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Why CrossFit Ruined My Life

October 21, 2011

Why CrossFit Ruined My Life: Dedicated to BT & Greg Glassman, the men who ruined my life.

Before I found CrossFit I was active, healthy, and could generally do what I wanted without too much effort. I ran, biked, hiked, played basketball, enjoyed the Outdoors, played with my kids and lived what was in my opinion a relatively balanced and happy lifestyle. Then I found CrossFit and my life will never be the same….

Because of CrossFit, normal everyday people just don’t look the same. When you are constantly surrounded by CrossFitters your perception of human anatomy becomes skewed. Too skinny is weak and too strong is slow.

Because of CrossFit, I believe ALL people are capable of amazing physical feats and they just don’t know it and if they step through my doors and they don’t produce, I take it personally. We’re AmeriCAN’s, not AmeriCANT’s!

Because of CrossFit, I will never be alone. There will always be friends that I should spend time with, athletes I need train and new people I want to get to know.

Because of CrossFit, I will spend way to much time lurking on websites, watching, learning, getting pumped up and being inspired. is the last site I look at every night before bed, and the CrossFit Journal….don’t even get me started. Why am I mesmerized by people working out? Stinking CrossFit!

Because of CrossFit, my hands will never be the same. They will forever remain rough, coarse and will sometimes be bloodied. They have become hands of work and capacity. They are not for looks, they are for doing.

Because of CrossFit, I will never be able to separate my health and fitness again. They will always be joined as one.

Because of CrossFit, people just think I work out all day, deprive myself of food and don’t do anything fun. It’s just that fun for me is lying in a heap on the floor, with my friends after a WOD wondering what just happened … for this I blame Griff and Helen!

Because of CrossFit, I will never be satisfied with my fitness. There will always be something to achieve, something to try, and something to “get better at” and nothing I can’t do!

Has CrossFit ruined your life? Post your thoughts to comments


Cache Valley’s First Crossfit Endurance Team

June 29, 2011

CrossFit IoTA has done it AGAIN, another first for CrossFit in Cache Valley. We are the first official CrossFit Endurance affiliate in Cache Valley and the third in Utah. Not only do we have the most experienced CrossFit Endurance coach in the Valley, but we also have a very strong group of members who are following the CrossFit Endurance prescription for training. I am so pleased with all of the member athletes who have helped make this a reality and represent our training methods and philosophies in Cache Valley’s local endurance community on a regular basis. The word is already getting out about the team in RED!! Want to know more about CrossFit Endurance and how it is changing the training approach of many Elite Endurance athletes, check out this article which recently ran in COMPETITOR MAGAZINE about Brian Macenzie one of the founders of CrossFit Endurance here

Crossfit IoTA and IoTA Endurance have moved

May 8, 2011

Just  incase you missed it WE MOVED but not very far… We’re just two building to the east of our old location.  Our new address is 125 West 560 South Units 1, 2 & 3.  We will be holding our regularly scheduled Crossfit Classes and if ou are interested in Endurance classes (ie learing how to run correctly and how to program CrossFit Endurance) contact us.  We have the most experienced CrossFit Endurance coach in Cache Valley.

Endurance WOD’s are BACK!!

February 15, 2011

With Spring on our door step, the desire to get out and run, bike and do other fun activities that so many of us enjoy is starting to grow… Spring fever any one?  A few (six) of the athletes from CrossFit IoTA got bit by the fever last Saturday and opened our cycling season with a 40 mile bike ride through Richmond, Lewiston, Trenton, Franklin & Cove.  Jerry and John have been seen riding their bikes into the box, and Daryl even took on Griff today in the 10# vest!

Just a reminder that if you are planning on training for a specific event (marathon, triathlon and the like) and need some help with programing, be sure and talk to one of the coaches so we can get you performing and training at your best.

(RUNNING) We are going to start posting weekly running workouts twice a week  on the CrossFit IoTA website as well as at the box, for you to do on your own or at CrossFit IoTA.  Please talk to Paul about how to program/fit these WOD’s into your week and training schedule so that you continue to train at the highest and most effective levels.  Once the weather becomes more consistent, we will be holding these running workouts as a class/group/team most likely on Wednesday nights.  Once these group runs start, they will also include some run technique instruction as well.
(CYCLING) For those who cycle, when the weather gets better, we will be doing Tuesday and Thursday night rides.  Please let us know if you are interested in riding with us so we can keep you in the loop.
(SWIMMING) Last but not least if you’re interested in swimming and would like to get some swimming in, we meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 5am at the Smithfield rec center. Anyone is welcome to come drop in for a swim WOD!  Don’t be nervous… we’re all there to get better and I’ve been amazed at how much my swimming has improved since I started back in November.

2011 Moab Half Marathon

December 14, 2010

CONGRATS to Stacey Baker , Doug Hyldahl and Allyson Tarr who drew out for the Moab Half Marathon on March 19th.  Just a reminder to everyone that if you have an endurance event that you are training or preparing for, be sure and let Coach Paul know as he is the most experienced CrossFit Endurance coach in Cache Valley and will be happy to help put together a training program that will compliment our CrossFit program and get you ready for your event.  Dont forget to keep us up to date on your 2011 plans so we can keep our 2011 event calendar current.

Looking for Endurance WOD’s?

November 18, 2010

If you’re looking for our endurance WOD’s they are now being posted at for the next little while.  We are now training some of Sky View Highschool’s top Track and Cross Country athletes and will be programing sports specific workouts for them on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  If you need any additional help or assistance please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

10-27-10 Endurance WOD – CrossFit Rest Day

October 27, 2010

CrossFit Rest Day

Choose ONE sport and do the following for your distance at  90% Of your best time for your set Distance (Short Coarse = less than 2 hours, Long Coarse = 2 – 3 hours, Ultra = greater than 3 hours)

Swim: SC: 600m , LC: 800m , U: 1000m

Bike: SC: 12 mile , LC: 20 mile , U: 30 mile

Run: SC: 2 mile , LC: 10k , U: 13.1M

C2: SC: 2k , LC: 3k , U: 6k