The Fuel Method Coaching Collective Winners!!!

We shared the exciting group results from our very first Small Group Nutrition Coaching Collective with The Fuel Method this past week – 9 athletes, 8 weeks, and a whopping 70 inches and 50.5 pounds lost!!!  Really incredible!  Mostly because each of these athletes was already a member of our gym and participating in workouts!  They weren’t new to exercise, to CrossFit or RISE, just learning how FUEL their bodies in order to achieve better performance, to find better balance, and to achieve their aesthetic goals!

Not everyone that works with Alex and The Fuel Method is looking to lose weight.  Sometimes its more about overall health, a healthy relationship with food, and sometimes the non-scale victories are an even bigger deal!!  So be sure to read up on our winners and all their successes!

Today, we highlight our top 3 winners!!!  Without further adieu…

In FIRST PLACE – CASSIE STECK

Weight: -5 lbs
Inches: -7.5 inches
Non-scale victories reported: improved sleep, increased energy levels, increased self-confidence, improved workouts and recovery, clothes fitting better, self-monitoring portion sizes / alcohol while on vacation, decreased cravings, paying closer attention to habits and triggers, paying attention to hunger/fullness cues, friends noticing, inspiring others too!
“I have tried fad diets and would lose some weight but it was never maintainable. I went into this challenge not expecting result right away but once I started working with Alex, it all became so easy! I feel satisfied throughout my day (and I can actually eat more than what I was having before!) and still eating all my normal foods with a few tweaks to make it healthier. I work nights and my energy level has been great, I’ve noticed a huge difference after my night shifts! My sleep has improved dramatically, I wake up feeling more rested. After 5 years of Crossfit, I feel stronger in my workouts and that I’m recovering better. This is definitely something I can see myself doing long-term!!!”

SECOND PLACE – ELIZABETH PATTERSON

Weight: -10 lbs
Inches: -12 inches
Non-scale victories reported: improved energy levels and strength in the gym, decreased cravings, self-control / self-monitoring, paying closer attention to triggers and healthy/unhealthy habits, paying closer attention to hunger/fullness cues

THIRD PLACE – KIM DEJESUS

Weight: -8.5 lbs
Inches: -7.5 inches

Congratulations to our top 3 winners and to all those that participated!!  We’re excited for you to achieve all your goals, in and outside the gym, and to support you on your journey to a better relationship with food!

Our next small group nutrition coaching collective will begin Monday, July 15th.  If you’re interested in participating, be sure to let us know!  More details to come on info sessions and how to get signed up!  Here’s to fueling our bodies and enjoying this thing called LIFE!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 06/10

SO many exciting announcements coming up!!!  Ok, actually, just 2 major announcements…but they’re both SUPER exciting!!  So check them out…

First up, our fABtastic – Core & Buns class begins this Wednesday at 5:30pm!!!  That’s right, we’re adding a fun 30 minute burn session to target those problem areas – those abs and that booty – to our roster!  Alex Bladek will be our fearless booty-ful leader and will help us chisel out some more defined abs, develop an overall stronger core, and a better butt!  This class is of course included in your membership and open to all CF and RISE members, so meet us on the turf.  Due to space, we are capping the class at 12 people.  So if you’re planning to come, sign in ASAP!  And if you love the class and there seems to be some demand, we will look into adding more class times 🙂

Second, you may be wondering what the new fridge is for over by the couches?!?  Well wonder no more, starting next Monday, June 17th, you can pick up your Fit Fresh Kitchen meals right at CFP!!!  We are so excited to be a pick up location for Fit Fresh Kitchen meal prep service!  Their food is so delicious, the best of all the meal prep services, in our opinion!  We hope that by being a pick up location we can help make life a little easier for YOU, our athletes!!  Fit Fresh Kitchen offers 25 meals with 70 customization options each week (all the macros listed out, can be low carb, gluten free, extra protein, etc) and always comes fresh, not frozen.  They can take away a little bit of the stress of meal planning, grocery shopping, prepping, etc. and keep you on track and eating healthy all week long!  We are now live on their website which means you can place an order for your meals each week (Monday – Thursday at 1pm), select CFP as your pick up location, and get your meals the following Monday!  Can’t wait to get our meals starting next week!

