Sincerely Yours

Dear CrossFit, At first I didn’t like you. At first you scared me. Then I got to know you, very slowly. And it turns out you were nothing (like) what I had expected. I met you just over a year ago and I must say, today I don’t know what I would do without you. You have given me confidence, … Read More

Never ask this question

My name is Sami Etheredge. I’m 37 years old and live in Longview, TX. I have been married to my husband, Keith, for 11 years and we have two children together, Ellee who is 8 and Easton who is 5. We currently own and operate three Zippy J’s convenience stores and are in the process of building our 4th on … Read More

I had a wedding

What made you want to start CrossFit? I had a wedding/vacation last August that I had just had to buy new (okay, bigger) clothes for because nothing in my closet was fitting. I was feeling pretty depressed/annoyed/unhappy with myself when the bootcamp ad popped up on Facebook. I really didn’t know much about CrossFit or what to expect but I … Read More

I can honestly say

So I moved to Longview from Austin in November 2014, one week before Thanksgiving for a 6 month assignment. After a couple of weeks I joined a local gym that had Zumba to stay active and hopefully to meet people. Fast forward 2 months of Zumba, Spin and Boot Camp and I still hadn¹t met anyone other than my co-workers. … Read More

When I turned 40

I am a wife, mom of two and a Gigi to two. For many years, I have not been in the best of health and very out of shape. When I turned 40, a wellness exam showed me what I already knew in my heartŠhigh blood pressure and diabetes. My doctor suggested a dietician consultation and even told me to … Read More

Getting Fit To Live Better

Even now if you looked at me. Even now if you looked at me you might miss that I workout at least three times a week and aim for four to five times per week. I don’t always eat right but I do try. I have said phrases during a workout like “I can feel the blood running through my … Read More

My Recipe for Success By: Coach Kerry Fletcher

I hope this answers your questions in regards to training. Let it be known that I am not the “resident expert” on the subject. This is simply what I have learned after nine years of CrossFit, and A LOT of trial and error. With that being said, let’s begin. Know what kind of training you should be doing To know … Read More