Category: Blog

Setting SMART Goals

As we begin another year, many of us take this time to reflect on the prior year and make goals for the upcoming year.  Maybe you have already made your goals for 2017.  Maybe you have already forgotten about or broke your goals.  This is ok, but I am challenging you to go back and …
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World Wide WOD – More Than a Medal

Growing up I was forced to play every sport until I reached high school and then at that point I could “decide” what I wanted to play and/or participate in.  I could never understand my parents reason for putting me in sports or activities that were clearly not for me.  Let’s be serious, running track …
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Kipping it Real with Lauren Tkachuk

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. December’s Athlete of the Month is Lauren Tkachuck. Lauren is the epitome of what we look for in member.  She is consistent and works hard in the gym, but is also …
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4 Tips to Help You Kick Start Your Road to Better Nutrition

How many times have you found yourself relapsing back into bad nutrition habits? You were doing so well, you felt great, you felt like you finally got the hang of this nutrition thing.  Then all of a sudden, that one donut or one bowl of Mac n’ cheese caused you to spiral down into a …
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Work Your Weaknesses, Set Goals

There is no denying that CrossFit is known to expose a few weaknesses within us. The question is whether we will choose to acknowledge those weaknesses, or hide from them. It seems like some people believe that continuing to show up to the gym every day, completing the strength portion as well as the WOD, …
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Hate running? Guess what, so do I.

Written by OPCF Member Kathryn Buckley Being short, I did not have a lot of options for high school sports. Not tall enough for basketball or volleyball.  Not coordinated enough for soccer or softball.  And, definitely not flexible enough for cheerleading (which explains some of my CrossFit problems). So, I joined the Cross Country team, …
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