John is considering his first Spartan Race. It's important to use your fitness for something outside of the gym. How are you using your fitness?
We have a poster in our gym called Fitness in 100 Words. It is the 100 word charter for CrossFit and the very last sentence reads, "Regularly learn and play new sports."
Greg Glassman established CrossFit as a training methodology to make us better inside the gym so we could use our fitness to have fun outside the gym.
It's not uncommon for 2 things to happen when we start really loving CrossFit. One, we want to become competitive in CrossFit. Two, we want to become competitive in a sport we found through CrossFit. The 3 most common sports that CrossFit leads into are Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Obstacle Course Racing.
The great thing about obstacle course racing (OCR) is that with just a little bit of dedicated time for specialized training most of us can have a super fun race. The same can't be said for Olympic Weightlifting or Powerlifting.
Coach James is our resident OCR expert, well, aside from Meg who is a WOLRD SPARTAN CHAMPION. Meg used the fantastic fitness she gained via CrossFit to become a champion Spartan.
Coach James is excited to help you use your fantastic CrossFitness to have a super fun time with your first (or second or third) OCR.
Coach James is offering a FREE OCR Info Session next Wednesday at 6:30 PM to answer your questions about OCR training. He will be discussing his upcoming 8- and 6-week OCR training specialty courses. Whether you want to do your first or your fifth OCR you should attend our free OCR Info session. Whether you want to run the Spartan in May, the Knuckle Buster in July or the Canine Gladiator (with your dog!) in August, you should attend our free OCR Info session next Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Coach James loves to do fun things outside the gym and he's here to help you do the same. But, don't take it from me. Here's a bit from the Coach James himself:
"We live out in the world, not in the gym. I live to play and adventure rather than work out. The gym however is a great place to practice, in a controlled setting with expert coaching, movements and techniques that will allow us to be stronger and more capable when we do go out in the the world and pursue adventure, whatever that adventure may be. Adventure by my definition is the pursuit of new places, people, mindsets and activities. Adventures, in particular in the outdoors, allow you to explore yourself in relation to the world.
We'll see YOU at the free OCR Info session next Wednesday at 6:30 PM. If you can't make it, no worries, we'll be hosting this session LIVE on Facebook.
Buck Taylor, Why do you do CrossFit?
What was your fitness, CrossFit, or yoga "life" like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga.
I had been working out at another CrossFit gym in town and thought it was a bit too intense with not enough warmup, stretching and instruction. True Spirit has changed all that.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga in the first place?
A fellow volunteer firefighter mentioned his great experiences at TSCF so I took a chance.
What was your first impression?
Great community, welcoming, fun environment and really great and caring coaching.
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
Trying new things and learning to climb that damned rope.
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
Bench my bodyweight
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
As a type 1 diabetic, my blood sugars are more regulated and my body looks better naked!
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory
Talking about syphilis at 6 am!
Jeremy has done Femme Fatale 2 years in a row now! He's on team Night Owls for the 2019 Intramural Open.
Are you ready for the Open? We love how Femme Fatale Week gets us all ready and excited for The Open. Let's do this!
Myth Busting Monday -
Feb 22 CrossFit Open Begins
Feb 27 FREE OCR Info Session at 6:30 PM
March 13 8-Week OCR Training Course starts
March 22 The CrossFit Open Closes
March 27 6-Week OCR Training Course Starts
April 27 Festivus Games
May 4 - 5 Montana Spartan Race
May 10 Baseline & Beers
May 11 Montana Craft Beer Week BEER OLYMPICS at TSCF
June 22 OutWOD
June 28 - July 12 Anniversary Throwdown
July 14 5th Year Anniversary Party
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