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CrossFit Gift Guide

So. I’ve been wanting to write up this fabulous fitness gift guide for you all, to give you some ideas on what to get the fitness fanatic in your life or if you are one, what to ask for. But then I realized I don’t know much outside the world of CrossFit and what I use every day. Since I don’t necessarily want to write about things I don’t understand and so many others have probably written about them anyway, I decided to write a gift guide for CrossFitters and those who love them (in spite of all the crazy acronyms and weird words and cult-like obsessions).

You don’t necessarily NEED anything for CrossFit. Your gym will most likely have everything that is necessary to get through a workout.  But the longer you are there, you start to realize that having your own equipment is kind of nice.  A jump rope cut to your height instead of trying about 15 before finding one that sort of works.  Wrist wraps for overhead lifts that aren’t still dripping in sweat from the class before you.

Or maybe you want to update your apparel because hiking up your workout pants every five seconds between movements just isn’t cutting it.  Or your old ratty sports bra just isn’t delivering.  Or maybe working out in pretty things and neon colors just makes you happy.  Or all of the above.  The rules of English writing don’t apply to bloggers, I can start as many sentences with a conjunction as I want thankyouverymuch.

If you are just getting into CrossFit or are looking for some gift ideas for the CrossFitter in your life or are just looking to freshen up your gear for any kind of fitness, here are some of my favorites.  Again, none of these are necessary, but they are all fun.

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CrossFit Shoes

When I first started, I NEVER would have thought that buying special shoes for CrossFit was worth the money.  Four pairs later (I really like pretty colors!), I totally get it.  I was wearing a pretty standard pair of running shoes, but the heel kept getting in the way when I was jumping rope or jumping on and off the box.  Most CrossFit shoes tend to have a very flat heel, so you can really FEEL your heels pushing through the floor and there isn’t a whole lot of extra shoe getting in the way.  I am currently wearing the Reebok Nano 4.0 and have a second pair on the way.

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Olympic Lifting Shoes

Alright now.  For real.  I never in my life would have thought I would be wearing shoes specifically made for lifting weights.  But I’ve really come to love the Olympic lifting side of CrossFit and want to do anything I can to get better.  These shoes have a solid heel lift that forces you to drive your heels through the floor when lifting AND stay off your toes (which is my major problem).  There are tons of different styles out there, but the Reebok CrossFit Lifter or Lifter Plus is a good (and sort of kind of inexpensive) starting option.

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Fitness Journal

We all know that tracking stuff helps keep us accountable, whether it is our daily activity or our food intake or our calories burned.  This is especially true in CrossFit as there are so many lifts and workouts and times and bench marks and progressions to keep track of.  It’s like before and after pictures, you will never remember how far you have come if you don’t have documented proof.

There are probably 8,547 different types of journals out there, but I really want to feature the one I have been using.  JournalMENU sent me a fantastic customized CrossFit journal earlier this year and I’ve been LOVING it.  They have several different options for beginners, intermediate, kids, teens and more and you can customize just about anything you want with the design.  I chose the intermediate journal and it is already pre-printed for tracking of top lifts and benchmarks (mile run, 5k, different rowing distances), the traditional Girl workouts (Diane, Fran, Annie, etc), tons of Hero WODs (Murph, Small, Abbate, etc) and lots of space to enter in your daily WODs.

The price is right and the company is great to work with!

Apparel

I could go on forever in this category.  It’s 100% fine to wear whatever you have in your closet to a workout, but the longer you CrossFit, the more you’ll realize that certain clothing items are just more functional than others.  Loose fitting clothes tend to get in the way when you’re moving quickly from movement to movement and pants or shorts that don’t fit well are just a pain in the you-know-what.  The workouts can be super intense and worrying about your clothes should be the last thing on your mind.

I have been doing this for two years and have gone through my fair share of trial and error, so these are just some of my favorites.

Workout CaprisIf you are a new follower or have been living under a TBFL rock, let me give you one sentence about my beloved Zella capris.  They are amazing and amazing and amazing and they fit amazing and they are great quality (read: not see through).  I have tried others and just can’t.  CAN’T.

