December 2018

A proper Warm-Up


Every workout should have a warm-up prior to it. Regardless of type of workout, duration or age of athlete. A good warm-up will benefit your mind as much as it benefits your body. But what does a proper warm-up look like? The way you start your workout depends on what your workout is. There are [...]

A proper Warm-Up2019-01-26T07:35:42+00:00

November 2018

A long term commitment


In the age of "6-pack abs in 60 days", Netflix and Amazon Prime, we've grown accustomed to receive instant gratification. If you don't text someone back in 10 minutes, something might be wrong. Not that long ago we used to send pigeons as text carries. REAL pigeons. Anyway, we assume most things can be achieved [...]

A long term commitment2019-01-26T07:35:50+00:00

The “I’m too busy” excuse


We have all used this excuse. Being a coach, I hear it from many people almost on a daily basis. Because my job, and life really, revolve around fitness, these excuses usually refer to working out, nutrition, recovery or committing to something. But what does "I'm too busy" really mean? And why do we use [...]

The “I’m too busy” excuse2019-01-26T07:35:57+00:00

Why functional fitness?


Functional exercises have taken the spotlight in the last few years amongst the fitness industry. Kettlebells, battle ropes, steel maces and medicine balls have substituted cable machines and treadmills. Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, powerlifting and other modalities are being practiced by everyday athletes looking to improve performance, but mostly importantly, their quality of life. How's [...]

Why functional fitness?2019-01-26T07:36:12+00:00

Arturo Ayala: Athlete Feature


ATHLETE FEATURE Arturo Ayala is the definition of perseverance and NO EXCUSES. Due to an undiagnosed heart defect that has been around since birth, Arturo suffered a mild stroke back in March. 5 months later, after open heart surgery and extensive rehab, he is back to doing what he loves... CrossFit. Through the diagnoses process, [...]

Arturo Ayala: Athlete Feature2019-01-26T07:36:19+00:00

October 2018

How to optimize recovery


As we have discussed in previous posts, recovery is just as important as training. During training we give our bodies stimulus it needs to grow and strengthen itself. During recovery is when it happens. But there is some misconception about recovery. Taking a day off from training because work was stressful and you are tired [...]

How to optimize recovery2019-01-26T07:36:33+00:00

September 2018

Self Talk


Your inner dialogue with yourself is just as important inside the gym as it is outside the gym. As humans, we have preconceptions and beliefs about our capabilities, which can hinder or promote our performance. A common example is public speaking. How you mentally prepare for it can dictate how well you will do at [...]

Self Talk2019-01-26T07:37:17+00:00

Training while traveling


Being a gym close to Disney (and hosting many drop-in's) and have members that travel a lot for work has taught us one thing: it might be challenging to work out while away from home. But if you are a constant traveler or if you just can't go without your sweat sesh you might just [...]

Training while traveling2019-01-26T07:19:36+00:00

July 2018

Fitness as an Anti Depressant


Fitness as an Anti-Depressant The benefits regular exercise has on one's mind is well documented and, subsequently, one's body. But, simply presenting and knowing the benefits is half of the battle. We all know of one of our own habits that is detrimental to our health, but we can't seem to give it up. It [...]

Fitness as an Anti Depressant2019-01-26T07:20:19+00:00

June 2018

Are you an athlete?


The word "athlete" gets tossed around very often these days. According to sporting brands, if you have a body and you do physical activity, you are an "athlete". That is a great marketing campaign, but how far can you take that until people realize what really takes to be an athlete? Defining that word is [...]

Are you an athlete?2019-01-26T07:22:42+00:00