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The above is a bit of a misnomer, but it is meant to grab your attention. Fitness and working out is truly one of the things in life that exposes us all to the outer reaches of our comfort zone—nearly every day.   And we choose to do this!  This speaks to the fact that we have reached a point where we need to purposefully make our lives harder than they are.  Modern society and the conveniences that come with it have caused us to: Walk less Perform less manual labor Move less in general. So now we are left...

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Hello! The question comes up often regarding workout space followed by a "there's no room in my house/apartment/garage". So how much space does someone take up when they workout? Many commercial gyms (Boutique/Group Fitness) follow a model that says that 49 square feet is acceptable.   For CrossFit, or a gym that uses a standard barbell as part of their fitness programming, this means a 7' x 7' space. Do you need that much room? Probably not, but just in case--know that you can do most body weight work and even add in some dumbbell and kettlebell work in a 7...

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March Spotlight Athlete: Gwen Wilson How did you find CrossFit Aestus? I saw an ad on Facebook. What is your favorite part of coming to CrossFit Aestus?My favorite part of CrossFit Aestus is the people and the challenging work outs. It was hard for me to get the courage to walk into a gym full of fit people (which only perpetuated me staying out of shape), but I've found everyone here to be very encouraging and motivating. What advice would you give to a new member? To keep coming, no matter what - even if you start out only coming...

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The #1 New Years Resolution from 2019, and why 99% of people failed!  In 2019 the most common New Year’s resolution or goal was to “exercise to get in shape.” Don’t get me wrong that’s a fantastic goal! But the biggest problem with new year’s resolutions is that they often lack two key components: a deeper meaning and an action plan.  I challenge you to get to the deeper reason behind WHY your resolution is important by answering the following questions: How will it change your life? How will it impact those around you? And why is it so important to you?...

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Healthy eating in its simplest form is explained by Greg Glassman’s first 13 words of fitness. “Eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.”  These are whole foods, not food products. Food products look like food that is packaged and found down the isles of your local grocery store. These tend to contain chemicals and man-made ingredients.  Instead of grabbing something that is quick and easy, plan ahead and focus on whole foods! 

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