Fitness

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.  

Setting Goals: Outcomes or Behaviors?

Setting Goals: Outcomes or Behaviors?

When we’re setting goals, most of us think only about the end result. I want to lose 10 pounds, I want to deadlift 300 pounds, or I want to get a raise of $1000 this year.

These are not necessarily bad goals. They are specific; you know when you’ve met them. They are also probably attainable based on your current situation; you have at least a chance of being able to achieve them. However, they are still, technically, out of your control.

Are Injuries Inevitable?

The two myths surrounding CrossFit are: 1: it’s too hard and 2: everyone gets hurt.  I am living proof that the second is a myth.  I have been doing CrossFit for 8 years and have never injured myself in a workout or while lifting weights.  It is true that you can’t live an accident free life, anything can happen.  However, if done properly CrossFit should help rehab your injuries (if you had one) and make you stronger in your everyday life.