Take Your Fitness To The Next Level. It's Easier Than You Think!

Want to take your fitness to the next level?  Throttle it down, yup, that's my secret and here's how:

Many of us come into our daily CrossFit class feeling the pressure to perform and compete.  Chasing the glory of the leaderboard becomes our biggest focus day to day.  Let's be honest, most of us are not “Competitive” CrossFitters.  Yet most of us feel the pressure to act competitive every day in the hopes of topping the leaderboard.   But how often do athletes in high-intensity professional sports compete?  Maybe once per week right?  So why do you want to go hard every day?  When you think about it, you know that doesn’t make sense.    A part of you knows you’re setting yourself up for injury, burnout, and stalled-out progress. 

My suggestion for a normal CrossFitter is to only go 100% effort 1-2x per week (depending on how you feel and how many days per week you CrossFit).  And you should cherry-pick the 100% workouts.  If you’re great at all the movements and you’re inspired to go hard, then do it.  But don’t do it on a workout that has movements that you’re not great at.  You should approach all other sessions as skill work with a maximum effort of 85% or less (us coaches will guide you as to the goal of the workout).  This is your opportunity to work on the basics and develop skills.  Just like professional athletes working on drills, training the basics, strategizing plays, and perfecting all the little things so will you on all but 1 or 2 sessions per week.

Having said all this, I get it, I’ve been there and I know how you feel.  But the best thing I ever did was to stop caring about the leaderboard and entering my unimpressive WOD scores without copious notes explaining why my performance didn’t reflect my best possible work capacity.  Trust me, it was hard at first.  I was tempted to not even enter my scores, but forced myself.  Then I wanted to explain why my score wasn’t great but I forced myself not to.  It was damn hard for about 2 weeks.  Then an amazing thing happened.  I stopped caring so much every day about working out to impress others and took over my fitness journey.  I felt liberated.  You can either start this approach now or life will present you with an injury that forces the lesson.  It’s up to you.  But my results speak for themselves, and will work for you too.

Remember in CrossFit we say “Check Your Ego At The Door”.  This is just a long-winded explanation of what that means. - Jarrod

CrossFit Games Shirts Ready for Pre-Order!

We are taking pre-orders for the Yakima CrossFit Games t-shirt.  Whooo-Hoooo, super exciting!!!  :)  Text Jarrod or Kisa (509.952.4475 or 509.895.4959) with style, size, gender, and quantity.  The price will probably be the same as our normal t-shirt price as long as printing costs are close to the same.  If you have a black t-shirt already or want to provide your own blank black shirt or tank top that works and we can have it printed with the others.  We will have guys and girls versions.  Tank tops or t-shirts.  Pictured is the guys t-shirt.  If you want kids shirts let us know and we'll look into availability for those.  Thanks a lot!!



February 6th is just around the corner!! 

Women's only class starts next week Monday February 6th at 9am! This is a cardio base class with an introduction to CrossFit!

Are you embarrassed to walk into a gym? Not sure what to do when you do walk in? Need some motivation? Want to be fit and healthy? This is the class for you!! 

We will go over your goals and I will have some nutrition discussions! 😀

This class is an hour long and will be $79 a month. As of right now classes will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Please message me if you have any questions!! 

Kisa Newman