So, You Wanna Be An Action Star?
May 22, 2019
By Cameron Hudson
What makes a good action star? Is it their ability to wield weapons? Be heroic amidst danger? Heroes, or action stars, come in a wide variety of forms. But, one thing they all have in common is that they take ACTION.
A lot of us have these general ideas, aspirations and goals. We can go on and on about all the things we want to do, where we want to go or what type of person w
This Is 40!
May 15, 2019
By Maggie Martinez-Figueroa
For those of you that don’t really know me, I hope this little blog will give you a little insight as to who I am, what I do, and what it’s like to be a female, mother, wife and CrossFit coach at the age of 40.
So, for the record, my first name is actually Margaret (and if anyone attempts to call me such, I will politely ignore you lol). I am ori
There Are No Problems, Only Solutions
May 8, 2019
By Coach Manny Alayon
Problem solving is something we learn when we are young children and as we get older it seems to leave us. Problem solving is an actual skill that doesn’t come as easy as it sounds. Your ability to sift through an issue to find the right solution isn’t always black and white. Being good at solving problems is not only good for fixing things around the house, but it helps
When do I Take A Rest Day, Coach?
May 1, 2019
By Debbie Leonti
Movement is a beautiful thing. I believe that at times we all take movement for granted. We drive our cars or take other means of transportation to get us to and from places. Rather than walk, we will call an Uber to take us somewhere that is literally five minutes away. On top of using means of transportation, most of us are stuck behind a desk all hours of the day tr
How Do You Use Your Fitness?
April 24, 2019
By Coach Manny Alayon
As time goes on my thoughts and ideas evolve and even change. I get the privilege to work with and surround myself around motivated people in my field and outside of it who influence my thinking. I love learning new ways to scale a movement, cue an individual, keep track of data etc. I do my very best to absorb everything I could as I consider myself to be a true student of
April 17, 2019
By Mikey Hodges
Do you continue to battle the same nagging injuries? Do these same injuries seem to pop up every few months? If so, you are definitely not alone. Many athletes will experience some sort of setback in their training due to injury. Injuries can occur for a number of reasons, however they are commonly due to underdeveloped muscles, muscular imbalances and poor core stabil
What Makes Us Perform To Our Highest Level?
April 10, 2019
By Coach Cameron Hudson
I have never played rugby. Growing up in Texas, football was the law of the land. But, I didn’t play that either. That is neither here nor there,but lately I have become fascinated with rugby and specifically what makes some of these teams so much better than everyone else. As with any new interest, I went to YouTube and began watching all the rugby videos. I w
Why Am I Tired?
April 3, 2019
By Debbie Olson
Being the coach in the early morning classes, this is a comment I hear more often than not. "Coach, why am I feeling so tired today?" Understandably so, these members are waking up at a unreasonably early hour to make it to their gym session. Long days at work, meetings, deadlines, stress from bosses, expectations and obligations to kids, family, and friends. How do
The Deeper Side of “Pukie”
March 27, 2019
By Coach Manny
“Pukie” the clown was an old unofficial CrossFit mascot. The image of a clown vomiting after a brutal workout was like a right of passage for the CrossFitter back in the day. Pushing yourself to the absolute limit and projectile vomiting, not from working out on a full belly, but from pure exhaustion was bragged about like it was a badge of honor. Overtime, however, w
March 20, 2019
By Kenny Olmeda
Discipline doesn’t come in a jar of pre-workout or a can of Bang Energy Drink. While caffeine can get you excited to workout, it’s not the reason you wake up at 4:30am to make it to express class at 5am. As a strongman, my body aches pretty much 7 days a week. Lifting and moving heavy things takes it toll. Sometimes I am not motivated to get up, get dressed and go li