Ellie's Monthly story

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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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