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August: Christy Collins

Tell us about yourself! I am a fairly consistent 5am CrossFitter. I have 4 kids ages 9-13. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private counseling practice. I also contract quite a bit doing homestudies for an international adoption agency, and I teach for Stephen F Austin University. I am currently working on my Yoga Teacher certification, and I … Read More

Functional Fitness

What is Functional Fitness

The body is incredible in its engineering. One muscle’s movement informs another. Tendons tighten and store energy like rubber bands. Your core tightens and stabilizes you which increases the amount of weight you can pick up. Yet when we go to the gym what do we do? We sit down in static machines and work a single muscle group, We … Read More

Scaling

You Should Scale Your Workout

CrossFit has a level of competition in to it. You are always chasing someone even if that someone is the you from yesterday. Many workouts may include movements that seem intimidating or because of injury are impossible for you. That is okay! This is why scaling exists in CrossFit.   When we say scaling, we mean modifying a workout or … Read More

food

How Diet Affects Your Hormones

Starting a diet is an exciting time in your life in which you are much more aware of what you eat and get to monitor your weight loss in real-time. What you eat can also affect your hormones. Not only that, but lots of things affect your hormones, and if they’re not managed, it can lead to more severe problems … Read More

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Serious Gains: 3 Muscle-Building Meals to Try at Home

Looking to put on muscle? For many individuals, gaining quality muscle can be a challenge — and often it’s because they’re not eating right. You don’t need fancy protein powders to put on the muscle mass you’re looking for (unless you’re a bodybuilder or professional athlete) — everything you need is in your kitchen.  Here are three delicious muscle-building meals … Read More

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Getting the Vitamins Your Body Needs While on the Keto Diet

The Ketogenic (Keto) Diet is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high fat diet. It’s recently been highly publicized on social media and in certain health circles. This diet has a host of health benefits, but is not without its challenges. Getting your fruit and vegetable-based vitamins and minerals, while keeping your net carbohydrates low can be a difficult balancing act. … Read More

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New to CrossFit? What to Expect From Your First Class

You’ve heard a lot of people talking about CrossFit, and you’ve decided it’s finally time to see what all the chatter is about. Maybe you’ve called a few gyms and finally decided on one, or maybe you just scheduled your first class. Now you’re completely overwhelmed and intimidated, and you have no idea what to expect. It’s okay. We’re here to … Read More

FITAID

FitAid Fuel & Recovery

At LIFEAID, we fuel your passion with our clean & refreshing nutritional blends such as FITAID. Can you say the same about those other one-dimensional products whose “blend” is a bunch of additives, sugar, & added caffeine? Our products are tailored for your active lifestyle – without all the junk. Join us as we show the world there is a … Read More

Absolute Technology Solutions

Absolute Technology Solutions

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING YOUR STRATEGY AND EXECUTION Do you have an existing IT structure and no idea what to do with it? Maybe you are just getting started and need an expert but can’t hire one full time. We understand what you are going through. The Technology Consultants at Absolute have the knowledge and listening skills to accomplish exactly what you … Read More