Friday, October 31, 2014

CrossFit West Oahu

CrossFit West Oahu

One of my favorite CrossFit couples and gym owners, Keoni and Rose, have expanded their business to the west side of Oahu.  Keoni and Rose are the owners of CrossFit East Oahu in Niu Valley, and a few months ago, took over KSAC and renamed it to CrossFit West Oahu.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

CrossFit 5 Triple 9

CrossFit 5 Triple 9 trainers & us

For our first vacation this year, we decided to go to Curaçao and Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean in September!  During our three days in Curaçao, we managed to check out CrossFit 5 Triple 9 in Willemstad.  CrossFit 5 Triple 9 is the only CrossFit gym on the island of Curaçao!

Friday, October 10, 2014

CrossFit Napa Valley

CrossFit Napa Valley

We were in south Napa about a month ago for a work retreat at the Meritage Resort.  Since that involved a lot of epic eating and drinking, obviously I had to work some of it off.  I was leaving for Aruba the next day, so I wanted to find a gym that would let me do my weightlifting programming.  Lucky for me, CrossFit Napa Valley, was just one mile away!  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Making Goals Reality: My 60kg Snatch!

Jes Snatch 60kg at 48kg BW

On Monday, I snatched 60kg at 48kg bodyweight!  This wasn't an ordinary PR for me.  I wanted this so bad since the time I decided to switch from CrossFit to Weightlifting, just over a year ago.  Up until last month, I wasn't confident that I could make it this year, but instead, I surprised myself this week and turned this goal into reality.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

TJ's Gym - Mill Valley

TJ's Gym - Mill Valley

While heading up to San Rafael for work, for hopefully the last week in awhile, I decided to drop in at TJ's Gym Mill Valley for a workout.  I've been to the original San Rafael location in the past and also the Novato one (when it was a TJ's Gym).  TJ's Gym Mill Valley was along the way and I knew it wouldn't be a disappointment 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Zion Narrows Top-Down

The Zion Narrows: Top-Down Overnight Hike!

So glad I finally got to writing this post.  It's long but the hike was priceless.  The night after Weightlifting Nationals in Salt Lake City, Hillary, Liz, Colin and I drove down to Zion National Park to hike the famous Narrows!  We were so excited since the scenery on the hike was suppose to be spectacular!  It was also all of our first times river hiking!  What an experience!

Thursday, September 4, 2014



We all know what LARABARs are; they were one of the first "Paleo-friendly" bars in the market.  A few months ago, they launched RENOLA, a new type of "granola" made of nuts, fruits, seeds, and spices, and sent me some samples to try out.