Coach's Blog

  • What Can You Become?

    I believe in you.If that is the only takeaway you get from this article, then you can stop reading right now and I will be an incredibly happy coach. Those four words are the premise of why I come to the gym, why I get excited to call you to come and warmup, why you have every ounce of my focus when I am coaching you, and why I will never stop trying to learn as much as I can about fitness, about motivational strategies, and about the best ways to communicate and encourage you so that you can gr...  Read More...

  • You Are Enough

    One of the most important aspects of fitness, of life really, is the notion of progress, of becoming better today than you were yesterday, and the commitment that you will be better tomorrow than you were today. Now I honestly don’t believe there are very many people who would critique that ideology or describe it as unhealthy (as long as there is a proper perspective attached to it, more on that in a bit), as this “better tomorrow” concept is really a commitment that an individual has to become...  Read More...

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    Nothing worthwhile comes easy

      The Open has come and gone and our fitness world is returning to normal. CrossFitters the world over are breathing a sigh of relief and are ready to get back to “normal training” again, whatever that really means. Don’t get me wrong though, I also share that liberating exhale and rejoice in feeling like my fitness is not being held hostage every Thursday night.   Read More...

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    The Whole30 for a Whole Life

      In January, a group of us at CFOKC took on the Whole30 (www.whole9life.com). For some, this was a completely new experience. Others of us had done Whole30s in the past.   Read More...

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    “Brace yourselves, the Open is coming.”

    The Open starts in a week. Dun, Dun, Duuuuuuuun. For less than 1% of all CrossFitters, the CrossFit Open is the official kickoff to earning a ticket to the CrossFit Games.   Read More...

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    What is Crossfit?

    You turn the cold steel of the silver handle, hurrying inside to escape that merciless north wind. Before the door even closes, the familiar scent of stall mats and bumper plates fills your nostrils. There’s no music, not yet, but the echoes of the clanging barbell and beeping countdown are close.   Read More...

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    The Open

    By now, you’ve all heard how you should enter the 2016 CrossFit Games Open no matter what - new to the sport, advanced in age, unmotivated, poor and downtrodden, etc. It does seem a little silly to pay CrossFit HQ $20 to do some workouts. You want the real reason to participate as a CFOKC member?   Read More...

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    "Will"

      We all have those days. We feel drained and run-down. Tired.   Read More...

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