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Our new gym is open, our new gym is open!  For the past few months, the folks at Natural Selection CrossFit have been hard at work fixing up our brand new location in Kennewick.   The new gym is almost 4000 square feet bigger than the old gym, with TONS of room for growth, bigger classes and more equipment.

This coming Saturday November 8th, we are hosting a huge grand opening celebration from 10 AM – 12 PM.  If you have ever been remotely interested in CrossFit, come take a tour of the facility, check out what it’s all about and watch (or participate in) a fantastic CrossFit workout of the day (WOD).  There will be plenty of athletes and coaches on hand to answer questions and snacks and refreshments to enjoy.

We will also be raffling off FREE memberships at the opening.  I know the cost of CrossFit can be pretty daunting and is the reason some of you have mentioned you just can’t make it work.  Here’s your chance to make it happen!

The new box is located at 309 N Belfair Court in Kennewick, just off Deschutes and across from the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.  The place looks AMAZING, you won’t be disappointed.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  This is a great time to come check out what CrossFit is all about!  To find out more about Natural Selection, check out their website.

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If you have been wondering what in the heck this CrossFit thing is all about or have been curious to give it a try, you’re in luck!   Our local gym, Natural Selection CrossFit, offers a FREE class every Saturday morning at 9 AM.  This class is open to members and non-members and people of absolutely all abilities.

This gives you the perfect chance to try out CrossFit or supplement your fitness routine.  I have a few friends who did Saturday-only workouts for a few months before joining the gym for good.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join and there won’t be anyone at the door trying to force you to sign up, they just really want to show everyone what it is all about.

If you have never tried CrossFit before, I would recommend coming to the free introductory class first to get an idea of what it is all about.  Our gym offers a beginner class every Friday at 5:30 PM that runs through what CrossFit is all about, what to expect, basic movements and a short workout.

If you don’t live in Tri-Cities, most gyms do offer a free intro or beginner class to get you started.  You can check out CrossFit.com or just Google CrossFit and your city name to find a gym near you.

If you’re interested in knowing why I love CrossFit so much, you can read my 374 reasons here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to see you there!  For more information, check out the Natural Selection website here.

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So.  Reebok offered me a 35% off code to try out some of their gear.  And since I’m a CrossFit addict and obsessed with their CF shorts and sports bras anyway, I was like “Send it to me yesterday”.

If you don’t have a CrossFitter in your life, you may not know that we are addicted to clothes.  It’s such a versatile, fast-paced, quick-moving sport that the nature of our clothes is quite important.  Nothing floppy or shifty or ill-fitting, because we end up messing with our clothes more than we actually focus on the workout.

I always tell people that CrossFit is ideal for people who don’t know how to dress themselves or can never seem to match (like myself).  You can wear 92 different colors in one outfit and it’s considered legit.  I heart not worrying about matching.

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And then there are the shoes.  Legitimately, the right shoes are important and can make a difference in what we do.  But for some reason, most of us feel the need to have extra pairs in our gym bag in several different colors.  Even though we don’t have to match our clothes, we like to match our shoes to our mismatched clothes.  You follow?

But in reality, I have a few pairs of shoes that are perfect for our basic workouts.  They are more of the barefoot-style, which helps me really feel what I’m doing and the heel of a regular sneaker tends to get in the way of climbing up ropes and jumping rope and leaping on to a box.  What I was really dying for was a pair of Olympic lifting shoes.  I’ve been spending a lot of time swimming around in the weightlifting and strength training at our gym and was definitely hindered by my “regular” shoes.

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Oly shoes have a higher (and VERY sturdy) heel that helps you drive through your heels when squatting and helps avoid the dreaded landing on your toes or leaning forward on your toes phenomenon.  The heavier the weight got for me, the more it would pull me to my toes and I could never land a heavy lift to save my life.

