Misc

At-Home Bikini-Butt Movement

A shout out to the moms of the world.  Whether you gained baby weight, lost a little perk in your ass, or just can’t find time to workout, this movement will help perk up your posterior.   Read more

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An Average Joe’s Guide To CrossFit Open Success

Fit Woman Lifting Barbell in GymFor the majority of CrossFitters, The Open is an experience, not a qualifier.  Most of us aren’t going to Regionals or Games, but it doesn’t change the fact that we invest time and energy to participating.  And knowing what mentality to have going into this worldwide event is important for anybody.  Athletes register, wait for announcements, and try their best when it’s “go” time, but addressing what success means for a typical athlete is often neglected.  So I’m providing top tips for guaranteed Open success for the “average Joe” athletes of the world.

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What To Do About A Big Belly

Obese patientI’m frequently exposed to rumblings of stubborn big bellies…in part because I enjoy the company of people who eat delicious food and consume alcohol, but also because a large part of my time is spent in my gym where folks have a tendency to express their bodily frustrations.  But I’m here to help.  And bellies, no matter how big or small, are best addressed with 3 combined courses of action. Read more

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5 Minute Fryer

burpeeThere’s always time for a little fitness in your life.  I have 2 kids and a crazy schedule, so I totally understand being limited on time.  But if you get creative, you can always knock out something quick at home and even get the kids involved!  This 5 Minute Fryer will get your heart rate up, your brow sweaty, and your body thankful you made time for movement.   Read more

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3 Steps to a Booty-ful Bum

bumMost folks aren’t in love with their backside.  But if you work at it, that bum might just become your best physical ASSet.  If a strong, bubbly butt is what you desire, I offer 5 steps to a damn fine derriere. Read more

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The Thursday 3’s Workout

push-yourselfToday, we venture into Thursday with a workout based on 3’s.   Read more

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Rampant Running

A female road runner runs down a road at dusk at Independence Pass.I hate running.  Which is why I should put a little more effort into improving it.  So I’m stealing part of a workout from our CrossFit 8035 programming, because it’s a pretty badass option that can be done on your own at home!   Read more

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Cool Weather Cardio

100burpeesWith some cooler temperatures sticking around for the week, it’s a perfect time to get outside and heat things up with hardcore cardio.  Give this one a try to kick your cardio into gear! Read more

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Try A Racy Rest Day

coupleToo often, rest days go from relaxing to boring.  As you stare mindlessly at the television menu, daydreams of ring dips and hang cleans haunt you (or is that just me?).  But it’s important to take time off to allow for proper workout recovery.  Having said that, there’s no need to let couch lounging dominate the day.  And there is one very beneficial, very safe, and very fun activity that can be the perfect fit for a fabulous rest day; a good ol’ rhomp.  It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your normal fitness routine involves, sex is a perfect filler on days off.  Get on board with racy rest days, and reap all sorts of health and wellness benefits.  Read more

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Tips For Taking A Hike

hikeSome days, the gym is just not the place you need to be.  Whether you’re in desperate need of a rest, or just need some scenery to mix things up, a walk or hike is the perfect way to take an active rest, and reset your body, mind, and spirit.  Here are 6 tips for taking a rejuvenating hike! Read more

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Suns Out, Guns Out

suns outBicep curls aren’t the only thing to get you the guns you’re gunning for.  This workout will inspire summertime toning with a combination of cardio and shoulder work.  You can make it as short and sweet, or long and dirty as you’d like, but I’ll provide some general guidelines to get you going. Read more

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Make Your Butt Burn

buttLadies often complain of a less-than-perfect posterior.  This workout will give you the burn you yearn. Read more

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My First Workout Wednesday Post – On Friday

abiAs I look ahead to a new blog format, I’m excited to put a little focus on fitness.  As a Co-Owner, trainer, and athlete at CrossFit 8035, I have a passion for health and fitness that boarders on obsessive.  And it’s not just about my own fitness.  Watching the people around me evolve and progress and become better versions of themselves motivates me to do more every single day.   Read more

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The Cult. The Crossfit Cult.

crossfit cultMost people who join cults aren’t necessarily crazy to begin with.  They’re just searching for something.  Seeking fulfillment for a hole in their happiness.  They get recruited by people with a cause.  They detect passion, and after enough persistence that passion becomes a little bit contagious.  Outsiders view cults as a bunch of crazies.  They see obsession and loose screws.  And they are usually right.  When a cult begins serving shady tasting Koolaid at their gatherings, you better believe its time to separate yourself.  But there is one cult I believe in.  One I belong to.  And I wholeheartedly preach its gospel.  It’s the CrossFit Cult. Read more

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