IT’S HERE!!!!!

by Carissa Mellroth

Jabletes,

This is it!  The 2017 Crossfit Open begins this week!  On Thursday at 5pm Dave Castro, the Games director of Crossfit, will announce the very first workout!  Then on Friday, we will get to do said workout!  Last year the first workout of the 2016 Open was tough.  20 min AMRAP of overhead lunges, burpee over bar and pull ups.  Yeesh.  Killer for sure!  Who knows what Dave Castro will come up with this year!  Looking forward to it!  Like I’ve mentioned, it’s not too late to sign up!  It’s $20 and like Coach Chris mentioned, “I am officially registered! Why? Because, I KNOW that I will be more focused with my workouts and nutrition over the next 6 weeks b/c I paid $20 to be officially registered. Join me. Join us. #Open2017” sign up here https://games.crossfit.com/

This Friday we will be having a Crossfit Open kickoff party!  After the 5pm class we will recover on the mats while watching the announcement from Dave Castro and most likely be in awe of how easy these athletes make each workout look.  After picking ourselves up off the floor we will then head down to The Ram for food and drinks!  Who’s in??  If you can’t make the 5pm class, join us anyways for festivities at The Ram down at U Village!  Looking forward to it!

Keep Moving!

Carissa

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Athlete of the month!

by Carissa Mellroth

Jabletes!

This week we celebrate one super athletic member of our community, Tereza!  Tereza has been a consistent member of our community almost from the beginning of Jab.  With her almost zen-like approach to each and every workout she is a force to be reckoned with!  Love her enthusiasm, love her ability to power through everyday.

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1.name: Tereza Stiburkova

2. age: 31

3. where did you grow up? Prague, Czech Republic

4. when did you begin at Jab Crossfit? Is this the first place you tried Crossfit? It has been a while…like three years? Jab Crossfit is the first place!

5. what do you do when you aren’t at Jab Crossfit? I take care of kids that are not mine, walk dogs who are not mine, and spend time enjoying life with a boyfriend who IS mine …Oh yeah I also go to school.

6. how did you first hear about Crossfit? It was through my Brazilian fellow au-pair Laise who is also friend of Ana who attends AMA kickboxing classes. She told us about a free crossfit trial, we tried it and I’ve stuck to it.

7. when did you realize Crossfit was right for you? It definitely was not the first or second class when we tried hand stand pushups and did a lot of burpees. I was not in good shape at all and I decided to do something about it…Jab Crossfit was the solution.

8. what is your favorite wod/movement/lift? Hang power clean.

9. what is your least favorite wod/movement/lift? Lunges and running.

10. what is something you have done at Jab Crossfit that you never thought you would do? Double Unders.

11. what motivates you to get through a wod? I am not entirely sure; counting, pacing myself, and thinking of the sometimes very slowly, approaching end.

12. tell us something about yourself that we may not know…hmmm…I was twenty-six when I flew in an airplane for the first time over the ocean into the USA. It was both scary and exciting.

13. what advice would you give to someone new to Crossfit? Ummm, be patient, persistent, and have fun!

14. do you have any Crossfit goals? I certainly do…Pull-ups, pushups, and T2B.

15. what do you love most about Crossfit? I like the fact that you do something very individualistic with a team like atmosphere and spirit

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Have you heard?

February 8, 2017

Jabletes! I know, we keep mentioning the Crossfit Open but it’s real and it’s coming soon!  Feb 23rd will be the first workout for 2017!  Announced at 5pm, online, it’s super exciting to watch it live.  What will the WOD be?  We will all be hunched over our computers waiting to hear what 17.1 (meaning 2017, 1st […]

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Ready for a challenge?

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January 23, 2017

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MLK WOD and Athletes of the month!

January 15, 2017

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The Open is Coming!

January 9, 2017

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Happy New Year!

January 2, 2017

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Tis the Season!

December 22, 2016

Jabletes! How we ended up at the end of December I’m still not sure.  Time flies and we’ve seen some awesome strength here in the gym the past few weeks!  I feel like Oprah handing out PR’s.  YOU get a PR and YOU get a PR, EVERYONE gets a PR!  Well, not everyone, some of […]

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Not getting a new PR?

