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Sweatiest Angel - May 2017

Congratulations to our Sweatiest Angel for May 2017 - Max Lamb! The Sweatiest Angel award is given each month to the CSC athlete who displays significant work ethic, a willingness to support others and a true sense of camaraderie inside the gym. 
Every day Max brings energy, a desire to learn and the passion to motivate and elevate his fellow athletes. As with many of us he has come a long way through work ethic and a desire for self improvement. A short time ago Max wrote a guest blog post discussing his growth through CrossFit and fitness. Read it HERE. Unfortunately Max will be off soon to pursue awesome new opportunities in New York City. Never lose sight of your goals Max, and your passion for improvement.
Congratulations Max. We're going to miss having your energy at CSC!

How long have you been doing CrossFit?   Max:Got into CrossFit in Santa Monica, California during Summer 2015. So 3 years from today.  
What do you do when you're not at CSC?   Max:I am an avid Cleveland spo…
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Challenging Me To Be A Better Me...

[A guest post from Max Lamb]
My daily life as a college student is quite hectic and sometimes challenging to balance. A typical day begins with ROMWOD stretching followed by an extremely cold shower and some occasional singing. I then spend the day attending finance classes at Case Western Reserve University. After school I nap on the bus that takes me to CrossFit Sixth City. Evenings consist of studying until the late night hours. I live by a strict schedule and try to keep myself accountable and focused. Before CrossFit I lived a much different lifestyle.
High school was sometimes rough for me. I was awkward and had very little confidence. I had trouble making friends and connecting with my peers. Around the age of three I was diagnosed with stuttering that progressed into my teen years. Stuttering made me feel self-conscious and afraid to speak in public uncomfortable in social settings. Being an awkward, slightly overweight teen with a speech dis-fluency did not make my high school …

Sweatiest Angel - April 2017

Congratulations to our Sweatiest Angel for April 2017 - Muñe Gil! The Sweatiest Angel award is given each month to the CSC athlete who displays significant work ethic, a willingness to support others and a true sense of camaraderie inside the gym.

Muñe has progressed more in the short time she's been training with us than just about any CSC athlete. She's super competitive with herself, always takes on her weaknesses and loves training each day. She is a great example of an athlete who understands the point of training and fitness. Utilizing what we do in the gym as a means of helping us enjoy the life we have - playing sports, enjoying the outdoors and living an active life. 

Congratulations Muñe. We're proud to have you as part of the family!


How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Mune:I have been doing CrossFit for about 10 months now, time flies!

What do you do when you're not at CSC?
Mune: My life mainly consists of work, school and CrossFit. I am a nurse at…

Introducing: Coach Megan

Megan Wolansky CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Registered Nurse, BSN, CMSRN
Email: megan@cleveland-strength.com Instagram: @meg_wol

Megan is one of our CrossFit coaches at CrossFit Sixth City and can be found running classes throughout the week at lunch, some evenings and the weekends. As much as anyone we have ever seen, she gets real joy out of seeing her athletes succeed and get stronger both physically and mentally.
She coaches because she loves helping others. She believes seeing personal and physical growth in another person is one of the most satisfying things you can experience and knowing that you are a part of that change is an exceptional feeling. She also really loves being at the gym. Like all the time!
Megan has her Bachelors degree in the Science of Nursing from University of Akron, is currently obtaining her Master's in the Science of Nursing, Nurse Educator from Cleveland State University and has her National Certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing, CPR/First Aid, Basic Life …

Introducing: Coach Jen

Jennifer Britton USA Track + Field, Level 1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Ambassador
Email: jen@cleveland-strength.com Instagram: @jbritt111

Jen is the Endurance coach at CrossFit Sixth City and a coach for some of our morning CrossFit classes. You can find her at Endurance classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 12:00pm. Coaching has allowed her to tap into her love of teaching. She previously taught for 12 years and has been able to pass on her second love, running, to the athletes at CSC. 
Jen coaches because teaching people has been and will always be a passion of hers. She says there is no better feeling than knowing you’ve helped someone learn or achieve something. But also because she really enjoys yelling at people!
Jen has a B.A. in writing from Cleveland State University and a M.A. in education from Ashland University. She has been a CrossFit and Endurance coach for 8 months, and previously a high school track coach for 2 years.
When she was a …

Sweatiest Angel March 2017

Congratulations to CSC's newest papa, Arnie Colvin, and March's Sweatiest Angel!

The Sweatiest Angel award is given each month to the CrossFit Sixth City athlete who displays significant work ethic, a willingness to support others and a true sense of camaraderie inside the gym.

Rarely does any athlete show up at the gym with more focus on improvement. In fact, he usually leaves the sweatiest of angels of the day. 

Despite having a newborn baby boy (congratulations to Arnie and Jen) and a full time engineer position with irregular hours Arnie has continued to maintain focus on his training and it showed during The Open this year, where in March he set 5 PRs. 
185 lb clean135 lb snatch1st "Rx" HSPU WOD1st bar muscle-up125 lb push jerkCheers to your hard work and your beautiful baby boy, Arnie!


How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Arnie:August 2015

What do you do when you're not at CSC?
Arnie: Running, swimming, wood working, diaper changing, home improvement projects, ho…

The Strong Woman

When Coach Adam petitioned me to write a short piece on what being a strong woman means to me, I of course immediately accepted. I pulled out my trusty tablet, opened a blank page in my word processor, rested my fingers on the keyboard, and then…nothing.

"This should be easy," I thought to myself. After all, I consider myself to be a "strong woman." So, why was I finding it difficult to define this term? That's when it hit me: the vastness and depth of what it means to be a strong woman is infinitely definable.

Having said that, here is what it means to me, in the simplest of summations, to be a strong woman.

It means being independent while also being comfortable with depending upon others from time to time, whether it's for guidance, comfort, or support.

It means having strength of character, continually striving to be the best version of myself physically, emotionally, and outwardly towards my fellow humankind.

It means taking ownership of my mind a…