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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CC Flyers

CC Flyers is a group of athletes that are getting together to run in the weeks leading up to the half marathon. We are communicating via email and organizing runs throughout the week. You can meet the group to run when you can, or run on your own — either way we’re all in it together!

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Building Strength and Relationships: Interview with Megan Miller

Read a recent interview with Coach Megan Miller. She shares her story and how she became a coach at CrossFit Central, what she loves about coaching and the biggest lesson she’s learned in the last decade. She also shares how she transformed into the leanest and most fit version of herself to date (spoiler alert: it includes a heavy barbell).

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Setting Intention Through the Bookends of Your Day

A solid morning or evening routine can help you organize your day, settle your mind, bring peace to your thoughts and ultimately empower you. It can be as simple as making your bed each morning, writing a gratitude list in the evening, or visualizing your day and setting intention.

We asked the CrossFit Central coaching staff to share their routines.

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From Law School to Professional Coach: Interview with Coach Teo Ledesma

Coach Teo Ledesma grew up in a tough part of Austin that most kids don’t make it out of. Many of his adolescent peers succumbed to violence, gangs and drugs. Through the combination of sports and his parent’s focus on academia Teo took a path that led to law school and ultimately CrossFit Central.

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Top Five Paleo Fall Soup and Chili Recommendations

When the temperature suddenly drops in Texas, there is a direct correlation to the immediate lack of coveted chili and tortilla soup ingredients at the grocery store. Households across the state simultaneously share the same comforting dinner thoughts “how about a nice warm bowl of chili?” or a “hot bowl of soup?” If you are looking up to serve up some delicious bowls of goodness this fall, check out our top five recommendations for homemade soup and chili.

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Improving Movement, Strength and Self-Esteem

Will is 12 years old. He joined the CrossFit Teens program at CrossFit Central Burnet Road in March of 2018. He loves metal and rock n’roll music, riding his bike, and working hard. Since joining the program he has seen some dramatic changes in his strength, confidence and self esteem.

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Five Delicious Lunch Ideas

You like the idea of saving money and packing your lunch for your busy day ahead, but when push comes to shove, brown bags are sooooo boring. You can’t stomach the idea of another dry salad with leftover chicken or turkey sandwich. Apparently you haven’t tried one of these 5 Delicious Lunch Ideas in your brown bag (no boring salads included):

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Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

As a busy Mom of two, Stephanie was finding it challenging to carve out time for herself and focus on her personal heath goals. In August of 2017 she walked through the doors of CrossFit Central Burnet Road and everything changed for the better! Since then Stephanie has lost 30 lbs. and 16% body fat! “I feel strong and nimble—like a kid again—when I’m in the gym.”

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Proper Hydration is Key

Most commercial sports drinks and powders sold on shelves contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, food coloring and chemical additives with a long list of side effects, from bloating to brain fog, blood sugar imbalances and headaches. So what are the alternative electrolytes options? And why do you need electrolytes anyhow?!

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The Best Austin Paleo Restaurants: Your Ultimate Food Guide

Although we are deep in the heart of Texas where a love for beer, barbecue and breakfast tacos runs deep, Austin’s progressive, booming foodie scene and health conscious culture make finding Austin Paleo restaurants a breeze—at least finding restaurants with plenty of Paleo-friendly options, and waiters who are happy to accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, canola-oil-free requests. (Hey, you have standards). While this list is not exhaustive, here are our top 10 Austin Paleo restaurant picks—plus our top recommended menu options on tap.

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Let’s Go!

Coach Lisa Bender Thiel has been in the fitness industry for over twenty years. When she moved to Austin in 2003 she became an avid Sprint and Olympic distance triathlete, and was introduced to CrossFit (and her husband, Jeremy Thiel!) in 2007. She has since earned four trips to the Reebok CrossFit Games. In the 2018 CrossFit Games Open Lisa competed in the Masters 40-44 Division for the first time. She placed 33rd out of over 19,000 women in the world, earning her a chance to compete in the Masters Online Qualifier. The top 20 women from the Qualifier will advance to the 2018 CrossFit Games. But first, a Q & A with Coach Lisa!

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