Posts Categorized: Coach’s Corner Blog

Do You Need An Accountability Partner?

By Guest Contributor Hannah Winner, CrossFit Level 1 Coach The CrossFit community is undoubtedly one of the most supportive when it comes to individual success in a sport. Sure there is competition between fellow athletes, but seldom do you see ‘rivals’ not cheering each other on to keep moving or finish a wod. However, it more »

New Year – New You?

With each new year, there comes new resolutions. Many of which are often health related. Millions of people make a promise to themselves that this will be the year that they make a change. Awesome! I applaud you for making this commitment to yourself. What do the majority of people resolve to do? Here is more »

The Importance of Rest and Recovery

Here’s a scenario that I see often – A new member comes into our gym, and falls in love with all things CrossFit. Maybe this is the first time they ever worked out regularly or have ever really enjoyed working out. They are seeing amazing results, making some friends and getting really getting involved in more »

Setting Goals – Why It’s Important

Starting a fitness regimen can be overwhelming and intimidating if you begin without any direction or vision. One way to make the transition from sedentary to active is to set goals to work towards. Not only will you be motivated to get to the gym everyday, but you’ll find yourself envisioning where you can be more »

Workout Then Pigout?

By Guest Contributer, Mallie Shirk, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nutritionist Workout then pigout. It is a mindset and cycle that is easy to fall into and hard to break but if you want to achieve your goals we have to delete the workout then pig-out routine.  We are all guilty of it.  We work our butt off at more »

Do You Get Dizzy While Weightlifting?

Recently, one of my athletes told me that they were getting dizzy doing squat cleans. I watched them do another rep and noticed that they were holding their breath during the movement. The process of holding one’s breath while weightlifting is called the Valsalva Maneuver and it’s what most experts recommend that weightlifters do while performing near maximal lifts. The Valsalva more »