• Decision Time

    31 March 2019 Heidi

    The Hale Open was another close race this year, and it all came down to 19.5 and your LOGGING in SugarWOD. I knew your quads were sore, but what happened to your thumbs?! If you did the workout and failed to log, you sho…

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  • Beyond the Open

    24 March 2019 Heidi

    Oh what a way to wrap up the open–dang. We knew thrusters were coming. It was 100% certain, but wow. If anything, that SUPERGODZILLAFRAN was the best test of mental toughness I’ve seen in a while. With that o…

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  • Sometimes You Have to Try

    17 March 2019 Heidi

    We’re off to the Spartan Sprint today. Some of us prepped. Some didn’t. Some said “it’ll be fun either way, let’s try it!”. What we KNOW: Many of our workouts are more mentally tough (…

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  • Fun Facts

    10 March 2019 Heidi

    First things first: Scores have been tallied and hanging photos counted. Shout out to Lorie and Sarah for most interesting pets! Early birds: 121 Night Owls: 123 It’s a close one! Social media challenge this week i…

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  • How We Gather

    3 March 2019 Heidi

    Short one today.  The Open always reminds me how much I truly appreciate our community. You show up every day and put yourself into some fun, but often VERY uncomfortable situations. Like Open 19.2 and those of you that…

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  • Simply…. Terrifying

    24 February 2019 Heidi

    Open workout 19.1 is done and dusted. Looking back, it was a totally approachable combo. Reasonable weight. Movements that EVERYONE can do. That might make it… worse? For those of you that have done the Open before…

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  • Giving Back

    17 February 2019 Heidi

    Quick one this week: with this year’s Hale Open (and beyond), we want to support YOU. Do you work with a charity, non-profit, or community organization? Could you use monetary funds for a specific project or genera…

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  • Why you hatin, coach?

    11 February 2019 Jay

    You ever have a coach tell you to do LESS? less weight, less reps, less speed SLOW DOWN!! Our coaches are just as likely to tell you to slow down as we are to tell you to go harder. It’s not because we hate you… Or w…

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  • Open season for CrossFitters

    4 February 2019 Heidi

    It’s here! The 2019 CrossFit Games open! It’s the online qualifiers for people who want to make the games. Coach Tina and I were living in London and working out at CrossFit Thames when the first open started in 2011…

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  • Why compete?

    27 January 2019 Heidi

    Anyone that has been to Hale will tell you…we are NOT a “competitive” gym. Yes, we do CrossFit…and yes, we have a leaderboard… BUT we don’t obsess over scores…we don’t race each other on every wor…

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