December 13, 2016

Jabletes! So proud of all of you going for 1RM’s last week and this week!  We have one more week to go so make sure you get in and lift that heavy weight!  Last week I talked about the importance of those numbers and the possibility of not hitting a new PR.  For some of […]

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1RM time!!

December 7, 2016

Jabletes! We have made it through another strength cycle and now we are going for some 1 rep max lifts!  Some of us will PR (Personal Record) and some of us will not.  I know, it’s very humbling to go for a new PR and not get it.  For those that are getting some new […]

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no regrets!

November 29, 2016

Jabletes! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Did you get out with your family and friends and do something fun?  Did you eat all of the gravy, stuffing and turkey?  All of the pie?  Wonderful!  Did you feel bad about what you ate?  Gosh, I hope not!  Seriously!  You work hard.  You do […]

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CrossFit Invitational is here!!

November 20, 2016

Jabletes! Somehow we are in the week of Thanksgiving!  Wow!  I’m looking forward to a day with my family, enjoy a hike and  appreciating all that we have.  Some of you have asked about travel wods?  If 100 burpees doesn’t appeal to you, check out www.travelingwod.com  and www.noexcusecrossfit.com  or take a jumprope with you and […]

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winter is coming….

November 18, 2016

Jabletes, How wonderful to wake up early and see some daylight!  Then coming home after picking up my kids from school in complete darkness, ready to make dinner and go to bed by 6:30….On the flip side I was ready for bed long before I usually get to sleep. I’ve mentioned it numerous times how […]

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values

November 8, 2016

Jabletes! I hope everyone had a fun, though very wet, Halloween!  My kids were disappointed that it fell on a school night so I spoke in a sweet and loving voice and reminded them that for all of middle school/high school they will be celebrating Halloween on a school night.  Fun!  But the rain didn’t hold […]

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Break it up!

October 30, 2016

Jabletes! Crossfit published a fantastic article about going unbroken vs breaking it up.  Check it out here .  What I love about what he says is to never feel pressured to go unbroken.  That said, if there is a movement that you dominate and still have enough in the tank to move onto the next […]

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Something new!

October 23, 2016

Jabletes! The last couple of days, in a few of the classes, we’ve started a new warmup!  It was high time, we typically change our warmup every quarter or so and suddenly it has been about 3x that!  Time flies, right?  Here’s how it’ll work.  When you come into the gym, grab a jump rope […]

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appreciate the journey

October 17, 2016

Jabletes! What does it mean to appreciate the journey?  Fitness isn’t easy.  Sometimes life gets in the way be it an illness, injury, kids, pets, family, travel, work.  There is always something.  The key is to stay on track.  So what if you can’t get into the gym for 2 weeks, 4 weeks or even […]

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World Class Fitness in 100 words

October 9, 2016

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Working through the dings

October 2, 2016

Jabletes! At some point all of us will end up with an injury, whether it happens while training, rolling in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , simply picking up something at home or while out for an easy jog it will affect each of us in some aspect in our lives.  How do you get through it?  […]

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Getting there!

September 25, 2016

Jabletes! Nice work last week!  Coaches are so proud of your intensity, your ability to push yourselves hard and get through some of those burners!  It’s never easy, we know.  But we see your progress and it shows how dedicated you are to yourself!  For those of us athletes that are recovering from an injury […]

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New Strength Cycle and Whole 30 week 3!

September 19, 2016

Jabletes! As you know, we have just begun a new strength cycle.  Well, it’s not new to us but we are doing it again as it is a fantastic cycle that we have enjoyed and gained from in the past.  Wendler is a 12 week strength cycle that uses front squats/back squats, deadlifts and strict […]

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the gang’s all here!

September 10, 2016

Jabletes! It’s been so great seeing some familiar faces back in the gym, I love our crew all being back!  Now that some of you are coming back after a little hiatus, please remember (like I mentioned last week) to please be considerate of your body and take it slow to get back to where […]

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Whole 30 week 1

September 4, 2016

Jabletes! It’s official, summer is over!  School has started or will start this week for those of us parents and for those fellow athletes who are teachers!  It’s bitter sweet.  I love summer.  I love the freedom for my kids and I love seeing our athletes who teach get to come in and workout more […]

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Whole 30 coming soon!!

