Coaches’ Blog

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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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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Carving out some ME time

Carving out some ME time I’m writing this post at 6am, as I made the conscious decision to wake up at 5:30am, in hopes of getting some work done in the wee morning hours before the kids wake up. So far, it’s been a success and they’re all still asleep (this is not...

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Diastasis Recti

This blog is for the ladies. Raise your hand if you know what ‘diastasis recti’ is? Maybe you have no clue. Maybe you don’t know and you actually are suffering with it. Perhaps you know what it is, have it, and have no idea how or if you can heal it. Diastasis recti...

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Celebrating the Bright Spots

Raise your hand if you know what I mean by the term Bright Spots?  Hmmm, that's what I thought--probably not ringing a bell.  This term is becoming more common around CrossFit Surmount, though.  We are trying to shift the mindset of our athletes to always find...

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Shifting perspective (Meredith’s Story)

If you’ve ever taken one of my CrossFit classes you probably noticed I’m loud, positive, and full of encouragement. But I’ll also push you outside your comfort zone! My mom voice comes out (which I’ve dubbed as my commanding voice). I’m part cheerleader, yoga teacher,...

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Meet Coach Meredith

Meredith has been involved in the health and fitness industry in many different capacities since her college days at Penn State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science. She continued to pursue her studies in Nutrition at Case Western...

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