Wednesday, 101415

"The more you feel your heels, the less you will feel your knees." Rodney

To summarize the success of a program like this, in essence, requires nothing more than
You come in.
We show you what to do.
You do it.
You get fit.

Variables that have to be kept in check and are of utmost importance reside in the pre-supposed nature that what is shown to you is proper, healthy, and allowed by any physical limitations you might have.  Also, that a continuous measure be upheld that every participant is maintaining the movement standards as described to them.


Thursday, 100815

Our reactions to our stress is the only way that any stressor is allowed to affect our mind and body.  Please allow me to explain...
Stressors create "stress" in us, obviously, and that can manifest in both mental and physical manners.  Usually it is a negative mental reaction that then leads to a physical response.  And usually, these responses are unpleasant and unhealthy.  So what can be done about them?  First, let's use a comparison of sorts.  Think of stressors in your life as if they were weeds in your yard.  The easiest, quickest solution to a weed is to simply run it over with a lawnmower.  Voila! No more weed, at least until it grows back.  Well that's not a very good solution because you'll have to keep cutting it back over and over.  So how about just digging it out all together?  That way, you'll never have to worry about that weed again.  This is certainly a viable solution to a recurring problem, and one that is finite in its measure.  No more weed.  Well, no more of THAT weed.  There are some others, however, that have popped up around the yard as well.  
You can just as easily dig all them out too, but maybe there is a better solution to the larger, weed-filled problem.  And that is at the beginning of the season, fertilize the yard properly and there will be no weeds to deal with in the first place. 
The tie in to our stressors and the stress they cause in us is that we can deal with particular issues in different manners, and all of them will have some degree of success.  But if we truly want to rid ourselves of the problem, go back to the "root" cause and make the change there.  Only then will everything that springs out of that source be completely changed or removed.  The trick is finding the root.  Good luck!

Tuesday, 100615

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team…
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination"…
Steve Jobs, at 30 years old, was fired from the company he started…
The Beatles were told by Decca Recording Studios that they "have no future in show business"...
Failure should never be the finish line.  Focus, keep working, and never stop until you get what you truly want in life.

Deadlifts are simply the result of three levers (torso, femur and lower leg) moving in concert with each other to move a load vertically.  Levers don't work so well if there are curves in them, therefore the same holds true in a deadlift.

Monday, 100515

Reaching a goal is wonderful, but it is not a STOP sign.  Re-assess, recharge, and re-activate towards accomplishing another goal, then get going!!!

Today we start our noon CrossFit class, and it is awesome!  So if you are able, please come by and join us.  Guests are welcome as always, so if you know anyone who you think might enjoy this, bring 'em.  We start promptly at 12:00 so be prepared to hit the ground running!  

Friday, 100215

Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.

The weekend is here... are you planning to be active or just see how it unfolds?  The latter usually ends up with a long excursion on the couch, so do your best to plan some type of activity our outing.  It will give you something to look forward to, and will keep some active momentum going so starting off next week won't be so "MONDAY!!!"

The New WOD Page

Welcome to the new "WOD" page.  Here at MBCF, we will always have a "workout of the day" for you to come in and enjoy that will be the most incredibly fun experience you will have all day.  From this point forward, however, on this website, the letters W.O.D. now represent "Words of the day".  Those "words" will be compilations of health tips regarding exercise, nutrition, stress relief, and general well-being, as well as particular quotes or mantras that you can focus on throughout the day to carry you towards any goals you may have set.  Hopefully, what will be posted here will make a difference in your life, and ultimately allow you to share this information with others so they can benefit from this as well.

Thursday, 100115

Beginning Monday, October 5th, we will be offering an organized class starting at 12:00 noon.  Classes will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  This will be an opportunity to learn new movements, experience a "classic" CrossFit structured class setting, and enjoy camaraderie with fellow class members... pain and suffering in a group is much better than by yourself!  You are welcome to bring friends to try the class out as well.  It is not a beginners class, but of course, everything is scalable.  All facets of CrossFit will be on display, and the classes will be a perfect way to introduce someone new to the program.  During class times, open gym is not allowed, and on those days the last non-class participant workout can start no later than 11:45am.  We will open back up at 4:00 for open gym as usual.