Why we post our workouts

When I first opened my gym I was advised to keep all my programming private.  I was actually told ‘people are paying for your programming and if you just give it to them then what do they need you for?’ Of course, not knowing much about running a business, especially a CrossFit affiliate I listened […]

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Why I don’t do contracts

I’ve attended a lot of business seminars and read a million articles on running a successful affiliate, and one thing that seems to be strung through many of them is contracts, contracts contracts…… lock them in! But I call BULL SHIT! I refuse to contracts- why? Think about why someone walks into a gym….. take […]

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Competitions every weekend are KILLING CrossFit

When I started CrossFit 8 years ago there were very few competitions.  SO few I had to fly to Austin, TX to compete because it was the closest one I could find all year.  Fast forward 8 years and there is a competition every weekend and everyone is working to out do the last. Don’t […]

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We’re all f*cked up….and IT’S OK!!!

I have recently been approached by a few different people to propose a speaking engagement to their audience.  It’s forced me to sit alone and really think about ‘what is my message’   ‘what do I want to tell people’ End of day….. my goal is to let people know ‘we’re all f*cked up and […]

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Go ahead… judge me…

Just remember to be perfect the rest of your life…….. If I had a dollar for every time someone talked trash about me, or disagreed with a decision I was making I would have retired before I even opened up Coca CrossFit yet alone my non-profit, I Am Stronger. One thing that I have found […]

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CrossFit doesn’t mean CrossFit

One common thing I hear from people that are new to CrossFit is; ‘they’re going to just google the gym closest to them and go there because CrossFit is CrossFit.’ I cringe when I hear this because NOT all CrossFit’s are created equal. Other than paying a yearly fee to use the word ‘CrossFit’ each […]

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15.3 …. I’m the freak…

Ok- maybe freak is not the correct word, but I definitely have the opposite problem as most people. Sitting on Thursday evening at Coca Crossfit as the announcement of 15.3 was being announced i was DREADING the workout.  Not because it had muscle ups (like 99.9 percent of people) but because it has wall balls AND […]

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Balancing act

One thing I have realized that I can not be all things to all people, but yet that doesn’t stop me from trying. (it’s a fault and my greatest asset) So what do I balance on a daily basis: Coca CrossFit I Am Stronger Training Continuing Education Nutrition Recovery Dogs Lorain County Health Day Networking […]

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Damn you Whole 30

Ever since I had knee surgery a year and a half ago I have struggled with the pain in my knees.  One knee has left me bone on bone while I have arthritis in both.  My mind wants to keep pushing, but some days my body has the exact opposite plan. Can I have a […]

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Why I’m not the athlete I used to be

One thing that has become harshly obvious to me…..I’m not nearly the athlete I could be.  why? Because it’s not my number one priority.  These days I am running Coca CrossFit and building my non-profit I Am Stronger. If I look back at my history as a CrossFit athlete it makes so much sense to […]

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