The kids are back to the books, which for you likely means early, busy mornings, chauffeuring the kids to soccer and football practice, and evenings filled with last-minute science projects. With the craziness that comes with the back-to-school … [Read more]
Showing up for WOD is the first half of the battle. The second is eating healthy. If the thought of eating healthy consistently is daunting, use this approach to keep it simple: make small changes. Small changes are things that you can begin … [Read more]
I have been happily married to Robert Wilson for 15 years and we live in Kimberly. We are parents to twin boys that will be 8 in August. Mason and Brooks keep us busy with baseball, flag football and basketball and all their other little adventures. I have worked in multiple different departments as a Registered Nurse at Children's of Alabama for the last 15 years, and am currently the GI Lab manager. I can honestly say I love my job and being a pediatric nurse. We attend Church of the Highlands Fultondale campus.
Showing up to CrossFit Gardendale is more than showing up to a workout class or the gym -- it’s all about the community. From the outside looking in, one may wonder, why do I need a community to be successful in achieving a fit and … [Read more]
That number on the scale? It does not represent you. Although, it can be easy to get in a habit of weighing yourself on a regular basis and obsessing over the number, it can be unhealthy in the long run. It also may seem that checking the scale … [Read more]
“Be humble or be humbled” -- have you ever considered the meaning of this phrase as applied to your CrossFit journey? While the phrase can be applicable to many aspects of life, it is particularly relevant to CrossFit. Humility at CrossFit … [Read more]
Even if you have failed to achieve the healthy lifestyle you imagined in the past, there is still hope! Failing once, twice, or even three or more times does not mean that you will not be successful in the future. Do not give up and instead, use … [Read more]
My wife, Amy, and I just celebrated our ten year anniversary. Our son, Eli, just graduated from Pre-K. I love God. I am a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Gardendale/Morris. I work for a youth development nonprofit in Birmingham, YouthServe.
Taking a vacation means escaping from work, stress, and the day-to-day routine. This does not mean you have to (or should) skip out on your workouts. In fact, vacation is one of the best times to challenge your body and get great workouts in, because … [Read more]
Did you know that each can of Coca-Cola is 140 calories? And that it has 39g of sugar? It also has no protein, no vitamin D, no potassium, no calcium, and no iron. Okay, you probably already know that soda is not the healthiest beverages on the … [Read more]