Month: January 2018

CrossFit vs CrossFit, My Philosophy

I’ve been involved in CrossFit for over 7 years and seen the sport of CrossFit evolve and change dramatically over that time. With it the Open has also changed. Over time there has become a VERY huge difference between CrossFit as a competitive sport, and CrossFit as a modality. If you dont know what I’m talking about, you are either within your first 2-3 years of CrossFit or you’re behind the curve. I have little interest in promoting CrossFit competitions. That mindset is not what we sell. It was a big part of my life and training for the first...

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Our member stories: Meredith (Personal Training & CrossFit)

Meet one of our elite athletes, Meredith Ogburn. She just signed an athletic scholarship to Oregon State University for rowing, and is now training for her Team USA trials. She does personal training with our owner/ head strength & Conditioning coach Chris Romano, as well as participates in our CrossFit and barbell programs. So basically, she lives with us at the gym. Here’s her story:

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Whole30 & Doughnuts

The “You Can’t Outswing a Doughnut” Story  & Whole30 Earlier this week, Cris asked me to write a blog post for the gym on Whole30.  My first internal thought was “Oh *expletive*, what can I write that someone else on the internet hasn’t already written about this diet?” So this morning, an email arrived in my inbox from my kettlebell mentor, Delaine Ross (who introduced me to Whole30 years ago), about how you can’t outswing a doughnut. The premise behind her email is that as much as we would all love to eat whatever we want, whenever we want...

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Our CrossFit Member Stories: Rachel

How long have you been doing CrossFit/functional fitness? A little over a year – started Sept 1, 2016 How long have you been at Atlanta Strength & Conditioning and how many days a week do you come in? A little over a year, started Sept 1, 2016 I attend classes 5-6 days a week What brought you to our gym instead of any other gym options in the area? This passionately crazy Italian guy called me back while on vacation and set me up with a terrifyingly muscular female coach for my intro session. This other really muscular male...

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New Years New Goals

As we ring in the new year, everyone is focused on setting new health & fitness goals for 2018 and reflecting on their accomplishments from 2017. This is a busy time of year for gyms, as any good coach or trainer wants to meet with their clients and discuss where the new year is going to take them. For my personal training clients, my group fitness clients, as well as anyone reading this blog, I want to take this opportunity to discuss some important aspects about achieving your goals. My goal is to prevent my clients from falling into...

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