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Attending the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) Course

I attended the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course (CF-L1) this past weekend and wanted to share my experience. I won’t know whether I passed the test when I post this [edit 8/27/2018–I passed]. I feel like I did, but regardless, I got so much out of this weekend. It was a weekend in Omaha, NB. (Warning: Hawkeye in Husker Nation…my God, it’s full of RED*…) The course trained me on performing and coaching Olympic lifts and functional movements and understanding CrossFit philosophy and programming. I love CrossFit even more. All three trainers were fantastic – Joe, Becky, and Spencer. I believe...

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Lessons Learned – Facebook and Twitter Accounts

I’m removing the New Moon Fitness Facebook page. There are numerous reasons, but the final straw was the privacy fiasco and bad faith response with which Facebook has consistently operated. To maintain a business page, I must also have a personal page, and that requires upkeep time as well as dealing with connections and messages. And if you have never operated a business page on FB you may not realize just how little FB does to promote your work and how much they pressure you to buy ad space. My first year in business I spent over $2000 on FB...

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Supporting High School Journalism

West Side Story is the student news source of Iowa City West High School. Besides being an informative publication filled with personal stories about students and staff, issues this year have contained articles about subjects of interest to teens, such social media, AP courses, recipes, fashion, school clubs, local activities, as well as controversies such as vaping and the use of seclusion rooms. The content of the magazine is created by students. I have one child this year at West, and I’ll have two next year. My oldest plans to contribute to this publication in the coming years and already...

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Fall Small Group Training – The METCON

Our strength training small groups have been pushing the 3-5 day splits for 6 months. We all love strength training, but sometimes we need to kick it up a notch. We need to specifically focus on improving our conditioning. What is “conditioning”? I like Joel Jamieson’s definition: maximum amount of power output that can be maintained over a given time Let’s do it! Starting August 29th and continuing for 8 weeks, our Tuesday 5:30am and Saturday morning 10am groups will be METCONS (metabolic conditioning). That is, we’ll challenge your conditioning. These work outs will include three phases: Strength: one compound exercise...