That’s it for all the exciting announcements, unless you forgot that CrossFit Kids starts back this week!!  Still enrolling (especially Big Kids!), so check out all the details here!  And did you hear about our 6 year anniversary pool party at the Blount’s!!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 29th and be sure to RSVP in our private FB page!  Ok, that’s really it for the announcements, I promise.

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Some barbell work to start the week out…barbell bridges and bent over row.  Then, a sprint chipper of deadlifts and running!

Tuesday – Today consists of a 30 minute alternating EMOM…biking, burpee box jump overs, chest to bar, front rack reverse lunges, and strict handstand pushups.  Sounds sweaty!

Wednesday – Bench press up first, working up throughs some percentages and finishing off with a burner set of 8.  Afterwards, 12 minutes of ring dips, push press, and burpees over the bar.  See ya triceps!

Thursday – A little hang clean + clean complex to start off, followed by 10 minutes of doubles, t2b, and power cleans.

Friday – Back squat day!  3 sets of 4 between 80 and 85%.  Then, 3 sets of biking, running and dumbbell overhead walking lunges every 8 minutes.

Saturday – Lots of burpees, rowing and ground to overhead, so grab a partner & come WOD with us!!

Sunday Oly with Becca is on!  Come lift!

RISE Look Ahead 

Monday – Glycolytic Interval – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Tuesday – Strength Day!!  All the shoulders!

Wednesday – It’s an EMOM kind of day…burpees kbs, hollow holds, biking, squats, and sprints!

Thursday – Spartanish Training – 40 sec on/20 sec off

Friday – Glycolytic Interval – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Saturday – Strength Day!!

See you at the box!!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 06/03

Welcome to June athletes!!  Can you even believe we’re almost halfway through 2019!?  Crazy!  We have some exciting things coming up…

Our CrossFit Kids Summer Session starts back June 12th!!  Follow the link to get all the details & get your little ones Signed up ASAP!

We have our Handstand Push-up/Handstand Walk Clinic June 22nd!  Bad news, it’s sold out…but good news, we’ll have another one sometime soon, so stay tuned.

Lastly, our 6 Year Anniversary Party is Saturday, June 29th and this year, we’re celebrating by the pool!  Gary Blount and his wife are so graciously hosting us at their pool!  We’re working on all the details for a possible food truck and will have more details soon.  Look out for the event page in our private FB page this week and be sure to RSVP!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Working up to a heavy front squat to start our week! Then, grab a wreck bag! 3 rounds of some running (no wreck bag!), wreck bag squat cleans & burpees over the bag!

Tuesday – Hang snatches are up first! Afterwards, 10 minutes of DU, deadlifts and pull-ups! Keep moving on this one!

Wednesday – Some bench press triples today! Then some interval work every 6 minutes of rowing, dumbbell snatch, and push-ups.

Thursday – A longer metcon awaits! Get ready for some running, wallballs, and dumbbell box step overs.

Friday – Some sumo deadlifts, weighted pull-ups, and ring support holds to start off. Then we finish with 3 rounds of burpees and 100 ft farmers walking lunges!

Saturday – It’s a gymnasty kind of partner WOD! Grab a friend and get to the box!

Sunday Oly with Becca! Time to get your lift on!

RISE Look Ahead 

Monday – Shoulder Burn! 45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – All of the things…and legs…and maybe some death 😉 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength Day!! Core and legs!

Thursday – Aerobic Interval – 35 sec on/25 sec off

Friday – Tabata Shoulders! 20 sec on/10 sec off

Saturday – Glycolytic Interval – 1:05 on/25 sec off

We can’t wait to see you at the box!

