Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tracy Plumb-Ruiz

before 286 lbs
before 260 lbs
before 240 lbs

after 140 lbs
after 140 lbs

after 140 lbs

Thought I'd start with the before and after pics...they tell my story for me :)

I lost 150 pounds 6 years ago...through diet and exercise. I did not discover Paleo and CrossFit until 3 years ago, so no, I didn't lose all the weight on the Paleo Diet and in a CrossFit Box.   But, what I did accomplish, here, at CrossFit LifeSport, was leaning out my large, bulky muscles. Through the training at CrossFit, I was able to work on my lean muscle mass, and tone my physique a whole lot more! I've got a "bad" knee from being obese for so long, and it was always keeping me from performing as well as I would have liked to in the gym. When I learned about Paleo, and the adverse affects of grains on your joints, I was able to alleviate the pain in my knee.

I am in better shape today, than the day I hit my weight loss goal...and 2 clothing sizes smaller...and way more cut...and more confident...and prouder of myself and my accomplishments...and STRONGER!!!!

Want to see my full photo album? Click on this link:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Athlete Profile-Erin Ison

"When I moved to Toledo, I was looking for something different that would maximize my time, but get results. CrossFit allows me to to both". Erin Ison chose CrossFit LifeSport, and took to it very quickly. 

A natural athlete, Erin played sports through college. CrossFit has been just the right mix of friendly competition and  high endurance training that keeps her fit. Now pregnant with her second child, she is still in the gym working out and staying healthy. 

Erin is a great example of how CrossFit benefits all fitness levels, as she is currently modifying workouts because of medical restrictions and physical limitations. But give her just a few more months, then Erin will be back on the white board with big numbers and fast times. Always a top performer, Erin's "entertaining rivalry with Kim" pushes both women to perform better. 

Competitiveness aside, Erin is fun to workout with because she cheers on everybody and motivates others to push harder.

Just the Facts~

Name: Erin Ison

Birthday: December 12

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Band: N/A

Favorite WOD: Anything with double unders

Degree/Education/Major: BS in Business

Inspirational quote/favorite mantra: "Together everyone achieves more" & "Attitude is everything"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Before and After Kelly G

Hi everyone! Well, here it is. Aug 1st marked my 1 year anniversary with CrossFit LifeSport. I'm posting a then and now to show everyone, including myself, what it's done for me. The 1st picture is from my son's birthday a year ago, 6 weeks post-baby, the 2nd picture I am 14 months post baby. In that time I've lost 27 pounds, which I'm assuming means more than 27 pounds of fat off of my body, since I've also gained muscle. Around my waist, I've lost 6 1/2". The bulk of this has come off the last 6 months or so, when I started eating clean. I still have more to work on and lose, but I wanted to do the 1 year progress update. 
Thank you Todd, Dan and Moe (along with everyone who works alongside me) for pushing me day in and day out. I appreciate you all!!

You can CrossFit When You're Pregnant?

Katlin L:
Original Story June 2014

        Up to 37 weeks through my pregnancy, I worked out. Yes, I did CrossFit. Contrary to popular belief,  I had no problems, and neither did my daughter. I really enjoyed it, and of course, only lifted the recommended weight for pregnancy. 

I would like to thank my coach Todd Ovall, my CrossFit LifeSport family and of course, Jennifer Boyd, for encouraging me to stay fit!

UPDATE: October 2014
Noelle is 5 months and doing wonderful! I am stronger than I have ever been in my life. I've lost more weight than before I was pregnant. I workout at CrossFit LifeSport 2 times a week (that is all I can fit into my schedule).  I'm trying to eat very clean. I have lots of energy for my baby. I want to be a good mom who can keep up with her physically!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sat partner WOD

We had a blast teaming up for this 22 minute workout today!

Come join us...Saturdays are always fun, and free!!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

2 nd Annual Barbells for Boobs (B4B)

Join us next Saturday, October 11th, at noon for a great cause!!!
There will be a fun group/team workout for newbies and athletes, alike :-)
Any donation is truly appreciated!!! Please make all checks or money orders out to "Susan G. Komen NWO"

See you all Saturday at CrossFit LifeSport 3128 Douglas at noon!!!!!!