Week of 3/26

Well, the Open is just about over. Like all years, it exposed weaknesses and highlighted strengths. Yesterday, Alicia was telling me that next year she would have MUs and double unders. And I believe her! Use the Open to sharpen your tools and prepare for next year. Stay tuned for some high skill specific programming – coming soon!

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Week of 3/19

One more week of the Open! The open always brings craziness, but it also motivates me to work on my weaknesses!! (Except wall balls. Kidding. I mean, mostly.) Take the positive things from the open, but don’t get caught up in weird standards or movements. Have fun, and use it to move forward.

Also, I love the open for things like this:

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Week of 3/12

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Week of 3/5

Well, the Open competition is heating up! That 18.2 was a real [expletive deleted]!! The real question is: Which Rx woman is going to walk away with the win at the end of the open? Carrie edged everyone out in 18.1, Marina took 18.2, and Nikki won 18.2a. At least that’s where it currently stands. Will there be retests? Will Alicia step up and take the podium? Who knows? And what happened to the men? While every women submitted a score for 18.1, only 4 of 10 men did so (actually, it’s 4/11 since I completely forgot to sign up *sad face*)! Come on guys, let’s step it up!

Good luck, athletes! Keep pushing hard, and remember to do your mobility so you stay healthy!

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Week of 2/26

Well, the Open is underway! I hope you’re all happy with your performances. Just a reminder that if you plan on having a judge for the open workout, you should plan on judging someone else. Show up with plenty of time. Also, thanks to everyone who did the workout on Saturday for giving regular classes plenty of room. You all rock! Good luck next week!

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Week of 2/19

Holy Moly! The Open starts THIS WEEK!!! I don’t know about you, but it totally snuck up on me. So, sign up now! Like last year, we will do the workouts on Friday nights. You are welcome to do the workouts at other times, but you are responsible for bringing your own judge. Good luck!

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Week of 2/12

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Week of 2/5

The Open is coming…

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Week of 1/29

Nothing says fitness like limping around with a pulled hamstring or a strained shoulder, am I right? Nope. Wrong. Injuries really kill our fitness. So, we should take every measure to avoid them, right? RIGHT! Last week, we met Emma Coleman who will be making regular stops at the gym to talk about any injuries you may be battling.

This week, I want you to try something new (for most of you). It is called… ROMWOD. Yep. Range of Motion WOD. A daily dose of stretching/yoga that you can do at home or in the gym. Check it out for a 1-week trial membership. Do it every day, and you will definitely feel better!

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Meet Emma Coleman

Tonight, you will have a chance to meet Emma Coleman. She is an Outreach Liaison with SSM, and she has a background in sports medicine. If you have an injury that has been nagging you for months, she’s the one to talk to. She’ll talk with you and determine if there are some exercises you can to do fix the problem. If necessary, she can refer you to an SSM specialist. You are under no obligation, but if she refers you, it’s probably a good idea to get checked out.

I’m SUPER excited to have her in the gym. She’ll be around between the 430 and 530 classes, so come early or stay late!