Monday, November 29, 2010

Crossfit Central 2011 Challenges!

The CrossFit Central 2011 New Year Challenges are back! These are results guaranteed challenges. Each year hundreds of clients take on these 8 week adventures - everyone gets RESULTS! This is the perfect way to kick off 2011, reach your goals & get fit.

This year you have 3 options to choose from:

I Am Crossfit E.P.O.C. Challenge 
What is the I Am CrossFit - E.P.O.C Challenge?
The I Am CrossFit Challenge is an 8 week program designed to get you massive success, help you reach your goals and stay accountable! Workouts will focus on strength, endurance, met con and body weight resistance WODs. This 8 week challenge is open to current indoor clients from Central & RunTex only and is scaled to ALL levels.

Trojan Challenge
What is the Trojan Challenge?
The Trojan Challenge is an 8 week program with kettlebell focused workouts. Workouts are programmed with a combination of endurance, kettlebell, and body weight resistance movements. It is open to ALL current clients (Indoor, Relentless Boot Campers, and Kettlebell clients) and scaled to ALL levels of fitness.

Strength & Beauty
What is the Strength & Beauty Challenge?
The Strength & Beauty Challenge is a 4 week program that is designed to kick start your fitness and help you achieve your goals! The challenge will focus on nutrition and workouts on your own with a 1x/week group check-in meeting to hold you accountable throughout the process.This is open to ALL Women and scaled to ALL levels of fitness.

These programs WILL sell out fast! Sign up today!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Words of the Day- WODs- Get it?!

This is Lisbeth Darsh. She is wise. And smart. And funny.
She has a real way with words and now has her own site: Crossfit Lisbeth- where she only posts WODs (Words of the Day). Brilliant! Lisbeth is the Director of Social Media for Crossfit, Inc. and the owner of Crossfit Watertown.

The following is taken, with permission, from Crossfit Lisbeth:

May the bar feel light.
May the bar be heavier than you think you can handle.
May you handle it.
May the run be uphill so you will work harder.
May the wind be against you, so you really earn every step you take.
May you fail, again and again, so that you have many opportunities to learn.
May you always get one more pull-up than you thought possible.

May the rope move fast under your double-undering feet.
May you not be the one to knock over the chalk bucket. (And if you are, may you be the first to laugh.)

May the day hold a PR.
May the night hold much rest.
May your muscles be sore, so that you know you worked hard and that you are alive.
May the clock be your friend.
May you pass on the gift that someone passed to you.
May you live long and CrossFit.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Showing Up is Half the Battle

I got the following voicemail from my mom tonight. She's 61 and just started Crossfit a few months ago.

"Hi Honey. I just wanted to share with you something that will make you laugh. I've missed my Crossfit class for a few weeks now because I was sick then I was out of town, so I decided to go tonight, but man was I dreading it! I was talking myself out of going the whole drive there- asking myself if I felt ok, maybe I should just go home and rest, etc. etc.

I pulled up to the gym and just sat there looking at the bright lights in the gym. Finally I got out of the car and slowly walked in. But you know, I am SO glad I went! I feel so great! Invigorated and fresh and just really feeling good. (laughing) "

I've been there. So. many. times.

In the past two days I've come across 2 blog posts- one from a friend, Catherine, who is jumping back into working out after a hiatus. Read about it here.

The other blog is from a girl who has been Crossfitting for a few months now, but is just now starting her Paleo journey- I don't even know her but am so proud of her for taking such huge steps! Read about it here.

Sometimes it seems like you will never be where you want to be. I remember doing Angie my first day at Crossfit Central in January of 2009. I did jumping pullups on the box and actually shed a few tears around #70 thinking "what the hell am I doing here at 5:30am in the damn cold?!" It was months and months before I felt like I made improvements. I would try to keep up with Erika and wonder if I would ever be able to do a pushup on my toes. All the movements were hard. I was last every time...

Sometimes you just need a little help!
Some things I've picked up along the way:

  • Nobody is watching you- they are too busy trying not to die or drop weights on their head!
  • Stop comparing yourself to other people in your class- everyone is at a different place- you'll get there
  • Ask for help- it's the only way you'll improve
  • Just show up- not every day is gonna be a PR, but you'll be so glad you came
    Written by Ali Incredible from Rainier Crossfit
    I was chatting in the locker room after the WOD and the woman I was talking to was dissappointed in her performance. Relatively new to CrossFit, she persisted that she had performed terribly. What I would like to say is this: you showed up. After two years of CrossFit I have had peaks and valleys, been discouraged and elated, but when it comes down to it, crappy performance or PR, I showed up. Usually, I am the last to finish a workout, but sure as shit, when I get in my car after, there is always a little smile. Best or worst, congratulate yourself on coming. You’re among a small group of people that show up knowing you will get your ass kicked. If you’re new, please know that people who have been doing this for years, studs in the gym, do not PR everyday, they don’t set record times every day they come. It’s about effort, and half the battle is showing up. Next time you feel bad about your performance, tell yourself you’ll do better next time, look around you at the amazing folks that show up to sweat next to you, and smile.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CFWomen in the News!

Our very own Olivia Sharratt was featured on Fox 7 News this morning talking about being a Mom and keeping fit and healthy. Check her out!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Cover Girls Tonight!

Two of Coach Jessica Sharratt's amazing clients, Andra and Jenny, from the Women's Only 8:30am class are in a band called The Cover Girls!!!! They are playing their first gig TONIGHT at the Beauty Bar and would love for the CrossFit Women's community to come out and support them. Here are the details:

When: Tonight, November 12thLocation: Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St

6 Beautiful and talented girls: Amy Edwards, Kym Rodgers Wunsch, Kristina Krause, Andra Liemandt, Jenny Snyder Mason, Julie Jumonville

A message from the band:
Hello All!

It's a 4-song mini-set from our band the Cover Girls!

Seeing the Covergirls (Julie Jumonville, Andra Liemandt, Jenny Mason, Kym Wunsch, Kris Krause, and Amy Edwards) is like seeing a baby rhino. We don’t come out to play very often.

We are playing
Friday, November 12 at 11PM sharp. Our set is short so come early.

If you can stand it, hit the dance floor with us afterward for Phoenix Down and DJ Hoodie Allen!

Travis Warren (Blind Melon) - 9:30
B. Sterling Band - 10:15
Cover Girls - 11
Phoenix Down - 11:30

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Can you say....Crushed it?!

There was a lot going on this weekend! A huge congrats to Lindsey Smith, Chardonnay Poole, and Ingrid Kantola for winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at Atomic Crossfit's  Hammer & Chisel competition this weekend. Way to go ladies!!

To see what the workouts were as well as more great pics and videos, go to

Monday, November 1, 2010

Double Under Tips

This morning's WOD contained some double unders. For some of you maybe this is the first time you've ever attempted a double under. There are a few different skills at play here, so check out this video and let us know if it helped!