Katie VonHagel: Inspiring Health and Strength

Health and Strength Q: Why did you choose CrossFit Gardendale? I chose CrossFit Gardendale because of how welcoming and encouraging all the coaches and members are. Everyone cheers you on, and that’s how I get through a lot of my workouts. I have developed many lifelong friendships at CFG, and I’m so thankful my mom…

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AN EASY WEEKNIGHT RECIPE

TACO PIE:   INGREDIENTS : – 1 lb. lean ground turkey 99/1%  – 1 can green chiles 4 oz.  – Taco Seasoning see below – 1 cup canned corn drained 170g – 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed,160g  – 1 can mild red enchilada sauce 10 oz.  – 4 Mission Balance…

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Julianne McGoldrick: From Hesitation to Health

Q: Why did you choose CrossFit Gardendale? I needed to get myself in shape and get healthy for my family. CrossFit intimidated me, but April Cooper encouraged me to try it. Once I started, I realized it was an encouraging and supportive community, and I was hooked! Q: How long have you been a member?…

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The Healthy Eater’s Guide to Dining Out

A journey to reach your health and fitness goals does not mean the end of social events, having fun, and Guide to Dining Out to restaurants. All it takes is a few habit changes to be on your way to incorporating your healthy lifestyle into dining out. Use one or a few of these tips…

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5 Surprising Benefits of Not Weighing Yourself Daily

Benefits of Not Weighing Yourself Daily: When weight loss is on your mind, it can seem counterintuitive not weighing yourself on a regular basis. You may be surprised to learn that there are actually many benefits to not doing so. Read these benefits and keep up the hard work! You Will Learn to Embrace Your…

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CrossFit Myths Debunked: “I don’t have time.”

The saying, “I don’t have time,” is a common refrain in our busy lives. However, it’s crucial to remember the wisdom of the statement, “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” This perspective emphasizes that time is a resource that we can shape and prioritize according to…

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Build Small Habits for Great Fitness Success

What do you define “success” as in fitness? Great Fitness Success? Is it reaching your goals? Is it winning a competition? We all have different definitions and expectations for success, but the path to success remains the same for everyone: building habits. They are what keep you going when you are not feeling motivated. They…

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