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YOUR WORTH IS NOT WHAT YOU WEIGH.

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YOUR WORTH IS NOT WHAT YOU WEIGH.

I got kinda passionate with this one so please consider this language warning before reading on...   I think this week alone I have either been told personally, read on Instagram or overheard a woman get SO PUMPED because... "GUESS WHAT?! IN TWO WEEKS I'VE DROPPED OVER 2 KG!"@everyday.fifo.wife - You were my last straw mate. Sorry, but SMASH YO' DAMN SCALES. Your IG story sent me over the edge to write this post and you're leading from affront. NO MORE WEIGHT. *Find her on Instragram - She literallly smashed her scales! #best LADIES - LISTEN UP!YOUR WORTH, YOUR HEALTH,...

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Five reasons you aren't seeing results.

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Five reasons you aren't seeing results.

We agreed this one could have been A LOT longer.. Stay with us to the end!  We promise it's worth it. ;)  So.. You’ve joined a gym. Tick!  You’ve started eating a little better. Tick!  But things aren’t changing as fast as you would like them to be. Unfortunately, just signing that membership form and paying the money isn’t going to get you where you want to be. This health and fitness thing takes a whole lot of effort & hard work..but we don’t want the quick & easy fixes - right!? Below are our top 5 on why you...

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Why 6 week challenges SUCK.

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With summer just around the corner, our social feeds are about to be inundated with posts about why you need to join “gym abc” for a LIFE CHANGING 6 week challenge. 


While it sounds like a great idea to ‘join now and get into the best shape of your life’, we don’t run these kind of challenges here at Contessa and wanted to let you know why.. 

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What is CrossFit?

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What is CrossFit?   CrossFit can’t be pigeon-holed into one simple definition. Developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades, this fitness regimen is designed to be:   Functional – Movements in CrossFit are designed to mimic natural body patterns and everyday activities, meaning your ability to live a healthy, independent life is increased. Constantly varied – CrossFit workouts involve constantly varied movements performed at relatively high intensity force your body to adapt in different ways. Measurable – By increasing work capacity across broad time and modal domains, improvements are visible and able to be measured. CrossFit is more than...

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Why movement standards are IMPORTANT

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Why movement standards are IMPORTANT! By Candice Lamb Movement Standards  A common thing we often get asked by people who are new to CrossFit, is why we have movement standards (it’s asked more like ‘but WHY does my chest need to touch the ground during a burpee’ or something similar. Often people who have trained before (PTs, other group training, or battling the gym on their own) struggle to wrap their heads around why we uphold such high standards for all of our movements.   1. Because…real life! We want to make sure your body is as functional as possible out...

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