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The Making of a Champion

People ask me all the time what made me fall in love with CrossFit. I can tell you that it is what I learned from this man, John Mariotti. John had a very small gym in Fernley, NV where he taught “cross-training”, Jiu-Jitsu and TaeKwon-Do

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May’s Recipe – Frozen Banana Pops

I always try to find something healthy and different  and SUPER easy. As a working mom of 3 kids I don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen! But I love making fun, healthy goodies for my kiddos and this is an amazing idea

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Everybody Has a Story

Sometimes I feel sorry for myself. Sometimes I think the world is against me. Sometimes I think you would not believe the storm I have endured. And then sometimes I can’t believe what a wimp I am for thinking for one second that what I

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April’s Recipe – Breakfast Quesadillas

This is a recipe I found on Peach Palate and you can easily find it totally Paleo here. I changed it up a tad bit to make it easier for the hurried mommies out there. I also would add extra veggies and maybe some ground

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What We Learned From the Open

Every year when the CrossFit Open is over I go back over the workouts and I reassess. I look at each workout and how well I performed and I try to figure out what worked for me and what worked against me. As a coach

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The CrossFit Open – This Is Hard – 2017

This past week many of you completed your very first CrossFit Open Workout. I’m sure it was an eye opening experience. FOUR years ago I entered my first CrossFit Games Open Competition. This is what I wrote about that first day of self-torture… ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ February,

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The 2017 CrossFit Open – What is it and how does it affect me?

Wooooo Hoooooo y’all, it’s almost time for the 2017 CrossFit Open!! The CrossFit Open is the first of a series of workouts designed to find the “Fittest People on Earth” – people who are good at everything – running, swimming, climbing, lifting heavy stuff, pulling,

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Ellie’s Power Breakfast

  January’s recipe is something I thought everyone could use not only to start out the day strong, but also to start the year out strong. You’ve all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Well, there are several reasons

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How to Avoid the Holiday Pounds

It happens every year – we even have come to expect it as a normal part of life. The holidays come, the weather is cooler, we are less active and we eat and drink more. A LOT more. Halloween comes and it is a day

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Cinnamon Paleo Baked Pears

I am always looking for healthy dessert alternatives for Thanksgiving meals! I do love the occasional slice of pie, but sometimes the day of feasting leaves me wanting something slightly healthier for a sweet dessert. Here is something that is not only healthy, but beautiful!

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