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5 Habits For Successful Nutrition

Many people have read the book “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. In this book, Covey discusses habits that lead people to attain their goals. Definitely check out this book to learn more about these 7 habits. In this post, we wanted to share with you 5 habits of some of our most successful nutrition clients at Brickhouse. We believe that by working on these healthy habits, you can stay on track with achieving your…

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Stick to the Plan

I know you’ve got a lot going on. Life is interesting; the highs and the lows and everywhere in between. 2020 has been a challenge for you. You got thrown things you couldn’t possibly have predicted. And it affected you; physically, mentally, emotionally. But you fought back. You’re still here. How cool is that? Keep pushing. Stick to your plan. Keep the commitment you made to yourself. You’ve gotten through the hard part. But don’t let the voices and…

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Athlete Profile: Mark Pace

While CrossFit may be known to outsiders as an “intense” workout, it’s scalability attracts a range of ages to the sport – from kids to seniors. While not a senior, Mark Pace is among Brickhouse CrossFit’s large base of master’s athletes (40+). Mark is 46, which he says is “hard to forget after burpee box jumps on my birthday!” Mark found Brickhouse CrossFit about three years ago after friends told him, ”If you really want a tough workout, join Brickhouse…

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Athlete Profile: Justin Dudley

Justin Dudley is no stranger to Brickhouse CrossFit. She first joined in 2012 while trying to get in shape for her sister’s wedding. But a year later, she took a break, “the worst decision I had made in a long time,” she said. When she saw the announcement about the new workout options, she knew it was her time to return. “Before I came back, I thought about going to another gym, but there is just something about the…

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Athlete Profile: Donald Jackson

Being active has always been part of Donald Jackson’s life – from enjoying the outdoors to running track in high school. After moving to Roanoke, Donald was looking for a way to get back in shape and found rugby through a friend. “After a season of rugby, I was looking for a way to get into better shape for the next season. Enter Brickhouse,” Donald said. A co-worker told him about Brickhouse and after trying a workout, Donald was…

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Chassity reflects on regionals

Just a few weeks ago, anticipation was high as Brickhouse CrossFit athlete Chassity Martin prepared for the 2014 CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, her first trip to the regional level of the games. To get an invitation to regionals, Chassity had to be among the top 48 women in the region out of the more than 5,000 who competed in the Open. While it was a goal just to even make it to the regional level, Chassity performed well,…

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Athlete Profile: Julie Pietrzyk

She may be small but she is fierce. Julie Pietrzyk can lift some serious weight and handle gymnastic skills with ease. She can tackle most WODs on the leader board RX’d (you’ll find her name there often) and it’s not atypical to find her doing back-flips. In the midst of her athleticism, it can be easy to forget, she’s a proud mother of six (Hannah, 22; Solana, 17; Emry, 16; Riley, 13; Benson, 9; and Adler 7). She even…

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Athlete Profile: Sean Skinner

Do you remember the first time you walked through the doors at Brickhouse CrossFit? What was running through your mind? Can you remember that first WOD? We asked our athletes to share what their first WOD was like at Brickhouse, and Sean Skinner, chiropractor with Tuck Chiropractic shared his story with us. Below is his story in his own words: The first time I walked through the doors at Brickhouse CrossFit, I knew I was in the right place….

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Athlete Profile: Dan Lieber

As an active guy through high school (soccer and wrestling) and college at the Virginia Military Institute, Dan Lieber struggled to find an athletic outlet he could stick with as an adult. “My good friend, Shane Shubert, told me about CrossFit. He talked about it with so much enthusiasm and passion that I figured that if this was good enough for an ex-Army Ranger then maybe it was something worthwhile trying,” Lieber said. “The membership cost scared me, but…

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Athlete Profile: Angela Honaker

Do you remember the first time you walked through the doors at Brickhouse CrossFit? What was running through your mind? Can you remember that first WOD? We asked our athletes to share what their first WOD was like at Brickhouse, and Angela Marshall Honaker shared her story with us. Below is her story in her own words: It’s three weeks before my wedding, and I go in for the first day of a new workout program. I must be…

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