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How do I actually pick the right goals for me?

We hope you've been following along and now know how important goals are to staying on track, and even what SMART goals are.  But how do you actually set the right goals for you? As discussed in our last post, start with your why.  Depending on what that why is for...

What is a Smart Goal?

Yay you came back to read part 2 of our goal setting series! Welcome back, let's jump right in! In order to set yourself up for success, the goals that you set need to be SMART.... soo what does that mean? SMART goals are ones that are Specific, Measurable,...

Goals, Goals, Goals, Blah, Blah, Blah

You may, or may not, have heard us preaching about GOALS, and putting GOALS on the board, and working on your GOALS, etc etc etc.  Up until now we have been pretty informal about them, but as part of the upcoming revamp of our schedule and things, we are going to...

3 Tips For Living a Healthier Lifestyle

As our garage doors open for the season, we see lots more runners and bikers out and about now that the weather finally broke. There are a lot of reasons for that, maybe they are training for an upcoming race, or maybe they are trying to kick start their fitness again...

No Return Policy

I booked a flight the other day and just before you hit “complete order” there’s a little button that says,“no refund”. It really got me thinking about the gym and fitness in general. There is no return policy on this good ol’ life of ours, we don’t get a redo...

I Love Lattes Too

“I’d like a vente non fat caramel mocha frappuccino with whip please.” It happens every day at coffee shops all across America, the foo foo coffee drinker. I use to be somewhat of one myself. I hated the taste of coffee but loved all the wonderful things it did to me....

Hey Hey It’s Our Birthday!

Today is officially one year since we opened our doors! So much has changed in the past year, and we have you to thank! It's been a crazy busy year, but easily the best one ever! So THANK YOU! How This Madness Started Icehouse started as a "hey we should open a gym!"...

Spring has Sprung…Now I’m Sleepy.

Remember when we could see the sun when we woke up?  Thanks a lot day light savings time!   It’s cost us a little more than some light in the morning, some of us are also struggling with that small thing called Sleep.  Actually it’s not a small thing at all, it’s a...

Lactate Threshold

Have you ever wondered why during or after a workout you feel like your muscles are aching or burning? Why you cannot catch your breath to save your life? The answer is a phenomenon called Lactic Acid. Energy Systems The body has two main ways of producing energy: the...

The Open – The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly

We are now one week into the CrossFit Open, and as we've seen in years past it's an amazing experience, even more so now that we get to share it with all of our awesome kick ass members! It's so great to watch folks play with their limits and push past them. While the...