Fitness

But, I Don't Want to Get Bulky!

But, I Don't Want to Get Bulky!

“I don’t want to get bulky”- most women who don’t do CrossFit

I have to admit.  I said this very sentence, and I was currently doing CrossFit.  It is hard to believe, as those who know me know I would rather lift heavy any day of the week!  CrossFit has done so much for women in the area of self confidence.  However sometimes social media portrays us all as ripped women with biceps that would rival most men!  

Does What You Drink Affect Your Health?

Does What You Drink Affect Your Health?

When we think about improving our nutrition habits, we often think about food. However, what we drink can be just as important, and sometimes it can even be what’s holding us back from losing weight or just becoming healthier overall. Paying attention to what we’re drinking every day can help us with finally achieving the body composition changes we want, or even just speed up our progress.

Good Sleep for Better Health

Good Sleep for Better Health

For a lot of us, making sleep a priority is not something we think about much.  We are so busy with our lives, we tend to try to pack our days as full as possible and let sleep take a back seat.  However, sleep is not only important in helping us think and focus throughout or day, it is also extremely important for a healthy and fit body.  Sleep helps us recover from our workouts and work harder the next day and it helps regulate our metabolism to help us keep a healthy weight and body composition.  And maybe most importantly, sleep makes us happier!  Lack of sleep has been associated with depression and seasonal affective disorder. 

What is the CrossFit Prescription?

What is the CrossFit Prescription?

Greg Glassman is the owner and creator of CrossFit.  When he began, he saw the need for an overhaul of the fitness industry.  He had a group of men and women that he worked with as he was creating his fitness program.  He originally began training them on a schedule of 5 days on 2 days off.  He soon saw a pattern.  By the fourth day fatigue and soreness were setting in and they weren’t performing up to par.  He then switched to a 3 on 1 off schedule.  This seemed to be the best suited for high intensity exercise and was better for optimizing recovery.

What is the CrossFit Open?

What is the CrossFit Open?

Many of you have seen CrossFit on television, or posts on social media of people competing in the CrossFit Games.  The road to the games begin with the Open.  The Open lasts 5 weeks.  There is a workout announced each week during the five weeks.  Anyone who registers for the Open will have roughly 4 days to complete the workout and post their score online.  All competitive CrossFitters who will make their way to the games, will complete these workouts and the top scorers will have an invitation to Regionals.  

Why do a Challenge?

Why do a Challenge?

Have you ever tried to lose weight?  Have you ever tried a diet where you had to eliminate foods?  Were you successful but only temporarily?  

At CrossFit Erie we take a different approach to help you reach your goals.  We understand that not everyone fits in the same box.  Some love meat, some are vegetarian, some love bread.  We take an honest approach.  You don’t have to eliminate cake 100% of the time, but you also can’t eat cake everyday and expect to lose weight either.  We need balance.

What is Scaling?

What is Scaling?

What is Rx? What does scaling mean and how do I know what to do when?

Our gym posts a new WOD or workout of the day, each day.  Each listed workout will have a set of skills.  Let's say tomorrow is rowing, pull-ups, and kettlebell swings.  To do the workout Rx or as prescribed, you will row the intended meters, do pull-ups without assistance, and do the kettlebell swings at the recommended weight listed on the board.  When completed, you can say you did the workout Rx.

A New Year, A Better You

A New Year, A Better You

My facebook feed is filled with many fitness centers and blog writers.   As the new year approaches, everyone is telling me this New Year, I can be a “New Me”.  I think they have missed the mark a little.  

I want to be a better me.  I have been through phases in my life where I have tried, but failed, at making changes.  Is there a way to make changes and make them stick?  Can you finally find success in your personal sticking point?  We think you can and we would love to help you.