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Beauty in Strength: Video

CrossFit can change how a woman both defines beauty and feels about her body, as Rita Benavidez, Jackie Perez, Erin Cianciolo and Andrea Ager discuss in this video.

Once thinking beauty was a picture of a waify woman on a magazine, Benavidez feels differently now. “My perception of beauty has changed over the past few years,” Benavidez says. “True beauty … is strength and fitness, and confidence in yourself.”

Perez was originally motivated by trying to be skinny. “That wasn’t getting me anywhere,” she says. “With CrossFit, I set goals. I want to deadlift 225, I’m going to hit that faster than I’m going to look in the mirror and like what I see.”

Ager says putting in the work is key to getting what you want. “I think that hard work and the way that your body looks go so hand-in-hand,” she says. “Once you do get a body that you want, you’re very proud of it … you’re proud of what your body can do.”

Through CrossFit, these women are confident, stronger and fitter. They are mothers, tomboys, coaches. They are CrossFit athletes.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zvqNHDTf8Y



Friday’s Workout

CF Total II

Power Clean 1 rep
Bench Press 1 rep
Overhead Squat 1 rep

Saturday’s Workout

20 min amrap


5 hspu
7 chest to bar pullup
10 alt db  snatch 70/50


5 hspu
7 chest to bar pullup (assisted)
10 alt db squat snatch 50/40


5 hs hold
7 chin to bar (assisted)
10 alt db squat snatch 35/25

Cash Out: Sled Drag 3sets

B.A.F. Days

Join us this Thursday through Saturday for Bring A Friend Day! This is a great chance for you to show your friends what you have been talking their ear off about and what a great workout looks like! We will have an all levels team WOD together and fun will be the theme of the day!


 Monday’s Workout

Strength: Close Grip Bench-work up to heavy 2 rep (15 minutes)


3 rounds for time of-

  • Row, 500 m
  • Run, 400 m

Rest btwn.

Tuesday’s Workout

3 rounds for time of:

  • 30 Kettlebell Swings, 1.5 pood
  • 25 Wall Balls, 20 lbs
  • 20 Pull-ups

No Mirrors

Aren’t you glad you don’t work out in a commercial gym. To one side you have the meat heads at the dumbell racks. And to the other the ladies all on the treadmill burning their calories away.

I was asked the other day why we didn’t have any mirrors in our gym. At first I was taken back by the comment, it was obvious…to me. After a brief pause it came to me, I used the analogy of riding a bicycle. Never has someone asked to learn how to ride a bike in front of a mirror. You learned by getting on a bike until you eventually didn’t fall. No mirrors, no fancy equipment, just practice, after practice, after practice. Maybe some training wheels at first but not for long.  When I said that the client said, “that makes sense I never thought about that.”

I was comforted to know that that client would never have a need to use a mirror to train. Good human movement takes time to learn. The subtle nuance of a perfect Air Squat takes years to learn. The kipping pullup even longer. What I love about CF the most is that their is never a point of arrival.

We can always get faster, We can always get stronger, We can always do better. Thank God we don’t mirrors for that!

Paleo Diet

Monday’s Workout (April 15th, 2013)


  • Deadlift 1 1/2 BW
  • Bench @ BW
  • Clean @ 3/4 BW


  • Cashout Situps

Tuesday’s Workout (April 16th, 2013)

Tabata Row
Rest 1 min
Tabata Air Squat
Rest 1 min
Tabata Pull-up
Rest 1 min
Tabata Push-up