Welcome Son Do!

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We are excited to announce Son Do as the newest member of the Maxmead Fitness Coaching team!  A veteran of the US Army, Son has worked as a personal trainer, strength coach, and CrossFit coach in both large and small gyms. His passion for teaching movement and pushing everyone, including himself, to be the best possible comes across every time he teaches.

Son will be coaching Wednesday mornings to start and adding more slots as the summer approaches.

Please join us in welcoming Son Do and his family to the Maxmead Fitness Clan!

Slainte mhath!

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MY JOURNEY: ANN STYX

A Message from Maxmead Fitness member Ann Styx

Last February I was a 63 year old woman with high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, and knees that were giving out on stairs. I started working with a trainer at Maxmead Fitness once a week with one goal: hold off on knee treatment. I was gaining strength and endurance from my workouts which allowed me to hike National Parks in April pain free.

The big game changer was participating in the May “Whole Life Challenge”. The discipline and accountability was doable on a daily basis: 10 min exercise, no problem, 7 hours of sleep, mobility… all doable. The lifestyle nutrition tracking was challenging. But, like any addict, I knew I couldn’t say “just one chocolate won’t hurt me”. The weight melting off and energy levels increasing was the best motivation to stay on track.

After the challenge I am proud to say, I am 15 pounds lighter, have no more acid reflux or IBS, and I have dropped my cholesterol 60 points, and triglycerides 138 points! These are measurable results but the best outcome is my self esteem. I encourage everyone to consider doing the September Whole Life Challenge to combat the fall hibernation danger of couch sitting and carbs to prepare for the winter.

  ~ Ann Styx   "63 but feeling 50"

Join Ann and the rest of the Maxmead Clan for the September Whole Life Challenge starting September 16! Contact us or talk to your Coach for Life if you have questions.

http://www.whole.lc/wlc1709/pt/maxmeadfitness

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MY JOURNEY: LISA TERRELL

Chris and I started lifting weights and running together when we first met in 1991 in college. We had no money and so our dates were in the weight room.  We started Crossfit together in 2014 and transitioned to Maxmead in January 2017.

Chris and I still lift together. It's what we have always loved doing. Now when we travel for Chris's work he finds himself in boxes in California, Mexico, or even Switzerland. We stay consistent with our workouts. And, even though its not always coached in English we figure things out and meet some great people. Whenever we travel we find the closest Crossfit boxes to visit. 

Chris tore his ACL last year playing volleyball yet he still trains with Brad and Ryan nearly every day. The coaches have made sure he has made a great recovery. Chris and I PR'd our Crossfit total while on vacation this month at a Florida box and both our strict press and squats went went up in weight. We are both in our mid-forties and didn't expect to see those numbers move but the programming at Maxmead made this happen.  Since joining I have learned to string together my double unders and do handstand push ups!-not at all something I saw myself learning in the first few months.  

In the end it's the Maxmead community and great programming that keeps us going and consistent with our workouts. I think at Maxmead we have found the fountain of youth. There is nothing better than doing a handstand push up at our age: it makes us feel like we are 10 years old.