August 27, 2016

Jabletes, I hope you all were incredibly proud of yourselves in the gym!  Everyone is looking so strong, form is looking great.  Your coaches are feeling great about you!  Those PR’s the last two weeks?  AWESOME!  For new athletes those PR’s come with each lift!  For our more seasoned athletes, we sort of hit a […]

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Shrug!

August 20, 2016

Jabletes, First off: My apologies on my previous post.  I was so excited watching USA at beach volleyball that I neglected to see that it was the prelims!  They ultimately ended up losing in the semi finals-USA took the bronze, not the gold. Now, did you see my article I shared on FB about shrugging?  […]

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Love what your body can do!

August 14, 2016

Jabletes! I came across a great read online the other day.  A Crossfit Games athlete (and former USC basketball player) , Jamie Hagiya,  had seen a photo of herself standing alongside Katrin Davidsdottir, Jen Smith and Christy Adkins.  As you can imagine all of these women are in the most incredible shape of their lives.  They have […]

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2016 Olympics are here!

August 7, 2016

Jabletes! Suddenly we are in our second week of August.  Like my kids keep saying, summer is almost over!  Now, now.  Take it easy.  We have many weeks left of “summer” and knowing the PNW we may get a beautiful, hot September.  Just in time for school to start!  Now, the Crossfit Games may be long […]

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“Don’t Forget the Fun”-JournalMENU

July 31, 2016

Jabletes! You may or may not have ever come into Jab, looked at the board and thought “oh no.  I can’t DO that!”  I know I have!  Early on in my Crossfit days, I walked in one morning and saw the WOD and Chris saw the look on my face and said to me, ” […]

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Jabletes are looking strong!

July 24, 2016

Jabletes, Congratulations on more PR’s this week on your Front Squats!!  So proud of each and every one of you for many reasons but especially for you putting in all of your hard work and dedication to yourselves!  Summertime, as we have discussed, is an especially tricky time to get ourselves into the gym.  Some […]

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PR’s Athletes!

July 16, 2016

Jabletes! Look at those PR’s, people!!  Coaches are so proud of you!  Back squats in the books, Thursday next week we will hit Front Squats.  Want to go for a new 1RM but can’t make class Thursday, let you coach know you are interested in going for that a different day and we can work […]

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Back Squats!

July 10, 2016

Jabletes! Welcome back to our regular programming.  Apologies to those of you who’s work/life schedule did not allow for you to get into the gym for our limited class schedule last week.  I hope you took every opportunity to go for a jog, swim, paddle, do a home workout, or something that got your heart […]

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Happy 4th!

July 2, 2016

Jabletes! We are getting closer to our 1RM back squat!  Coming up in a couple of weeks we will do this and I’m so very excited to see some new PR’s! Happy 4th!  I hope everyone has a great day, the sun comes out and we get to have a little fun and eat some […]

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Summer is here!!

June 24, 2016

Jabletes! How is it already coming towards the end of JUNE??  Time flies.  I know this personally because I swear it was just the other day that both of my kids were in elementary school and yesterday I went to my son’s 8th grade promotion.  Today is my daughter’s 5th grade promotion.  How did I […]

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“Elliptical Syndrome”

June 17, 2016

Jabletes, I apologize for the tardiness in the blog this week!  With a combination of the end of the school year wrapping up and many a night and weekend sitting at softball games cheering on our daughter, I haven’t had much time at the computer!  Completely worth every minute.  Kids grow up fast, in a […]

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World Class Fitness in 100 Words

June 11, 2016

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climbs, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, […]

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Sleep. The most important part of recovery.

June 8, 2016

Hello Jabletes! Thank you to everyone who came out last Monday and sweat through Murph!  We had our largest group ever!  So much fun to workout with everyone and share some delicious food (PORK, BACON and DONUTS!!) after!  So proud of each and every one of you that did Murph.  We had another wave of […]

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