We are stoked to be offering the Thrive Challenge for a second time! Participants in the last challenge saw incredible results, and we can’t wait to see all of the amazing things our athletes accomplish through this challenge! The Thrive Challenge is a 10 week TEAM nutrition and lifestyle challenge designed to help you develop sustainable habits for life.
At Emerald City CrossFit one of our core values is to give back to our local community. We believe in using our fitness for a purpose—whether that’s to help a friend move, coach your son’s soccer team, or garden with your next door neighbor, we aren’t just here for the six packs, we are here to engage our community and use our fitness for good.⠀
Part 1: Perfect Positions!
Part 2: How to Get Your First Rx Push-Up
By Coach Meg Gayman
What's harder, running a marathon or running a fast mile? As someone who has raced both, I'm going with the fast mile! A 1 mile time trial is the 1RM Deadlift of running. It gives you so much information about your running fitness! Why is that important to test? Well, let me list a few reasons:
Our daily programming is one of a kind and is one of the things we are best known for. Our programming is fun, focuses on longevity and is designed for repeat visits throughout the week. Our goal is to make you strong for life. We program through the lens of how the workout will affect our community --and we are that community! As owners, we are in the gym everyday doing the exact same workouts as our athletes, and all of our coaches do the same.
Our classes offer 1 hour of fully packed, expert coach led, step-by-step exercise. We take you through everything you need in order to get you closer to your fitness goals! Our classes are pseudo-personal training which means that a coach keeps a close eye on you at all times to maintain safety, improve your form, and push you to your limits!
Scaling is GOOD. Seriously, though. Not only is it good, it’s GREAT. At ECCF, we encourage our athletes to scale. If you want to continue to see progress, grow as an athlete, hit heavier lifts, work towards more advanced movements, avoid injury, build resilience and enjoy a lifestyle of fitness forever, we need to see scaling in a new light.
In the early days of CrossFit, there was a stigma around scaling a workout. Being “scaled” or “modified” felt like it was frowned upon. It felt like if you didn’t get an Rx by your name, your workout was somehow “lesser than…”. Most gyms even had 2 sides of the board: scaled on one side, and Rx’d on the other. While a negative view of scaling was created, that wasn’t the original intention. The intention was to encourage growth. The original Rx’d was developed to give athletes something to strive towards. With time and training in the program, coaches wanted to see their athletes getting stronger, advancing to higher level movements and continuing to progress. So, pushing for that Rx’d workout was encouraged! But along the way, some negative results crept in.
Check-out Coach Joe explaining just what the hollow body position is and why it is important to master as we progress through gymnastics movements!
Congratulations! The fact that you are here reading this means that you are well on your way to acheiving your health and fitness goals! Taking the first few steps are often the hardest, whether that is simply exploring your fitness options, taking our Fundamentals Course or signing up to be a member, you should be proud for seeking positive and healthy change in your life!
Sticking to a new fitness program can be difficult at first for many reasons. Trying something new is really hard, changing habits that have been ingrained in us for years is exceedingly difficult, and with our busy lifes it seems like we can always come up with an excuse. Here are my best tips for how to make this a lifelong lifestyle change that you will reap the benefits from for years to come!
Help us congratulate July’s Member of the Month, Adam Rio!
We love how Adam always comes ready to work hard and push himself to the next level. We also appreciate his positive attitude, friendliness to other athletes, and attitude throughout his workouts. He keeps it fun and lighthearted while also working hard on his goals!
See below for more about Adam!
Tell us about yourself! ⠀
I work in the game industry as a visual FX artist. Mostly that means that I make fire, explosions, rain, magic spells, etc. Anything in a game that needs special fx comes my way. At this point in my life I spend all of my free time learning how to play guitar. One day I may actually be able to play something. ⠀
So you're a CrossFitter interested in attending Running Class? Welcome!! I can't wait to work with you. Whether you're a former state champ in the 1500 or you don't know how many laps makes a mile, this class is for you. Below are a few tips on getting started.