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Road to Coach Pt. 2 (Jen)

Road to Coach Pt. 2 (Jen)

Inquiring minds want to know! Do you ever get to a point in your training and wonder, “why am I doing this movement?” or “why don’t we do movement x anymore?”  If so, good! You’re like me, a natural inquisitor of information. Asking the right questions is what put me...

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We must set are charges up for success

We must set are charges up for success

Managing Expectations: Intensity Is Not > Technique For many kids, the appeal in fitness is for bragging rights. “I can deadlift 100lbs;” or “I can front squat 35lbs”! While achievements such as this should not go unnoticed, we must first ask ourselves some basic...

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Go on.  Get out there!

Go on. Get out there!

What’s the best environment for kids to learn in?  What can we do to keep our kids engaged and moving? PLAY! Studies show that kids learn best while playing.  When multiple senses are heightened during an activity, the likelihood of learning retention increases and...

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Time to Unplug!

Time to Unplug!

In the tech age of Fortnite ®, YouTube® and TikTok ®, kids are watching their screens more and moving less. Long gone are the days of playing outside until the street lights come on.  It is crucial for a child’s development to get up and get moving. The physical and...

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Introducing ‘Kids UnPlugged!’

Introducing ‘Kids UnPlugged!’

There’s a new kid in class.  Me!  I’m Coach Sara and while I’m not technically the new kid on the block; having been a member at CrossFit Tri-Cities for five years, I am a new face to the Kids Program being offered. I received my professional youth coaching...

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My Journey to Coaching (Jen. Pt 1)

I’m going to dive head first in and say two words, fear and doubt.  My operations minded husband calls it, “risk aversion”. UGH! Whichever words you choose, they can feel so oppressive and corrosive to your self-worth.  Everybody feels them, so why does it feel like...

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How to Kill Variety in Energy Use

How to Kill Variety in Energy Use

The first two Open workouts this year were all about pacing - and when I get hasty and don’t plan ahead, then I don’t get the results I want.   Workout 20.1 did that to me. A 10 round workout should scream a pacer mentality, but after starting at about 1:00 per...

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2019-2020 CrossFit Open

2019-2020 CrossFit Open

The Open is back… again for the 2nd time this year! The 2020 Open begins this October (2019)  – makes perfect sense, right?! Since we just had LOTS of Open fun in February & March this year, we are going to have a ‘watered down - casual’ Intramural Open this year...

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The Summer of Success at CFTC!

The Summer of Success at CFTC!

Let’s all take a deep breath.  We made it through the summer! Record setting temps in the gym, Clean & Jerk technique is on point, shredded members flexing their defined muscles – it’s been so awesomely busy! But, Did You Notice? Throughout the summer, many of our...

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Workout Stress

Workout Stress

Working out can be a great stress reliever for me and I’m sure is a motivator for many of you as well. Exercise releases endorphins into the body which reduce the feeling of pain and even give the body a positive feeling, and when you make working out a habit then you...

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Confidence = Good Form

Confidence = Good Form

Check out this post on defending yourself from a bear attack (italics mine): Act aggressively. Look it straight in the eyes and let it know you will fight if attacked. Shout! Make yourself look as big as possible. Stamp your feet and take a step or two toward the...

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Is Functional Fitness Complicated?

Is Functional Fitness Complicated?

Is Functional Fitness Complicated? Should you be doing this?   Or this? Which would you describe as more functional? Or better, which one looks cooler? The dude balancing on the kettlebells looks so much cooler! But is he more functional?   Professionals...

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