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Switch Off Sunday

Switch Off Sunday

One of the most prevalent factors I have currently noted that is affecting our members negatively is the inability to "switch off". Right now our lives have changed. We have gone from having a job, a social life, and a weekend to now; Working from home, training at home and only being able to have contact with immediate family or one other person at any one time. While right now this can feel like a blessing to some, it is a very confusing time for many.I have noticed a flow on effect and a reoccurring theme because of the above.. Our inability to switch...

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Habits Are Everything Right Now.

Habits Are Everything Right Now.

And, if you're now working from home like me, you will have to create a few new ones. This is something I spoke about in a live video I shared with our Contessa Online members last week. 💁‍♀️ ROUTINE.   Routine is going to make or break you. Not literally but enough to make life seem really shit and hard, when it doesn't need to be. The first couple of days of last week for me was absolute chaos. My routine, or lack thereof, was the main contributor. Mid last week I decided to get on with it. The sun...

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - CrossFit Contessa, Contessa South

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - CrossFit Contessa, Contessa South

We've been observing from afar. Following the FACTS and now it's time to share our intentions moving forward from this week, Sunday 15th March, until further notice. This is a tough one! A once in a 25-30 year pandemic. It's new to us all and it's important to not panic and focus on what we can control. As a small business that is responsible for the livelihood of staff & the health & well being of many, we want to be prepared and take this seriously.As mentioned above, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is new. We don't know where it's going to...

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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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