Is Boutique Fitness Right for Me?

If you’re ready for results it’s time to ditch the health club… There was a time when we got all the exercise we require from our daily activities. But as hunting and gathering lead to farming and eventually the industrialized world we live in today the need for human “labor” has been nearly eradicated. Now …

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The Power of Choice

Most of us have an area in our life we wish we were performing better in. That part of us that doesn’t quite fit into our own skin. It could be a touchy subject that our spouse and friends know to steer clear of, the elephant in the room. It could be the promotion you …

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5 Reasons to get STRONG

Fitness trends come and go and most fall to the wayside for good reason. Most programs fail to produce consistent results. It’s a wonder why so many folks stray away from what is tried and true when it comes to exercise programs? “The rule is: the basics are the basic, and you can’t beat the …

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Life Change Can Happen…

This is our members Ann and John Juniker. Boy have they completely changed their lives. In November of 2016 Ann joined our beginner CrossFit Kickstarter 6-week program. The picture to the left was a month before she started with us. (Oct 2016) After seeing results in the 6-week program, Ann joined the SOPO family and …

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MY DIET STORY- Ultimately finding out what works…

So I will begin this blog post stating that I am no way a physician. What I am going to do is tell you my diet story and how my experiences with nutrition and dieting led to me how I am eating today. You know how everything happens for a reason right? Here is my …

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He Gave Us More Than His Life

Just some hindsight from last Monday’s workout for all of us to consider.  Perhaps there is more that we can do to honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day?  You may agree that there is, especially if you take a real close look at Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy’s favorite workout.  The one he called “Body …

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Where Have You Been?

My wife and I took a trip to Chicago last summer and with the weather warning up, I’m reminded of how great that trip was.  Vacations and time off are great.  It’s fun to let everything go for just a little while, right?  Eat what you want, when you want.  When you’re on vacation there …

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What the Hell Are You Guys Playin’ Now? My Story About Music and WODs

I’ve been sneaking into the gym on Sunday mornings here and there to get caught up with a few of my personal goals.  Not with just weightlifting or mobility, but trying to settle the score with myself in areas where I feel like I failed with certain workouts.  For example, a while back, for nostalgia’s …

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Are You Living Like There’s No Tomorrow?

I remember reading a commencement speech that Steve Jobs delivered to the class of 2005 at Stanford University.  To paraphrase, he said that he would look into the mirror and ask himself, “If this was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Now let’s …

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So Many Movements, So Little Time

Now that the Open is over I have a few ‘thought provoking’ observations about our members at SOPO and CrossFitters in general.  The Open can be many things.  Intimidating, fun, challenging, brutal, up lifting, or even depressing.  However, it sure has a way of pointing out your weakness year after year, doesn’t it? Just yesterday …

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