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Every year I look forward to watching the top athletes in the world compete in the CrossFit GAMES. The movements they do are similar to what we teach every day in our CrossFit classes.  Obviously, they vary in degree but I am always amazed at the beauty of the GAMES athletes technique and the enormous...
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I continue to do CrossFit at 55 years old because it’s a fun way to challenge myself, stay fit, and if I had to run a mile at full speed, I want to be able to do it. We don’t think about the unknown and unknowable until it happens, for many not having the strength...
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Please join me in welcoming Cassie to the Iron & Grit coaching team. You have seen Cassie here in the evenings doing private training. Cassie is an experienced bodybuilder and has been a personal trainer for the past two years. She has been active all her life, participating in sports like soccer, basketball, tennis, cheerleading,...
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To live a long healthy life, strength training must be part of the process. We start to lose muscle mass in our 30s and for the sedentary person this happens in their 20s. There is no way around the loss of muscle as we age but to better understand why we must start and continue weight...
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“Exercise…I consider to be by far the most potent domain in terms of its impact on both lifespan and health-span.”  Dr. Peter Attia The CrossFit methodology has evolved over the past 13 years since I first took the Level 1 exam. The experience we offer in the gym I believe has grown to include the...
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“To Be American Is to drink. To be American is to worry about drinking.” Elva Ramirez When our Dietician Caitlin and I started talking in 2020 about how to best help people during the pandemic shutdown we decided gut health had to be at the center of the conversation. The goal at the time was...
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“Lack of sleep is like a broken water pipe in your home. It will leak down into every nook and cranny of your physiology.” —Matthew Walker Our health is determined by our physiology which is tied to our evolution as a human species. We cannot detach this part of our being even in today’s modern society...
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SELF CARE is an everyday challenge for most of us. We are busy with work, children, careers and finding time to take care of ourselves is the last thing on our to-do list. Working out and eating healthy doesn’t have to be a rollercoaster ride. WE created a program to help our members have a...
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Visceral fat is the fat surrounding our organs. It is not easily visible, however your visceral fat number is a high indicator of your current health. More importantly, it gives us a great snap shot of a persons health as they age. A high number over time will cause major damage to our metabolic systems...
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