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What are Bright Spots?

What are Bright Spots?

What are Bright Spots and why you should have them?

At CrossFit Erie, we post a bright spot each week.  As a gym, we select one person to highlight.  We find: a PR, something that clicked, or someone who broke through a barrier that week and highlight it publicly.  As humans, we have become so accustomed to downplaying our accomplishments.  We tear ourselves down.  At CrossFit Erie, we want you to see the good you have done.  You work hard.  Celebrate it!  Sounds pretty basic, but let’s take a step backward.  :)

Feeling Motivated?

Feeling Motivated?

When you start a new nutrition or exercise plan it’s exciting!  You looking forward to the changes you're going to see in your body, how much better you’re going to feel, and the strength, endurance or energy you’re going to have.  This excitement can keep you motivated for some time, especially if you see some of the quick weight drops or energy gains that are possible at the beginning of new nutrition or workout plan. Most people can ride this kind of excitement for quite a few weeks and maybe even months.  But what happens when that motivation wanes,  when the weight loss has slowed, and you’re hitting less PRs. 

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.

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.