October Sugar & Alcohol Challenge

Join us for our October Sugar & Alcohol Challenge! The challenge runs from Oct 1-31 and costs $10 to participate.  The goal of this challenge is to make you more aware of your sugar and alcohol intake during the month of October.  This usually tends to be the month that we start to give into more temptation as we approach the Holidays.  Perfection is not expected during this challenge, but our goal is to hold you accountable for making better decisions when it comes to sugar and alcohol.   Here are the rules: - Register on the clipboard under the TV at the gym.  Payment can be made via cash or your Zen Planner account. - You will track daily in Train Heroic whether or not you consumed any alcoholic…

It’s OPEN time!

It’s Open time! The CrossFit Open will be kicking off on February 25th, and while most of us aren’t aiming to qualify for the CrossFit Games, it provides a great opportunity to test our fitness and hang out with our Notch 8 family.  This post will give you a run down on how we will run the Open, and what you can expect.   The deadline to register and buy your tumbler is Wednesday, February 23rd. We are selling limited edition 20oz Notch 8 tumblers for $20.  That buys you a spot on a team.  The proceeds from the tumbler sales will be used to provide food for the Friday night afterparties. Coaches are on tap to be team captains, and the teams will be chosen randomly.-The Open will run…

Why Being Injured was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Why Being Injured was the Best Thing to Happen to Me While that may not be entirely true, because being injured sucked, it has shaped me into the person that I am today. This blog post is meant to emphasize the importance of having a personal trainer during an injury and how it can help you not only recover faster, but stay committed in the gym. I learned how appreciate my body for being able to do all the things it was capable of- big and small. I forgot how much I took for granted being able to walk up and down stairs, get in and out of bed, drive my car, go to the grocery store by myself, and lift heavy weights. At times, I wondered what I did…