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!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Athlete Profile~Kate Kelley

Kate Kelley has been a fixture at CrossFit LifeSport for quite a while. She is friendly, fun and very strong! If you watch Kate workout, you will see determination, tenacity and sheer strength. She puts up big numbers and fast times, but she is also there cheering on everyone else at the box. 

Her major contribution to the LifeSport family, in her opinion, is "Uh, conversation? I do like to talk to everyone. (I think Todd doesn’t appreciate my conversational ability.)" While she is a talkative lady, Kate brings much more to the table than that...She has run many races (marathons, 5K's), is very involved in her community (Toledo's Warehouse District) and is a huge supporter of local/small businesses (she is a self-employed Financial Advisor).

She is a natural athlete, and looks like she's been doing CrossFit forever. "After 20 years of searching for something where I could see measurable improvements in strength and conditioning, I finally found it with CrossFit." Well, she found the perfect place to call home at LifeSport. 

Just the Facts~
Name: Kate Kelley

Birthday: December 13

Hometown: Crofton, MD

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Band: (Toss up) U2/Talking Heads/The Police

Favorite WOD: "Annie" (only one I hold a record for at CFLS)

Degree/Education/Major: B.S. in International Business and Spanish (I originally wanted to work for NSA, but was told I wouldn’t make a good employee)

Inspirational quote/favorite mantra: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt