In this episode, we breakdown Stage 1 of the 2020 CrossFit Games and look ahead to Stage 2 in Aromas, CA with the top five men and women in the world. Will Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey make history this year with the most wins by a male and female athlete in the history of the CrossFit Games? 

Then we dive into three tips for preparing for the CrossFit Open in 2021. Yes, we're getting ready now in October. These tips are for the average Joes like you and me and they will help you get on the path to success for the Open now instead of waiting for “the magic of the Open”. 

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September 7, 2020

The New Era of CrossFit

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July 11, 2020

Going Back To The Gym

With CrossFit gyms opening up around the country, so many people are facing the prospect of going back from the gym after about four months of quarantine. Today we’re talking with affiliate owner, Chris Franey of CrossFit Catonsville to get some advice on re-entering the gym in a way that is balanced and fun. Chris has been in the CrossFit space for almost 10 years and has seen and coached a variety of athletes. But his connection with his athletes is rooted in helping them with move safely so that they can enjoy life. 

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(13:19) “So funny enough, ironically, it's like coming back from an injury except everybody is coming back from three months of rest. So, all their injuries are gone.  Right? Everybody who left here, you know, with shoulder issues, knee problems, back aches are like, ‘I feel great’. I'm like, yeah, because you rested, you gave your body a chance to heal.”

(14:51) “What I generally like to tell people you know that it takes a day for every week that you've been out for your body to kind of get back into the swing of things, you know. And the asterisk on that is about a day, a workout of your normal consistent routine. So in the case of the last three months, we're looking at roughly 12 weeks, so 12 days of working out is what I've been telling people to kind of give themselves before they can start to where they can start to be critical of their performance.”

(16:13) “You know, be patient, you know, slowly come back in, first and foremost, do think, you know, come back and just go light and have fun because it was the fun that brought you in here in the first place. So many people get caught up in their numbers and their performance that they forget the actual aspect that is this was fun. There's, there's a lot of fun to this, that, you know, it's still here. But at some point, we all just get too serious and we lose that.”

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June 18, 2020

The Elephant in the Room

Right now, the worldwide community is at a crossroads. The recent controversial tweets/statements from CrossFit former CEO Greg Glassman has left many wondering if CrossFit is on its way to being canceled. So many people are looking for big changes at CrossFit HQ and in CrossFit gyms around the world. With affiliates leaving and Games athletes boycotting the Games, we need a big dose of community.

In this episode I recap some of the most recent events and give my two cents on how the CrossFit community can emerge stronger and whether or not a gym member should leave a CrossFit box.

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Days before resigning, CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman told gym owners he doesn't mourn George Floyd

Around 500 Gyms Have Disaffiliated from CrossFit In Response to CEO’s Racist Tweet

Greg Glassman Retires as CEO of CrossFit, Inc

In this episode, I introduce the Connect Empower Strengthen Journal.  Listen friend, it’s time to let go of the things you have done in the past so that you can get the life you deserve!  The CONNECT EMPOWER STRENGTHEN journal shows you how by letting you set your own goals based on how you want to feel in your life. You create your own benchmarks and progress your journey.

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May 6, 2020

Do You, Boo!

Are you looking for ways to get in movement/exercise while you're at home? In today's episode, I offer some tips for getting movement in that work for your life situation. Even though we are all isolation, each of our situations is different. This means that a one-size-fits-all approach is not in order. 

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  • Get out your Wii
  • Dance parties
  • Play with your kids or your pets
  • Go for walks

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We've been home for over a month now because of the global pandemic and I don't know about you, but it's been eye opening to me. Trying to balance work, home life, and working out has really changed. In this episode, I share some suggestions to find the time to get movement in, while also honoring our temporary life situation. 

In this episode, I share with you my journey to health and fitness and the lessons that led me to create The Masters Divisions. I also share information about my CONNECT EMPOWER STRENGTHEN journal and what book I am currently reading

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