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Tag: reflection

  • My Story: Coach Rica Highers

    My Story: Coach Rica Highers

    I remember when I first heard of CrossFit, I was initially put off by what I thought was a culture deeply rooted in things that I had been trying to actively distance myself from, or quite frankly had actively tried to oppress me. I imagined the typical member would have “Don’t Tread on Me” tattooed […]

  • SHANNON’S JOURNEY: ESSENTIAL YOU 101 REDUX

    SHANNON’S JOURNEY: ESSENTIAL YOU 101 REDUX

    Those Sugar Cravings Tho This week in Essential You the topics were Body Awareness and Blood Sugar Regulation.  Unfortunately, I missed our group session. I over did it over the weekend and was feeling rather poorly by the time class came around.  Chronic illness is such a pain, literally and figuratively! But, Emma was kind […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Eli Coffin

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Eli Coffin

    Solcana has given me a life I never thought I could achieve, one where working out is not about plowing through the hard and the painful, but rather building blocks to a happier relationship with my body. It wasn’t always this way. My mental health has always run my life. From disordered eating, body dysphoria, […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Amelia English

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Amelia English

    Last week I played Getting to Know You Bingo at a meeting – that game where the bingo grid is full of things like “I’m the middle child” and “I play an instrument” – to help strangers learn little facts about each other. One of the squares said “I’m an athletic person” and I caught […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Chelsea Gabrielle

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Chelsea Gabrielle

    So much has changed for me since starting at Solcana in September 2015. I joined out of a weird competitive streak I have and then slowly remembered how much I disliked working out. Like, would do anything to get out of running–for example I switched to the keeper position on my soccer team to avoid […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Josh Clarin

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Josh Clarin

    What would consider your biggest achievement since starting at Solcana? Becoming competent at squatting. I stopped focusing on how much I was squatting and focused on how I was squatting. This was a direct result of an awesome group of people at the gym who were doing the powerlifting thing at the time. The first powerlifting […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Bill Heinze

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Bill Heinze

       I make a lot of mistakes. Most of the time, I’ve misplaced something: my wallet at an airport, my phone in my refrigerator, my master’s thesis on the day of my defense. Some of these mistakes are trivial, like I can just borrow a pencil that day. Some are funny, like getting briefly stuck […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Garrett Hoffman

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Garrett Hoffman

    I was an athlete growing up – team sports mostly and I liked playing basketball and rugby. I was kinda good. It was kinda fun. But there was always crap that I didn’t care for. Drama with parents and coaches (like jfc), travel with rugby, competitions for positions — it’s like I wanted to get […]

  • My Story: Solcana Athlete Allyson Farrell

    My Story: Solcana Athlete Allyson Farrell

    I am a tall person. I have long limbs, and I am almost always taller than everyone around me. This has been my reality from a very young age. It’s not like I had a sudden growth spurt in middle school. I was the kid that couldn’t fit in the tiny chairs in kindergarten because […]

  • Winter is almost here!

    Winter is almost here!

    I was never one to get really jazzed about winter post-childhood. The first sign of fall began the internal struggle, oscillating between awe over the beauty of fall and the dread of the frigid winter months and things getting way too quiet. It wasn’t until I made myself take a running course in my junior year […]