Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Why do I get up at 5 a.m. every morning? A few reasons:
Make my kid's lunch for school
Drink some coffee
Take a shower
And get ready to get to the gym!
I love to get there early, roll the doors up, get the music on, do a little more cleaning and get excited for my first group to start the day!
CrossFit has made it common to call the leader of the session "coach". When I decided to set my career as a fitness professional I knew I wanted to be a personal trainer, but I never thought of calling myself coach. Now, I respond to "coach" all day long. Although my title may be Head Coach at Lahaina CrossFit, I still consider myself to be a personal trainer. Why? Well first off the title Personal Trainer says it all; my job is very personal. I care about all 160 members. Your goals, happiness, excitement to train, health and wellness. I love this job! I never dread getting up in the morning and I am excited to train you guys. Excited to see you overcome those weights, kettlebells, wallballs and miles of running. You guys should be excited to celebrate your accomplishments daily. Maybe it's running a 400 nonstop or swinging that 24kg bell. Whatever you accomplish in the gym, get excited to challenge yourself. This is a fun journey of fitness.
I am here for guys give me your feed back, questions, comments or concerns. I don't pretend to know everything but can find answers to your questions.
Fun workout tomorrow, hope you're ready!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Spend two days with one of our expert coaches to maximize your skill and familiarity with rowing, an important component of many CrossFit workouts. The first day will be spent learning rowing technique, technical error analysis and correction, verbal cues, rowing physiology and kinesiology, how to structure a CrossFit rowing workout, maximizing rowing power and efficiency, increasing rowing power output for better WOD times/scores and more at this comprehensive workshop. The day will include lecture, rowing on the Concept2 indoor rowing machine, team teaching, and two CrossFit workouts. Knowing how to row correctly and teach rowing to your clients are invaluable skills within the CrossFit community.
The second day will enable participants to take their rowing skills outdoors and into actual on-water racing boats. Transferring the skills learned on the indoor rowing machine to an on-water rowing experience will enable participants to further refine their technique and power output capabilities. The day will include elimination races to determine gold, silver and bronze medalists.
Here's a little bit about Erin Cafaro 2 time Olympic gold medalist our leader for the rowing seminar.
The seminar is February 9th. Let us know if you have questions.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Worldwide CrossFit open starts soon! What does that mean exactly? Well, the Open is a fun way to see how you stack up against other CrossFit athletes from across the world. This is also the first step if you have your sites set on trying to make it to the regional competition, which is held in Northern California. You don't have to be the best or even be a great CrossFit athlete to participate in the Open. Just sign up at games.crossfit.com and get ready to have some fun.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Now more than ever, it's so important to listen to your coaches and trust what they say. We study, learn & educate ourselves so that we can give you good and safe information.
Unfortunately accidents do happen. Just tonight I got a text from one of our athletes saying they hurt there knee playing soccer. (I know, not as severe of an injury as Kevin). Accidents happen! It's not going to keep this person from playing soccer when there knee is better. The point is be safe, have fun and remember we will get bumps, bruises and possible strains. If something is hurt or bothering you let us know. We can work around most injuries. Also learn the differences between sore and hurt. Muscle soreness is good, sharp shooting pains are bad. I can scale any workout around your restrictions. It's better to move and keep fit than to sit on the couch and do nothing. Remember, these small pains & pulled muscles are minor compared to what would happen in the future if you never took care of yourself.
Tomorrow will be a heavy lifting day (heavy depends on the person). Bring your oly shoes for some cleans and my favorite type of met-con: high intensity & leaving you on floor when it's over!