4th of July Weekend Weekend Schedule: NO 6:30 pm on Friday, 7/3, NO 10:30 am on Saturday, 7/4 and NO Master's on Sunday, 7/5.
SCF Teens New summer class times! 10am Tuesdays & Thursdays. Parents are also welcome to come and workout! Contact Kelly@shorelinecrossfit.com for more info.

What You Want to Hear

You don’t pay us to tell you what you want to hear.  If you want to hear what you want to hear, it’s free…

Just listen to the voice in your head that tells you it’s fine.  You’re doing great…It’s all okay.  Or, perhaps go to your mother.  Mothers are usually pretty complimentary.  And they’re free too.

But your coaches…your coaches you pay to be honest with you.  To give you feedback on what went awry and possible ways to fix it.  If all we ever did was pad egos, there’d never be improvement.  This is not to say that we don’t give credit when credit is due.  Trust me, most coaches will tell you that an athlete’s success is more rewarding than personal success.  Because your success IS, in fact, our success.

But in order to get you there, there has to be honesty.

So, the next time a coach doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, be grateful.  You’re getting what you’re paying for.

Lynn, Jess, and Alicia  practicing pulling from above the knee

Lynn, Jess, and Alicia practicing pulling from above the knee

Yumi working on her behind-the-neck push press.

Yumi working on her behind-the-neck push press.

Ashley Platt hasn't let her newlywed status keep her from working out!

Ashley Platt hasn’t let her newlywed status keep her from working out!

Yes, DP, 400 meter repeats can make your glutes feel like that!

Yes, DP, 400 meter repeats can make your glutes feel like that!

Coach Bradley, leading the pack...

Coach Bradley, leading the pack…

The Stebbins getting after Saturday's partner wall balls.  How fun was that??!!

The Stebbins getting after Saturday’s partner wall balls. How fun was that??!!

Your coaches have been doing a lot of research on the proper way to swing a kettle bell.  The way that Coach Shlee is swinging-with a hinged hip, lats engaged-with increase power through the hip and transfer into many of your lifts.

Your coaches have been doing a lot of research on the proper way to swing a kettle bell. The way that Coach Shlee is swinging-with a hinged hip, lats engaged-will increase power through the hips and transfer into many of your lifts.



May Accomplishments

Lisbeth QuoteIt’s something that I hear at least once a week. Sometimes I hear it more. I am sure that I’ve written about this statement previously:

I don’t have time“.

I don’t have time to exercise.  I don’t have time to diet.  I don’t have time to stretch.  I don’t have time to warm-up. To work on my muscle-ups, pull-ups, handstand walks, cardio, etc…

The truth is: want we want, we make time for.

You just don’t want it that badly.

Decide what you really want.  Then do it.

Let’s see who achieved what they set their hopes on during this last month at SCF:

Squats & Snatches!

Bradley Roth set a PR on his strict press (190) and a 25lb. PR on his split jerk (325) and Melissa Roy swung the 53lb. kettlebell during a workout. Monica Vidro added 5lbs to her strict press this month, Tracey Appleget set a PR on her back squat (115), Larry Weiss also PR’d on his back squat (205), and Jeannine Rockefeller strict pressed 70lbs for a new PR. Rich Sudock back squatted 365lbs as a 3RM, Kara Maculatis also set a PR on her 3RM back squat (160), and Mark Testa back squatted 315 for a new 3RM. Luis Suarez set a PR on his squat snatch (135), Mark DeCapua squat snatched 130lbs for a new PR, Janice Rodriguez set a PR on her 3RM power snatch (130), and LP set a PR on her 2RM power snatch (130).

Body Weight Experts & Anniversaries

Sarah Lipp, Mary Pont, and Amanda Magleby all did their first legless rope climbs this month! Alex Hernandez and Nancy Squiccimarri did their first kipping pull ups, Bradley Roth performed 16 unbroken muscle ups, and Bianca Fiondella also set a PR on her max unbroken muscle ups with 5. Larry Weiss performed his first toes to bar, Mary Pont did “Murph” in 38:05 with a 10lb vest, and Chris Bruno did 163 unbroken double unders. Andy Feldman, Eddie Angiollo, Bianca Fiondella, and Ed Lennon all have been at SCF for 5 years this month! Al Carocci and Jackie Maculatis have both been with SCF for 3 years and Janie Kearney made a come back to Shoreline this month!

It was great to see so many athletes PR on their cleans tonight!

It was great to see so many athletes PR on their cleans tonight!



New Beginnings

Since I was five years old, every September, I’ve gone back to school.  It’s the only way I know.  For me, there’s something comforting in this cycle.  Every year, no matter how bad things got, how much I disliked a teacher (and now perhaps a student), I got to start fresh.

For instance, this year, I was way too relaxed with my cellphone policy.  No big deal.  I’ll be the Phone Nazi come September.

New year, new beginning.

Thinking about this, got me thinking, what do people do in other walks of life when there is no “new beginning” every fall?

Or isn’t there????

How about making your new beginning start tomorrow?  Perhaps your diet has been in the crapper, or your workout routine inconsistent?  Or, maybe you are allowing a certain someone to consistently take advantage of you, or you’ve been skipping church on Sundays?

Change it.  It’s time for a new beginning.

It doesn’t have to be in September.  It doesn’t have to be on January 1st.  It doesn’t even have to be a Monday.

Make it tomorrow.

Meg O. representing Shoreline CrossFit last week at the East Regional

Meg O. representing Shoreline CrossFit last week at the East Regional