How a A Weightlifting Meet Works

Hey guys and gals!  It’s finally time for our Mock Meet in our Barbell Level 1 and Level 2 classes! Because of this, I wanted to take some time and give you a little crash course in the sport of Weightlifting. Without getting super technical and overwhelming you with details, I am going to explain[…]

How CrossFit Can Help Build Confidence In Young Girls

When you take risks and succeed, you build confidence. All too often, as girls start to get older, their confidence abandons them. The thought of taking a risk and failing is quite scary, so they would rather stay still and quiet. With no risks being taken, no confidence is being built. From ages 12-20 instead[…]

Going With The Flow

It happens to the best of us, probably more occasionally than we would like. You walk into the gym feelin’ pretty good. You’ve got a game plan for the WOD and you’re planning to push yourself pretty hard to achieve a score you’ll be happy with. The class is ready to begin the workout of the[…]

Our Top 10 Favorite Moments of 2017

In no particular order, we present to you, our top 10 favorite moments in 2017!   The 2017 CrossFit Open The CrossFit Open approached quickly after the start of the year. We started preparing for the open mid-January. Our classes began doing “Open prep” work, we chose the team captains for the 2017 season, and picked[…]

Setting Goals & Celebrating Your Achievements

Setting goals is a good thing to do. From New Year’s resolutions, to how many steps we take in a day, goals can keep us accountable and we work hard to achieve them. When we do achieve them, it brings us this wonderful, rewarding feeling. Ever since I realized CrossFit was my jam, probably around[…]

Overcoming Injury, While Gaining Mental Strength

A few weekends ago, CrossFit Oshkosh had 8 teams compete in a local competition. I was lucky enough to be competing on one of those teams, especially since it was my first competition in a year. September of 2016 I was in, what I consider, to be the best shape of my life. I had[…]

Muscle Mind Connection

A major part to one’s fitness routine that I think commonly gets overlooked is muscle mind connection. Muscle mind connection happens more in the small accessory movements, rather than a more complex movement like the back squat. All too often when preforming these smaller movements, we tend to get caught up talking to our friends, find ourselves[…]

Coach Ali Reflects on 6-Week Barbell Class

So here I sit, the day after the last night of our 6 week barbell class, and I am at a loss for words. Nine members spent the last six Wednesday nights with me breaking down the Olympic lifts and starting from scratch. There were times of frustration throughout the weeks, but many more times[…]