CrossFit Kids : Summer 2019

Calling all CrossFit Kids!  Mark your calendars, CFP’s CrossFit Kids Summer Session will begin Wednesday, June 12th!  Our CrossFit Kids in training have oh so much FUN & love to workout like Mom & Dad.  In CrossFit Kids, hard work and play are disguised into FUN & games in hopes to develop a life long love of fitness!  Get your little one signed up ASAP!

Who: All kids ages 4-10 (Parents do not have to be CFP or RISE members for their children to participate)

What: CrossFit Kids Pineville Summer Session 2019

Where & When:

  • 400 N Polk St Unit A, Pineville, NC 28134
  • Starting Wed, June 12th – Wed, Aug 14th
  • Wednesdays – Jr Kids 3:30 – 3:55pm, Big Kids – 4:00 – 4:45pm 
  • Why CrossFit Kids:  CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely absolutely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population (neurological, cognitive, motor). CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive, general and scalable for any participant at any level. 
 Generally, no two workouts are the same, so kids won’t get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about coming back each week.
  • How much: Big Kids – $75 for the full 10 week session!!  Jr Kids – $60 for the full 10 week session!!  This session, your price includes a CUSTOM CROSSFIT PINEVILLE KIDS T-SHIRT!!!  You will place your t-shirt order upon registration.

*We know that many families have more than 1 CrossFit Kid! We offer discounts for additional siblings participating in CFK as follows – 15% off 1st sibling, 20% off 2nd sibling. Discounts applied to both CFP members and non-members.

Email Coach Michelle at info@pinevillecrossfit.com or call us at 704-889-0190 to get your CrossFit Kid signed up today!!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 05/06

Happy Sunday athletes!  We’re excited to announce our partnership with SweatNET Charlotte!  SweatNET members can now drop into our RISE classes for just $10!!  We’re excited to have some new faces join our awesome community!  Haven’t tried a RISE class lately?  I dare you, it just might kick your butt in a totally different way!

Somehow, it’s already May!  We’re looking forward to Murph & Mimosas this Memorial Day as we honor the fallen and raise our glass to them with mimosas and brunch after Murph on Monday, May 27th!  Be sure to RSVP to the event in our private group page so we can cater in enough eggs, bacon and pancakes 🙂  Feel free to bring a friend or family member, the more the merrier!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Time for a little retest of our Gymnastics Interval Test! 6 rounds every 5 minutes of strict pull-ups, t2b, push-ups, and wallballs.

Tuesday – Working those deadlifts and strict handstand push-ups first! After, some barbell cycling of power cleans & push presses.

Wednesday – Intervals are the name of the game! Rowing, burpee box jump overs, biking & running!

Thursday – Barbell z-press + strict weighted pull-ups/strict pull-ups first. Then, 10 minutes with your jump rope, a dumbbell (for single arm c&j), and the pull-up bar (for c2b)!

Friday – Some split squats and bent over row work! Afterwards, a chipper! Rowing, air squats, kbs, and walking lunges!

Saturday – Some running, overhead squats, and burpee box jumps with your fav partner!

Sunday Oly with Becca! Come perfect those Olympic lifts!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – The best kind of Monday’s have burpees 😉 45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – All is the things (and legs and a little death) – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength day!! Boulder Shoulders

Thursday – Thruster Thursday! 45 sec on/15 sec off

Friday – Allll the shoulders! 20 sec on/10 sec off

Saturday – Cardio and core – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Cheers to a new week ahead!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 04/01

Happy Birthday (tomorrow!) to the one and only, hard working, WOD crushin’, most enthusiastic woo-girl, Coach Jen!!!  And as this picture predicts, there just might be thrusters to celebrate her birthday 😉

Body Fat Test of NC will be back at CFP/RISE this weekend!!!  (Saturday April 6th!)  Their mobile unit has a hydrostatic tank and is considered the most accurate of all body fat testing methods!  If you’ve never had your body fat tested, this weekend is the perfect time to get your baseline.  Especially right before we start our Small Group Nutrition Coaching Collective with The Fuel Method!  For those of you who have tested, now is your chance to retest and see where you are headed into this next season!  Follow this link to secure your spot this coming weekend!

