This Thursday, October 1, Rising CrossFit will celebrate it’s 2nd birthday. While reflecting upon the past two years, I dug through some of my written goals and plans penned during the months preceding Rising’s grand opening. As some of you know, I am a wannabe writer (read: grammar freak), and I tend to write as I tend to live….emotionally and with a flair for the dramatic every once in a while ;). Preparing to launch Rising proved to be no exception as I am still finding scraps of paper throughout my house with nuggets of inspiration, motivation, and incentive.Read More›
Congratulations to Rising’s August Athlete of the Month, Dan Lindberg. A Rising member since the day we opened our doors, you can’t possibly be in a class with Dan and not notice him. Whether you hear his calorie counting watch beeping as the morning coaches use him as their lab rat to determine what is in fact the most effective way to burn calories in an hour or his trademark choo choo train grunt as he sprints by you on a run, Mr. Lindberg is a hard guy to miss and we are certainly proud to call him one of our own. Get to know his story a little bit better by checking out his answers below.
Date you started crossfit: I was in the first ever foundations class at Rising Crossfit (Fall 2013).
Day job: Owner of Defender RMI – Commercial Insurance agency focusing on Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
Athletic background: HS Football, indoor and outdoor track and I taught martial arts for many years.
What made you decide to start crossfit? I took athletic conditioning for several years at the YMCA and Michelle was by far my favorite coach. I kept noticing a group of people attending Michelle’s class that just seemed stronger, faster and had a lot of fun together and they were all from the Crossfit program. When Michelle opened Rising I made the decision to follow and see what it was all about. Of course I loved it!
Favorite crossfit movement: Power cleans, wall balls and SHORT sprints.
Least favorite crossfit movement: Overhead squats, snatch, pull ups…. pretty much anything over head or “Gymnastics”…all very much kick my ass!
What do you love most about crossfit? I hate to sound like a broken record but again it’s the people that keep me coming back. There is something honest and humbling about sweating and throwing down a hard workout each day with these folks. Crossfit has really opened the door to a community of great hardworking people that I’m proud to call my friends.
What comes easily to you in crossfit? The mindset… I like pushing it and giving my all. Everything else (like actually doing the movements), I have to fight for tooth and nail. Hahaha
What is your biggest challenge with crossfit? Other than eating right and loving beer too much? I have a heart condition and my doctor gave me a good analogy….you might feel and think you are a sports car with a V8 engine, but you are really just driving around in a 4 banger. In my mind I feel like I can run a little faster, row a little longer or lift a little heavier but in reality my body has a different plan. My biggest challenge is not pushing myself physically more than my heart can handle.
Congratulations to Rising CrossFit’s June athlete of the month, Deb Roney! Although small in stature, Deb is big in heart and has an abundance of perseverance. Check out the interesting start to her CrossFit journey below.Read More›
Congratulations to Rising’s May athlete of the month, Bronnie Henry! Bronnie looks like a super hero and is about one of the friendliest, nicest people you will ever meet. Her willingness to try just about anything and her enthusiasm for life is contagious and we are so glad she is part of our Rising family! Get to know her story a little bit better by checking out her answers below.Read More›
Congratulations to Rising’s April Athlete of the Month, Evan Cline. Evan has been turning in impressive performances since he joined Rising….and bonus, if you happen to mangle your hand, he can help you out with actual sound, medical advice! Get to know his story a little bit better by checking out his answers below.Read More›
Congratulations to Rising’s March Athlete of the Month, Laura Dascal. Over the last several months, Laura has consistently been improving in every area….from 1 rep max Olympic lifts to chest to bar pull-ups, lately it seems that there is nothing this super woman can not accomplish. Most recently, she turned in an awesome performance on Open workout 15.4 with lots of beautifully executed handstand push-ups and multiple power cleans at 125 lbs. However, despite these amazing feats, perhaps what I find most impressive about Laura is that she has been married to Coach Mike Dascal for a VERY long time and yet somehow still finds the strength and energy to workout every day! 😉 Get to know her story a bit better by checking out her answers below:Read More›
Congratulations to Rising’s February athlete of the month, Lori Keeler. Many of you know her as the wonderful person that helps take care of your children in our Rising Kids program. In the past two months, she has overcome her fears to accomplish some amazing things like participating in the Rising Games on Team Navy, signing up for and competing in her first CrossFit Games Open, and dead-lifting and astounding 225 lbs!!! Check out her inspiring story below.Read More›
Congratulations to Mo Robinson, Rising’s January athlete of the month! One of the most kind, lovable people you will ever meet, “Slo-Mo” has been reluctantly cross fitting for four years….and while she cites “complaining” as the activity that comes most easily to her in a workout….don’t let her self-deprecating humor fool you….she is one hard-working impressive force to be reckoned with! Get to know her a little better by checking out her story below!Read More›
If you missed out this summer….your time is now…..Rising CrossFit Games 2.0 are coming soon!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 7 (time TBD)
WHERE: Rising CrossFit Ballantyne
WHAT: Open to all Rising CrossFit members and all levels of CrossFit experience. This event is about celebrating our awesome membership family! Participants will be divided into evenly matched, equal teams of between 6-10 people. Team workouts will be released a week before the competition begins. All movements will be familiar and scalable. Don’t miss this opportunity to compete against your friends and box mates for the title of Fittest Rising Team. Team names, coordinated uniforms, and excessive team spirit are required!
HOW: Sign-up sheet will be posted at Rising by Wednesday, Jan 14. If you are going to participate, please sign up by Fri, Jan. 30 at the very latest. Teams will be determined by the coaching staff.
This year on Christmas Eve, Rising CrossFit will be having a scavenger hunt team race for all its members, friends and family. This event will begin at 10 am sharp at Rising with the selection of the teams (Orange and Blue) and the announcement of the first clue….we have a great workout planned that is for everyone at every level….it will test both your fitness and your Rising knowledge…..Outrageous Christmas flair is encouraged, as are running shoes! You can sign up today on WODIFY.Read More›