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Problem 22: The Comeback Theory

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The Biggest Loser was my second favorite show growing up (the first being Wheel of Fortune, but that’s because I’m a widowed grandmother trapped in a gay man’s body). Every week, my mother and I would sit and watch while we ate dinner, and then dessert, and then fistfuls of buttered popcorn. We would ogle at the spectacle, maybe in part wishing that one day,...


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July's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Hope Hansmeyer

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Introducing July's Mobili-Buddy: Hope Hansmeyer! Thank you for sharing your insights regarding the many benefits of mobility both in and out of the gym, Hope. We are so grateful to have the time with you that we have! What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Initially, it was because it was incorporated as part of the Body Adapt program. I was establishing new routines in...


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Mobility Schedule Updates

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Hello Solcana Fam! I am really excited to let you know we're adding some more options to our mobility schedule for you. In addition to our current schedule, we will be adding 5:00pm Mini-Mobility classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting next week! Wednesday will also have a Mini-Mobility class at 11am for the day-time folks. We will look into adding more day time classes if there...


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June 27 Photo Shoot: #comeasyouare

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Hello Brilliant Community, We have been so moved by the participation and energy around the #comeasyouare campaign and are excited to introduce the next phase to our community and are requesting your help. The next phase is going to be about celebrating and honoring the many incredible things our bodies can do now and the powerful things we are working towards. It's also about leaving room for...


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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kate O'Reilly

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Lower stress and tension and deepen your healing with yoga nidra! On the third Tuesday of every month, Kate will teach a Restorative Yoga Nidra class during the 6:40PM mobility class through August. Yoga nidra is also known as yogic sleep. It is a type of guided meditation that guides you into a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleeping. It is a state in which the...


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JUNE MOBILI-BUDDY OF THE MONTH

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Introducing June's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Ikraan Omar Ikraan has a consistent presence in the mobility room and it shows! Her athletic movements and lifts have improved significantly over the past several months thanks to her hard work and dedication. Thank you, Ikraan, for sharing your mobility story with us. What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? I realized I was always sore and tight...


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Josh Kaplan's Journey in the Essential You 201

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Well, friends, I’m proudly wrapping up Essential You 201--just in time to enjoy all of the excellent Memorial Day weekend food! For those of you who didn’t read my last blog post, you can find it here. If you are feeling too lazy to click the link, here’s a quick background: Essential You 201 is a six week class with a four week dietary challenge....


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2017 Solcana 5k and 10k (and ice cream)

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I can’t believe it has already been a year! The season of the 5k is upon us. This year we’re having our Third Annual Solcana 5k and it’s bringing a (new, first-ever) 10k with it. For those of you who haven’t experienced the Solcana 5k before, it’s a fun experience for all fitness levels. You can complete the course however you like. In the past we’ve...


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Josh Kaplan's Journey in the Essential You 201

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Hello. My name is Josh. I’m an improv theatre artist, drummer, and proud Solcanaut. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m otherwise known as Hannah Wydeven’s husband and Petey’s dad. I’m also currently enrolled in the Essential You 201 with Lucia Hawley, NTP over in our Solcana Wellness Center. It’s been a roller coaster so far, and I’d love to share some of...


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May Mobili-Buddy of the Month

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It's my pleasure to introduce Nate Maertens as Solcana's Mobili-Buddy of the Month! Thank you, Nate, for sharing your wonderful insights and presence with us in and out of the mobility room. We are lucky to have you. What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Feeling old! (Seriously though, it was probably Laurel's incessant proselytizing about how awesome the mobility classes are.) What was your...


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Come As You Are

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Homies, Friends, Buddies, Fellow Athletes, Mindful Mobiles: Listen up!  We have something exciting in the works and we can't wait to get you all involved. Beginning on May 1st, we are going to be welcoming each and everyone of you to #comeasyouare! Quick rundown of what that means, followed by some deets: Who - YOU! What - an opportunity to engage with our community and beyond by promoting the fact...


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April's Mobili-Buddy of the Month, Melissa Ho!

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Introducing April's Mobili-Buddy of the Month, Melissa Ho! Melissa has been a consistent, strong and grounding presence in the mobility space for the past several months and we couldn't be happier to have her here as part of our Solcana Fam. Check out what she has to say about her mobility practice and Solcana Wellness! What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Before mobility, my body was...


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How do I Endurance?

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Endurance class kicked off last week and it has been awesome! Classes have been bumpin’! We’ve been squatting, crawling under stuff, jumping over stuff, pushing sleds, pulling sleds, throwin’ sandbags around, and a whole bunch of other fun things. As the weather improves we will slowly incorporate more things outside. This opens up all sorts of opportunities for fun new things. I want everyone to...


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March Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Kate O'Reilly

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Solcanauts! I have a very exciting announcement to make. Not only is Kate O'Reilly our Mobili-Buddy of the Month, she is also going to start teaching mobility classes here at Solcana! Her first class is Thursday, March 2 at 12:40pm. She will be teaching Monday's at 10:40am and Thursday's at 12:40pm. Read on for her story and insights regarding mobility! What first drew you to adding obility into your...


