December Newsletter


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December 2017

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DECEMBER

PODCASTS

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
-Benjamin Franklin

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A MODEL FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE, SWEAT SUIT FAT LOSS, AND CHECKING OUR BIAS

We open the show with a discussion around a new model for behavior change from Ken Wilber. Next we look at a study of weight loss results from a “sweat suit.” The findings are surprisingly compelling despite our knee-jerk BS reaction. We wrap up talking about our biases as it relates to heat training and the sweat suit and the importance of recognizing bias when it comes to interacting with science.

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YOU CAN’T FORCE

YOUR DOG

TO POOP

Some of the topics discussed in this episode include…

-Taking responsibility for your body

-Scanny reviews: “Ingrid Goes West”  light of our discussion about discomfort.

-Does cash for working out work?

-What types of gyms have the most people going on a weekly basis?

-Scanny-ism: You can’t force your dog to poop.

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|RE|set Class

Coach Mindy still has room for you in her |Re|Set Class! EveryThursday at 5pm, each class focuses on a particular movement or body part. Ensure that you’re moving well for the long term with this mid-week recovery session.

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Use Your Coach

The Holidays are a tough time to keep consistency.

Click below to schedule a time to sit down 1-on-1 with your Crew Captain.

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Traveling for the holidays?

We’ve got you covered.

Click below to find travel WODs. 

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Rich Wood is our December 2017 Featured Athlete!

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We appreciate that Rich is super hardworking, consistent & coachable.

And we are so glad he is a part of our CrossFit Memorial Hill family.

Let’s get to know a little more about Rich!

What’s your athletic background? I am a lifetime long distance runner that has completed over 15 half marathons and 2 marathons.  However, I have never included a serious weightlifting program in my training routine.

What was your first experience with CF?  I discovered cross fit by observing classes at Memorial Hill.  I had…

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FROM THE COACH’S CORNER

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CrossFit – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When our athletes re-locate from Kansas City, I have the bittersweet pleasure of helping them find new CrossFit homes. Each time I do so, it’s a reminder that no two CrossFit Affiliates are alike. That’s my favorite part about the affiliate model. One may choose to do yoga after every Workout Of the Day (WOD) while the other could program bicep curls everyday.

The affiliate model is also precarious because it makes critique of the CrossFit training methodology incredibly difficult. Putting “CrossFit” in your blog headline almost guarantees a flurry of click-bait activity. With even a rudimentary understanding of the affiliate model, most people would realize that a criticism of methodology is a fruitless exercise.

But, I also believe that no methodology is – or should be – above reproach. For that reason, I’d like to offer up a critique of the methodology’s various interpretations. After all, a fair critique of methodology would require over 13,000 unique critiques to account for the over 13,000 unique interpretations. It would be absurd to state “Personal Training is bad,” right? Are there bad personal trainers? Sure. Are there great personal trainers? You bet.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular click-bait titles and parse out best – and worst – practices.

Critique – Working out for time is dangerous.

THE UGLY – Going to the gym everyday to complete a soul-crushing workout as fast as you…

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
― Simon Sinek

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Did you know that TheHillKC members can meet with your AMP Crew Captains during their weekly open office hours?

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Whether you just need to chat, want to start working toward a new skill, or have some questions – your coaches are here for you!

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