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Ok, maybe that post title is a little dramatic….

But I’m serious!

I want this blog to be a place you want to visit! My goal is for the material to be informative, relevant and FUN!

Let me know what types of things you would like to see more of, less of, and everything in between!

Consider this post your “Comment Card” that you get at the end of a course. I’m always looking for honest and constructive feedback!

Ready… go!

Oh, and as a thank you for your participation, here’s a pretty awesome demonstration of ALL of the 10 Physical Skills (Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Accuracy and Balance) we improve through CrossFit training! Amazing stuff.

I can’t believe it’s already been 6 months since I started this blog!

In that time, I’ve:

  • Moved to a new gym! (CrossFit Lakewood!)
  • Had the honor of meeting and working with so many more athletes
  • Competed in 3 more CrossFit events, and helped convince others to compete in their first!
  • Learned a lot more about training, the human body, nutrition and CrossFit in general


  • My goal of maintaining this site is to make this blog fun and entertaining, but most importantly, a USEFUL resource for all of you. Hopefully with your continued help and input, this blog will continue to grow into site you visit daily!

    For today’s Moment of Awesomeness:

    CrossFit outlines The 10 General Physical Skills of human performance to be:

    1. Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance- The ability of the body systems to gather, process, and transport oxygen.
    2. Stamina- The ability of the body to process, store, deliver, and utilize energy.
    3. Strength- The ability of a muscular unit, or combo of muscular units to apply force.
    4. Flexibility- The ability of maximizing range of motion at a given joint.
    5. Power- The ability of a muscular unit, or combo of muscular units to apply maximum force in minimum time.
    6. Speed- The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
    7. Coordination- The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
    8. Agility- The ability to minimize transition time between one movement pattern to another.
    9. Accuracy- The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
    10. Balance- The ability to control the placement of the bodies’ center of gravity in relation to its’ support base.

    Tell me one of those skills that the guy in the video does NOT utilize to control his body and bike like that! So cool.

    THANK YOU ALL for your support. It means the world to me.

    Here’s to 100 more posts!

    Game time!

    Posted: June 18, 2010 in About Tom
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    Alright everyone, the blog is finally here!

    Ever since I completed my first CrossFit workout in September of 2008, I have known that my life-long dream was to become a CrossFit trainer, but I didn’t know where to start to make that a reality.  I admired what it did to people who trained using CrossFit’s methodology , I experienced how it made me and others around me feel, and I felt in my heart that it was possible to change anybody’s life for the better through CrossFit- regardless of their current ability level or physical limitations.  When I was given the opportunity to become a trainer at CIA CrossFit, I knew that the time had come to make my dream come true.  Right now.

    Through mostly short, high-intensity workouts, your body will increase it’s physical capacity in ways you never thought possible.  You’ll look better, feel better, and live better.  Imagine that… Work out for less time, and see better results!

    My dream: Use my talents and my passion to improve the lives of others!

    What should any of that mean to you?  Come by and check out the gym, or get in contact with me, and you’ll see!