14-Day Trial at Crossfit Cape Ann

Cape Ann Wellness


Looking for a new fitness routing in 2019? Not sure if CFCA is right for you? We offer a 14-day trial membership for $65 so you can test the waters before fully committing to improving your health/fitness and life!  Trial memberships start with a private intro session with one of our coaches. The intro will give you an opportunity to check out our facility, learn more about our program, watch an actual class in progress and learn some of the basic movements that we use on a regular basis. More importantly, it’s a chance for us to get to know you… (your goals, athletic background, previous injuries) and address any questions or concerns that you may have. This session generally lasts 40-60 mins. Once you have completed your intro… come to class as much as you want for the next 14 days! Get a feel for our workouts, our coaches and our…

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What’s In A Name – More Algonquian Place Names

“What’s in a Name?” is a new original series from 1623 Studios in partnership with the Gloucester Historical Commission. On this episode, Mary Ellen Lepionka explains the history behind place names on Cape Ann and their Algonquian roots. Mary Ellen is an independent scholar researching the history of Cape Ann from the last Ice Age to around 1750 for a book on the subject and is a trustee of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and co-chair of the Gloucester Historical Commission. Visit her website at www.capeannhistory.org.


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The Practice of Nia or What is Nia? by White Belt Teacher Linda Wilkes

Cape Ann Wellness

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul.
We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.
Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
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Gloucester’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – a festive community event!

Cape Ann Community

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

Monday, January 21st 2019, 2:00-6:00pm

In the historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse (Unitarian Universalist Church)

Corner of Middle and Church Street

This is a free community event and all are welcome!

Free-will contributions to the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation towards the ongoing preservation of the building are requested.   Memberships, mugs, caps, totes, shirts and refreshments available.

Gloucester’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: an afternoon of presentations honoring Dr. King about African-American History including Sandra Ronan, Stephanie Buck, live music by Alvin Foster and his band Soul Eclectic, and Keynote Speaker award-winning  filmmaker/journalist Clennon L. King on MLK’s Boston years, followed by audio of Martin Luther King, Jr. accompanied by a slide show.  Audience invited to ring the Paul Revere bell at the conclusion for freedom.

More info at: www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org


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Pet of the Week- Natasha and Tamara

Natasha and Tamara here! We are sibling chihuahua mixes that made the journey to CAAA all the way from Puerto Rico! Why, you ask? Well, you see, there are many strays in PR and the chances of us finding homes there are pretty slim. So we flew north in pursuit of families!
We can both be a little bit timid with new people, but once we warm up to you we let our goofy and playful sides shine. The staff here say we are both lots of fun and we seem to go with the flow. Feel like going for a hike? Great, us too! Wanna chill on the couch and watch a movie? Sounds like a great idea!
If you’re looking to add a new canine addition to your life and are looking for someone on the smaller side, stop in for a visit and see if one of us would be a good match for you!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

They Were Done Fudging

Some scenes taken on a sunny day at Dunfudgin Ramp. Of course, I needed to do a little research on this and imagine my surprise to learn that Dunfudgin means pretty much exactly what it sounds like! From A Guide to the Maximus Poems of Charles Olson by George F. Butterick available on Google Books: “When a boat was brought through the Cut three hundred years ago, the crew had to fudge it along with poles. As soon as they reached deeper water, however, with broader steerageway, they could ship their poles and hoist their sail; they were done fudging. Hence that became the name of the spot, a name which suggests welcome relief from tiresome struggles against tide and wind.”