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Coach Highlight: Jason

Good morning and happy Thursday!  This episode of “Get To Know Your CrossFit Coach” is brought to you by the success of the 5am class.  Who knew that our most consistently attended class would be the one that happens completely before sunrise?  Coach Jason leads the strong, resilient 5am crew through fun, energetic classes that get the ...

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Coach Highlight: Denee

It’s time once again for the latest segment in our “Get to Know Your Coach” series!  This time, we’re highlighting my better half, my CrossFit Open rival, the wizard behind the curtain that keep this whole CFKI show running, Denee Wolf.  Denee is away at a conference for her real job that puts food on ...

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Coach Highlight: Liz

Happy Wednesday, CFKI family!  Today I have the honor of highlighting another of our fantastic coaches, Liz Gilbert.  Coach Liz started as a CFKI member in 2015, and in 2018 we decided it was time for her to be a coach.  In addition to coaching CrossFit group classes, Liz translated her passion for teaching into ...

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Coach Highlight: Erin

What’s up everyone!  In our third installment of “Get To Know Your CrossFit Coach”, this week we’d like to highlight Coach Erin Madden.  Erin has been with us since 2019 but as you can see she has an extensive coaching and athletic background before that.  Erin sent me a stream of consciousness over several emails ...

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Coach Highlight: Alicia

CFKI – Coaching – CrossFit – Community As the next part in our series of highlighting our outstanding coaches, I would like to introduce you to Coach Alicia! * Ryan’s note:  Alicia gave me some detailed bullet points, but it’s very hard to write about yourself so I might paraphrase and add on a bit.  ...

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CFKI – Coaching – CrossFit – Community

Those of you that have picked up one of our new shirts and tanks may have seen a really cool new logo on the back.  CFKI – Coaching – CrossFit – Community.  Thanks so much to Alicia’s sister Maggie for the awesome design! The idea for this logo started a couple years ago as a napkin sketch ...

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Supplementation – and a 20% discount from Thorne!

Supplementation is an often overlooked aspect of nutrition, but one that we should look more closely at as people that like to work hard in the gym and want to feel our best – recovered and ready for the next session.  A diet of whole foods (and avoiding processed foods) can cover most of your ...

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Kids Training

Last week we discussed CrossFit training for seniors as a viable – and necessary – option for improved functionality as we all age.  We started with the insightful quote from Greg Glassman, “The needs of the elderly and professional athletes differ by degree, not kind.” We could also take this same idea and flip it ...

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Our needs differ by degree, not kind

The 2022 CrossFit Games begin today, and the second workout includes progressively longer intervals of running and pressing 300 lbs overhead for maximum reps in a given time.  If that sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is.  The absolute strength required to even qualify for this annual event to crown The Fittest on Earth is amazing, ...

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On Discipline

Hi there teammates — a quick one this week, but one that has been percolating in my head after discussing motivation with a couple athletes in the gym.  We’re in the hot, sweaty center of summertime.  Kids’ schedules are all over the place, vacations and long weekends are popping up all the time, and it ...

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