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By Julie Shepherd

 

Sleep, good-old-fashioned sleep.  Can you remember the last night you had a really good sleep?  Your head hit the pillow and you didn’t wake up until the next morning.  You got out of bed with a smile on your face, full of energy, eager to start the day. Now compare it to a night when you hit the pillow, tossed and turned, eyes wide open, and barely got any sleep.  How did your mood compare? Maybe no smile, maybe grumpy wishing you could go back to sleep.

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Big CrossFit happenings in Del Mar, CA this fine Memorial Day weekend. The CrossFit Games West Regional qualifier brought together the fittest CrossFit athletes and teams representing the Western US and Canada. It also brought together key members from Team CFN. Pictured above CFN’s Coach Cory, Coach Nicole, Coach Gilly, Coach Michael, Coach Kelly, Coach Britt, Coach Mikkel and the other guy.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

I’m in the boat with Dr. Tim Noakes and a growing list of courageous physicians and researchers who believe obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and alzheimer’s may in fact all be symptoms of the same underlying condition – Insulin Resistance. If true, that means the current model of medical service is wrong. So is the traditional model of training physicians. So is the current model of most fitness programs.

This morning I connected with one of our talented coaches. He and I kicked around a variety of topics including fitness and family and we spent a lot of time talking about our personal health. Both of us are becoming more aware of our own mortality AND given a choice, neither one of us is ready to die!

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Game Ball

By Julie Shepherd

 

When I was in high school I was a cheerleader and ran track.  Although I absolutely loved my experiences with these two sports, I never played a team sport and as an adult it is definitely something I feel like I missed out on.  The camaraderie of a team is something special. Your teammates cheer you on when you achieve good things and they rally around you when you feel like you made a mistake.  You grab the trophy as a team and walk off the field as a team talking about how you can do better next time. It’s a thing of beauty to watch and more often than not, it brings tears to my eyes when I witness this team mentality.  

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This Friday we will be holding the very first seminar on Women’s Health and Fitness: The Pelvic Floor and The Female Athlete.

This seminar is for females looking to learn about the pelvic floor and how it functions. The group will discuss common dysfunctions, symptoms and some strategies to help better understand and correct challenges.

The seminar will be especially useful for female athletes suffering from exercise incontinence. For example, do you pee yourself when you lift, jump, or run? Other symptoms may include painful sex, chronic pelvic or back pain, or a “heaviness” or “uncomfortable” physical symptoms. You don’t need to live with these symptoms! Coach Gilly is here to help you find some answers.

This seminar is open to any woman, whether a member of CrossFit Novato or not, so please share with other gym members and your friends. Attendance is capped at 20 women in order to keep it intimate and to give you an opportunity to get some hands-on coaching. Make sure that you sign-up today!

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The Future of Health and Fitness

Sometimes I wonder if I’m obsessed with the idea of how best to empower others and help them wake-up to their own health. If I do have an obsession, that’s definitely it. If you’re not reading Chris Kresser’s work, I think you should. Chris takes an honest look at our broken model of medicine and how we all play a role waking up to what’s broken.

It’s taken me 44 years to feel like I’m finally waking up to my own health and I sort of feel like I’m ready to share some of what I’ve learned. What’s scary is that I’m not sure that I have an audience. Or what exactly I want to say. Or where to begin. I think this is a function of my own insecurities and knowing that everyone’s path is uniquely their own path. I think I will let go of wrestling with a Blog. Instead, I plan on sharing just a few of my “Notes”.

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