This past Saturday Dec 4th a few of us from the gym did the Irvine Gladiator Rock and Run. It was a 3.15 mile Mud run with some crazy obstacles thrown in. It was a blast!
Taylor had so much fun rolling out these spiders… and eating the ones that were not good enough for the cupcakes :)
Taylor as Buzz Light Year
Jeremy and Melissa! Gotta love their costume! :)
Liam Loved the Pumpkins. He tried to eat all of them.
Me and the Boys and Uncle Jeremy!
Liam and Papa
Taylor is King of the Hay stack
Taylor carved his first pumpkin
It has been a while sense I have updated this and I am sorry. Ryan and I have been really busy building a gym and going through the affiliation process. Ryan and I are both Level 1 certified Coaches for CrossFit and we are the Owner/Operators of CrossFit Murrieta. It has been a little bit of a journey but we have loved every minute of it and we have made amazing friendships along the way.
Everyone always ask us how we got involved in CrossFit and why we wanted to open our own box, so here is our story… (the short version)
Ryan had been doing CrossFit for quite awhile. (It is huge with military) and he kept asking me to try it. I was working out with a personal trainer 3 days a week with a friend at a local gym so I did not want to switch. Then I had Liam and getting to the gym and getting a good work out was really hard. I did not have an hour and a half to spend there so I decided to try out this “CrossFit” my husband kept talking about. IT KICKED MY BUTT! It was harder than anything I had ever done and I loved it! So I was hooked. We decided to save some money by quitting the gyms and working out in our garage. We bought a little bit of equipment and then slowly other people started wanting to work out with us. Friends from church, neighbors. We had a fun little group of us doing the WOD’s (work out of the day) on a regular basis. We started talking about getting more stuff, and getting insurance just in case someone got hurt and I was spending so much time in the garage that I was not able to work as much at my other job (IT consulting) so we had to decide go through the affiliation process and start charging or stop letting our friends work out with us. So we chose to take the steps into Affiliation and the rest is history…
We have been affiliated sense mid September and we have a fun group of Athletes that come work out with us. We are growing every week and we hope to open a box (not in our garage) after Ryan gets back from deployment and CHP academy (assuming they pick him up). CrossFit has become part of our life. We are healthier, stronger and happier than we have ever been.
If you are wondering what CrossFit is check out Crossfit.com. This is the head quarters (founder’s) page. You should also take a look at our website and see what we have done. crossfitmurrieta.com
We started offering a CrossFit kids class that Taylor is involved in. The kids program is amazing. It builds confidence, coordination strength, self-esteem, and character. The kids love working out!
Ryan Deadlifting ALOT
Me Deadlifting not so much :)
Taylor doing the alligator crawl
Taylor and his friends learning how to deadlift
Taylor loves to coach and tell us that we are going to slow
Liam loves to Play with the gym equipment
Taylor on the Rower
Taylor kicking Butt on the obstacle course
Ryan demonstrating a squat in our fundamentals class