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So when Reebok was all “We want to discount your purchase”, my poor husband was at the receiving end of a long list of reasons why saving 35% was the end all, be all deciding factor for me.  “But honey, I NEED to PR my back squat!”  Romantic pillow talk, for sure.

I apologize if this sounds like nonsense, but in all honesty, these are the only kind of shoes that are a necessity in this girls’ life.  I could live with one pair of heels and one pair of flip flops for the rest of my life, but lifting shoes are apparently a priority.

Thank you Reebok, for keeping me in pretty shoes.

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Just about four years ago, my husband and I slowly, sort of kind of kicked off our weight loss journey. We started with some at-home, 20-minute workouts that turned into hour-long workouts at home that turned into signing up for local races that turned into signing up for 12-mile obstacle courses that turned into joining a CrossFit gym that turned into entering CrossFit competitions. Over the years, getting fit has led us down a healthier path with our nutrition. Switching out processed foods to switching to whole grains to giving up grains entirely to eating for performance. One change begets another change that in turn begets another change.

Over the years, I have realized what it takes for me to stay motivated, keep pushing myself and keep training towards something better. I have also realized that this journey will never end. There are always going to be new things to try, movements to perfect, heavier weights to lift, new challenges to pursue. For me, to stay stagnant equates fitness death and way too much ice cream.

Because we are on a pretty good path with our fitness and nutrition, my goals for 2014 are a little more narrow in scope.  I am basically trying to take what has worked so far in the place that I am at and dial it in like a boss.

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Dial in my nutrition to better optimize my workouts and recovery time

We have been working really hard over the past few years to clean up our diets, remove the junk and eat as many whole/unprocessed foods as possible. Over the course of this year, I’d like to maximize not just what we eat but how much and when we eat it to give my body all the nutrition and energy it needs to be the best I can be in the gym and for my family. Eating three platefuls of sweet potatoes is technically “whole foods”, but is not necessarily going to be the best for my body. And there’s always the danger that I would actually turn into a sweet potato.  I want to make sure I’m getting the right amount of protein, healthy fats and carbs to properly fuel my body.

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Run a 10K

What the what?  Who said that?

About four years ago, if you had suggested to me that I would ever run a mile without stopping, I would have laughed until I peed my pants. If you had suggested that I would ever sign up and run a 3.2 mile race in FRONT OF ALL THE PEOPLE, I would have slapped you in the face. If you had suggested that I would ever register for a 12-mile obstacle course and get electrocuted, I would have just died. Twice.

Sitting here today, I now know what my body is capable of, whether or not my mind thinks the same. Because of my previous successes, the fact that my brain is telling me I could never run a 10k lets me know that I should probably just do it. 5k? Sure. I’ll do that every day. 10k? Hahahahahahahahaha. Isn’t that like torture? That you pay for?

So I should and I will. Someone else sign me up.

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Reebok is running a fantastic and crazy rare promotion for all my CrossFit peeps, save 50% off select already-reduced apparel items + FREE shipping.  CrossFit gear and apparel is never included in their sales, so if you have been wanting to pick up any items, now is the time!

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These men’s and women’s Reebok CrossFit Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Tee are just $12.49 + FREE shipping, down from $35!

Click here to check out all available items.  Use promo code CF50 at checkout to get your discount.  Shipping is always FREE.

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There is something about personal recommendations and our need for them.  If I hear you say that you love something and I even sort of kind of trust you, I will most likely buy it or download it or borrow it or go see it or listen to it.

I want to share my favorite things with you.  Like every week.  Big things and little things and meaningful things and practical things and not-at-all practical things and delicious things and glorious things.  Every time I share things, you guys are all like “I want that” and “Thank goodness you told me about this thing that I never knew I needed” and “It looks crazy, but if you like it, I’ll try it”.

The CrossFit Open

Let me first explain the Open.  Anyone and absolutely everyone can sign up to participate and it is basically the preliminary stage before CrossFit Regionals.  For five weeks, each athlete that is registered must complete one workout each week as prescribed (read: no scaled movements and listed weight) in front of a certified judge.  If you do well enough, you move on to Regionals.