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Updated Mobility Schedule

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Hello everyone! I am SO EXCITED to announce we are adding some new mobility classes to the schedule, just in time for MOBILITY MARCH! Randa Soubra is coming back to teach 7:40am mobility classes on Monday and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, February 27th. And Kate O'Reilly will be joining the fam of instructors as of Thursday, March 2nd as she begins to teach a 12:40pm class...


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Mobility and Meditation are Acts of Resistance

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You are enough. You are whole and deserving of a life full of love. And these things are true simply because you exist. In January, there was a quote on the goal board that read: “Your body is an act of resistance.” I’ve been sitting with this quote and have found it to be incredibly accurate and empowering. Our society does a really good job of driving...


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ENDURANCE - Solcana's new program!

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On March 6th, Metcon is getting a makeover!   I’d like to introduce to you our new program, Endurance. Endurance will be replacing Metcon, but you can think of it as sort of a continuation of Metcon with a few extra perks added. The Metcon premise was very straightforward: Warm up, work out, cool down. Boom. Done. Go eat some carbs, etc. While this has been awesome...


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WEEK 64: Change Is Hard

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CHANGE IS HARD By: Lauren Anderson Last Wednesday at the gym, I got lost in thought during a particularly grueling 50-calorie-row portion of the Met Con. (Met Con is short for metabolic conditioning. Or as I like to call it, the “exercise-y part. Not the weight-lifty part.”) I know it doesn't seem like much, but in order to burn one calorie on those machines, the average gym goer...


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Problem 10: Adulting

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As the 11:30 class started last week, we circled up and Coach Hannah asked the go-around question. What type of email inbox person are you? I tried my best to stall while telling everyone my name and preferred gender pronouns, but finally, I had to admit that I thoroughly go through my email about twice a year. Which was totally a lie. Truthfully, I did it...


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My Story: Solcana Athlete Adam Iverson

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I came to Solcana as a photographer. I responded to a request to shoot a throwdown. I knew that Crossfit was an exercise program with a reputation for getting people into exceptional shape, and what I saw at the competition put that athleticism on display. I was sold. I wanted to be in exceptional shape. I came to Solcana as an ultra runner. I run for...


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February Athletes of the Month

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Congratulations to our two February Athletes of the Month, Ikraan Omar and Kira Hasbargen! Ikraan has made a home at Solcana and always greets everyone with an infectious smile and a bright and enthusiastic "hi!"  She shows up consistently. She is a strong advocate for her health at 16 - and she has made an impact on her family's health as well. Ikraan has a great attitude and...


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February Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Adam Quick

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This month, Adam Quick shares his story of how after a mobility class he feels like that "annoying person that’s happy all the time and you feel like you want to punch them but subconsciously it’s really just because you want to feel that good, too." Read on to find out how he did it ... What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? I always had...


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WEEK 62: Seduced By The Ex

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SEDUCED BY THE EX By: Lauren Anderson If any of you are like me, you have some exes in your past. People that you once loved, or thought you loved...or maybe it didn't even get that far. (And face it, that's probably why it had to end.) My point is, we all got history right? And whether I am the breaker-upper, or the break-up-eee, I know that these...


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WEEK 61: Try a Little Tenderness

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I woke up early on inauguration day. Turning off the alarm and peaking outside the window, it was gray and foggy. I rolled back over and snuggled into my bed. I didn't want the day to start, and I don't know what to expect from the future, but if there would've been an “opt out” button on that day, I would've pressed it. Insult and injury...


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My Story: Solcana Athlete Eik

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Ideally, home is comfort.  It’s comfort and peace and relaxation.  Home is escape.   That being said, I’m not referring to the buildings where our mail is sent.   As a high school teacher and a human being who generally tries to pay attention, I understand that many people don’t have the luxury of letting their hair down at the place where they go after school or...


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New Purchase System

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I am so excited to announce that we are upgrading our technology in the gym, and making it much easier to purchase items through the WODify store. Our new iPad checkout system will let you easily purchase items from the store, including all your favorites, like Kill Cliff and Petey sweatshirts. The process is pretty simple. When you click the home button to open the iPad,...


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In Stock: Earth Fed Muscle

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I have tried a lot of protein powders during my 7 years of CrossFit, and I have never really found one that I liked. I am unfortunately allergic to caseine, sensitive to most whey products, have tummy troubles with pea protein, and can't drink soy. Most Whey proteins have additives that make them very difficult to digest. So that tends to make it pretty tricky...


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WEEK 60: When You Assume...

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Hopefully you've all heard that old adage, “When you assume, you make an ASS outta U and ME.” Get it? Assume? Ass-U-Me. Of course you get it. Because you're all super smart smarties. (I mean duh! You're reading this blog. Of course you're geniuses.) It's a classic. An old tried-and-true saying that AP English professors across the land relish in telling their new pupils. Well, I'm bringing...


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InBody Testing at Solcana Fitness January 30th

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Hey folks, Lucia here! Monday, January 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM Body Knowledge will be here at Solcana Fitness with InBody body composition testing. We'll be hosting InBody every 6 months to provide this service in the hopes that those who enjoy seeking out body composition testing will be able to obtain: Consistent testing methods Enough time between sessions to track changes In my opinion, there are...


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