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It’s like being a kid again!


I am going to try an evening class tonite.  Scott had to leave for work at 5A, so that meant I had to skip my morning workout. It’s ok though, because it gives me an excuse to go to an evening class with a different trainer. Each of the trainers at CrossFit Impavidus has different strengths — and I like mixing it up sometimes to get a different perspective on my training. Change is good!

When was the last time you tried something new or out of your comfort zone? I was thinking about how excited I am that I finally conquered the cartwheel — and how cool it is that me, at 40 years old, worked at it and got it! Most adults go through their lives rarely challenging themselves physically and some may say mentally as well.

That is completely what I love about CrossFit – it really is like being a kid again and playing outside — running around, lifting things (weights instead of rocks), jumping, pushing tires, jumping rope and handstands — all things that we did as kids when we were hanging outside until the wee hours of the evening with your pals until your Mom would tell you to come inside. You would think — awww, man — 10 more mins? That’s how I feel on most days leaving CrossFit. I have a ton of fun playing and hanging out with my pals — until the clock says time’s up!

On the mental front — my brother introduced me to Luminosity, a site to improve memory and attention  by playing games that help train your brain to boost overall mental power and performance.  One of the things I read about is how you have to keep your brain sharp — it helps with aging. So – try it out and see if it helps you think faster on your feet!

Notable News


Still a bit under the weather so my initial idea of getting up and going for a run fell to the wayside.

I did want to share some interesting news I have come across the past few days:

Vitamin D and colorectal cancer focus of new Arizona study

U of AZ is my Alma mater and they also have a great cancer center. I am glad to see that they got this grant.

Two Arizona researchers have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the relationship of vitamin D to colorectal cancer. Peter Jurutka, PhD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, in partnership with Arizona State University, and Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD, Arizona Cancer Center scientist and assistant professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will be spending the next five years on the study.

Is PE an Rx for ABCs?

Get out there and be active with your family. How can you argue with the benefits below?

A growing body of research says that students who are more active do better in school academically.

The idea is that exercise helps kids learn — and it’s not just Olwell who believes this. A growing body of research links physical activity and academic performance, according to a report released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ashburn Kettlebell & Functional Training Studio

Looking for a fitness/strength summer camp for your 12-16 year old? Take a look at the Ashburn Kettlebell & Functional Training Studio

Register for Strength Camp Get faster, get stronger
Ages – 12 – 16 years
July 5-9 at 9-12pm or July 6th and 8th at 530-8pm
5-day Monday – Friday Schedule – $199
2-day Tuesday/Thursday Schedule – $99

Ashburn Kettlebell & Functional Training Studio
44927 George Washington Blvd. #150
Ashburn, VA
703 582 6087 or

Motivational Quotes for Your Healthy Lifestyle

We all need to see motivational quotes now and then to keep us fueled and motoring on…

Health is Happiness

Have you ever thought about the connection between happiness and good health? Most of us would probably agree that there is a connection, but many of us who feel unhappy don’t want to take the time to build a foundation of good health. Good health can be the launching pad for great things. Think about when you are feeling under the weather. It is hard to stay on track and consistent with your goals when your body isn’t up to the challenge. It is extremely important to make sure your body stays in great shape if you want to enjoy all that life has to offer.

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