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Walk MS 2019

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CFSB will be participating for the second year in Walk MS with CFSB Member's Brian and Demetria. Come out with us and show some support with Team Deme on Saturday May 4th - Registration begins at 8:00am and Walk starts at 9:00am Read on to hear Brian and Demetria's Story Brian and Demetria’s Story – Walk MS: South Bend 2019 My primary job in life is providing care for my wife, Demetria. In 2006, Demetria was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. MS is an unpredictable and disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain as well as between the brain and the body. MS is different for everyone, making it challenging to solve. Most people diagnosed with MS have the relapsing remitting form, meaning they experience “attacks” or increased neurological symptoms that last for several days to several months, followed by periods of “remissions” where they partially or completely recover from their symptoms. Demetria deals with a rarer form called primary progressive MS. It’s different in that there are no attacks or remissions, rather the decline of the central nervous system is slow and steady. Unfortunately, there are no medications to reverse the neurological damage. Medications only offer the potential to slow disease progression. Only a few years after her diagnosis, Demetria experienced a rapid and severe decline in her neurological system, developing very serious physical disabilities not typically associated with MS patients. By 2010, she developed a speech disorder, head tremors, severe muscle weakness in her legs, and ataxia in her arms. It’s been a very difficult journey, but we continue to fight her disease together and Demetria’s toughness and perseverance provides a great source of inspiration. But we are not without joy. Despite all of her challenges, Demetria gave birth to our son, Jude, in 2014! The love, energy, and enthusiasm that he displays every day reflects Demetria’s spirit. When I joined CFSB, it was to start “caring for the caregiver.” My experience has been amazing. While I’m proud of my improved fitness, my goal was always to find life balance and strengthen myself to continue my caregiving journey. I never expected to find such a truly positive and supportive community that would help me in achieving this unique goal. Last year, when we invited the coaches to Walk MS, we were hoping they would wear our orange Team Deme t-shirts during classes on the day of the walk to help raise awareness for MS. Instead, they asked us to share our story, closed the gym to join us at Walk MS, and encouraged everyone to join our team. The support we felt from the entire CFSB community was incredibly uplifting. Thank you to everyone that helped make it a memorable day and thank you to the members and coaches who continue to strengthen me and allow me to continue caring for Demetria. This year, we are once again participating in Walk MS: South Bend to recognize Demetria’s fight against multiple sclerosis. My wife and I wanted to invite all of CFSB to join “Team Deme” and participate in Walk MS: South Bend on Saturday, May 4th. Since 2014, Team Deme has raised almost $10,000 for the National MS Society (and with CFSB’s help, almost $4,700 last year)! The money raised helps the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and support programs for those impacted by MS – programs that my family has used to obtain home care, medication, and medical equipment. It makes a big difference in many lives. Please consider donating to our team and/or joining us on Saturday, May 4th for Walk MS: South Bend. You can use the following link to join our team, register for Walk MS, and get more information: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/TeamDeme19 Finally, we always give orange t-shirts to those that join us at Walk MS. We are going to re-use the same t-shirt design as last year. If you are new to our team or need a new shirt for any reason, please let us know your t-shirt size by Monday, April 8th. Thanks so much to the entire CFSB community for your love and support!

Robert Mischler, Basketball player at Cornell University

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Going into the Strength &Conditioning program, I didn’t know what to expect because a lot of the movements and lifts were new to me. What I got out of the program beat my expectations tenfold. Not only was I able to train with my brother every day, but Carl and Brandon provided me and the other trainees the expertise needed to perform each exercise and lift to the best of our abilities. They were very personable and took the time to teach each athlete correct techniques while pushing us to be at our best. I made huge strides in my overall strength, explosiveness, and quickness in the short, ten weeks of training to the point when I got back to school, my Strength & Conditioning coach asked me, "What did you do this summer?" The Summer S&C training camp was a great experience all around and I’ll be back again this summer to do it again. Interested in learning more? Click here to learn more about our Sports Performance Camps

