Through the eyes of a child……

To say yesterday truly moved me would be an understatement.  Hours later and thousands of burpees completed and $1000.00 dollars later our bi-annual burpee mile was completed. Let me back up to the beginning…… a least twice a year Coca CrossFit looks to host a fundraiser for a local cause.  This year brought a family […]

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Public Speaking….don’t mind if I do…

After giving two presentations in the last few months and being asked to do some more I am officially launching a public speaking platform.  Being 33…. 5 years into owning Coca CrossFit….. 1 year into owning I Am Stronger…. I have learned A TON about life, people, and swimming with the sharks. Layer on what […]

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What being a CrossFitter says to the world about you…..

Over the last 8 years the landscape of CrossFit has changed tremendously.  When I started there were no boxes in Cleveland…. there was a weekly workout under a bridge in a park.  Seriously.  We thought we got a HUGE upgrade when we started doing workouts in the coaches driveway with him. Fast forward 8 years […]

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Living the ‘shed life’

After almost 5 years of running Coca CrossFit, and within the last year starting I Am Stronger, the amount of time I spend working has increased, which one might not have thought possible. I have tried it all….. working at the gym…. working at coffee shops…. working at home…. and I’ve never really found a […]

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My typical day

I often get asked what a typical day in my life looks like and I don’t really think I have a typical day so I’ll give you an example of an average day; 4:15am – wake up 4:20am – let out dogs 4:30am – pack snack/lunch/bag for the day 4:50am – open gym 5:00am – […]

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Different but best friends…..

If you would have told me 2 years ago that my best friend was going to the pastors wife I would have laughed in your face…. hell I might laugh in your face now…. but it’s true. Over the last two years I have learned more about friendship and love than I ever thought possible. […]

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Paying it forward…. my greatest gift…

4 1/2 years into running  my CrossFit affiliate, Coca CrossFit I have learned that my greatest gift is my ability to pay it forward.  Working my business coach has really put my abilities and what I have to offer into perspective.  Yes I feel like I have so much to learn, but in that process […]

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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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