Thrive for Five: 10 Strategies to Win this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving officially marks the beginning of the holiday season. Five weeks of family, friends, and FOOD! There will be no shortage of delicious holiday treats: pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread men, candy canes, and more! Every home and office essentially turns into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. These temptations, combined with celebrations,... Continue Reading →

Less is More: Fitness for the Ninety-Nine

“Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise.” – Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO In 2002, Greg Glassman told us, “Be impressed by intensity, not volume.” Translation: be impressed by how quickly the work is completed, not the amount of work that is performed. However, in recent years,... Continue Reading →

Five or Six Days

100 Words In 2002, Greg Glassman, Founder and CEO of CrossFit, provided us with the prescription for fitness: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train the major lifts: Deadlift, Clean, Squat, Presses, Clean... Continue Reading →

Who am I?

In a recent post, I spoke of Self-Awareness, and that when we understand who we are and what we believe in, we are freed from judgement and expectation. So what is Self-awareness? Self awareness may be defined as the conscious knowledge of one’s own beliefs, values, attributes, and characteristics. In other words, it is the... Continue Reading →

Self-Awareness, Self-Esteem, Selflessness

Prior to pursuing love, happiness, and success, we need to evaluate ourselves. It is only once we have established our core beliefs, values, characteristics, and attributes that we can develop confidence in our own abilities, cultivate more meaningful relationships, and invest ourselves in others. Self-awareness is the catalyst to peace of mind. When we understand... Continue Reading →

Talking About Practice

“Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what beasts do.” – Eric Thomas When starting CrossFit, the majority of people walk into an affiliate with one, if not several of the following goals: Lose weight Improve health-related metrics (e.g. decreased blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.) Establish greater quality of life (i.e. improve... Continue Reading →

Balance: The Game of Quality vs. Quantity

  “If you live for the weekend, your life is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk   What does it mean to have balance in life? Often, we are told that achieving 'work/life balance' will allow us to live a more fulfilling life; that we need to spend less time working and more time on relationships, spiritual... Continue Reading →

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