Let me repeat.  Every single person that wants to sign up and participate can do so.  This means we are theoretically in the running to move on.  Does this mean the majority of us will move on?  Absolutely not.  So why do we sign up?

In 2013, I had only been doing CrossFit for about four months when I signed up.  A few of the prescribed movements, I’d never even heard of before and the majority of weights I had never lifted.  My scores were low but I found myself setting personal records (only because I’d never tried some of the movements before).  If I had been in a regular workout, I would have scaled the movements or lightened the weight to something more manageable, but this forced me to give it my best shot and see what I was capable of.  The community of my gym members was like something I’d never seen before.  We all banded together to worry about and dissect the workouts, cheer each other on and pump each other up after every week.

In 2014, I now have the unique experience to share with all my fellow athletes who are newer to CrossFit.  When people find out about the Open, most assume it’s not for them because they are too new or “not good enough” at CrossFit yet.  I convinced and yelled and argued with anyone who would listen that they should sign up, based on my experience in 2013.  We have since created this AMAZING group of athletes who I have already watched set their own personal bests and push past their limits and it’s so inspiring.

For me, this year has been a whole different animal.  The prescribed weights are all completely manageable and I am halfway decent at all the movements, so my preparation and thought process going in are completely different!  I have been setting goals for myself (more than just one rep!) and have been able to push through so much more.  There is a certain level of anxiety that comes with actually trying to do well, versus just trying to not die and get through a workout.

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What’s been most interesting to me this year is that I can see a measurable difference over last year.  Last year, I was only able to do 3 chest to bar pull-ups, this year I got 15.  Quantifiable improvements and results!

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My favorite part of the Open this year is that I get to be the encourager.  I get to cheer and motivate and talk to people about their accomplishments.  Paying it forward in the healthiest possible way!

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Pat Summitt

While my kids are terrorizing the kids’ section at the library, I take approximately 45 seconds to quickly browse through the adult section and see if something catches my eye.  I’ve been reading a lot of biographies lately and I am always intrigued with books about sports and famous coaches in history, so this book on Pat Summitt caught my eye.  I had watched a short documentary on her with my husband, but didn’t know much about her beyond the fact that she was a coach for the Tennessee Lady Vols for many years and she had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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I can’t believe this deal is still available and I get to share it with you.  Last week, I was searching for a good deal on a new pair of shoes for CrossFit (I’ve torn up one pair on rope climbs and just straight worn the heck out of another pair).  I stumbled across this pair of New Balance WT110 on 6PM.com for just $36.99 + FREE shipping!  I didn’t share it at the time because I was pretty sure it would be gone in five seconds, but apparently I was wrong.

These shoes are regularly priced anywhere between $70 and $90 and they are AMAZING.

They are set in between a barefoot running shoe and a traditional cross-training shoe.  They weigh next to nothing, are super flexible and are constructed from open mesh on the top.  These have a slightly different sole than I’m used to with a more rugged design made for outdoor use, but they have been so fantastic in and out of the gym.

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Look, look.  There they are!  Click here to purchase.  Shipping is FREE with all orders.

You can see what else I’m currently wearing to the gym here.

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What I’m currently wearing at the gym

by Melody on March 6, 2014

Top picks for fitness apparel and gear (CrossFit approved)

When my husband and I first started working out and going to CrossFit, I was wearing whatever I had in my closet, old t-shirts, old running shoes, bleach stained sports bras.  Not that there is any problem with any of these things, but I realized that in the middle of some of the most intense workouts of my life, I was wasting precious time messing with and readjusting my clothes.  The fabric of my shirts was all wrong and was making me even more sweaty than was probably necessary.

I started shopping around for some semi-inexpensive options to get me started.  I asked the girls at my gym about their favorite items, as they knew first hand what I needed my clothes to do.

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Zella Live-In Capris

If I could get away with it, I would wear these Zella Live-In Capris every single day of my life.  They are crazy comfortable, well made and have the perfect fabric.  They are stretchy, but not thin.  They are flexible, but stay put through a crazy workout.  I wear the capri pants more often, as CrossFit can be a smidge difficult and the long pants hold in more heat.  If you have another suggestion for great workout pants, I’d love to hear it.  Although the challenge will be actually getting me to try something different.

