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The Beauty of Community by Hannah Halteman
 
Being that we belong to one of the greatest CrossFit boxes in existence today, and considering the fact that we contributed to producing the three fittest women on the planet this year, we seem to attract everybody and their dog,literally, dropping in to experience the greatness that is Dogtown CrossFit for themselves. And, we welcome all with open, (tough)-loving arms! 
 
This phenomena is not unique to Dogtown alone, however, as traveling CrossFitters across the world know they always have a home when they step foot inside the door of any CrossFit box their journey in life may take them. This my friends, is the beauty of the CrossFit community, and you belong!
 
I want to take a second to encourage you all in that, whether or not you are aware of it, your CrossFit membership transcends just the mere accountability of group-style classes and the immediate circle of friends you have acquired in joining Dogtown; you belong to a world-wide community of like minded individuals who are living, loving, and and thriving with an improved quality of life, an empowered sense of confidence and self-realization, and the camaraderie that CrossFit seems to intrinsically to provide! Cool, right!? 
 
Be encouraged today, you are part of something so much bigger than yourself, something that positively affects millions of lives across the globe, and no matter where you rome, you always have a home! 





Bobby Favis

Hello everyone! I just want to share my experience that happened recently at DogTown, specifically last Wednesday. As you all know, I'm one of the "oldest" member of the gym and I do rarely comment on things about people and other stuff not because I don't want to but I'm just a man of few words. 

So last week we all did heavy lifting, heavy squats on Monday at 85 to 90%, then heavy Deadlift on Tuesday at 82.5 to 94% and 45 strict toes to bar at the end, then light squats on Wednesday at 60% then we did Helen. Helen is a WOD that is one of the benchmarks in Crossfit, and this how we measure our improvement/decline, our strength/weakness and above all, mental toughness. Let me tell you, and I kid you not, I did Helen like I've never done before! I felt strong trough out the WOD and it's my first time to do it continously with the least amount of rest in between, and to think that I have bad shoulders and the 45 strict toes to bar the previous day made my shoulders and abs kinda fatigued. After the WOD I was able to recover right away too. And I'm not even having a good day....

What I'm trying to say is whatever strengthening program that Adam and company has programmed for us is actually working. Believe me, I've done Helen many times since DogTown's inception but never like I did last Wednesday, I couldn't believe the strength I had while I was doing the WOD and the feeling that you can actually finish the WOD still with a gallon in the tank makes me feel good.

--Bobby Favis

If calendars had a place for calorie counting, what would November and December look like for you? If you are like most, food is an important part of the holiday season. Whether your taste runs to old traditions or to something new, it’s easy for normal eating patterns to take a backseat at this time of year. With the average weight gain being anywhere from 2 to 9 pounds over the holiday season, this accelerated weight gain can be a real concern. The extra pounds accumulated over the holiday months can stick around year after year, contributing to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, or high blood pressure. It is crucial to figure out what factors contribute to this weight gain and have a personal plan to successfully battle these unwanted pounds. Simple changes in behavior can have enormous benefits after the holidays have passed.

So what are you going to do differently this year so you can continue to achieve your fitness goals?  Whether you are motivated to get through the season just maintaining your weight, or even striving to be a few pounds down, it is essential to be prepared for the social pressures that may break your willpower. Kristen Bell will be hosting an hour-long seminar that will give you all the strategies you need to battle these challenges and leave those undesirable, excess pounds for Santa.

It IS possible to avoid putting on extra weight with the right plan so you still look and feel healthy without depriving yourself of all the holiday treats and festivities. Kristen will discuss how to implement a clean eating plan and how to budget for those food and drinks that you look forward to all year long.  She will also be sharing some of her favorite meal and recipe ideas, tricks to make food taste great with half the calories, and most importantly, get you motivated and encouraged to have the right mindset to make this holiday season the most successful yet!

When: Nov 12th at 7:30pm at Dogtown Crossfit

Cost: $20

More questions? Contact Kristen Bell at Kristen@kristenbellrd.com or check out her website at www.kristenbellrd.com