Thursday, January 30, 2014

CrossFit Deep

CrossFit Deep Ellum

After a weekend full of weightlifting at the American Open, and a week of tapering for Americans, I was ready to do a CrossFit workout during our week off.  Before leaving Dallas, we decided to drop in at CrossFit Deep, home to some badass lifters and CrossFitters.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CrossFit OPO

CrossFit OPO in Porto, Portugal!

I was in Portugal for the holidays!  I love visiting CrossFit gyms outside the US!  Each country and box has its own personality and attitude towards CrossFit.  I love experiencing that and taking a fitness class in another language!

In the US, CrossFit has blown up and boxes are easy to find.  Whereas, in Portugal, CrossFit is only beginning.  The first CrossFit gym in Portugal opened two years ago and within the past year, a few more have opened.  I had the pleasure of visiting CrossFit OPO (website) in Porto, the first and only CrossFit gym in Porto!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CrossFit Alvalade

CrossFit Alvalade in Lisbon!

We tried to get a workout in before leaving Lisbon.  We debated on traveling outside of the city a bit to check out CrossFit LX near Queluz.  From the members at CrossFit OPO, we heard that a new CrossFit gym in Lisbon was opening up, but we had no details.  After searching around a bit and to our luck, CrossFit Alvalade had their grand opening the same day, January 2nd, 2014.  CrossFit Alvalade is the first CrossFit gym in Lisbon, Portugal!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

EvoFit Enso Roller (Muscle Roller)

EvoFit Enso Roller (Muscle Roller)

About a month ago I was asked to review EvoFit's brand new enso / muscle roller.  The Enso roller was released in the beginning of December.  It's unlike any roller out there in the market today.  Clever in design, the enso roller is completely customizable through adjustable discs.  You can use it as a roller or a hand-held massage device, and then strip it down for travel.  Since receiving it, the enso roller has dramatically helped my recovery and immediately became my favorite roller to date!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year from Lisbon!

Happy New Year from Lisbon!

Happy New Year, everyone!!!  This year I'm celebrating New Year in Lisbon, Portugal!  Mm, what fun it has been!

So with a couple days into 2014, I wanted to reflect on my fitness goals from last year and make new ones for this year with a weightlifting focus.