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New Balance Minimus Trainers

As soon as I started CrossFit, I knew I needed to find a new pair of shoes.  I had a pair of cross-training shoes that got in the way at every turn.  We do so many different types of movements, including tons of agility, jump rope, weight lifting.  The huge soles of my shoes were tripping me up.  I didn’t want to spend a fortune and be one of those folks that starts at a gym, decks themselves out in all new gear and then never comes back.  My good friend has a pair of these New Balance Minimus shoes and I was able to find them for about $40 (total steal!).

These are set in between a barefoot running shoe and a traditional cross-training shoe.  They weigh next to nothing, are super flexible, are constructed from open mesh on the top and have a midsole differential of just 4 mm.  The soles are made by Vibram, who make those freaky finger-shoe looking things.  While I can’t stand those shoes, I do love the durable and flexible soles the company makes.

Amazon has several styles available, all with FREE shipping.  Joe’s New Balance Outlet is also a great resource, just search New Balance Minimus.  There are several different styles of the Minimus, including cross-training, running, trail running. You’ll just need to read through the descriptions and decide what is right for you. I have both the running and the barefoot style and I’m happy with each one.

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Marika Tanks

I have several workout tanks that I like, but have been loving my Marika tanks.  The Seamless Harmony Trinity Tank is my FAVORITE.  The material is super soft and comfortable and holds up well to multiple washings.  They are fitted enough to stay put during a workout, but not so tight that they are uncomfortable.

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Reebok CrossFit Gradient Board Shorts

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Why I registered for the 2013 CrossFit Open

by Melody on February 27, 2014

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I originally posted this last year after the 2013 CrossFit Open, but I felt that it would be appropriate to post again since the first workout of 2014 was released today.  Hopefully this can give those of you new to the Open some inspiration or convince you to sign up.  It’s such a fantastic experience!

It’s not because I actually think I can compete.

First off, let me tell you a little bit about the Open if you aren’t sure of the details.  It consists of five workouts over the course of five weeks.  Just about anyone can register and compete in the Open, you just have to complete each workout in front of a qualified judge (our local gym has three so far) or submit a video.  Everyone that is registered and submits a score/time is a competitor and has a chance to make it to regionals and then the CrossFit Games.

So technically, I am now “competing” against thousands of other athletes across the nation.

Again, not that I think I can actually compete.

When people are looking for motivation to start working out or continue with a program, you always hear the same advice.  Join a gym, workout with a partner, find someone to hold you accountable so you just show up.

I’m blessed to have made it past that stage.  Just by joining and showing up at CrossFit, I feel like I face my fears and insecurities everyday.  However, there are definitely times I may scale back on the weight I’m lifting or not push myself to try new skills, it can be easy and more comfortable to stick with the known.  Signing up for the Open blows my comfort level out of the water and into the next hemisphere.

To submit a qualifying score, you have to complete your workout in front of a certified judge.  At our gym, this means you are working out with one, maybe two, other people at a time.  Your technique is on display, your endurance is on display.  Your nerves are rattling around in the pit of your stomach.  Your score for each week has to be submitted by Sunday and the workouts aren’t even announced until Wednesday.  You have minimal time to process the madness, prepare and complete the workout, which just adds to the anxiety.

The first workout wasn’t anything I hadn’t done before, but the sheer amount of weight threw me for a loop.

We had 17 minutes to do as much of the following as possible:

40 burpees
30 snatches at 45 lbs
30 burpees
30 snatches at 75 lbs
20 burpees
30 snatches at 100 lbs
10 burpees
As many snatches at 120 lbs as possible

Your total score is the number of reps you could complete in the time given.

If this was an everyday workout, I would have been all “Sweet, burpees, those are doable.  I’ll probably just scale back that 75 lbs though, there is no way I can get that over my head”.

