a great post from Stulu. Where are you Stu? We miss you!!
My favorites from last time:
Get on the bar
Crossfit MPH: The Best Part of the Day
Crossfit MPH: accomplish something
Stronger than the Average Bear Complex
Rob, it’s “Crosfit MPH: The Second Best Part of the Day” for those of us who aren’t married.
Don’t wish it was easier, wish that you were better
Body by MPH
Ahead of the rest.
“I really regret going to MPH” – no one ever
(Ok, that was kind of cheesy)
Perhaps not the greatest for a T-shirt, but all I can think of right now is:
On the front:
Something with the MPH Logo and image of a person jerking/or a barbell on the front
DC skyline with MPH cut into it
On the back:
“Strong people are harder to kill…and more useful in general.” -Mark Rippetoe
Pick up the bar!
or (from the other day in class)
This isn’t sweat, it’s my body crying
A play on Nike’s “Just Do It” / MPH: “Just Lift It”
To quote BK: Multi-Directional Athletes
21-15-9: that’s odd, we’re stronger than you
Embrace Your Potential
Shhh. Fran’s Sleeping.
Star Wars fun: “Lift your Bar Luke!”
Some good ones here- love the MPH/DC skyline idea, also the lifter or silhouette.
Be a performance whore
Some iteration of “Get on the bar”, “Get back on the bar”, “Pick up the bar”
Of course I’m partial to “All Day and Tomorrow”
I also like “pick up the bar” or “get on the bar.” “Stronger people are harder to kill” is a good one. There are lots of possibilities with MPH. Just off the top:
Manufacturing powerful humans
Making professionals here
More physical humans
Go hard or go home
Can’t stop won’t stop
Putting in work
American flag on sleeve.
Not sure how I missed this one before:
CrossFit MPH: Speed Kills
I also like that the current logo kind of looks like MPH in crosshairs. MPH = speed, crosshairs = kills.
Front of shirt:
“Crossfit MPH” in white
Back of shirt:
4 Stages of Life
A little long, but I like this:
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle
Silhouette of OHS
Started from the bottom all the way to the top
Crossfit MPH- True Mental Grit
Quality to the last rep
Motto: Lift every week like it’s shark week.
Image on the back: https://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/7903834/2/stock-illustration-7903834-shark-smile.jpg
…what if the shark was wearing a muscle tank with a dc flag on it…holding a dumbbell (lefty’s suggestion)…a la popeye…?!?
…ooo!…or the shark could be taking a bite out of a bumper plate!!…
Bite out of a bumper plate! LOVE!
And love this idea, in general.
Yes, to both of these. Champion-level brainstorming.
Things I do when procrastinating doing my work while on an airplane. 😉
Awesome idea! Might that look a little something like this?
(just a quick mock-up for fun)
Oops, that link doesn’t work. Try this one:
also, instead of putting weights in backpacks for weighted pull-ups we can just get weighted versions of these: http://s7.orientaltrading.com/is/image/OrientalTrading/34_1632?$VIEWER_IMAGE$
someone tell me to shut up before i come up with a shark version of everything at MPH…
Not a gym, but a box
Not a member, but an athlete
Not a number, but a community
MPH a community of athletes
Also agree with Jim the shirt should have a flag somewhere.
A takeoff on Zombieland Rules.
1. “Cardio” ….Cardio
2. “Double tap” … Double Unders
3. “Beware of bathrooms” ….Beware [Late Cancel]
4. “Seatbelts” …. Tape Your Hands
6. “Cast iron skillet” …. Kettle Bells
7. “Travel light” …Wear a Weight Vest
8. “Get a kickass partner” …Get a Kickass Body
12. “Bounty paper towels” …Wipe up Your Sweat
15. “Bowling Ball” …Lacrosse Balls
18. “Don’t be a hero.” …Be a Hero
19. “Limber up” …Mobilize
21. “Avoid strip clubs” …Avoid Nasty Girls
22. “When in doubt, know your way out” ….When in Doubt, Pick the Weight Up
29. “The buddy system” …No Position of Weakness
31. “Check the back seat” …Check your Form
32. “Enjoy the little things” …Enjoy the Little PRs
33. “Swiss army knife” ….Corcoran Coarse
34. “Clean socks” ….Clean Socks
48. “Hygiene” ….Hygiene
49. “Always have backup” ….Watch Each Others’ Backs
49. Always have a back squat
I don’t know…
Never the same, always an adventure.
Never the same, always painful.
I’ve always liked “Pick up the bar”
CrossfitMPH:All Pain, All Gain
CrossfitMPH: We’re Kind of A Big Deal
Crossfit MPH: Pick Up the F!*%&* Bar!
1. Get There
2. Enhanced Conditioning Techniques
3. Crossfit MPH: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques are Our Warmup
4. [Image of single lacrosse ball and lacrosse stick] = a sport
[Image of bound lacrosse balls and bamboo] = a way of life
I’ve always liked “stronger than yesterday.”
Although it makes me think of Britney Spears, I like it too!
I’m also fan of Pick Up The Bar.
Saw something like this for another affiliate, but it cracked me up so I’m passing it on:
CrossFit: In case you want to smack a mountain lion in the face and live.
I like the idea of a shadow/textured pic of the Open participants, or just a ‘skyline’ of MPH athletes. And text cut out in the middle of the pic in a bold, aggressive font:
“Secure eternal life ” (just kidding☺
“No limit to your potential”
“You are what you lift”
I also like “stronger than yesterday” or “better than yesterday” or some similar variation
“More than a box, it’s a family” -Inspired by Sid’s departure comments
“Solid friendships are forged in the heat of WOD battle and friendships at MPH are solid indeed” -Inspired by Mike S’ departure comments in reference to getting to know Mel, Dave O. and Neil.
“MPH, my second home” – Inspired by Jeff W’s departure comments
“Where the greatest friendships in life are with the most unlikely of people” – Inspired by Stulu
“CrossFit MPH, a sanctuary in the darkest of times”
“CrossFit MPH, where friends persevere together”
I also like the “stronger than yesterday” line, but I would add;
“Stronger than yesterday, Stronger tomorrow”
“Crossfit MPH – Driven” or “Crossfit MPH – Just Driven” A play on the drive comment from this morning.
“Great things come in small boxes” or “Greatness comes in small boxes”
“Crossfit MPH – A Community of Athletes”
“Crossfit MPH – Seize your Potential” or “Crossfit MPH – Achieve your Potential”
“Crossfit MPH – Greatness Realized”
Here are my contributions for now.
I really like CrossFit MPH- Seize your Potential, Dave. 🙂
The NorCal crossfit gyms are by my parents’ house and I like how they have the state of California in their logo. Looks clean. http://www.norcalcrossfitapparel.com/
Maybe we have the shape of DC in MPH (or the Capitol building).
For the morning classes: “[silhouette of barbell or rings] by day. [Silhouette of Capitol] by night.” The reverse for the evening classes. Noon is messing me up.
Also, where are the “that’s what she said” variants?
That’s what she said is so 2009… 😉