We’re 2 weeks away from Battle of the Ages!!!  Just a reminder, we will not have CrossFit or RISE classes Saturday morning, April 13th as we host 240 competing athletes, hundreds of spectators and amazing vendors.  We hope you’ll be out to support all our teams, volunteer or judge or keep the day running, and enjoy a great day of competition!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – This is not an April Fool’s joke…some deadlift work with some KBS practice in between.  Then, a spicy metcon starting off with a row buy-in, followed by 3 rounds of thrusters & pull-ups, ending with a run buy out!

Tuesday – It’s an EMOM kind of Tuesday!  Some conditioning mixed in with accessory work.

Wednesday – Testing that power clean today!  Working up to a heavy single.  After, a quick sprint of power cleans and chest to bar pull-ups (rx+ ring MU).

Thursday – Some push jerk work to start off today.  Working up through some percentages.  Then, a fun triplet of doubles, DB snatch, and strict HSPU.

Friday – Today we metcon first!  Strict Cindy, oh my!  Afterwards, a little accessory work.

Saturday – Come get a partner WOD in before or after your body fat testing!!

Sunday Oly with Becca – come lift this week!!  We will not have Oly the 14th following Battle of the Ages!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Spartanish – 40 sec on/20 sec off

Tuesday – Strength day!!  Core and Shoulder focus!

Wednesday – Functional Training – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Thursday – Glycolytic Interval – 40 sec on/20 sec off

Friday – Burpee Friday!!!  1:05 on/25 sec off

Saturday – Strength Day!!

Let’s make it a great week!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

The Fuel Method + Small Group Coaching Collective

Ok, so by now you’ve heard about our exciting partnership with The Fuel Method in order to offer our athletes incredible nutrition coaching!  And hopefully you’ve heard about our Small Group Nutrition Coaching Collective that we’re launching in just a few weeks!  I know many of you are ready to get started, and some of you may still have questions.  So here are all the details…

More on The Fuel Method…

“First, we form habits. Then, they form us.”  Your habits, thoughts and actions shape who you are.  The Fuel Method helps you become aware of your current habits and provides education and guidance on how you can improve, adapt and grow beyond them to achieve who you want to become!

Also, this is habit-based… You will also learn how to fuel your body for your goals, how to meal prep like a champ, what the deal is with current fads (like does celery juice actually cure all the things?) and so much more!

Small Group Coaching Collective

  • Mon April 8 – Sunday Jun 2 – 8 week commitment
  • 8 week individual and group nutrition coaching with Alex
  • Focus on changing and adapting old habits and adding new habits to create maintainable and sustainable long term change!
  • Private group page to share info, recipes, etc
  • Daily newsletters to provide guidance, recipes, tips, and education to learn how to fuel your body and mind to thrive!
  • Weekly Check-Ins
  • Weekly Challenges
  • Prizes!!!  Did someone say Lululemon?  What about an additional month of nutrition coaching?

If you’re on the fence or wondering if this could be for you, just think…where could you be sitting in 8 weeks if you decide to join?  At the end of this first 8 week cycle it will be June and warm weather will be here to stay.  You could be feeling more confident in your skin, in your clothes, in your bathing suit!  You could be feeling less guilt when eating your favorite foods and more equipped to tackle those summer BBQs!  You could be hitting the goals in the gym that seemed like they just weren’t going to happen despite your constant training!

Alex will be working with you 1-on-1 and using her background in counseling to help you develop a better relationship with food and establish what fueling method is best for you!  Macros, food journal, intermittent fasting, paleo, vegetarian, etc.  No two people are the same, no two bodies are alike, and no one fueling method fits all.

