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ABOUT US

CrossFit Midtown is Atlanta's School of Elite Fitness. If you’ve spent the past several years at the typical gym you’re in for a genuine treat. Say goodbye to the machines. Say goodbye to the monotonous routines.

Each day at CrossFit Midtown is a new adventure. A new challenge. A new chance to get to know your community, and to get to know yourself.

 WORKOUT OF THE DAY

01.08.13 CFM Stafflete Profile: TIRZAH

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CFM Stafflete Profile: TIRZAH

Congrats to Tirzah on recently joining Alicia as a member of CFM's office staff!
Hometown: Atlanta
Age: 25
Occupation: What isn't my occupation? Substitute Teacher/After School Instructor, Jewelry Designer, Visual Artist, CFM staff 🙂
When did you first start CrossFitting?: 6 months ago
My favorite WOD is anything that includes deadlifts and box jumps.
My least favorite WOD....I don't have any. I enjoy every WOD. I may not be a beast in each one but I'll try my best and kick the WODs ass next time.
Three words to describe you: Artistic, quirky, diligent
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I participated in Track while in high school and since then I've been an on and off runner. I love yoga because that's really the only time my brain will shut up...that and CrossFit.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD... what was it, and how did it feel? I was first exposed to CrossFit during my time with Lululemon. It was a free intro class so I said why not? All I can remember from the WOD was sit ups and a lot of heavy breathing. I was hooked.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?Since doing CrossFit my arms are more defined, the abs are coming out to play and just over all more toned. Before CrossFit I thought I was doing alright but I wanted more definition, none of that "skinny fat" stuff.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? My confidence has definitely shot up since CrossFit. When something challenging comes along, in my mind I'm saying "I do CrossFit...I can handle this". Also, as a vegetarian I thought I was doing ok but my diet has definitely improved. I've cut out a lot of the processed "healthy" stuff I use to eat.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFM moments: My favorite CFM moments are usually on the court....the hooverball court! Between the med balls to the face, trash talk, tiny sand abrasions and the interesting look of bystanders, I cant get enough of it.
Any advice for people just getting started? My advice for anyone starting is listen to your body and appreciate each little achievement.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? My hobbies outside of CrossFit include, jewelry design, painting, reading, and watching quirky indie films.
What did you eat today?
Today I ate my dinner from last night. Fresh salmon marinated in coconut milk, seasoned with roasted garlic, onions, parsley and other seasonings. Topped off with pineapple bits, sweet potato and baby spinach...all on a bed of red quinoa.
Do you follow the paleo or primal lifestyle? What is your nutrition philosophy? Being a vegetarian/pescatarian, I don't think I'll ever fully adhere to the paleo diet. However, I have made some notable changes. I love black coffee...who would have thought? I've cut down on my sugar consumption and I thoroughly enjoy cooking. I'm more aware of what I'm putting into my body and I feel better for it.

Paleo Potluck is Friday!

Bring a paleo dish to share with six to eight guests AND shop Arunima, the jewelry line designed and made by our very own TIRZAH!!!

Eat-Clean January Resource-o-tha-day!

Paleo Food Matrix But what do I eat? Here's a good resource from paleo guru Robb Wolf, to help you construct a paleo meal...it lists good options for paleo proteins, carbs and fat, to put together a balanced meal every time you eat. NOTE: A balanced meal every time you eat... full meal OR snack... consists of protein, carbohydrate AND fat. If you're starving between meals, it could be that you didn't eat enough overall, or didn't eat enough fat or carbs at your last meal.

Workout of the Day

As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes
12 kettlebell snatches (6 each arm)
10 ring dips
8 toes to bar

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift touch & go* 4 sets of 12, every 2min
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
15 kettlebell swings
10 situps

*touch & go means as soon as the weight touches the ground at the end of one rep, you immediately begin the next rep. So the weight TOUCHES the ground, AND you GO into the next rep.

TUES 01.07.13 Rowing class is coming!

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Rowing class with Uran starts in ONE WEEK!

