It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Overcome Your Fear

Let's be existential for a moment.  You are not you when you go to workout.  You become something else - a beast turned loose, an animal scared to get caught, or a athlete on the junky high of adrenaline. . .

In every situation, you are not you . . .

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prior Injury or Worse. . . And still going Strong

Over the last three years a lot of different people have walked through the doors, young and old, out of shape and in great shape. . . a couple of items that you might not notice unless you saw them everyday:

1.)  They got in shape (or even more in shape).
2.)  They worked their buttocks off - and feel better than they ever have before. . .

So what's the catch?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Visiting An Old Friend

Yes, one of the nine foundational movements showed up in class last night, the seemingly unobtrusive sumo-deadlift high pull. . . and boy oh boy did it cause a ruckus. . .

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Just a Thought

If you religiously go to the gym everyday, just because you go to the gym everyday, take a quick gander. . .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Secret Ingredient

You know that one ingredient that is always on the tip of your tongue?  You always put it into all your dishes, if I could (lifestyle wise), I would sprinkle freshly baked chocolate chip cookies into all my meals - but that probably wouldn't taste very good nor be healthy at all, but I do have an ingredient for your success. . .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Building Blocks of a Culture

It isn't very often that you can say that a friendship was forged after a certain date in your life.  As people grow older, they become more set in their ways, their friends are their friends and have been for years. . . now that is a generalization I have heard a thousand times over - and I think it's false.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Daunted. . .

So to lighten up your day, speak about last night, and forgive the following post, I want to tell a small story.  After the first workout was done an athlete yelled, "TIME!", so I replied "7:42", he looked at me with such a blank stare and said, "When did we start?" . . .  that might give you an idea of last night, but let's discuss something serious. . .

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


With a deep breath, and a slow, halting exhale, the air escaped lips, only to disappear into nothingness, eyes darted back and forth, but no eye contact was made.  Sweat that began on hairlines, drew lines down faces, wrists wiped faces but to no avail.  The tone of the Coach reached a feverish pitch, only to subside . . .and that was just the warm-up. . .

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Setting Your Bar. . .

: the act or state of expecting : anticipation <in expectation of what would happen>
2  a : something expected <not up to expectations> <expectations for an economic recovery>  
    b : basis for expecting : assurance <they have every expectation of success> c : prospects of inheritance —usually used in plural
3: the state of being expected

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sharing the Love of a Blog

There are so many good blogs out there - lets talk about those that pertain to CrossFit.  I just wanted to highlight some that I have seen through research and those that I happen to follow . . .

Thursday, April 7, 2011

3, 2, 1, Go!

By far my favorite part of the workout is the seconds before the start of a workout.  Here's a great explanation why. . .

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bring on Passion

There is nothing more outstanding to watch than unbridled passion at it's peak!  So what is passion - 
any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why So Serious?

Serious - Demanding careful consideration or application

Unattractive Synonyms:
businesslike, cold sober, deadpan, grave, grim, sober, solemn, staid, steady, stern, and my last three favorite:
unhumorous, unsmiling, & weighty. . . .