Monday, August 30, 2010

New Month, New Benchmarks, New Faces!

Nichole during the Women's Challenge

Today was the start of September programs and a NEW Benchmark:

"CC Flyers"
400 m run
21 box jumps
12 OH squats
3 rounds

The coaches and staff at Crossfit Central have been working hard to come up with new monthly Benchmarks to replace some of the older ones that have been used for a few years now. Monthly benchmarks are a great way to keep track of your progress and see your growth over time.

There were a lot of new faces this morning, and on behalf of the Crossfit Central community- Welcome!

my Mom aka Future Firebreather!

Speaking of new faces, I have to give a shout out to my Mom- after a year of bugging her about Crossfit, she found an affiliate in Houston, signed up and went to her very first class tonight!

Have you ever talked to someone after they've done their very first Crossfit workout? It's really neat- I heard the excitement in her voice talking about doing a deadlift for the first time in her life, and how she had to do lateral burpees over the barbell and then had to jump rope but she hadn't done that in 20 years! She was worried she would throw up but made it through and her coach was nice and didn't yell at her- all the things we went through, right?!

Crossfit makes you feel like a kid again. Crossfit makes you fall in love with fitness again.... or maybe for the first time in your life. I'm so proud of my mom, and I can't wait to see how this trickles into other areas of her life. Come on, now.... you know it always does!

Have a great week.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2010 Empowerment Stories

Visit Crossfit for some amazing stories featuring some amazing individuals!

This Saturday, August 28th, don't miss the Free Community Workouts! This month we are combining the Kettlebell Workout & the UTB, boot camp style workout into one fun & challenging morning! We will introduce kettlebell movements at the UTB - if you own a kettlebell, bring it with you to the workout.
UTB: Under the Bridge Workout
8:30am-9:30am @ Town Lake on the Hike & Bike Trail
No RSVP necessary
Capped at the first 60 people who sign in at the UTB

CrossFit Workouts @Burnet & @RunTex - these workouts are open to everyone and a great way to find out what CrossFit is all about! If you are a current client, be sure to bring a friend with you to the workout.
How to sign up: Email which workout you would like to attend to the correct email account below. If you are a current client include your friend's name & email address 
CrossFit @ Burnet
6205 Burnet Road
8:00am - 9:00am CrossFit @ Central

CrossFit @ RunTex2201 Lake Austin Boulevard
8:00am - 9:00am CrossFit @ RunTex

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Daily Mobility WODs

A few months ago Kelly Starrett was at Crossfit Central putting on his Mobility Cert. It was amazing! If you have the chance to spend a day with this guy, you will not be disappointed. 

Kelly has set up a blog with a daily Mobility WOD ( Each WOD takes only a few minutes which is nice- but be forewarned, just like when you look at the whiteboard and think "that doesn't look so bad"- BAM!
It hurts in a good way... and you will be amazed at how your body responds. Check it out!

Here is the WOD from yesterday: 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Congrats Crossfit Central Women!

Congratulations to all the Crossfit Women who competed in the Crossfit Women's Challenge this weekend! Here are some pics from the CC Challenge workshop a few weeks ago. Pictures from the Challenge to come!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Crossfit and Pregnancy

Check out this article from the Crossfit Journal about Crossfitting while pregnant.

courtesy of Crossfit Mom

There is a lot of misconception about exercise and pregnancy. The general rule is that you should (and can) continue whatever exercise routine you were doing prior to pregnancy. This isn't the time to go all out trying to hit some PRs, but the general rule is to listen to your body. And talk with your doctor :)

The Crossfit Mom site has a great Forum where you can ask specific questions as well as see pregnancy specific programming. All those squats, lunges, and general intensity that we do in Crossfit will for sure help you in your labor as well as your recovery afterward.

Ever wonder how Carey's labor went down? Check it out here. If you know her at all, you will get a kick out of this story.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Goal Setting This Friday

Women's Challenge Skill Practice Workout on 8/7

All Crossfit Central Women are invited to a Goal Setting meeting on Friday Aug. 13 at 7pm at the Burnet location. This is open for all female clients at Crossfit Central (not just in the Women's only program).

Setting goals is an important step in achieving your goals. Don't put it off!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Women's Challenge Registration is Open!

Anxiously awaiting details about the workout- don't they look excited?!!

Do you have your team together yet?!

Registration is now open for the

2nd Annual Crossfit Central Women's Challenge on August 21!

If you register by Friday, you and your team can attend a FREE "Open Gym" workout at the Burnet location to practice some skills that might come up at the Challenge. It will be from 12:30-2pm this Saturday Aug 7.

After you're good and sweaty, head up the street to the Grand Opening of 

SicFit Austin
2156 Burnet Rd.
BBQ, Tire flips, Big heavy stuff, and more!

To find out more, go here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Ultimate in Primal Dining

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. How much more Paleo can you get?! Whip 'em out!