Josh Baugh: Tattoos, Beards & CrossFit

LINKS: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Coach Josh Baugh has been an Optimist for over a decade, starting his CrossFit journey through a Groupon in 2010. Today Coach Forrest talks with Josh about everything from Josh’s tattoos to his beard balm company to the phone call that led him to become the Competition Director …

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2013 CrossFit Optimistic Opens

Raw & Unfiltered: Reflecting on 7 Years at CFO

LISTEN: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify When the gym opened in 2013 and no one showed up for class, what kept Coach Mike and Coach Anjo going was their belief in CrossFit. What Optimists see now are the gym renovations and big classes but in 7 years ago there were many tough moments. From …

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9 Commonly asked CrossFit Kids and Teens Questions, Answered

Here are the most common CrossFit Kids and Teens questions answered from weightlifting safety to the physical and mental skills children build in the class. When and where is the class?  CrossFit Optimistic CrossFit Kids and Teens classes are a four week program, Monday-Friday, beginning Monday June 8th and ending on Friday July 24th. The …

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Shawn Dinsmore in a curly wig

Shawn Dinsmore Stumbling into HBS

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify If you’ve ever worked out at the noon class at North Central, you’ve seen Shawn Dinsmore working out with his wife, Taira, his son, Daniel, and his sister, Megan. In this episode Shawn aka “Shirtless” shares his experience at West Point, how he transitioned out of the Army and went to Harvard Business …

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Coaches Forrest and Anjo smiling outside

CrossFit Essentials for Travel & At Home Workouts

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Coach Forrest and Coach Anjo share their favorite pieces of CrossFit equipment that they just can’t do without. While none of these are truly “essential,” when you find the pieces that feel like they are made specifically for you, it makes a world of difference in your confidence and performance. Over the last …

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4 Reasons Teens Should CrossFit

Whether your kids are already active or are struggling to find the right extracurricular activity, CrossFit Teens is right for them. At CrossFit Teens, our priority is safety, while having fun. Making CrossFit fun keeps young athletes engaged in the activity! Building healthy habits now will ensure kids will carry them on for the rest …

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Fermented Foods

Two Fermented Foods for Better Gut Health

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Coach Anjo is feeding more than just her family in the Martinez house- she’s also feeding bacteria and yeast cultures. What are we talking about? Fermented foods! Specifically her sourdough starter and kefir grains. Coach Anjo gives us the lowdown on how these healthy homemade foods are improving her family’s gut health without …

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