There is no scaling back for the Open.  There would have been no point in me completing any lifts at a lighter weight, as it wouldn’t have counted.  75 pounds, I’m coming for you.

Big ol’ bundle of nerves up in here.  That’s my CrossFit girl for life judge, Dani.  She’s the one you can thank for my incessant ramblings.

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Here we go.

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45 pounds and one angry face.  My husband says he’s never seen anything like it.

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Joe’s New Balance Outlet has a fantastic price today only on the New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe in Diva Pink/Yellow, marked down to just $39.99.  These are regularly priced anywhere between $70 and $110, this is one of the lowest I have ever seen!  Shipping is just $1 in honor of President’s Day.

These are the style I wear to CrossFit and they are an amazing shoe.  They are set in between a barefoot running shoe and a traditional cross-training shoe.  They weigh next to nothing, are super flexible, are constructed from open mesh on the top and have a midsole differential of just 4 mm.  The soles are made by Vibram, which makes them really flexible and durable.  You can see what else I’m currently wearing to the gym here.

Click here to purchase.  This deal is only available through Monday February 24th at 9 PM PST.

 

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Today on Living Social, you can snag a fantastic deal on a month’s worth of CrossFit classes at CrossFit 509 in Spokane.

Details on your options:

  • Two weeks of beginner courses + 2 weeks of unlimited classes just $80 ($160 value)
  • 3 On Ramp sessions + 4 weeks of unlimited classes just $100 ($325 value)

On Ramp classes are ideal for those who can’t fit beginner classes into their schedule, or for those who would prefer one-on-one coaching.  These are both AMAZING deals.  We pay over $150 per month for unlimited classes at our gym and that’s without specialty beginner classes or On Ramp sessions.  If you have been wanting to try out CrossFit and live in the Spokane area, jump on this.  I ran into a gal in Spokane last time I was there that went to this gym and she loves it!

Click here to purchase your voucher.  Limit 1 per customer, plus additional as gifts.  All classes must be redeemed by same customer within 30 days of first visit.

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If you have been wondering what in the heck this CrossFit thing is all about or have been curious to give it a try, you’re in luck!   Our local gym, Natural Selection CrossFit, offers a FREE class every Saturday morning at 9 AM.  This class is open to members and non-members and people of absolutely all abilities.

This gives you the perfect chance to try out CrossFit or supplement your fitness routine.  I have a few friends who did Saturday-only workouts for a few months before joining the gym for good.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join and there won’t be anyone at the door trying to force you to sign up, they just really want to show everyone what it is all about.

If you have never tried CrossFit before, I would recommend coming to the free introductory class first to get an idea of what it is all about.  Our gym offers a beginner class every Friday at 5:30 PM that runs through what CrossFit is all about, what to expect, basic movements and a short workout.

If you don’t live in Tri-Cities, most gyms do offer a free intro or beginner class to get you started.  You can check out CrossFit.com or just Google CrossFit and your city name to find a gym near you.

If you’re interested in knowing why I love CrossFit so much, you can read my 374 reasons here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to see you there!  For more information, check out the Natural Selection website here.

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Reebok is running another AMAZING sale through end of day today, December 17th.  The more you spend, the more you save by using promo code SAVEMORE at checkout.

  • Spend $45+, Get $10 off
  • Spend $75+, Get $20 off
  • Spend $125+, Get $40 off

J99804_01You can snag an AMAZING deal on the original CrossFit Nano.  Already reduced to $89.99, use promo code SAVEMORE at checkout to drop your price down to just $69.99 with FREE shipping!

You can also find amazing deals on CrossFit apparel!  Like I have mentioned before, CrossFit apparel is rarely included in their sales.  This is the perfect time to pick up an item you have been dying to get.

This promotion works on already reduced merchandise as well!

