A healthy lunch is often one of the toughest parts of living a healthy lifestyle and nutrition is just as important as fitness. We know how important nutrition is to your fitness success, which is why CrossFit Gardendale is proud to welcome a … [Read more]
I’ve been physically active off and on since high school (mostly off). I’ve lifted weights, run, dieted, etc. I have pictures of me at around 300 pounds when I was 45. But I started running and controlling my diet at 51. I ran 4 marathons and got down to 220 pounds. But Crossfit is an entirely different thing. I can’t imagine doing without it. I’m all in.
While showing up for one WOD and seeing a total body transformation the next day would be ideal, the reality is that real results take lots of hard work and time. Let’s start by tackling the idea of “real” results -- what makes your results in the … [Read more]
Be better than yesterday. It’s that simple. When it comes to working out and achieving our fitness goals, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine, in the goal-setting, in the challenge. Take two steps back and remember that small movements … [Read more]
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]