Chase the Stimulus: Embrace Scaling One of the things that has kept me coming back to CrossFit for the past seven years, is that there’s always something new I can work on or strive for. An especially alluring concept is being able to complete the “Rx” version of a workout — a specific set of… Continue reading Advice for New CrossFitters, Part 3: Scaling is not a crime
Last week, Coach Chris walked us through why quality outweighs quantity when it comes to your training. Check that article out here if you missed it! Mindset is everything. One of the more difficult aspects of our fitness journey to improve is our mindset. We can have the best intentions, the best programming, community, coaching,… Continue reading Advice for new CrossFitters, Part 2: Mindset is Everything
Throughout my seven years of doing CrossFit as my main form of exercise, a lot has changed. I’ve opened gyms, gotten married, adopted a son, bought a first house, and gotten seven years older. Life has been a constant roller coaster, and throughout all the changes I’ve noticed some changes in my philosophy about working… Continue reading Three things I wish I knew when I started CrossFit, Part 1: Quality over Quantity
Ripple Effect Member Promises We’re just days away from opening our doors for our first ever class! Before things get extra crazy and we begin this new journey as a community, it’s important for us to share our Member Promises with the world. These are three key guarantees that we make to all our members,… Continue reading Ripple Effect Member Promises
Coach Chris here! Over the coming weeks as we prepare to open Ripple Effect in our new space, I’d like to shed some light on the goals, beliefs, and core values that will drive everything we do in the gym, and the decisions I make as a business owner and coach. These are the values… Continue reading Ripple Effect Core Values, Part 1: Quality Coaching
One of my goals for this summer is to use my bike more often. Back in the day I biked everywhere, and didn’t own a car. It’s a way to get more exercise, save money, and go easier on the environment. And it’s fun! However, my bike needed some work before it was ready for… Continue reading Why walk when you can ride?
Change is Hard — Be Ready For Resistance by Coach Chris Newton’s Third Law of Physics states “For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction.” In other words — when you try to change something, you’re going to experience resistance. Friction. Conflict. Hardships. Sometimes it feels like the harder you try, the more… Continue reading Change is Hard — Be Ready For Resistance
By Coach Chris Keeping up your fitness during the first few years of fatherhood can feel like treading water in a storm. Every time you feel like you finally have your head above water, another big gust of wind comes along and sprays you in the face. Another rogue wave hits you, and you find… Continue reading Message to New Dads: What worked before, may not work now. And that’s OK.
If you’re spending time in a gym or a CrossFit box, things can feel stagnant at times. Here are 3 simple ways to see progress in the gym that you can implement immediately. Appreciate where you are It’s good to have goals. And your coaches get excited when you talk about wanting to learn new… Continue reading Busting Your Gym Slump — By Coach Alison