Our new website for C1 Athletics – CrossFit St. Croix is fully functional. Starting today we will be using C1athletics.com to post workouts, share information, and introduce the gym to anyone interested in increasing confidence through group fitness in a supportive community.
This website will be up for a couple more weeks and then we will automatically redirect visitors to the new website. WOD’s will initially only be posted on the website and not our Facebook page.
We are very excited to have this new website and we hope you enjoy it!Read More
Still toying with the idea of trying the new yoga classes at CrossFit St Croix? Or maybe not even considering it?
Here are some questions to ask yourself.
What are your fitness goals? Are they short term, like crushing a particular WOD, getting that big 1-rep max lift, or hitting a weight-loss target?
Short term goals become short-lived experiences; often being buried in the graveyard of hopes and dreams. At best, they become “glory days” stories; at worst they become more reinforcement that we can’t achieve the lasting change we hoped for.
Is a lifetime of fitness your goal? Then what will get you there and help you maintain it for your life.
When gauging our level of health, CrossFit refers to the Sickness-Wellness-Fitness continuum.
When people attempt to “get healthy” with a change in eating habits and/or activity levels, they can pretty easily move the needle from the Sickness side of the gauge to the Wellness point; maybe even a little beyond into the Fitness end. At least short term.
Then what happens?
A stressful situation; an injury; boredom; distraction; doubt; craving; discomfort. This list is endless.
When we bump into those challenges, we falter on our fitness journey and tumble toward sickness. We get frustrated and try again, and fail again, and so on, and so on. Some, facing this dilemma, “try harder”. They push themselves even harder at the gym, or starve themselves to lose weight, with more short term successes that eventually slam into one of the limiters listed above. When they fall again it can be even worse. The gauge appears broken as the needle bounces between fitness and sickness, over and over.
What is the secret of getting into the fitness end of the gauge and staying there?
It is all about the mind.
Our mind is a hungry horse that we ride down a narrow path with lush pastures on either side. Unless we rein it in, the horse will constantly be reaching out to take a bite, sometimes stopping in its tracks, sometimes stepping off the path altogether and heading to any place but where we want to go. It is without a doubt, the mind can be difficult to manage.
The good news is, the mind can be trained.
In our yoga classes you will gain some tools to help keep your horse moving down the path. Learning the power of your breath to help quiet the mind, minimizing stress and all the health issues associated with it. Building a stronger connection between the mind and your body to help you achieve your physical goals, while minimizing the risk of injury. Becoming comfortable with discomfort, so you can do what needs to be done to stay your course regardless the goal, whether physical, mental, emotional, financial, and more.
But here’s the deal. You can’t look at this opportunity as something you’ll just “try”.
To achieve success at anything requires commitment and consistency. Committing to practicing yoga once or twice each week, for 30 days, will begin the process of change.
You wouldn’t practice deadlifts or squat cleans once each month and expect to steadily improve. Tapping into the wide array of benefits from yoga is no different.
And while practicing deadlifts once or twice each week will build your capacity to do better deadlifts, which will transfer to a few other things in your life, practicing yoga a couple times each week has an exponential affect that reaches far beyond getting “bendy and flexy”. Yes, it will improve your performance at the gym, but more importantly, it will affect many areas of your life, moving your health toward a more permanent point on the Fitness end of the continuum.
Commit to a longer lasting better you!
Join us Thursday nights at 6:00 P.M. and Sundays at 9:30 A.M.Read More
We are excited to announce that starting on May 4th CrossFit St. Croix will offer yoga classes led by Joe Lancaster! Joe is excited to bring the benefits of yoga to CFSC and help people unlock their potential through greater awareness of how to move their bodies. He has been practicing yoga for almost a decade, earned his yoga teaching certificate through a 200-hour intensive teacher training in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. He also holds Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, and CrossFit Mobility Trainer certificates. Joe loves how yoga and CrossFit-style fitness programming complement each other to provide a very complete fitness regimen.
We will initially offer two classes per week. The first session on May 4th is free and we will be adding a yoga punch card for purchase soon.
Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:15 AM.
Here is a description of the classes from Joe:
The style of yoga I will be providing is commonly referred to as vinyasa, (defined as flowing between poses in sequence).
Our 75-min class (Sunday) will start with slow simple movements to warm the body, get blood flowing, and joints lubricated. We then add poses to create a flow sequence. When we have created our flow, taking time to learn some of the aspects of each pose along the way, we then increase the pace of moving through the sequence. The entire time we are flowing, we are continuously drawing our attention inward; focusing on our breathing; moving with intention; strengthening the connections between the brain and muscles; activating muscles, letting go of others; working on balance and proper movement. We wind down the practice by settling into some yin poses, allowing gravity to further the stretch of thoroughly warmed up muscles. Ending the practice in savasana, to absorb the experience.
Our mid-week 1-hr class (Thursday) is more restorative. Slower movement, with more focus on releasing tightness and easing strained muscles and ligaments; especially the chronically tight areas of hips and shoulders.
Every class is structured to accommodate beginners and experienced individuals alike.
You will experience discomfort in each class. You will experience doubt about what you are capable of doing. However, you will learn to get comfortable in the discomfort and find you are capable of more than you think. You will strengthen areas of your body that you may tend to skim over when pushing yourself through a typical workout. This all will transfer into your CrossFit experiences, as well as other areas of your life.
As one of my current students puts it, “I use yoga to reset myself for the week.”Read More Read More
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from CrossFit St. Croix!Read More
We moved into our larger space over the weekend to accomodate our growth and the addition of CrossFit Kids classes in the near future. The address is 1301 Gateway Circle, Unit 400 & 500. Our new location is behind Home Depot and to the West of Menards.Read More