Zach’s Story, Rugby player at University of Arizona

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What brought me to CFSB to train was pressure from my rugby coach to become a better athlete, he saw some athletic potential in me but I needed some way to unlock that potential. Carl Case is one of our conditioning coaches for the Penn Rugby team and he also is a trainer at CFSB so that helped draw me to this gym and program instead of other programs. The training was different than the traditional ways of strength training I was used to because of the exercise split but it is aimed at making you a better athlete and that’s exactly what it does. The conditioning work is brutal, but well worth it and gives you a great feeling of accomplishment after you grind through one. All of my athletic accomplishments are due to training at CFSB and in the strength and con ditioning program. I was never the fastest runner, most agile, or the quickest guy on any of my teams, but that was before I went through this program. I am now much quicker and have a much better step. I remember one play my junior year in specific, where I was very near to the out of bounds line and I made a quick step and remained in bounds and ran in for a score, after that I looked at Coach Carl and attributed that to his training. I started coming into CFSB my sophomore year and after that season and my junior year I made the all-state team and before CFSB there was no chance I would have made a high level team like that. I have gained, speed, strength and power through this program that I can attribute to all of my on field successes. Interested in learning more? Click here to learn more about our Sports Performance Camps  

NEW SWAG ALERT: Red, White, and Blue CFSB Shirts

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Just in time for summer, we are proud to launch our next shirt and tank top! The t-shirt and racer back tank top are a gray tri-blend material with CrossFit South Bend in red, white and blue! These shirts and tanks won't make your reps any easier for Memorial Day Murph but you'll look good doing it! DEADLINE FOR ORDERING THE SHIRTS IS 1 WEEK - so Friday May 11th Womens Shirt Order Link https://crossfit-south-bend.myshopify.com/products/usausausa Mens Shirt Order Link https://crossfit-south-bend.myshopify.com/products/usausa - Chad

Free Talk! Natural Solutions for Heart Health and High Cholesterol

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Natural Solutions for Heart Health and High Cholesterol Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. However, many people are confused about the best approaches to optimize heart health and cholesterol levels. In this talk, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® practitioner and Head Nutrition Coach at CrossFit South Bend, Robby Gustin, will explain how to get to the root cause of heart health and cholesterol issues. Lifestyle improvements in things like nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and temporary natural supplementation can do a tremendous amount to optimize heart health and cholesterol levels without having to be on prescriptions for the rest of one’s life. Come learn how to optimize your heart and health and cholesterol levels naturally! Talk Details: Where: Any Lab Test Now, Mishawaka When: Tuesday March 20th 2018 at 6:00pm Cost: Free to the Public

CrossFit Open Shirts Ready For Pre Order!

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DEADLINE TO ORDER IS FEB 1st!
The new CrossFit South Bend Open 2018 Team shirts! These European football inspired shirts are made of a triblend and available in all sizes.
  • 3.8 oz., 50/25/25 polyester/airlume combed and ringspun cotton/rayon, 40 singles
  • Unisex sizing
  • Side seams, retail fit
  • Tearaway label
If you are not participating in the Open and would still like a shirt, just specify which color you would like in the notes section. Otherwise, you will receive the specific shirt according to the team you are placed on."

Free Costco Paleo Grocery Store Tour

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On February 20th at 6pm CFSB Head Nutrition Coach Robby Gustin will be doing a Paleo Grocery Store Tour at Costco in Mishawaka. In this grocery store tour he’ll talk about the following things:
  • How to save a lot of money on healthy food by shopping at Costco
  • Which types of fruits and vegetables are the best to buy organic
  • How to get the best quality seafood
  • How to shop for healthy fats
  • Quick and easy Paleo meals
  • If you’re going to have chocolate as a treat which type is the best to buy
  • Which drinks you can have besides water on the Paleo diet
  • And much more
We only have 15 spots for the tour so please register with the form below if you plan on coming.