The Family That Works Out Together

You know how good you feel when you work out, are connected to the community, set goals and crush them, and make healthy lifestyle choices? You know that energetic vibration you feel? What if that consistently radiated through your entire family? Meet the Brooks family.

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Nicole Hughes
The Secret to Longevity

The “Golden Years” (between the ages of 65 and 80) are generally defined as: “The span of time between retirement and age-related health decline—characterized by physical, emotional, and cognitive limitations.” According to modern day cultural theories about aging: Knee replacements, dentures, memory loss and adult diapers are inevitable. However, CrossFit Central’s Golden Hour athletes are rewriting “The Future of Aging story” as we all know it.

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Nicole Hughes
The 2019 Open at CrossFit Central

The Open is upon us. The CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Here, athletes like you, from all around the world, show up and push themselves further than they ever thought possible over a five-week period. Challenges, PRs, and the unknown await.

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Nicole Hughes
Living 80/20 and 90/10: What Does That Really Mean?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule or “Pareto principle” applied to business or hard work which states “80% of our outcomes or results come from 20% of our efforts or causes.”

For example: 80% of your business comes from 20% of your highest paying clients; or 80% of your “gains” in the gym, come from that 20% focus on fine tuning your form or adding in a few days of strict strength or gymnastics work. 

However, in terms of nutrition, the 80/20 “rule” is a bit different.

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Nicole Hughes
Bars: Nutritional Meal Replacement or Glorified Candy Bar?

Sometimes life gets busy and home-prepped meals and snacks don’t always happen. There’s a bar for that….right? Nutrition and meal replacement bars are having a “moment.” Over the past 5 years alone, energy and nutrition bar consumption has doubled—from a $2 billion industry in 2014 to now a $4 billion industry in 2019. So - are they a good option? Or closer to a glorified candy bar?

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Nicole Hughes
Tending the Garden

Does a garden just happen? In the cultivation of leaf, stem and flower a garden emerges. Season to season, year by year gardening grows an amazement, an appreciation of just how extraordinary a tiny sliver of earth and all that happens on it can be. In the long process of trial and error and great plans laid and gone awry, the journey of bountiful harvests and beautiful flowers, a sense of wonder awakens and you realize you are tending a garden.

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Nicole Hughes
Father's Day

If you’ve spent some time with the Dads of CrossFit Central, you know they are strong, fun and reinventing the meaning of #DadBod. In honor of Father’s Day we asked some of our very own Dad’s to share their thoughts on fatherhood, lessons they would like to pass on, and what habits or components of their lifestyle they are proud to share with their kids.

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Nicole Hughes
 3 Things Every Woman Should Know for Optimal Hormones (at Every Age)

Although women’s hormones often carry a negative bias, it doesn’t mean that you are doomed to the “hormone rollercoaster!” To help you understand how to optimize your hormones (at any age), two of your favorite Coaches, Carey Kepler and Lisa Thiel, and myself, a Functional Medicine Doctor, Occupational and Nutritionist with 20 years of clinical and personal experience, are here to share our insights and experiences with you! Ladies, let’s have a heart-to-heart…

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Nicole Hughes
Mother's Day

In honor of Mother’s Day we asked some of our very own #StrongMoms to share their thoughts on motherhood. From the CrossFit Central team to all mothers, Happy Mother’s Day.

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Nicole Hughes