August 25, 2020

         First of all we would like to congratulate all of our Life Challenge 5.0 participants! Each time we do one of these challenges, we tweak and adjust it to ensure everyone gets a little something out of it. For those unfamiliar that may like to participate next time, our Life Challenge is a 30 day challenge to explore all aspects of your lives. We track everything from sleep, water consumption, exercise, extra mobility, meditation, and b...

August 5, 2019

Last week we had a pre-class discussion/question about the practice of gratitude. This spawned from an excellent podcast I'd heard on the Tim Ferris Podcast concerning the importance of practicing gratitude. We followed up by asking each member of the class to express gratitude for something they had going well. Lots of good answers.

We discussed how a million things go right every day including making it to the gym, seeing family and friends, e...

March 28, 2018

This quote seems to ring true to me both in my own experience and in the members I watch walk in and out of my garage door each day. Those that come in smiling and are positive typically walk out smiling and causing those around them to smile. Those that come in the doors in silence or walking around with a giant cloud over their head can sometimes get turned around by the ultimately positive vibe in each class. But this negative pattern seems...

January 22, 2018

This month's member spotlight almost never happened. Rick Rockwell was a bigger CrossFit skeptic than most. His active career was his top priority and his physical health could not be compromised by any kind of silly injury due to exercise related issues. He'd already dealt with some shoulder issues that had plagued him for years and was just hoping for something to strengthen him so he could play with his kids and live a healthy life. Needless...

December 20, 2017

I've been doing a daily fasting regimen, also known as intermittent fasting, with the exception of some brunch on the weekends since I moved to Charleston in 2012. It's been a game changer in the way I've perceived hunger cravings, macro-nutrient intake, food intolerance, and mental acuity while in a fasted state vs being in a fed state. I've also done a 3 day fast with trace amounts of fat and water as well. The reason for this being as a meth...

February 2, 2017

My journey with meditation. "Shine your heart forward"

I wanted to write a little something about meditation for a while, so I figured why not now!

About 4 months ago I started to realize that I had really spent a lot of my life developing my physical health via exercise and nutrition, but had done very little outside of work-related health articles and working out to develop my mental acuity. I'd read some great books when I was opening CFJI, bu...

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