Coaches’ Blog

Outdated Gender Norms Part 1: Toxic Masculinity

The topic of gender and what is "appropriate" behavior for males and females is an ever-evolving part of our society. What is considered "normal" or acceptable for men and women, girls and boys, is going through tremendous change right now. We are seeing women...

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“I am (fill in the blank)”

I am a CrossFit coach. I am an athlete. I am a runner. I am all these things, and more! 5 years ago, I was none of these, nor could I imagine myself being any of these things! I was in my mid thirties, and thought my days of doing most athletic things were over. I...

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The Big Debate (Nutrition)!

The Big Debate Nutrition. The word is defined differently by the hundreds of pop-up nutrition companies out there. We have all seen the different diets and products promising you the world in weight loss and performance, but what do you really need to know? Can you...

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Let’s Stop Calling People Crazy…

Let's Stop Calling People Crazy and Start Supporting Each other We all know someone who does a little more than the average person when it comes to fitness. Maybe it's someone who runs an ungodly distance every morning. Or someone who lifts relentlessly in the gym....

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Don’t do CrossFit, maybe try Prancersizing ?!?

What? The owner of a CrossFit affiliate is saying, “Don’t do CrossFit”. That’s odd. Let me explain. What I mean by that, is if CrossFit isn’t fun for you, challenging for you, and a passion of yours, it’s not going to work for you. I get asked a lot, “Is CrossFit for...

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Be Coachable

This is something we all can improve-- whether you are new or a veteran Crossfitter, there are things you can do to make the coach's job, and your experience at the gym, much smoother and more productive. Being coachable is something I have become much more sensitive...

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Happy Open! Why we celebrate Bright Spots!

If you've stepped foot into CrossFit Surmount in the last 6 months you've probably noticed that our PR board has also incorporated the word- Bright Spots. It's a change and may be a different than what you're used to. That's ok! Change is hard and it's human nature to...

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Why We Celebrate “Bright Spots”

By now if you are a member of CrossFit Surmount or have come on in, you have seen our Bright Spot Board.  This may be a bit different than what you are used to if you are a frequent visitor to CrossFit gyms.  Usually you find a "PR" Board. "Bright Spots" at CrossFit...

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3 steps to self-motivate

Why does it suck so much to struggle? Why do we resist getting out of bed before hitting snooze? Why do we skip breakfast (or lunch) when we know we need to eat to be optimal? Why are we always just 5-10 minutes late? Why do we make excuses to avoid a workout when we...

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Burpees!

Hey everybody it's time for some tough love. I want to take a minute to talk about everyone's favorite subject, BURPEES. That's right, whether you love em or hate em, we ALL have to do em. And I can't help but notice that some of you have really been SUCKING at them...

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