REST DAY

Did you know that REST is just as important as the hard work you put in at the gym? Just because there is a class time offered 7 days a week doesn’t mean that you should be in the gym for all of them. I know that this stuff is fun, in fact, it's a little addicting to...

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Find a nice steady pace.

"Find a nice steady pace" That’s a phrase that you have heard at the gym many times. There are many benefits to properly pacing a workout. For starters, pacing allows you to stay in the workout longer. If you’ve been doing CrossFit long enough, you’ve probably had...

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Small shifts

This would be my third or fourth Whole Life Challenge. I have done it each time it’s offered. Why?  Because each time, something has shifted for me in a really good way. Rarely do we change everything all at once and then be able to maintain the changes.I have found...

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HUNT IT

HUNT your workout! At the StrongFit seminar I attended a few weeks ago we talked a lot about how to use our mentality to our advantage during a workout. How you approach the workout can drastically change your nervous system’s response to the stimulus of the workout....

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Active Recovery

Stress can be both good and not so great. It comes in all forms. The stress that comes from a great workout. The stress of traffic. The stress of being a parent, owning a business, a fight with your partner, a cold or flu… the list goes on! In moderate doses, it's...

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The Whole Life Challenge changed my life.

I didn’t enter my first Whole Life Challenge in January because I was hoping to change my lifestyle. I thought what I was doing was all I needed to become physically and mentally fit. I entered the challenge as an opportunity to meet new people and get involved in the...

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Something to work on between camping trips!

The amazing “dog-days” of Summer are here. You may be camping or glamping, cabin-going or stay-cationing, beaching-it, on the patio with friends, biking, hiking, swimming, or running. Summer IS amazing AND so short! Every waking moment outside of work-hours seems to...

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Andrea “Create a Strong Foundation”

I started CrossFit a few years ago to strengthen my body. I hated lifting weights but I knew if I didn't get stronger my body wouldn't support my beloved cardio activities... mostly running! Two years ago I started training for a half iron man and as result of the...

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Lois “You will want to give up. Don’t.”

When Brooke asked me to write a blurb about myself and CrossFit, it became a good opportunity to reflect. Two years ago, this Mother’s Day week-end, I broke my right shoulder when I was babywearing my baby on my back and had a freak accident on a sidewalk. I will...

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Ben “Finding true potential”

I’d been interested in CrossFit for about 10 months before I reached out to CrossFit Morden about joining their club. I’ve always been involved in fitness but never had accountability regarding my fitness goals. CrossFit Morden has been the biggest motivation for me...

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James “Fitter at 40”

"The decision to join CrossFit wasn’t an easy one for me. At age 40, I hadn’t really done anything active for 15 years, didn’t enjoy going to typical gyms and I assumed I was way too out of shape to start CrossFit.  However, the idea of being able to participate in...

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Kelly “Push for that pull-up!”

“Since I started CrossFit I’ve always had a goal to improve on my pull-ups. 7 months ago I was using a green & purple band. In the last two months I’ve been really working on my pull-ups with a goal to do one by May 1st. When the workout (18.3) was...

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Plate check!

Most of your fitness can be found in your kitchen and for some of us, that’s a hard pill to swallow. What?! You can’t just go hard at the gym and then finish each day with a bag of chips and call it “good”? Sorry, nope. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be rocket science...

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Introducing ALOHA FRIDAYS at CFM

Aloha Fridays are the original Casual Fridays. It’s the end of the workweek. In Hawaii, people wear alohawear (Hawaiian dress shirts), jeans, casual stuff, leave work early, head to the beach, crack some beers. They do it right. We’re bringing Aloha Friday to CFM....

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We’ve been brainwashed

We’ve been brainwashed since birth: Diet restriction is the way to success. Self loathing is normal. The health industry has sold us this method over and over again. And we fail. Over and over again. It offers us meal plans or macro plans or measured food plans where...

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