Sappy Crap

Sappy Crap

I'll occasionally share some sappy crap, but I'll try to keep it to Saturday mornings. Here is something from a few years ago... When I was 17 I was head over heels in love. All the adults around me told me that I was not old enough or mature enough to feel love. I...

Brush Your Teeth!

Brush Your Teeth!

When you get up in the morning, do you sit and debate brushing your teeth. Do you think "Nah - I brushed my teeth yesterday," or do you just do it? I guessing (hoping) that most of you said "No, I just do it." Why is your workout any different? Make coming into the...

Go Get Your Results

Go Get Your Results

We talk a lot about goals. Goals are awesome. They help give us direction when we are lost. They remind us why we do what we do. They serve as a guidepost while we navigate the boulder field. They serve as a beacon when we are treading water. But that is all they do....

This is a Living Organization

This is a Living Organization

It has been one year since we took over as custodians of CFB. Out of all the things that I have learned. The clearest is that this Community is a Living Organization Just like each of its individuals. We don't control it. We guide it and nurture it. It will continue...

Scaling your WOD

Scaling your WOD

Scaling is life. Scaling is how we get better. It takes more self-knowledge to scale appropriately, that it takes to just do Rx Scale down, scale up, scale left, and scale right. If you don't know how to scale the workout, ask your coach. That's why they are there. If...

Programming Update

Programming Update

The great thing about CrossFit and about our community is that we workout together and we grow TOGETHER. CrossFit, by definition, is "General Physical Preparedness" Games athletes workout right next to the person just starting out. Scale up, scale down, scale sideways...

Opening it up a bit

Opening it up a bit

I wrote a blog a while back just for the sake of writing. After we took over custodianship of CrossFit Bothell I started sharing my thoughts again publicly, but mostly targeted at the gym. If you would indulge me - I am going to use this platform to open it up again....

Goals

Goals

I went through a period in my life where I did not believe in goals. I felt that they left people wishing for something, but never acting. I understand better now that this is not a failing of goals. It is a failing of the individual. If we spend too much time living...

A Coaches Job

A Coaches Job

Let's talk a little bit about the role of a coach. Your Coach is not your cheerleader. They will cheer for you until they loose their voice. But that is because they care about you - not because it is their job. Cheering each other on will always feel better anyway....

Pain

Pain

Pain is important. It helps our body communicate with us. It is temporary. But sometimes it lingers. It can be loud. It can be quiet. Pain is a language, not a message. Listen to the message. Sometimes when we don't know a language. Everything sounds the same. Take...

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month November 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month November 2016

The November CrossFit Bothell Member of the month has been with us for six months and perfectly demonstrates how hard word, consistency, good training and good diet can give results. She also has proven to herself and the world that CrossFit extends to other areas of...

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Holly’s Progress

Holly’s Progress

I just had to share this to the larger group, with Holly's permission ... this is a testament to what Hard Work at CrossFit, a Focus on Diet, and Determination can do for YOU! The picture on the left is while doing tons of cardio. The picture on the right is after...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month October 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month October 2016

The CrossFit Bothell October Member of the Month shows up to so many classes that you have probably all met him, he is always smiling, and always cheering on his fellow athletes. This member is also the best Ragnar van co-pilot; and I have learned while preparing for...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month September 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month September 2016

The September Member of the Month is one of the most powerful women I know. She is powerfully strong, but also has a powerful will. She faces every workout head on and epitomizes the CrossFit ideal of going after the movements she hates with as much vigor, or more,...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month August 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month August 2016

The latest CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month has been with us for nine months and has shown a dramatic improvement in his fitness during that time. He is always there with a smile and encouragement for his fellow CrossFitters. He is a perfect example of what kind...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month July 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month July 2016

`` The Member of the Month for July 2016 has been with us over eight months and has been consistently attending afternoon and evening classes, while showing amazing consistent progress towards his own fitness goals. Even more amazing is the example that he is setting...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month June 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month June 2016

The Member of the Month for June 2016 has been with us about a year now and has become a fixture in the afternoon and evening classes.  He has lost about 25 pounds since starting, gained an impressive amount of strength and endurance, and has been instrumental in...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month May 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month May 2016

Who is the Member of the Month for May 2016 you ask?  You will have to read on to find out.   When I asked the coaches for input some of the descriptors used were dedicated, focused, friendly, inclusive, hard working, and selfless! I couldn't agree more.  This...

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CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month April 2016

CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month April 2016

Please join us in congratulating the CrossFit Bothell Member of the Month for April, 2016!  This amazing powerhouse in the Community has been with us since September and in that time has seen significant progress.  She lives the never quit mantra every day, both in...

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CrossFit Bothell Members of the Month March 2016

CrossFit Bothell Members of the Month March 2016

When we set out to open CrossFit Bothell one of the things we wanted was to build a family inclusive environment where everyone was welcome and families could progress together on their health journey.  We wanted a place where parents, or in some cases the kids, could...

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