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I’ve mentioned these Reebok CrossFit Gradient Board Shorts several times, but they are worth sharing again at just $45 + FREE shipping after discount.  They are available in three colors.  I wore these every day this summer!  They are lightweight and breathable, but seriously don’t move an inch, no matter what exercise or workout you are doing.  Go with a size smaller than you think, so you don’t have to cinch super tight.  Best shorts EVER.  I know, I know, they are spendy.  But good quality shorts that don’t stretch, shrink, lose their shape or go anywhere while you’re working out are hard to come by. (You can check out my review here)

Click here to start browsing.  Use promo code SAVEMORE at checkout, shipping is FREE on all orders!  Returns are free as well.  There are a few exclusions, including the CrossFit Nano 3.0, Shaq Attack Brick City and a few more.  Let us know if you find anything fun!

Order by 9 AM PST on Friday December 20th for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

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Reebok is running another AMAZING sale through end of day today, December 3rd.  Use promo code CYBER30 at checkout to receive 30% off your entire order, including CrossFit gear and shoes!  It’s pretty rare for CrossFit stuff to be included in their sales and it may not happen again until next holiday season, so if you have a fitness-minded person on your list, take advantage.

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If you have been looking to buy a pair of high quality shoes, but have been reluctant to spend the money, pick up the CrossFit Nano 2.0 in several different colors for just $76.99 with FREE shipping after discount.  These are regularly priced at $109 and very, very rarely go on discount.

These are an amazing shoe.  They are super flexible, breathable and have a low-to-ground feel similar to the barefoot style.  They are perfect for transitioning from weight lifting to higher intensity cardio workouts, but have enough support to add in some low-mileage running.  My husband has two pairs of these and wore them around Disneyland for four straight days of walking and they were super comfortable.

Click here to check out all the colors for men and women.

J99804_01You can also snag an AMAZING deal on the original CrossFit Nano.  Already reduced to $89.99, use promo code CYBER30 at checkout to drop your price down to just $62.99 with FREE shipping!

You can also find amazing deals on CrossFit apparel!  Like I mentioned, CrossFit apparel is NEVER included in their sales.  This is the perfect time to pick up an item you have been dying to get.

This promotion works on already reduced merchandise as well!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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  • Reebok CrossFit Gradient Board Shorts just $38.50 + FREE shipping after discount- Available in three colors.  I wore these every day this summer!  They are lightweight and breathable, but seriously don’t move an inch, no matter what exercise or workout you are doing.  Go with a size smaller than you think, so you don’t have to cinch super tight.  Best shorts EVER. (You can check out my review here)

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  • Reebok Women’s The Clock is Watching Bra just $35 + FREE shipping after discount – Comes in four colors.  LOVE this bra.  It is mega supportive and only has a small amount of stretch in the band, so it never shifts.  The straps are very comfortable and taper slightly in and don’t dig in to your shoulders.

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Click here to start browsing.  Use promo code CYBER30 at checkout, shipping is FREE on all orders!  Returns are free as well.  The CrossFit Nano 3.0 and Bose headphones are excluded.  Let us know if you find anything fun!

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Reebok is running an AMAZING sale through December 1st, especially for all my CrossFit peeps.  CrossFit gear never, EVER gets discounted or is included in sales, so both of these offers are off the charts.

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The first deal is perfect if you have been looking to buy a pair of high quality shoes, but have been reluctant to spend the money.  Pick up the CrossFit Nano 2.0 in several different colors for just $75 with FREE shipping.  These are regularly priced at $109 and very, very rarely go on discount.

These are an amazing shoe.  They are super flexible, breathable and have a low-to-ground feel similar to the barefoot style.  They are perfect for transitioning from weight lifting to higher intensity cardio workouts, but have enough support to add in some low-mileage running.  My husband has two pairs of these and wore them around Disneyland for four straight days of walking and they were super comfortable.

Click here to check out all the colors for men and women.  Use promo code NANO at checkout to drop your price.

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You can also snag an amazing deal on CrossFit apparel, buy one item and get the second item 50% off!  Like I mentioned, CrossFit apparel is NEVER included in their sales.  This is the perfect time to pick up an item you have been dying to get or to pick up some gifts for the fitness minded folks in your life.

