Coach Anjo

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Coach Anjo describes herself in three words: caregiver, listener, and CrossFitter. From starting her early mornings coaching all the way to cooking dinner for her family every night, one word she didn’t use to describe herself if grit. Taking everything in stride, she makes it happen, whether it’s …

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Coach Mike

Shor Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Forrest gets to sit down and talk to his dad, Coach Mike, husband, father of four kids, and owner of CrossFit Optimistic. Coach Mike takes us back to the ‘80s when he realized his life was going nowhere in El Paso. Reflecting on parenthood, his military career, …

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Conditioning vs. Weightlifting for a new CrossFitter

When you first start out, CrossFit can seem complicated. You’re moving your body in new ways, learning new skills, and figuring out what all the acronyms mean…it can be overwhelming. A common question I get asked as a coach is “which one is more important, conditioning or weightlifting?” To answer this question, here is a …

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