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What Is Health?

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What Is Health?

#WomensHealthWeek  A great place to start our mission of education through women's health week is first to discuss what health actually means and what it means to you.  If you Google Health, the definition states;  'the state of being free from illness or injury.' We know, as CrossFitters, that health is WAY more than that. It is much more than purely the absence of disease, and much more than either healthy or not-healthy. We like to think of it as a continuum: sickness, wellness and fitness, with fitness being our end goal.  Therefore health, as defined by CrossFit, has a...

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How do I make time for training when I don’t have time?

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How do I make time for training when I don’t have time?

By Rhian Roussos  The short answer is you have to make the time, it's that simple.   My best friend right now is my calendar. I schedule everything. Even eating breakfast. This gives me a visual representation of my time and allows me to shift and manage tasks so I can make time to do all the things I need to, especially now that i'm working from home. There are far more distractions then normal, and while I do my best to stick to that schedule there are times where I get held up talking to clients, my dog, family around...

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8 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN A WEEK

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8 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN A WEEK

HOW’S YOUR MENTAL HEALTH? I saw a post today that said the world is basically in “reset” mode.  I’ve posted the image below and I encourage you to take a read! With all the negative energy right now surrounding us, it’s a wonder we start to lose our minds a little bit so any form of positivity is always welcome.   This leads me to my focus for today – sharing with you my list to focus on when it comes to looking after your mental health.  Some of you may have read these before, but I hope it serves...

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It's Not All About The Gains.

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It's Not All About The Gains.

This is your Sunday night reminder that you can handle anything this week throws at you. We are quick to criticize ourselves with where we are right now, more to the point, where we are NOT right now.  We seem to get caught up in how long we've been a member of a gym, not the many other factors that contribute to our overall health."But I should be fitter, I've been training for ages. I set a goal to be able to do a pull up, like 12 months ago and I feel no closer than I was yesterday." I'm...

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But.. What about you?

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But.. What about you?

I know. I get it. You have responsibilities. ADULTING IS HARD.But.. You have a responsibility to YOURSELF too. You have a responsibility to be the best you can be, so you can give your best to those you love.However, this current trend I'm noticing needs to be addressed. Right here, right now. We give our 110% to others. Then we leave us last. So we have nothing left to give our self. I mean, this is not new. I've worked with women a long time and it is one of the most common objections as to why women want to take...

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