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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‘Why pay when they’ll work for free?’

This sentence actually came out of the mouth of an affiliate owner this week on an idea sharing phone call, and I was floooooooored!!!!  He could afford to pay his staff, but never has because they haven’t pushed for it, so why bother?  (was his thought process) I often look to bounce around ideas with […]

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