Coaches’ Blog

Don’t wait on weight

Chances are, as you grew up, you were aimlessly plotted on a rectangle chart. This chart sort of defined "how healthy we were". If we were too far way from the norm, we were considered overweight or underweight. That's right, I'm talking about BMI. Well guess what?...

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Better than yesterday

When you're confronted with a challenge, it's easy to feel defeated. Perhaps you're not performing well during a workout and you want to give up. Perhaps you don't have the energy to do normal daily activities and you feel useless. As athletes, getting upset with not...

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What is nutrition coaching?

Nutrition is a very clouded, sometimes contradictory, field. That's not to say that people who work in the field don't have good intentions. Nutrition is a science and science is ever-changing. So, sometimes those who have nutrition interest can get caught in the web...

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Happy Place — Coach Doza

After 8 years at CrossFit Surmount, I have seen all kinds of attitudes at the gym. The gym is intended to be a place to strengthen our bodies, but it can also serve as a place for us to work through emotions, frustrations, even anger. Nothing wrong with that. But--...

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Everything in Moderation Part 2

Previously, I wrote the “why” behind the Dietitian’s motto- Everything in Moderation.  I also paralleled it to how it also works for fitness.  But I also know I didn’t answer your most pressing question- how and what does that look like? Such a great question and I...

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Everything in Moderation Part 1

Normally for the New Year I recycle a blog post I wrote back in 2015 about “resolutions” vs. “intentions.” And go on about why I dislike the word resolution because it can perpetuate a more black and white thinking. But this year, I just wasn’t inspired to re-post and...

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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

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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