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“I Can’t Believe I Just Did That”

“I can’t believe I just did that.” This is a common statement of folks in our group classes who finish a workout and reflect back on what just happened. It’s not an incredulous statement; it’s one of pride. Workouts and movements that at first seemed impossible. Strength that wasn’t previously known. The ability to mentally persist through an uncomfortable time. Showing up and working toward a better version of oneself. “I can’t believe I just did that.” But why?…

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How to Get Started The Right Way

Chad wasn’t sure if this was the right time or the right thing for him. He hadn’t worked out in over 2 years. He has gained 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. He’s stressed with a busy work and home schedule and he is an emotional eater. As he sat and talked with a coach during his free intro, the picture began to clarify: he would need to focus on exercise along with cleaning up his poor…

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The Brickhouse Mission

  It didn’t always look like this. And it won’t always. But it’s hard to see that right now, in the midst of the chaos in the world. 2020 has thrown a few punches your way. And they just keep coming. How many can you take? Do you have a plan? Many people are lost in “fight or flight” mode. Some are stuck: inaction is worse than fight or flight. And there are others who are doing okay and…

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How to Maintain Strength Away From the Gym

  If you’re worried about keeping your strength during this extended time away from the gym, read on. Now that the COVID-19 crisis has progressed to the point of country-wide gym closures, we are having to adjust our routines, work out in new places (living room for some) with little or no equipment. What does that mean for our strength, if we’re not deadlifting heavy weights each week or back squatting our 5-rep max percentages weekly? Are we going…

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Brickhouse – How We’re Navigating COVID-19

  Dear Brickhouse Family and Friends, The coronavirus is creating a lot of chaos, but there are many bright spots. Here are just a few: 1: You’ve prioritized your health and fitness. By focusing on proper nutrition (shout-out to Coach Britt!) and being consistent with your fitness, you’ve done everything you can to prepare for anything. You’re strong and healthy, and you have been training to create a version of yourself that is resistant. That virus is going to…

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5 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Can’t make it to a gym? Have zero equipment? Short on time? No problem! You can still get some fitness in. While training in a group environment or personal training under the close eye of a coach is the best way to train, sometimes we just can’t make that happen. But don’t let that stop you! Here are 5 days (a full week of travel!) of workouts that use only body weight or household objects to get a great…

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My Story and My “Why” for Brickhouse

Hi, I’m Ryan, and I want to help people live better lives. At Brickhouse we use fitness and nutrition to help people be healthier, happier, more confident and, most importantly, live amazing lives. That’s where we are now, in 2020. But I want to back up a few years and give you the story that led me here and the things that have been created in order to have this life transformation engine we call Brickhouse. Brickhouse CrossFit was…

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Coach Brittany, RN Saving Lives With Exercise and Nutrition

I am a Registered Nurse, CrossFit Coach, and Personal Trainer. And now, under the training and guidance of Healthy Steps Nutrition, I am a Nutrition Coach. This triad can be huge for helping people create sustainable habits that can impact their health and fitness with long term success.  What does that mean? I can help guide you to change your life. As an RN, I care for patients battling chronic disease and addiction. Addiction comes in many forms, the…

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3 Tips For Long-Term Fitness

For how long do you want to be fit? · Sounds like a silly question, right? Most would answer, “The rest of my life.” · The tricky part about this question is that our personal definitions of fitness are bound to evolve as we age. Our activities change; our priorities shift; our needs differ. · At one point we may consider ourselves fit if our Fran time is under X minutes. At another point, running a mile without stopping…

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Three Keys to Lose More Body Fat

  The majority of people coming through our doors at Brickhouse CrossFit have a similar (at least on the surface) goal: weight loss.Some may want to see the number on the scale drop; others are more interested in the way their clothes fit or how they look in a bathing suit; still others just want to tone, lose fat and feel better! · All of these are related and they’ve come to the right place for help, but the…

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