New to MCF: Measuring your blood pressure! We have InBody + Supplement Days the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, and now we're adding a blood pressure reading! Together, we want to move closer to a state of fitness and create as much of a barrier between ourselves and chronic disease as possilbe. Tracking markers such as our blood pressure can help us stay moving in the right direction as we continue to work on building healthier and happier lives. Checkout the rest of this journal to read more about blood pressure, and the Do/ Do Not for the next time we'll measure yours.
Gratitude and Giving
"There’s always something to be thankful for, and I promise it changes you when you bring it to your attention every day. We have the opportunity to live every day with intention, thankfulness, and cheer, but it is sometimes a little easier this time of year to drum up those feelings so let’s use that to our advantage! Let’s practice this holiday season so that we can carry it into our ever day practices."(Price 2022). This newsletter's content is all about gratitude, giving, how that changes us for the better, and makes us healthier, even. Read more to find out how being thankful and serving others can improve your overall well-being.
If you've come to a seminar at our gym, THANK YOU! We work really hard to pick topics you all are interested in, will enjoy being present for, and that we believe will truly benefit your life. We appreciate your participation! If you're on the fence about coming, read this newsletter for some reasons why you should come! You are also super welcome to ask a coach or staff member why we do seminars and ask for encouragement to come to these additional programs and activities at MCF. Check it out!
No matter how long you've been a member at MCF, there's a chance there's something you could learn about the gym! Check out the September Newsletter to read more about programs, activities, and services we've got going on!
How is it already August?! Ready or not, it's here. So, let's make the best of it! The August Newsletter covers the importance and benefits to creating healthy habits and routines, as well as, includes a worksheet for you to start creating your own. We all know we need to implement likely a laundry list of good things to our schedule and without a strategy for getting started we remain stuck in the continuum of our current day-to-day with no change. Utilize this charge and the tools to actually make the changes you want.
Hi, friends! I attended the 2022 Virtual CrossFit Health Conference in January. Shortly after, I shared snippets of information from Dr. Amy West's presentation in our MCF Newsletter! Recently, CrossFit shared a version of Amy's presentation which goes even more depth than the portions I was able to quote from her in the newsletter. This is a really inspiring and informative talk; so, I wanted to share her video here! If you've got questions about CrossFit and the science behind injury and incidence rates medical professionals are treating, it's a super interesting talk. Use this knowledge to educate yourself and share with others that have safety reservations (or maybe using that a an excuse) keeping them from starting CrossFit today.
Some things you can expect from this video:
- Principles of CrossFit - practice CROSSFIT, practice it fully not with inconsistency or leaving holes
- Injury rates
- Encouragement to trust the process and trust good coaching on the best way to move
- Assessing if it's a CrossFit methodology issue versus coaching, ego or external factors
- Scalability and functionality of CrossFit
- Special populations CrossFit serves
- Be aware of partnerships, organizational connections, and where content/information sharing is being filtered through
- CrossFit is safe
Check. It. Out.
Lesley Price, CF-L1