Coaches’ Blog

Don’t Be Like NMM (sports nutrition & hydration)

Two things: 1) SUMMER is officially here in NC! Hello heat! 2) If you are trying to figure it out, NMM, is our oldest sons initials- Nolan Matthew Magnini. He is the subject of this blog post. Keep reading to understand how I’m connecting the dots! If you don’t know,...

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CFS Annual Murph FAQ

CFS Annual Murph FAQ: What is it? Murph is a hero workout in honor of a fallen soldier. It is the biggest, most fun event of the year at our box. The CFS community comes together to support each other and have a blast. There will be an inflatable jumper for the kids...

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate! Happy Open!

Happy Open everyone! And what an Open it has been, especially here at CrossFit Surmount.  I had the privilege to watch 19.2 this past Thursday at our Thursday Night Lights event and I think I can speak for everyone in attendance that it was a magical moment! Since...

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The Open

Hey all you badass athletes of CrossFit Surmount, Happy New Year! If you are here, you are doing something special for yourself every time you walk through that door. Every time you lace up your shoes and chalk up your hands you are doing something extraordinary for...

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Comparisons

We live in a world of comparisons. Our consumer culture has trained us to compare our cars, clothes, houses-- everything, to our neighbors. Magazines train us to compare our looks and our bodies to others. Most of this is total bs--negative and unhealthy mindsets...

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Equality- Part 2

We live in a world of comparisons. Our consumer culture has trained us to compare our cars, clothes, houses-- everything, to our neighbors. Magazines train us to compare our looks and our bodies to others. Most of this is total bs--negative and unhealthy mindsets...

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Equality – By Coach Doza

A few weeks ago, Coach Doza wrote a thought-provoking post on gender equality.  I emphasize "thought-provoking" because “societal norms" and “social stigmas” run very deep, and often we don’t even question why we believe what we do.  To quickly summarize, he’s asking...

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Outdated Gender Norms Part 1: Toxic Masculinity

First, let me start off by saying, this is downright scary! Using my voice, putting it out there for all to read is incredibly scary, especially when expressing myself in words on paper don’t come all that easily to me.  The other thing that’s scary is expectations. ...

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“I am (fill in the blank)”

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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The Big Debate (Nutrition)!

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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Let’s Stop Calling People Crazy…

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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