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 (he's a 6th degree black...

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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 have endured is different from...

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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 I try to do the same with my members. How can I help...

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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…...

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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 devoted to remembering the dead - and eating and...

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Sunday, Holy Sunday: Mindful Eating Part 2

I was talking to a friend the other day about diet and eating well and how to get in shape and suddenly this popped into my head: When it comes to diet (and many other aspects of life), You need to treat your Sunday as a "Holy Day"... and this is what I mean... When...

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Mindful Eating

One of the most common conversations John and I have with our clients is about their diet. We ask them if they eat well and they usually say yes, they eat pretty healthily. Then when we ask them what they ate that day they tell us and it's usually pretty bad! OR... it...

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I’m turning 47!!

I recently heard someone say, "If I could live my life over again, I would do it all differently". I'm sure you've heard it before. In fact, most of us have said it many times before. But I think the real question is, what am I GOING to do? Almost every week I hear...

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This Saturday – Grand Re-Opening!!!

Hey there everyone! I just wanted to remind all of you about our Grand Re-Opening to celebrate our expansion into our new space and to let people in the area know about our special place this Saturday, August 27th from 10 am - 1pm. We will have:     * 10am...

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I Am a Failure.

And I am proud of it. I recently heard a speech by J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series. She was talking about how she had hit rock bottom after her divorce and before she wrote the first Harry Potter book, and she felt like a complete failure and had...

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Its Hard to Cry When Youre Running, Part 2

Last fall I posted an article about depression and how I have learned how to cope with it over the years. You can read it here: http://crossfitodyssey.com/its-hard-to-cry-when-youre-running/.  Since posting that, I can't tell you how many people have come to me and...

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