Posts tagged crossfit
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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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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10 Spices to Eliminate Healthy Eating Boredom

The spices and herbs in your cabinet, and in the produce section at the grocery store can take your homemade dishes from boring and bland, to exciting and delicious (while still being simple and easy to make). In addition, many spices and herbs have natural medicinal and antioxidant properties to turn your food into “medicine.”

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Ballet to Barbells

Melissa Gatto is one of our newest coaches at CrossFit Central Downtown. She has just recently moved to Austin from New York City where she was a professional ballet/ contemporary dancer. Melissa found and fell in love with CrossFit in 2013 (after never lifting a barbell before!) and decided to get her Level 1 Certification a couple years later. She has a passion for helping people achieve their goals and encourages clients to challenge themselves everyday and we are excited to have her on the CrossFit Central coaching staff!

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Let’s do this, In the Zone.

Being “in the zone” is important for anyone who wants to excel at what they do. We aren’t talking about anything that extreme. And right now we are talking about food you are happy to eat in the right proportions for you! Being in the zone can simply mean being in the state of relaxation because you have the tools at hand to make the right choices for all the situations you encounter involving food. Being prepared is 80 percent of the battle when it comes to being in the zone.

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Investing in Your Health

I’d say my motivation for CrossFit is simply that it works for me. It is the only fitness program I’ve been able to stick with, and integrate into my life with long term success. It is varied and so it never becomes a dull routine, it is structured which helps with self discipline, and has a group camaraderie dynamic that helps push me forward and motivates me to put in that extra effort when I am reaching my mental or physical limit.

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