Want to work on your rowing form?
Do you love interval training?
Craving some long, slow distance in your life?
Did you know that in her former life, Uran was on the Georgia Tech rowing team?
CFM's new rowing coach Uran will combine skillwork, intervals and endurance training into her new weekly rowing class, at 7pm on Tuesday nights (class will meet up front). This class counts as one of your weekly classes, so work it into your training schedule starting next week!

Paleo Potluck is Friday!

Bring a paleo dish to share with six to eight guests AND shop the jewelry line designed and made by our very own TIRZAH!!!

MEAL SWAP

Next week we're doing a paleo meal swap... in groups of eight-ish (we'll split up if there's a huge crowd), we'll each make seven extra servings of the same paleo dish, then bring them in on Sunday/Monday night (still ironing out details) to swap, so instead of eating the same thing all week, you'll get to taste seven new dishes! We'll share the recipes in the Facebook group to give you new ideas for what to cook for yourself in the second half of the challenge! Email Alicia if you are interested or want more details.

Eat-Clean January Resource-o-tha-day!

MMMMMMM...BACON! I am often asked whether bacon is paleo. Short answer: YES. But my girl Diane Sanfilippo does a great job of explaining it here in her post Bacon: Health Food or Devil in Delicious Disguise?

Woody unleashed the WOLVERINES in last week's Animal Warm-up Friday. Check out Aleria, Cary and the rest of the pack...

Workout of the Day

A. 6 rounds: 2 reps of snatch balance, every 3min
B. 4 rounds: 10-12 reps of Back Squat @3010, every 3min
C. JOSH (10-minute cap...so get through as much as you can in 10 minutes):
21 overhead squats 95/65
42 pullups
15 overhead squats
30 pullups
9 overhead squats
18 pullups

And coming tomorrow...

As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes
12 kettlebell snatches (6 each arm)
10 ring dips
8 toes to bar

MON 01.07.12

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How was your first week of the paleo challenge?

We covered a lot of ground at Saturday's Food as Fuel class, but I know some of you missed out... what questions do you have? What has been toughest about it so far? Post here in the comments and we'll help each other out!
Next week we're doing a paleo meal swap... in groups of up to eight (we'll split up if there's a huge crowd), we'll each make seven extra servings of the same paleo dish, then bring them in on Sunday/Monday night (still ironing out details) to swap, so instead of eating the same thing all week, you'll get to taste seven new dishes! We'll share the recipes in the Facebook group to give you new ideas for what to cook for yourself in the second half of the challenge! Email Alicia if you are interested or want more details.

Eat-Clean January Resource-o-tha-day!

Here's a post from Dr. Jeff Leighton, the brains behind the Stronger Faster Healthier brand of fish oil and protein supplements we sell in the pro shop.

Upcoming events:


THIS Friday, 1/11 at 7p - Paleo Potluck AND Arunima Trunk Show... bring a paleo dish to share with six to eight guests AND shop the jewelry line designed and made by our very own TIRZAH!!!
Sunday, 1/27, 1-3:30pm, $55 - Gymnastics seminar at Atlanta Gymnastics Center in Decatur, coached by former UGA gymnast and CrossFit competitor Emily Bridgers. Register at CFM.

Check out Dyer leading warm-ups in Friday's 7am class. Dyer is getting CrossFit certified later this month and will begin leading classes in February. Dyer ON FIRE!.

Workout of the Day

A. Push Press: 5-5-3-1, 3min rest between sets
B1. 5 rounds of AMRAP(-2): Touch & Go Push Press at 65% of A, 30sec rest
B2. 5 rounds of kettlebell or dumbbell bent-over row: 12-16 reps, 90sec rest

And coming tomorrow...


A. 6 rounds: 2 reps of snatch balance, every 3min
B. 4 rounds: 10-12 reps of Back Squat @3010, every 3min
C. As many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
21 overhead squats 95/65
42 pullups
15 overhead squats
30 pullups
9 overhead squats
18 pullups

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