It’s not about giving up your favorite foods, it’s not about overhauling your diet or never eating out again.  It’s about building habits that will create lasting results.

If you’re ready to get signed up, let us know!  Alex is setting up consults this week and next with athletes that want to join!  If not now… when?

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 03/25

What a good looking crew!  Thanks to all those who came out for our Friday Night Lights Open celebration!!  19.5 was killer and you all crushed it!!!  Now back to our regularly scheduled programming (thank goodness 😉 )

In case you missed it, we are super excited to announce our partnership with Alex Bladek and The Fuel Method!!  CFP and RISE were looking for a way to offer our athletes proper nutrition coaching and felt we were coming up short.  Enter Alex!  She uses her background of sport psychology and counseling to effectively coach her clients on changing eating habits for the better and help them create lasting change in order to fuel themselves for health, wellness, and life!

We’re kicking off our partnership with The Fuel Method by launching a Small Group Nutrition Coaching Collective!  Our Collective starts Monday, April 8th and will run for 8 weeks.  Alex will be working with this small group providing intensive nutrition coaching!  She’ll only be taking on 10 clients for this Collective, so if you’re looking to make a change, tired of not seeing the results you’ve been wanting in the gym, or struggling with what and how to eat…this is for you!!!  And yes, there will be some fun perks and prizes involved!  More details to come tomorrow!

And finally, we’re 3 weeks away from Battle of the Ages!!!  We are looking for our last 2 judges!  If you are available to help out, sign up here ASAP!  It’s going to be an EPIC day, we cannot wait!!!

Here’s your look ahead…

Monday – Back squat day!  Who’s looking for a gold star today?  We’re getting heavy!  Then, a little chipper of cardio and barbell, fun times!

Tuesday – Starting off with some push press today, working up to a heavy single.  After, an AMRAP of some strict hspu, strict pull-ups and some pistols.  All the shoulders!

Wednesday – Today we snatch!  Working up to a 1 rep max for the day, then using 75-80% of today’s 1 rep for an alternating EMOM of rowing and snatches!

Thursday – Some gymnastic accessory work up first, then a scary looking couplet of running and devil’s press!

Friday – Overhead squats today!!  Then, grab some dumbbells for overhead lunges and front squats!

Saturday – Partner WODs are back!!  Grab a friend and come get sweaty 🙂

Sunday Oly with Becca at noon!  Be there!

RISE Look Ahead

Monday – Shoulders & Cardio – 45 sec on/15 sec off

Tuesday – All of the things 😉 – 1:20 on/30 sec off

Wednesday – Strength Day!!  Shoulder focus!

Thursday – Tabata!  20 sec on/10 sec off – alllll the rounds!

Friday – Legs & Core!  45 sec on/15 sec off!

Saturday – Glycolytic interval – 1:05 on/25 sec off

Calling it now, it’s going to be an awesome week!  As always, we’ll see you at the box!

Announcing : CFP/RISE Partnership with The Fuel Method

At CrossFit Pineville and RISE Charlotte, we strive to offer the very best service!  We specialize in group fitness, offer programs for all ages and fitness levels, and two different training programs: CrossFit methodology as well as high intensity interval training.  We aim to please each individual athlete and offer add on programming, individual program design, and personal training.  We offer specialty classes and skill classes.  We also have a Physical Therapist in house, Dr. Amy Bullock of Fortress Physical Therapy, to offer support for your musculoskeletal system and help you train smart and pain free.

The area we truly have felt we are lacking : Nutrition.  Our coaches have a great knowledge of nutrition, however none specialize in this area, nor have extensive training in it.  We can discuss the topic with our athletes, make recommendations on small changes they can make in regards to food choices and habits, recommend supplements, etc.  However, we haven’t been able to provide the one on one nutrition coaching that many athletes are looking for and need.

Enter Alex Bladek and The Fuel Method.

