Coaches’ Blog

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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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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You Gotta Walk, Before You Run

I have 2 kids and, for me, one of the most exciting things in their development has been watching them learn to walk. Hang with me here, I have a relative point to make with CrossFit and I’ll get there, but this is a prime example of the learning curve. I use this...

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The Zen of the Double Under

The Zen of the Double Under By: Doza Hawes When I started Crossfit in 2014, I had never jumped rope in my life. Somehow I just missed that whole part of childhood... fast forward and now I can string 50 unbroken double unders in a workout. It’s a work in progress that...

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Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

Nutritionist vs Dietitian I find that many people often are confused about these terms. Now that we are implementing our Nutrition Program at CrossFit Surmount, I figured I’d do some education around this terminology. The difference lies in the depth, scope, length,...

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