Support, Friend, Community

Strength In Numbers Research has shown that the most important factor in achieving long term health and wellness is having a support system. Fitness buddies provide motivation, accountability, and healthy competition. There are days when we all show up to a workout exhausted and are instantly reenergized by our workout companions. A twelve month exercise […]

Pain Face

Going To The Dark Place   The Dark Place. Where you feel searing pain. Where doubts fill your mind. Where you want to give up. Where your knees buckle. Where your lungs bleed. Where you can’t breath. Where you want to cry. I haven’t experienced the dark place very often as an athlete. It’s scary, […]

Self-Talk Affirmations

Gary Mark, author of “Mind Gym,” explains that “We all have conversations going on inside our heads. I call it self-talk. Every athlete hears two competing voices. One is a negative critic, and the other is a positive coach. Which voice we listen to is a matter of choice.” What voice do you listen to? […]

The Ups & Downs of Floor Press

Why do we Floor Press? Like the bench press, the floor press is a pure upper body movement. When you floor press, you are not able to drive your legs like you can on the bench press. This forces you to use maximum effort on the upper body muscles, mainly the pectorals, triceps and shoulders. […]

Should I take Creatine?

Creatine is not just a fitness supplement. It is found naturally in our body, and is also contained in meats and fish! There are many different types of creatine on the market, created by many different companies. The most tried and true type is Creatine Monohydrate. Not only is it the most used, most common, […]

Better Performance in 5-Minutes!

The basic principle behind doing a dynamic range of motion warm-up is to prep your body for movement by elevating your heart rate and improving circulation, thereby increasing blood flow and “warming up” your working muscles. Warming up properly will lead to a better performance once the real work begins. Above all, injury prevention is […]

A Hands on Approach

We use every single part of our body on a daily basis in CrossFit. With all of that use typically comes soreness and muscle tightness. If your quads are tight, we have foam rollers and the (not-so) beloved couch stretch to help deal with that. If your back is tight, we have the pigeon stretch […]

New in July! Let's get Strong together!

June’s swimming program is winding down (WOW that went by fast!), but we are very excited to announce TWO new specialty programs coming to you in July!! These classes will start the first week in July and be held at 6:30pm. Therefore, there will be no 6:30pm class for July and beginning of August. We […]

6 Ways to get the MOST out of your CrossFit Worthy Experience

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your CrossFit Worthy Experience So, you drank the CrossFit Kool-aid and now you can’t wait for the WOD every day. That’s great! You’ve found a form of health and fitness that is fun, healthy, functional, and let’s face it: addicting. We all dread some of the WOD’s, […]

Sunday Swimming

We’re super excited to announce a specialty class being offered this summer: SWIMMING! This class will meet once a week for four weeks, June 5th-26th, at 4pm, on Sundays. We have reserved pool time at the Rose Pool on CMU’s campus right next to the SAC for our sessions, which will last 1 hour. This […]