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23
Apr

Enough Excuses: Why You Can Afford CrossFit

A couple of weeks ago I posted about one of the two most common objects we hear in embarking on a new fitness routine. That post focused on “not having time” to workout (missed it? Read it here). This post focuses on the other, “I can’t afford to eat healthily” or “CrossFit is so expensive”. Remember when I called B.S. on that not having time excuse? Well, I’ll let you guess what I’m going to say about this EXUCSE….go on, I’ll wait….yeah, it’s B.S.! Now, before you slam your MacBook closed and pick up your iPhone and call your mom...
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13
Apr

The Biggest Complaint We Hear About Globo Gyms

One of the most common obstacles that we hear during our No Sweat Intros is knowing what to do at the gym. We’ve all been there, motivated and ready to start crushing our goals. Be they losing weight, gaining muscle, or training for a particular event. You go to LA Fitness or Planet Fitness because you think they’re cheap and all gyms are the same, right? Wrong. See, we’ve also all been there when you walk through those doors staring at the machines, not really knowing what to do. So you walk over to the treadmill and stroll along for a few...
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11
Apr

Enough Excuses: Why You Do Have Time for CrossFit

There are two excuses that I often hear as to why people aren’t taking steps to improve their health: time & money. I say that these are EXCUSES because they are just that. See, humans are creatures of comfort. So, when faced with pushing ourselves out of a comfort-zone our minds start creating excuses as to why it is easier to stay where we are. Our minds can be pretty convincing too, this is why things like sugar, drugs, caffeine, and alcohol are so powerful because they influence our brains.Now you may be thinking, but Brandyn, I really don’t have the time or...
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29
Mar

Stay Young While You Can

Last week, while I was at Home Depot, I happened to be getting out my car at the same time as an elderly gentleman parked next to me. As he was getting out of his car, which was visibly a struggle, he said to myself and another guy parked near us to, “stay young while you can”. The sentiment was to stay as mobile as possible. CrossFit, at its core, is a program emphasized on promoting functional fitness. I know this can sometimes be decipher amongst the shirtless, Adonis-like individuals you see each year dropping to the ground after grueling...
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20
Mar

Cutting through the Nutrition Noise

Last week, I heard a member talking about not knowing what to eat. With information circulating at rapid speeds these days, it’s no wonder it’s difficult to know what is right for you. Right now, keto is the hot trend, before that Paleo and before that Zone. With the ever-changing trends in nutrition information, it’s undoubtedly difficult to know what you should be eating. There are several issues with dieting trends, the two biggest are: they are often restrictive, and they are not customized to individual goals. Diets such as paleo and keto are elimination style protocols. This means taking...
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13
Mar

Pushing Boundaries

This weekend we passed the halfway point of the CrossFit Open and our in-house Intramural Open. Over the last three weeks, we’ve all pushed boundaries and exceeded our own expectations (more than once). 18.3 pushed those boundaries even further! For the first time, there were elements that some of us, myself included, could not complete. Muscle ups, double unders, pull-ups and overhead squats are challenging to say the least. It’s what we take away from these challenging moments that allow us to continue to push our boundaries and progress. They allow us to set GOALS! Whether we achieved something we...
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5
Mar

Member Story: Mike Stewart

I’m 40, soon to be 41 and needed a big change in my life. I’m a programmer and been living a pretty sedentary lifestyle for a long time, not eating right, and constantly talking about getting active but never actually doing it. The last few years I also started struggling with anxiety and has gotten much worse within the last 2 years. I eventually said “fuck this”, in a positive way though, and started taking steps to change things in my life. I changed my diet, for the most part, started walking a lot more, got away from the computer much...
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29
Jan

Why “I Can’t” is Stopping Your Progress

In the business of helping people, “I can’t” is a phrase I hear way more often than I would like. In fact, I’d like to never hear it again. A lot of times on the way to our goals the biggest thing standing in our way is ourselves. When we say the words “I can’t” it is like we have hit a stop sign at crossroads. Worse, “I can’t” is like arms crossed, heels dug in, kind of language. This is my problem with “I can’t”. There is no progress, or room for movement. Think of the last time you...
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