Coach’s Blog

Don’t Fall For the FAD Diets

January 16, 2019

By Coach Debbie Olson There are hundreds of advertisements, books, websites, and articles promoting the next best thing to achieving your "dream body."  In a society where we are always looking for the quickest route to take, it is so easy to fall into this category; especially with nutrition.  "Just do this and not that for 30 days and you will be successful!"  While we are skeptical at first

Goal Diggers

January 9, 2019

By Cameron Hudson   We all have goals and those goals are unique to only us. Our goals though, even with the best of intentions cannot thrive on their own. They need to be nurtured and cared for as does any living organism. So, how do we do this? I’m willing to bet you can go on YouTube or any social media platform and find a plethora of people willing to give you their two cents on how

NECF: The Real Judgement Free Zone

January 2, 2019

By Coach Manny Alayon   What better way to kick off 2019 than to steal a tagline from one of the most popular fitness chains in America, Planet Fitness? This is that time of the year when every gym in the industry prays on people’s half-hearted wishes at fitness by slashing gym membership prices in hopes that you never actually attend. Clever and genius marketing plan, with a hint of qu

Coach’s Club (Members Only)

December 19, 2018

By, Cameron Hudson PSA: Before diving into this topic, let’s clear the air on what my intentions for this post are not; this is not meant to ruffle anyone’s feathers, call anyone out or belittle anyone’s good intentions. This post is to clear the air on a topic that is universal to gyms (CrossFit and any fitness operations) and how to properly use the available resources to get the most out

You Need Failure To Succeed

December 12, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon I’ve talked about failure and success quite a bit in the past. Believe it or not, failure is kind of like an acquaintance of mine. Definitely not my friend, but not necessarily my enemy. Failure feels like a double-edged sword. Without experiencing failure, it is hard to create your path to ultimate success. Everyone responds differently to failure; some use it as an oppor

Keeping Track of Progress

December 5, 2018

By, Debbie Leonti “Coach, what weight should I work up to today?”  This is one of the most commons questions I receive on a daily basis.  While it is our job to guide you through your sessions, it is YOUR responsibility to keep track of your working weights.  Our strength cycle varies on a daily basis in rep range.  As we try our best to scale individuals appropriately, it is almost impos

I Am NOT Proud of Myself

November 28, 2018

By Chris Shkreli I appreciate the fist bumps, the kind words and the blatant stares (just kidding…nobody is staring at this haha), but I am NOT proud of myself.  Yes, I have lost weight and changed the way I am taking care of myself, but it has only been 2 months.  It has been 2 months since I hit rock bottom.  What is rock bottom for me?  Rock bottom is 281 pounds.  It’s eating Five Guy

How To Be A CrossFit Games Athlete

November 21, 2018

By Cameron Hudson The men and women who compete at the CrossFit Games each year are the pinnacle of fitness. They can hoist monstrous weights over their head, move faster on their hands than some of us on our feet and they are able to repeat these efforts multiple times in a given day for consecutive days. We get to see their feats on a daily basis, just scroll through any of their Instagram pa

Why You Have A Coach

November 14, 2018

By Kenny Olmeda Coach programs back squats 5x5@75% Athlete: I feel good today. I think I’ll max out. (Athlete fails to hit a PR or even worse gets injured) Coach: Why you do dis?   A coach is supposed to be the adult in the room. Sometimes athletes can be guilty of short-sighted thinking, seeking immediate gratification vs. reaching long-term goals, and risking injury for a

Our Values V Our Desires

November 7, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon   We live in the year 2018, where many of us feel very strongly about morals and ethics and will internet fight anyone who dare opposes them! Without turning this into a name calling, political discussion (that we unfortunately see entirely too much of), I want to bring attention to some pretty interested observations that many of us may not be aware of. When we want

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