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Depressed? Exercise will help.

Cardio > pills long term ? We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life. The following are common psychological benefits gained through exercise. Improved mood Reduced stress as well as an improved ability to cope with stress Improved self-esteem Pride in physical accomplishments Increased satisfaction with oneself Improved body image Increased feelings of energy Improved in confidence in your

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4 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR ROWING

Let’s be honest. Rowing is a serious component of CrossFit that should be afforded the respect it deserves through regular practice and study. Of course, this is far easier said than done. Perhaps you feel as if you’ve wasted gargantuan amounts of energy only to get minimal returns. You’ve sought out the most efficient way to do everything else in CrossFit, now it’s time to look at rowing the same way. When digging into rowing philosophies you tend to find two distinct schools of thought. One school is the purist rower who wants you to know every nuance, term, and

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Athlete of the Month

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] KATIE SULLIVAN Hey, I’m Katie and I am a student in my final year of South’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. I have been with CFRH for about 6 months and my favorite lift is deadlift. My main goal when I started at CFRH was simply to become more active, but I have also lost weight, gotten stronger, and made new friends along the way![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Athlete of The Month

1) What do you do for a living? I’m in construction framing 2) How long have you been with us? 6 weeks 3) Whats your Favorite Lift? Deadlift 4) Tell us how CrossFIt Roadhouse helped you acheive your goals. What Goals did you have/accomplish? My main goal was to lose weight, tone up, be healthier, and get back into shape. CrossFit has helped me in prove on all those areas. Already lost a bunch of weight in my first 6 weeks. Starting to see muscles form that I have never had before. It’s also helped me figure out what foods

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Athletes of the month August

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”54488″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Bootcamp Testimonial – Ashley Williamson 1. My favorite thing about Bootcamp was it was different every class time. I liked that Coach Becky changed it up every class and we weren’t doing the same thing all the time. Coach Becky made class challenging and fun. I also liked that I had a choice of two classes to attend, and one choice was an early class so you could still get a workout in and have the whole day to work, have fun, or run errands. 2. I am 45 years old and I am a 3rd grade

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Athletes of the month August

CFRH Athlete of the Month: Jessica Whittington 1. She is 35 year old, Controller, Single mother of 2 2. With a busy life and sedentary career it is easy to get out of shape without realizing it. In the short amount of time I have been at Crossfit Roadhouse, I have noticed a tremendous change in my overall health. Through balanced nutrition, hormones, and fun exercises it has been easy to stay motivated with such fast results. Overall, the increased energy, strength, stamina and mood have been well worth the effort. The difference in how I feel is night and

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Athlete Spotlight!

KRISTEN MOCK Athlete of the Month Bio: Name: Kristen Mock Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, interests/hobbies, etc). I am from Auburn, AL and I attended Troy University where I graduated with a degree in Communications and a minor in Public Relations. I am the oldest of 2 kids to Joey and Kim Mock. I currently work as the manager at Breakout in Mobile and absolutely love my job! I currently live with 3 girl friends from school in a house in Mobile. I have an amazing boyfriend named Brandon who I hope to marry one day

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Athlete Spotlight!

Jason Hanberg Athlete of the Month Bio:  Name: Jason Hanberg  Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, interests/hobbies, etc). I have a wife and two kids, my job is in food sales, and my interests and hobbies involve football and cooking.  When did you start doing CrossFit? I stated CrossFit about 8 months ago.  What made you decide to start CrossFit? I wanted to physical results and my doctor told me I needed to lose weight because I was heading in the direction of high blood pressure and diabetes if I didn’t.  How has CrossFit made an impact

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