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Hero Month 2022

We now take a quick break from your regularly scheduled trip down memory lane for an announcement that has been painfully obvious to those of you that have ventured into the gym this week… IT’S HERO MONTH!! Making the month of May “Hero Month” is something that we started to do in the olden days ...

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Year Five: Professional Coaching

In 2016, a few things happened.  The end.  Haha, that would be pretty lame, huh?  In looking through our Instagram pictures though (my favorite way of remembering each year!), the year was filled with so much diversity, it’s hard to focus on one thing! But one theme does come to mind – this was the year ...

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Year Four: The Future is Awesome

In the spring of 2015 as we began our fourth year in business, we celebrated our two sons’ 4th and 6th birthdays.  Now they have just turned 10 and 12, and it’s crazy to look back at pictures and see where they have come from as young men, and indeed as athletes! It was around ...

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Year Three: A Focus on Service

Year Three of our growing CrossFit business was marked by new beginnings and opportunities to grow our community further, both in size and in breadth of culture. First of all, our third year marked our second location, as we quickly grew out of our 500-sqft space and graduated to a big-boy space near Matapeake Beach. ...

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Year Two: Faith Hope and Love

When we decided to push our chips all in and start CrossFit Kent Island, Denee and I made a deal that if the gym was still losing money after one year, we would consider it a “good try” and go ahead and liquidate the small amount of equipment we had bought and close up shop.  ...

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Year One: On-the-Job Training

“Please, dear Lord, don’t let me f*** up.”  — Alan Shepard, first American in space, seconds before liftoff I got a lot of nice notes on my blog a few weeks ago about making the decision to start CrossFit Kent Island ten years ago, and while this is not a popularity contest, if that story proved ...

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Change Yourself to Change the World

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi I turned on the news this morning just to catch up on what’s going on, and turned it off in less than a minute.  I could get the whole picture by just reading the massive headlines at the bottom of the screen, ...

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Action Eliminates Doubt: The Beginning of a 10-year Journey

Action eliminates doubt.  I heard this phrase on Mark Divine’s podcast earlier this week as he was explaining how to get motivated to do something you don’t really want to do.  It really struck me and I ended up rewinding and replaying that segment a few times, because it seemed like such a powerful, succinct ...

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It’s About the Team

Are you pumped for the CrossFit Open?  Yeah, me too.  Are you also terrified of what the first workout will be?  Yeah, me three!  But no matter what medieval torture awaits us in The Open, I’m always all in as soon as registration opens, because it’s my favorite part of the CrossFit season.  It’s the ...

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Do Hard Things Because the REAL Hard Things Are Coming

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – President John F. Kennedy A week ago, we shared Coach Jimmy’s podcast appearance on The Sevan Podcast, which is always an entertaining show.  Sevan knows a bunch of people ...

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