Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Programs

We are in Week 4 of the Relentless Adventure Challenge. Two team members from Team Holla Back Girls grabbed in an extra workout this weekend at the UTB. Jane & Vanessa (pic above) have a great tip for all you interested in trying out free workouts.

Jane & Vanessa's Advice: "grab a BIG GUY to be on your team!! We snagged Blake and he was awesome ... very motivating and fast and strong ... woohoo!! AND he carried the ball on the whole run ..."

March programs launch on Monday as well. Spring is the perfect time to join a Relentless Boot Camp. Try out a class for FREE.

Showout Meg's Boot Camps-
  • Lake Pointe MWF 8:30AM
  • Deep Eddy Tu/Th 5:30AM
  • Deep Eddy Tu/Th 6:30AM
  • Dick Nichols Park Tu/Th 6:00PM
  • Flywheel Fitness on S. Lamar Tu/Th 8:00AM - BRAND NEW CLASS

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Encouraged by my clients...

The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.

Jane in my 8:30AM MWF Lake Pointe boot camp emailed over this Nike commercial yesterday. Each day I am more and more encouraged by my clients. They are not simply showing up 2 or 3 days a week to class. They are motivating each other through out the week via email and phone calls; emailing out races, tri's, and other fun athletic events in the city to compete; knocking out 1000 pushups a month even though the Strength by Body Weight challenge for January is over; and setting up additional workouts together to take it to the next level.

The commercial was exactly what I needed at that moment. I preach balance, balance, balance to my clients on a daily basis, and watching this video made me look at life in a bigger picture. Everyday is not perfect; however, how I perceive what is happening to me at that very moment makes all the difference in the world. How do you overcome adversity and failure? Do you throw your hands up at one mistake and say I am done, or do you take the high road, learn from it, pick yourself and move forward? This applies to EVERY part of life--not just CrossFit.

Strive to be more than just good. BE GREAT!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NEW boot camp at 8AM

Tamara is one of my personal training clients that I have been coaching the past couple of months with 2 other ladies. They have now gathered a few more friends together and are helping jump start a brand new Relentless Boot Camp! The class is filling up fast. Reserve your spot today.

Where: Flywheel Fitness on S. Lamar
When: Tu/Th 8:00-9:00AM
Classes start on March 2nd
Sign up with a friend and save $50!!

Monday, February 22, 2010


It is the quiet moments, the moments out of the spotlight, that most defines character. - Winston Churchill

I take this quote to heart. Growing up my mom and dad would always remind me that it was the moments when no one was watching that truly defined my character. I remember in the 7th grade receiving a hand out from the coaches at Baylor's Lady Bear basketball camp that had this quote written on it. I hung it on my wall as a daily reminder.

It is easy to go the extra mile when you know your boss will see/acknowledge your hard work; or stay extra after CrossFit or basketball/football, etc. practice because you know your coach is there to see you put in the extra work. However, it is the moments when you still go the extra mile without any recognition; still perform your daily duties regardless of who will NOT know if you did slack that day.

Tim (pic above) poses after his workout. He is not allowing travel to hinder him from knocking out his Relentless Adventure Challenge weekly workouts. It is the quiet moments, out of the spot light, when no one else is looking, that most defines your character....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Sister Day!

Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. --Margaret Mead

Just in case you did not know--today is Sister Day. My two sisters are my best friends. We laugh together, showout together, cry together, cook together, CrossFit together. We've been through every crazy stage of life you can experience in your twenties. I am blessed to have 2 of the best sisters in the whole world. Happy Sister Day!!!!!

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Love the ones who don't just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly.
Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Success is contagious...

I remember hearing "success breeds success" from my Dad growing up. Success is contagious. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people challenges you, but also strengthens you to reach goals that once seemed unimaginable. I know this is true for a fact, because I experience it daily. I am surrounded by driven, focused, encouraging, motivated, goal-oriented coaches. I have too much pride in myself and CrossFit Central to not take my job serious and demand more of myself daily as a professional and from my clients. To reiterate this example in Relentless Boot Camp, read the success story below from Tim who is in the 6:30AM Tu/Th Deep Eddy class.

First of all, let me say that I can’t give Megan enough props on the work she has done for me personally and for our boot camp. I originally signed up, reluctantly, to boot camp with my friend, Mike, and in the beginning was truly not committed. My lack of commitment to the program resulted in lackluster improvements. Megan did not lose faith and continued to be positive and encouraging. After the New Year, I had a renewed desire to get in shape not only for myself but also for my family. This time I stuck to the program and followed Megan’s advice both in training and my diet. In a matter of 6 weeks, I lost over 14 lbs and feel stronger and healthier. I also utilized the boot camp training as my primary regime for preparation of the Austin Half Marathon (which is the best run race in the country – go Michelle!). I beat my goal by 15 minutes and was completely injury free before, during, and after the race. A sincere THANK YOU to CrossFit and Megan.

Stay tuned for before/after pictures. Tim and Mike are both competing in the Relentless Adventure Challenge on Team Showout. Achieving goals daily!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Boot Camp & Marathon Training

I wrote about my experience at the Austin Marathon yesterday. As you can tell from the pics above, my sister, Whitney, and I were sporting the Double C's. Now it's time to celebrate some client success! Mike and Tim are boot campers in the Tu/Th 6:30AM Deep Eddy class. They both competed in the half-marathon this past Sunday and killed it. Mike's goal was 1:45 and he ran 1:36; Tim's goal was under 2 hours and he did it! Check out Mike's recap below.

A major reason I started Relentless Boot Camp was to experience good cardiovascular training that wasn’t focused primarily on running, which has historically led to injuries. Six months of injury free training led me to set a goal of training for and running Austin Half Marathon. I obviously did not want to go back to my old training ways of pounding out the miles.

Instead, I trained by attending Boot Camp twice a week, and doing one run a week of between 3 and 8 miles during the 12 weeks leading up to the race. In total, I ran approximately 80 miles (in addition to Boot Camp) during the 12 weeks.

I found that Boot Camp training has built my cardio endurance far better than the logging mile after mile. My heart rate during Boot Camp often climbs to 93-96% of my max, and usually averages 81-85% of my max during the 50 minute class.

I am happy with the results: no injuries, an efficient training plan, and I achieved my time goal I had set for myself. Thanks Megan!