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Hanna Hawkins

Hanna Hawkins: Nutrition Coach & Gym Owner

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify   Coach Mike sits down with CrossFit Optimistic’s resident nutrition coach – Hanna Hawkins. They discuss Hanna’s gym, CrossFit Lorton, her nutrition company, Macros & Muscles Nutrition, and how it feels to “wear both hats.” Finding CrossFit Optimistic Hanna currently lives in Virginia and is connected to CrossFit Optimistic through her husband, Shan, …

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We Put the “Optimist” in CrossFit Optimistic

In April, Optimists cheered on our Coaches for the CrossFit Games Quarterfinals and prepped for big events coming in May! Events like the Open & Quarterfinals, when our community comes together to cheer on other members in their fitness endeavors, really brings us back to our roots and reminds us that we put the “Optimist” …

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Rodgers Brothers: Heart of the CrossFit Games

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Today we have Coach Mike talking to the Rodgers Brothers, Billy and Danny- the behind the scenes guys at the CrossFit Games. If the CrossFit volunteers and staff are the blood of the Games, the Rodgers brothers are the heart and soul! Billy and Danny manage everything outside the competition floor from bleachers, …

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February 2021 Optimistic Roundup

February at CrossFit Optimistic was a rollercoaster! Athletes celebrated major wins, and banded together through a tough winter storm. The CrossFit Open is just around the corner, so February continued January’s efforts of increasing strength and skill across the CrossFit spectrum. 800g Challenge Starting February 8, Optimists joined the 800g Challenge, aiming to eat a …

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CrossFit Games Emcee Larry Moss

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Larry Moss, CrossFit Games emcee and SWAT Commander of the Lake Charles Police Department is on our first video podcast! Larry shares how he got his start as an emcee and working with Coach Mike at the CrossFit Games. He talks about making the Hero WOD “Murph” a part of the Police Department’s …

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January 2021 Optimistic Round Up

January at Crossfit Optimistic North Central & Alamo Heights has been busy! We are prepping for the CrossFit Open with the Widowmaker back squat series, foundational gymnastics skill clinic, and a nutrition challenge. We are starting off 2021 strong and laying the foundation in January for an awesome year of health, fitness, and community.   …

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Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez Trinity University Strength & Conditioning Coach

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Getting his master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning, Daniel Martinez has published multiple academic papers and has worked directly with Penn State University, the University of Texas, USA Beach Volleyball, the Houston Rockets, and the Philadelphia Eagles, to name a few.  He now calls Trinity University home as the Head Strength and Conditioning …

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2020 Recap: Adversity Reveals Character

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Coach Mike and Coach Anjo recap 2020. They share the crazy events of the year from the gyms closing to loaning out all the equipment to the grand reopening. They are closing out their thoughts for 2020 and are optimistic about 2021!  The Shutdown With the first two months of 2020, CrossFit Optimistic …

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Delayed Legacy With Conrad Netting IV

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Conrad Netting IV shares the series of coincidences that lead him to learning about his father’s service as a P-51 bomber in WWII. His father died in France on June 10th, 1944 a month before Conrad was born. Almost 50 years later Conrad opened a footlocker with his father’s belongings from WWII and …

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