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JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out)

I learned about this term JOMO (the joy of missing out) from a friend who was explaining how so many people live in this fear of missing out, that they go along with the crowd just to avoid feeling left behind. It's so pervasive in our society and we can ...
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The Masters Division: An Origin Story

Back in the summer of 2015, I was 6 months into CrossFit and I was enjoying training. I had just watched the 2015 CrossFit Games. It fueled my desire to get fitter and stronger and it really helped me see female athletes look strong and healthy and I really wanted that for myself.  I was training five days a week and was working on my nutrition in relation to my fitness. In August, I was out of town at a convention and throughout the weekend, I started experiencing cyclical tingles/tremors on the left side of my body. At the time, it was primarily in my hand and foot. At the time, I thought that it was stress. But when I got home, it didn’t go away. In fact, it got more intense. Within a couple of weeks, the tremors got really intense and I decided to see a doctor about it because the pain was spreading. But I didn’t know what kind of doctor to see. I started with Patient First and the doctor that saw me said that the symptoms I was experiencing sounded like someone who had Multiple Sclerosis. I made a follow up appointment with my general physician who ordered blood tests to rule out a whole host of conditions. She also referred me to a neurologist who order MRIs on my brain because by this time I was also experiencing days where I couldn’t move at all, short term memory loss, temporary blackouts, and intermittent difficulties using correct words. During this time, I started doing research about the value of continuing fitness during health challenges. I had seen several CrossFit YouTube videos of people with various health challenges who still made room for fitness within their abilities each day. For many, continuing fitness lifted their spirits ...
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Share your story!

So many master athletes inspire the folks in their lives. If you have used fitness and nutrition to change your health for the better, we want to hear your story. Go to the Athlete Interview form to give us a summary of your experience as a masters athlete and how you have used fitness and nutrition to help improve your health ...
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JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out)

I learned about this term JOMO (the joy of missing out) from a friend who was explaining how so many people live in this fear of missing out, that they go along with the crowd just to avoid feeling left behind. It's so pervasive in our society and we can see it when new electronics come out or new "fitness/health challenges" pop up on our social media. It's even something that I've seen in the ...
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Work With Me: The Connect 2U Coaching Program

Work With Me: The Connect 2UCoaching Program The CONNECT 2U program gives you the tools to transform your health through nutrition, fitness, and self care. Using the CONNECT EMPOWER STRENGTHEN journal, we will: 
  • Build your own personal journey  
  • Create personalize benchmarks for success
  • Create daily practices for self care
How does it work? As your coach, we'll partner to set goals about how you want your body to feel and things that you want to be able to ...
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Forget the Wagon!

“ There are a few theories behind the origin of on the wagon, but the idiom likely comes from the early 20th-century American expression on the water-wagon, which meant one was drinking water instead of alcohol. Whatever its origins, on the wagon apparently predates off the wagon.

On the wagon and off the wagon are sometimes used in reference to other addictions or compulsions—for example, they’re increasingly used in writing concerned with diet—but ...
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CrossFit Open WOD 20.2 is genius

Crossfit Open WOD 20.2 is
Rx Workout:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
4 dumbbell thrusters
6 toes-to-bars
24 double-unders
♀ 35-lb. dumbbells ♂ 50-lb. dumbbells

Scaled Workout:
4 dumbbell thrusters
6 hanging knee-raises
24 single-unders
♀ 20-lb. dumbbells ♂ 35-lb. dumbbells

In the ten years of the CrossFit Open, we have never seen thrusters before the fifth week of the Open and this is the first ...
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Team Thick Thighs

I’m a thick girl and I always have been...and that’s ok. Getting into CrossFit taught me that there’s nothing wrong with having muscles. They help me do amazing things. Let me tell you, it took over 40 years for me to be cool with not shrinking my body and to appreciate it for what it can do. In the past four years, I have some of the best fitness experiences. I have done Spartan races, ...
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