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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.
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Thyroid Talk with FDN Practitioner Robby Gustin

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Getting to the Root Cause of Thyroid Issues Do you feel tired all the time? Do you have trouble losing weight? Do you have low libido? Do you feel cold in your hands and feet a lot? Do you feel chronically constipated? It may be your thyroid The numbers of people with thyroid issues are increasing every year. The conventional medical approach for most thyroid disorders is to put someone on prescription thyroid medication for the rest of their lives. While this can be necessary sometimes, more often than not it’s not fixing the real cause of the issue. 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 what’s causing any thyroid issues you may be having. Things like nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and temporary natural supplementation can do a tremendous amount to heal the thyroid without having to be on prescriptions for the rest of one’s life. Come learn the true cause to most thyroid issues, and how you can begin to optimize your thyroid function naturally. We look forward to seeing you at the talk! Talk Details: Where: Any Lab Test Now, Mishawaka When: Tuesday January 30th 2018 at 6:00pm Cost: Free to the Public

Jenn H: What I Am Capable Of

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My story begins with another embarrassing physical fitness test failure for the military. It was hard to pinpoint why I failed again. I have been working out, the usual stuff at the usual gym. Days divided up by body part and a grueling 45 minutes to an hour on the (insert whatever cardio torture machine here). Barely passing or failure has been my fitness history, and I was miserable. My workout routine was boring however necessary, year after year, it was the same thing but different gym. Then late one night, I googled gyms and fitness clubs, and Crossfit South Bend came up. I had limited exposure, so I decided to do a little more research into it. Compared gyms and decided, Crossfit South Bend will be my next journey in fitness. Maybe this will be better, maybe, finally I will find enjoyment in working out... then my anxiety decided, "maybe not, look at those people, lifting all those weights, you couldn't possibly fit in, in a place like that, go back to comfort and boring..." Anxiety won out a few times, I kept going back and forth, arguing with myself, "but why not me!" Eventually after two months of agonizing over my decision, or indecision... I signed up, I was doing this, regardless of what my anxiety said I was capable of, or incapable of. I ended up skipping the fundamentals I signed up for, because as much as I wanted that to be me... I was just not there yet. I signed up for the personal training option which was a much better option for me and my anxiety, since like it or not she was along for the ride... but we were doing this. Sitting in the parking lot at 0530 ... I took a deep breath and walked into one of the best decisions of my life. I won't lie... it was tough in the beginning. I had never put my body through such intensity before (other than basic training when I was 18). Even though, looking back, it really was not that intense. Brandon was so awesome to work with. Not once was I judged because I was feeling nauseated, or couldn't go into a full squat, or a number of other things I was unable to do at the time. He worked with me and my limitations, and pushed me more than I would have pushed myself. I could lift more than I thought, I just didn't have the confidence in myself. With each class, and each lift, and the encouragement of each coach, the confidence came, and it stayed. I found a place I felt I belonged, which has always been a problem. Every time I walked in and saw people from all different backgrounds and body types working out together, encouraging each other, cheering for one another, celebrating a PR, I knew, without a doubt, this is my place, these are my people, I have found a place where I belong. I have now been a part of the CFSB family for over 2 years now, and yes, it really is a family. Everyone cares and celebrates together, they notice when you are gone and remember events in your life and ask about them. I have lifted more weight then I thought possible. In the beginning, I firmly believed I would not be able to move anything over 100 pounds, now all of my lifts are over 100 pounds, now that is a warm-up weight. Now, I know, if I put the work and dedication in, I will hit that 150 pound power clean and that 300 pound deadlift. I have also recently ran my second fastest 1.5 mile. The last time I hit it that fast, was years ago and a very much younger me. I also competed in my first powerlifting competition, and yes, I belonged there, among the athletes (which I never in my life would ever call myself, but there I was, an athlete competing). Aside from my own personal gains and new found empowerment, watching others in the gym succeed, hit their goals, make their transformations both physical and mental, is amazing. I am so glad I decided to join the CFSB family, I love who I am now and nobody can tell me I cannot do something, now that I know what I am capable of (even if Carl has to tell me my weights are too light sometimes).

Weather Emergencies

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HEY!
 
Now that there is snow sticking to the ground...
 
There aren't a ton of times we will cancel the gym
 
The times we will cancel classes are...
 
When we are told by the authorities that there is a state of emergency, like when it was -30 a few years ago or when there was the big ice storm..or when we were snowed in so that no one could physically get out of the driveway...
 
Or
 
If it just looks like a bad idea and it's not worth people getting in accidents over a crossfit workout
 
so remember, it will be posted here to the members group ahead of time! so make sure you are paying attention!