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Rebecca Black

A Golden Ticket to Happiness With Rebecca Black

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify In 2010 Coach Rebecca Black unknowingly purchased her golden ticket… a groupon to CrossFit. From working at Lockheed Martin to DEFCON conventions spotting FBI agents, Coach Rebecca turned from running with hackers to training Optimists. She shares how she moved from a stressful job to one she loves, her passion for coaching, and …

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COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Renewed Faith in Humanity from COVID-19?!

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify We talked with one of our Optimists, Paul “The Champ” Basaldua about his COVID-19 news. He is giving his post-Coronavirus Blood Plasma to help those still fighting the COVID-19 illness. We want to help spread the story so others may find a way to be part of the solution! You can make a …

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Margie

Margie Blomstrom: How Having Kids Changed My Marriage

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Margie Blomstrom and her husband Kevin had three kids within 21 months: twins through IVF and their third child shortly after. As Margie put it “It rocked our world. It rocked our marriage. We were in survival mode for years.” As their children have grown older, Margie and Kevin are learning how to …

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Building Muscle & Mental Toughness

Building Muscle & Mental Toughness

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Coach Mike and Coach Anjo sit down with their four kids and discuss how starting CrossFit early shaped them into the confident young adults they are now. Forrest & India were the first CrossFit teens and Sierra & Maya were the first CrossFit kids at CrossFit Optimistic! They talk about how CrossFit taught …

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King William District CrossFit

Brick By Brick: Building a CrossFit Gym from the Ground Up with Dan Kachtik

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Dan Kachtik poured the concrete, bolted down roof panels, and put up the beams to literally build his affiliate, King William District CrossFit. In this episode of the Optimistic Podcast, Coach Mike talks with local CrossFit gym owner, Dan, about the process of building his gym. After hearing multiple people tell him “you …

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Setting Goals in all Parts of your Life

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify David Lovelace talks about how he uses goal setting in all facets of his life – spiritual, family, fitness, and business – and how setting goals has helped him achieve his dreams of getting a muscle up and getting his instrument rated pilot license. Behind the CrossFitter who works out at noon Monday …

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Perseverance

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Matt Starr’s take on perseverance is that “Going through these tough times is that the only way to move is to move forward. You can only control yourself.” Coach Mike and Matt, an “OG” Optimist of over a decade, talk about persevering through tough times, whether its a 13.1 mile trail race, or …

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