Brandon and Michelle actually met Alex a few years ago through Brandon’s best friend, Paul.  Paul has a CrossFit gym in Michigan where (small world!) Alex would train when visiting home.  After circumstances changed, Alex and her fiance Hannes became members of CrossFit Pineville last year and thus began a conversation of how we can better serve you, our members!

A little more about Alex and The Fuel Method : Alex has her Masters in Counseling with a specialization in sport and health psychology.  She has completed her Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification and is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  Alex grew up an athlete, but once she stopped playing organized sports, unhealthy habits started to emerge and the weight started to creep on.  At the end of her senior year of college, she decided to make a change not only for her health, but her self-confidence as well.  She started taking control of her fitness and diet again.  It took years for her to discover something that was not restrictive and could be maintained long-term.

Through her school studies, working with mentors, and studying the field, she developed The Fuel Method.  Using The Fuel Method, Alex aims to assist others in navigating through the excess of information so they can achieve and maintain their goals!  The Fuel Method is a habit-based approach to health and nutrition, tailored to the individual, counseling you to a healthy relationship with food.  The Fuel Method takes all aspects of YOU into account – from your lifestyle to your food preferences to your body type, it all plays a role in achieving your goals.  The Fuel Method provides one-on-one accountability and guidance, goal setting, newsletters loaded with recipes, resources and tips, progress metrics (like measurements and weekly check-ins) and access to an ‘Active Members’ Facebook group.  After working with Alex and The Fuel Method, you will walk away with the tools, skills and knowledge to fuel your body and mind, for life!

We are so excited to partner with Alex and looking forward to all she will bring to the table!  If you are interested in a consult with Alex, don’t hesitate, contact her ASAP!  We are working with Alex to plan a nutrition challenge open to any CFP or RISE athletes starting in just a few weeks!  Details are being finalized now, so stay tuned for more info!!!

Welcome Alex and The Fuel Method to CFP and RISE!!

It’s Open Season!!!

The 2019 CrossFit Games Open Season is here!!!  Join us this year for the CFP Open Team Challenge as we participate in 5 weeks of fun, community, anticipation, adrenaline, pain, PRs, new bests, did I mention fun!?

Wondering what the Open is?  In short, it’s one way to earn a ticket to the CrossFit Games!  Although most of us probably aren’t Games bound, it’s still fun to participate and compete each year.  CrossFit will release a workout each week starting Thursday, Feb. 21.  You have until Monday to complete the workout (either RX or Scaled) and submit your score.  You can officially sign up at games.crossfit.com.

The top in the world get invited to the Games.  You can see how you stack up against them, those in your state, your profession, yourself in years past, others in the gym, your age division, etc.  And this year, we’ll be competing as Teams to earn your names hung on a banner as the 2019 CFP Open Team Champions along with bragging rights around the gym for a whole year!!  Here are all the details…

CFP Open Team Challenge

  • Buy a CFP 2019 Open T-shirt to be on a team!  (Sign ups will be at the gym tomorrow and the order will be placed 2/11!)
  • Team Captains (some of your coaches!) will draft players of everyone that signs up (we will make sure teams have a mix of all fitness levels and abilities!).
  • Each week, each person can earn 4 potential points for their team:
    1 for completing the WOD
    1 for doing it RX
    1 for checkin/posting a picture on social media
    1 for a PR or first… like first pull-up or muscle up, etc
  • At the end of the week, the teams will be ranked 1 to however many teams we have like a competition (first place gets 1 pt, second gets 2 etc…)
  • After the five weeks, the team with the lowest number of points wins an Open Banner with all their names to hang in the gym for a year!!!
  • We will run the Open WODs on Saturday’s except for the final week, Friday, March 22nd, when we will hold Friday Night Lights!!  Stay tuned for more details to come.
  • If you need to complete the Open WOD other than Saturday’s, just let us know.  We’ll make sure you get it done!

So join us for some fun and a little friendly competition!!  We can’t wait!