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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.

Taylor Johnson: Selecting A New Product

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I moved to South Bend for a one year graduate program at Notre Dame. I had been crossfitting for 3 years prior and knew I wanted to join a gym. I chose CFSB because of the diverse number of classes they offered and it was probably the best decision I made during my year in South Bend My first impression at the box was that the coaches were very involved and concerned with my form, success, and goals. I am a questionative person and every coach was great at answering any I had or directing me to the best source they knew if they weren't sure. I once read that anytime you are selecting between new products or services a good measure to decide by is the one that tries to teach and not sell. In four years of Crossfit, CFSB goes above and beyond in teaching. The coaches and owners do not buy into just selling the crossfit brand and 50 minute WODs that make you puke for the sake of crossfit. They chose workouts, movements, and programming designed to help and improve the lives and fitness of as many members as they can. This is an invaluable characteristic at a box and very rare in my opinion. My favorite memories at the box are easily the times when I stayed after class and any of the amazing coaches took time out of their day to answer my questions. These range from nutrition to why we did ring rows and not pull-ups. I remember a few times after 50 minute summer Sunday AMRAPs that Brandon spent 30-60 minutes just talking to me about anything I could think of. Unfortunately, I had to leave the box for a new job. However, I will always remember and cherish the teachings and relationships I learned and built at CFSB. If someone wants to not only improve their fitness but also understand the methods and techniques of doing so, this is the place for you.