Author: Chris Romano

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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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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Proper shoes

So you’ve started CrossFit or a weightlifting program and you look around the class and everyone has multiple pairs of shoes. You think, when “I get good enough I’ll get some too.” However, that though isn’t really in your best interest. It’s really important to have the proper gear but totally unnecessary to get gear just to get gear. For example, if you sign up to play soccer you would go out and buy soccer cleats right? You wouldn’t wear your bowling shoes for your soccer game, just because they’re shoes right? Similar thing with CrossFit and lifting, in...

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CrossFit on vacation

With summer travel season coming up and many planning summer trips, it’s important to know that you can “drop in” at other CrossFit gyms to continue pursuing your fitness goals. Generally, gyms charge from $10-45 per drop in session depending on the location and reputation of the gym. It’s important to know the proper drop in etiquette and also what to look for in a gym when choosing where to visit. There are a few ways besides to find the closest crossfit gym to where you will be traveling to.  The most common way is to use the...

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CrossFit Games with Gus

I had the privilege of going to Carson, CA last week as Gus Goldman’s coach in his first Reebok CrossFit Games. In the 14 months I have been coaching Gus, he has continued to impress me with his natural athletic ability. He picks everything up very quickly, works hard to master any new movement thrown his way, and is overall one of the hardest working natural athletes I’ve met. In a field of athletes who are home schooled so they can focus on their CrossFit careers, and who have been not just doing CrossFit for a number of years,...

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New Gym Owners- Our next Chapter!

We are incredibly excited to announce that the gym will have new ownership. Chris and Christina Romano will be taking over ownership of Atlanta Strength and Conditioning beginning this week. Crossfit Vesuvio will be joining forces with Atlanta Strength and Conditioning. Chris has been the head trainer at Crossfit Perimeter for the past four years and is incredibly fired up to combine his Crossfit background with our current strength and conditioning platform. Chris is an accomplished athlete and coach. He is an avid skier and spent several years on the US Ski team. When he’s not training, you’ll find him...

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Congratulations to our Swingers and Winners!

Over 30,000 swings on the board!!! Our May the Force Be with You Challenge was a huge success. Congratulations to all of our members that jumped on the train to Awesomeville and took a few minutes each day to grab a few. Special congrats to Stacie Metcalfe for leading the way with an incredible effort. We’ve also got a few winners for our client check in challenge. The race was tight and it literally came down the the wire. First Place- Julie Toure Julie wins 7 dinners from Fresh-N-Fit Cuisine Second Place- Julie Fenner Julie wins 5 dinners from...

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