This promotion works on already reduced merchandise as well and you can mix and match items!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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  • Reebok CrossFit Gradient Board Shorts – Available in three colors.  I wore these every day this summer!  They are lightweight and breathable, but seriously don’t move an inch, no matter what exercise or workout you are doing.  Go with a size smaller than you think, so you don’t have to cinch super tight.  Best shorts EVER.

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  • Reebok Women’s The Clock is Watching Bra – Comes in four colors.  LOVE this bra.  It is mega supportive and only has a small amount of stretch in the band, so it never shifts.  The straps are very comfortable and taper slightly in and don’t dig in to your shoulders.

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Click here to start browsing.  Use promo code BOGO at checkout and remember, shipping is FREE on all orders!  Returns are free as well.  Let us know if you find anything fun!

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{Tri-Cities} FREE Introductory CrossFit Class on November 15th (come hang out with me!)

November 15, 2013

This Friday, November 15th at 5:30 PM, Natural Selection CrossFit in Kennewick is offering a FREE introductory class.  The class is about an hour long and includes a short introduction to CrossFit, a run down of some exercises and then a short workout.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join, they just really want […]

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{Spokane} Living Social: Month of unlimited CrossFit classes starting at just $64

October 31, 2013

Today only on Living Social, you can snag a fantastic deal on a month’s worth of CrossFit classes at CrossFit 509 in Spokane.  There will be a few options to choose from.  Once you choose, use promo code MOREDEALS to save an additional 20% off the purchase price. Details on your options: Two weeks of […]

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Reebok Mom Workout Series: CrossFit Womens Gradient Board Shorts

August 9, 2013

As a humble participant in the Reebok Mom Workout Series (so I had the badge tattooed on my back, what’s your point?), I have the outrageously hard job of testing out some Reebok CrossFit apparel and reporting back to my loyal readers.  Life is rough. Initially, I was going to review a Reebok tank and […]

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My weekly workout: Running, rowing, lifting, climbing and water jugs?

July 29, 2013

I thought it would be fun to give you a breakdown of what a typical week looks like for me in terms of exercise.  Unless you’re new to the blog (or have been completely ignoring me), you know that my husband and I are pretty entrenched in our CrossFit gym.  One of the taglines of […]

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Ellie workout apparel product review + 20% off all orders

July 15, 2013

I was recently contacted by a representative of Ellie workout apparel and they wanted to know if I was interested in trying out some of their products.  Since I have been secretly stalking their website and dreaming of the day I could afford to order a brand new outfit, I jumped at the chance!  Their […]

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Reebok Mom Workout Series: Reviewing Reebok CrossFit gear (Yes, it’s true)

July 1, 2013

A few months ago, I received an email from Reebok about possibly being involved in their Reebok Mom Workout Series, where I would get the chance to review some of their Reebok CrossFit gear and share my thoughts (and an amazing giveaway, wink wink) with you.  I almost fell out of my chair, actually cried […]

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New Balance Minimus WT20 just $39.99 + $1 shipping (my favorite shoes!)

June 12, 2013

Joe’s New Balance Outlet has a fantastic price today only on the New Balance Minimus WT20 Running Shoe in Lime with Silver, marked down to just $39.99.  These are regularly priced anywhere between $70 and $90, this is one of the lowest I have ever seen!  Shipping is just $1 in honor of Father’s Day. […]

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Should you try CrossFit? or “Why you don’t have to be super fit to join CrossFit”

May 31, 2013

One of the first questions I get asked when people find out I do CrossFit is “Do you have to be in really good shape to join?”.  Or “I couldn’t do a pull-up to save my life, do you really think I could do it?”. Or “Everybody seems like they are in such good shape, […]

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{Local} FREE Introductory CrossFit Class on May 24th (come hang out with me!)

May 23, 2013

This Friday, May 24th at 5:30 PM, Natural Selection CrossFit in Kennewick is offering a FREE introductory class.  The class is about an hour long and includes a short introduction to CrossFit, a run down of some exercises and then a short (but intense) workout.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join, they just […]

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