Don’t use the “B” Word!

Don’t use the “B” Word!

13

Jul

2011

We are not a Bootcamp. We don't use that word, and we can't wait to explain to interested students what we are about when they ask, "So, is it like a bootcamp?" Before I get to how we differ and why we avoid the term, let me explain that I don't want to discredit those that train at bootcamps and those that run them. Some a ...
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We’ve Been Fed a Pyramid Built of Processed Food Bricks

We’ve Been Fed a Pyramid Built of Processed Food Bricks

12

Jul

2011

Much of what "comes from the top" with regards to nutrition is disgustingly misguided. The FDA Food Pyramid, for example, is a tragic piece of information that exposes the trouble spots in the American diet. The following is a wonderfully well done article from out friends over at CrossFit Anarobic. Enjoy!"Take just a momen ...
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Doing the Impossible

Doing the Impossible

9

Jul

2011

Sounds kind of funny, doesn't it. As far as oxymorons go, there isn't a much better example. Nonetheless, "doing the impossible" is exactly what our very own Nikki Pounds did Monday.This Fourth of July, was the 34th Annual Palisades - Will Rodgers 5K Run. Men and women showed up in droves to accomplish the feat and Nikki ra ...
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Exercise and Brain Function with Adults and Children

Exercise and Brain Function with Adults and Children

7

Jul

2011

We have been told our whole lives, that living a healthy lifestyle requires some sort of physical activity along with making good nutrition choices. But, if you look at our society today we are becoming less active and more obese with every passing year. The American Heart Association reports the average child spends four ...
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Go to sleep!

Go to sleep!

5

Jul

2011

Maybe I am a bit biased. I choose to eat foods that were available to cave men and women before the advent of agriculture. I think there is value in doing things the way they are supposed to be done. Processed foods, sugar, grains, dairy, etc are modern "inventions" in food. Our bodies aren't designed to eat such things. Pe ...
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“I need help!”

“I need help!”

2

Jul

2011

The difference between wanting something and actually having it isn't always about just bearing down and making it real. Sometimes the desire is really there, but we just don't know how to get from A to Z. Does this frustrating situation ring a bell?Health and fitness, and everything that comes with it, often can have this ...
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“Is Fitness All in the Genes?”

“Is Fitness All in the Genes?”

29

Jun

2011

Are some people just born to be stronger, faster, more slim, or toned than others? Is our fitness largely out of our control? I personally have to work extremely hard for my results, and often I notice with little effort, some can maintain their performance without as much training.As I worked through these thoughts in my h ...
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FFOTB T-Shirts!

FFOTB T-Shirts!

27

Jun

2011

With a wonderful new logo and plenty of beautiful faces showing up for class, FFOTB will soon have shirts available. Students can now rep the place we call "Burpee Heaven" (or "Burpee Hell"). The shirt features our new logo, and they are printed on super comfortable, ultra soft material. The shirts are $25 and are available ...
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That’s Not Me

That’s Not Me

24

Jun

2011

Those of you that are reading this, and have yet to join us, may be thinking, “That’s great, it’s just not me.” I know our members and those that drop-in often can back me up when I say you might want to reconsider.The pictures on Facebook and the “preachy” blog posts can be intimidating. Whether you believe it ...
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Dear Diary

Dear Diary

22

Jun

2011

We’ve harped on how great we are, and how magical our training is. You’ve heard the science of it all. You might even be sold on this concept of functional training, and these definable, measurable results. I mean, hell, you should! It says it right there on the white board, in ink, that you are improving. You’re gett ...
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