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February 2020

What We See at 1836


What We See at 1836  We see hundreds of people each month at CrossFit 1836 that want to improve themselves in one way or another... We are dedicated to improving their lives on a daily basis through Fitness and Nutrition. By the end of the year we will have helped more people than ever before.   [...]

What We See at 18362020-02-10T11:58:26+00:00

January 2020

What Is The Hook Grip?


Hook grip is a specific grip method used by Weightlifters and powerlifters for lifts such as the snatch, clean, and deadlift. Hook grip is when you wrap your thumb around the barbell first, then your fingers go around your thumb. The hook grip creates a lock on the barbell so that there isn’t a direction [...]

What Is The Hook Grip?2020-01-28T10:54:08+00:00

December 2019

Nutrition Pro Tips


We have all been there -- you are super excited to start eating healthier so you go out and buy tons and tons of fruits and veggies. Then, before you know it, 75% of what you bought has gone bad before you can eat them! Important things to keep in mind are: 1) Don’t keep [...]

Nutrition Pro Tips2019-12-20T09:24:16+00:00

What is your “WHY?”


Every new person that wants to join our gym starts with a conversation. It’s during these conversations that we learn the true reasons why people are looking to make a change. People say, they want to “get in shape” or “lose weight”. However, the next question is usually what makes the tear ducts swell. “Why?” [...]

What is your “WHY?”2019-12-20T09:22:55+00:00

You ARE a Leader!


You are a leader. You might not realize it. You may not want to be one. But you are. Someone, in some part of your life, is looking to you for an example. It might be someone obvious like your kids, your significant other, your students, or your clients. Sometimes it's not so obvious. It [...]

You ARE a Leader!2019-12-20T09:21:58+00:00

Sara’s Nutrition Journey


I am excited to be apart of the nutrition program here at 1836 and help you with your nutrition journey. Nutrition has become a priority in my life since having my first child in 2016 and more specifically, following the program offered at 1836 in September of 2017.     Growing up playing high school [...]

Sara’s Nutrition Journey2019-12-20T09:20:48+00:00

Our Two Phases of Nutrition Coaching


Nutrition changes do not happen overnight. That is why at Crossfit 1836, we break up nutrition coaching into two phases. When you first sign up for nutrition coaching, you start out in Phase 1. Phase 1 lasts for three months and gives you a strong foundation to change your habits. Three months is enough time [...]

Our Two Phases of Nutrition Coaching2019-12-20T09:19:49+00:00

Don’t forget about SLEEP!


Did you know that sleep affects your metabolism AND ability to lose weight? Sleep allows our bodies to recover from stressors such as work, working out, emotional stress, and so much more. Starting your day without enough recovery encourages a cycle of high-stress levels and bad behaviors, keeping you in a negative frame of mind [...]

Don’t forget about SLEEP!2019-12-20T09:18:30+00:00

We can help you achieve your long term goals!


It’s time to review those long term goals that you set at the beginning of 2019. How is that long term goal for the end of 2019 looking? Are you feeling like this goal is attainable, or are you losing motivation? Let’s look at this a little deeper. If you had a weight loss goal [...]

We can help you achieve your long term goals!2019-12-20T09:17:07+00:00

You Can’t Out-Exercise a Bad Diet!


We all know we can’t out-exercise a bad diet, but did you know that you could see amazing results by dialing in your nutrition without adding in extensive exercise? If you are like most people we talk to, the problem is you feel overwhelmed because you don’t know what the right diet is for you.  [...]

You Can’t Out-Exercise a Bad Diet!2019-12-20T09:16:03+00:00