What to Look For in a Gym: A Little Extra
This series is talking about what you should be looking for in a gym to reach your goals! We have talked about how welcomed you are, goals and goal setting and education! Be sure to read more about those if you haven't! This blog is all about finding that little extra! Generally, as humans, our goal is to be as comfortable as possible! This means that we are not looking to push ourselves very far outside of our comfort zone. We made need someone or a group to help us to get t
What to Look For in a Gym: Education
This series is designed to help you to find a gym that will help you to be successful in your fitness goals! Earlier in this series, we talked about the welcome that you receive when you first go to the gym. After that, we talked about a gym and their leadership getting to know you and your goals better so that they can help you! Today, we are going to talk about how a gym can educate you to accomplish your goals best. The truth is there are many different goals that you may
What to Look For in a Gym: Goal Setting
Starting at a gym is a decision that is taken lightly by many people in our culture today. With all of the problems with obesity and chronic disease that plagues our society, it is something that we should take more seriously! This means that finding a place to help you to accomplish your goals should be the foremost concern, not just finding the cheapest or most convenient place, but the one that will serve you most! In previous posts, we talked about the welcome that you re
What to Look For in a Gym: Welcome
Starting at the gym can be an incredibly scary scenario for many people! For those that may not have a lot of fitness experience, there are many questions that need to be answered...Unfortunately, many times, they don't even know the questions that they should ask! The first thing that you should look for in a gym is the welcome that you receive. Are you greeted at the door by someone who is expecting you? Do you know what specific person to ask for? How you are treated when
Stop the Aging Process!
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw The author was right when he coined this phrase! Growing old happens simply because of a lack of play! This week, we have been talking about how you can express your fitness outside of the walls of a gym. The final thing to consider is playing with a child! If there is one thing that children LOVE to do, it is play! And if there is one thing that wears parents and caretakers
Take a Hike!
This week, as we get out of the gym, we are talking about the benefits of doing some recreational activities OUTSIDE of the gym! In CrossFit, we like to regularly learn and play new sports! This continues to challenge us and our limits and become a better and more fit human! Yesterday we talked a little bit more about the sports side, but today we are talking about taking a more natural approach! One great way to use your fitness outside of the gym is to simply go for a hike!
Get Out of the Gym!
This week, we are going to focus on something a little different than what we might normally focus on! We are going to talk about ways that you can express your fitness OUTSIDE of the walls of a gym! I am talking about the things that you can do for some extra fun, that you will have more fun with when you are more fit! This is an important part of your fitness! If you are constantly in the gym, you may never realize just how fit you are, how far you have come, or you may be
Ready to Get Strong? Don't Stop
This week, we have been talking about how to start and be successful with a strength program. Today we finish the series with a word of encouragement. Don't stop! Don't. Stop. Strength takes a LONG time to build! We are talking about changes that are microscopic in nature in the changes that are occurring in your body. This is why building strength is so slow, especially compared to some other changes that can occur! It's ok! Keep going! Keep adhering to the principles that w
Ready to Get Strong? Eat for Strength
This week, we have been talking about how to improve your strength! There are many things that you can do in the weight room to get some of the results that you are looking for! However, today we are talking about what you can do in the kitchen. Remember, you only work out for an hour (maybe two if you are lucky!) a day, so what you do the other 22-23 hours of the day really counts for a ton! To get strong, it takes a lot of energy! Much more than you would expect! In fact, y
Ready to Get Strong? Change it Up!
This week, we have been talking about how to get stronger! Today we are going to talk about how to keep from reaching a plateau in your training. Yesterday we talked about how you can accomplish this by choosing the appropriate weight in your training. Today, we are going to talk about variance. Variance means changing up the types and order of exercises that you do. You see, yesterday, we talked about how your body adapts to the stimulus that is placed on it. In short, anyth