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Traveling Fitness

I love the challenge of working out on the road.

By this point in the summer, we have all either spent time traveling or likely will be. As CrossFitters, we are committed to our workouts and being consistent helps maintain motivation. But we can all get a little lost when we're not at home, on our regular schedule, and at our regular gym. In this post I will discuss the importance of having the right mindset while traveling and show you how to construct great workouts with limited equipment.

The Fitness Mindset
Traveling does not mean unraveling. It is important to understand that fitness is a lifestyle, not a convenience. Likely, many of us have had to make difficult choices, work hard and be creative with our schedules at times to thrive in an active lifestyle that places a high importance on fitness. Prioritizing our fitness while traveling should then be nothing new.

As a coach, we have the opportunity to help athletes with their problems and often it seems like the stress of t…
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Sweatiest Angel - Jennifer Colvin

Congratulations to our Sweatiest Angel for the month of July - Jennifer Colvin!

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

Jen is a real inspiration - CrossFitter, new mother, runner, swimmer and doctor! Recently Jen worked with the coaches to continue doing CrossFit group classes all the way up to the day before giving birth to her baby boy, RJ. Not only was she able to stay active, but even continued to get stronger including a clean PR just 24 hours before giving birth. Since then, she has continued to be completely awesome - balancing a career as a doctor, being a mother and growing as an athlete not only in the gym (5 pull-up PR) but as a runner as well.

Congratulations Jen, we're extremely proud of you and how hard you work each day!

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Jen:Two years.

What do you do when you're not at Si…

CrossFit, The Newbie Mindset

Dear CrossFit beginners, this is what your coach wants you to know...

Whether you are a new CrossFit athlete, someone interested in trying our style of fitness or someone on the fence, we want you to understand our mindset when it comes to training you and our expectations for you on day one. We will also address the common concerns we hear from beginners.


I have to get into better shape before I start CrossFit.
I feel bad saying this but sometimes this statement makes us laugh. Perhaps it is the frequency with which we hear it.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program built on a few guiding principles (constantly varied, functional movement, at high intensity) and created to improve overall health, wellness and fitness. It is a fitness program. Some other fitness programs include Zumba, boot camps, etc.

I don't say this to be condescending but to make the point that you probably wouldn't think about getting into shape to do Zumba. Likely, one would make the assumption …

Sweatiest Angel - June 2017

Congratulations to our Sweatiest Angel for June 2017 - Amanda Stanoszek! 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. 
Amanda wears many hats - CrossFitter, competitive triathlete, school teacher, high school coach and owner and operator of Bomani Strength. As someone who is driven by helping kids she has been a coach for multiple sports at Shaw High School where she also spends a lot of time working out before and after school with her students. She does this through her charity Bomani Strength. Her passion for helping Cleveland's youth is something we should all take a cue from.
Congratulations Amanda! You are a shining light and beacon of energy on our gym community.


How long have you been doing CrossFit?   Amanda:Since 2008 (with A LOT of hiatus’ LOL)
What do you do when you're not at CSC?   Amanda:I am a teacher at Shaw High School in East C…

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…

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…