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MONDAY MOTIVATION: “Learn and play new sports”… and do the things you’re afraid of – from Coach Rach!

Hi, CFCC.  This is Mama B, Coach Rach, long time member of 6am madness. As most of you know, I completed The Steelman Triathlon yesterday, August 11th, at Lake Nockamixon in Pennsylvania.  I wanted to write a blog post about my experience this summer training for my first triathlon (the sprint distance of 860 yard swim, […]

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Workout of the Day: Thursday, 7.11.13

Fair warning… the CrossFit Total is coming… on November 1st and 2nd, 2013! For those of you who are new to the gym – this is a FREE event opened to all members of the gym where you max your Back Squat, your Deadlift, and your Military Press ALL in one day.  It’s a lot […]

Faces during the rest of the Tabata Row yesterday. :)

Saturday, 11/24/12

Saturdays at CFCC – the hard part is deciding which class(es) to go to! ADVANCED OLY with Jim, 9-11am. FOUNDATIONS with Erin, 9am. SQUATTING ONLY, with Sammy, 9am. ROWING, with Ave, 10am. GYMNASTICS, with Sammy, 10am. ONE HOUR OLY, with Sammy, 11am. WORKOUT OF THE DAY, with Ave, 11am. RUNNING, with Ave, 12pm. HYBRID/ADVANCED OLY, […]

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Endurance Programming 11/19/12-1/5/13

This week is the beginning of a new 6-week running cycle. We’ll be starting back with the basics with very approachable workouts. If you’ve never come to running class before, now is the perfect time to get started! Do you look at running on the schedule and think about how you wouldn’t touch it with […]

Do I Need New Shoes?

I get lots of questions about shoes. Should I run barefoot? Should I get minimalist shoes? Do I need CrossFit shoes? The answer? It depends. There’s always the point of view that you really don’t need any gear to go out and work hard. And there’s something to be said for that. However, your feet […]

Week of 11/12

This is a deload week as we prepare for the Philly Marathon, Half, and 8k this weekend. Monday Running 7a: 6×200 for quality, jog back to start for rest Rowing 530p: :30 on/1:00 off, 10 rounds Tuesday Rowing 7a: :30 on/1:00 off, 10 rounds Running 530p: 6×200 for quality, jog back to start for rest […]

Why Does Technique Matter?

Dr. Lieberman is a professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard. If you’ve read Born to Run, then you’re already familiar with the name. He runs a lab at Harvard testing all sorts of data points regarding barefoot running, mid-foot striking vs. heel striking, and all other sorts of good stuff that give us legitimate scientific […]

Monday 10/8/12 Running