Congrats to Athlete of the Month, Mike Flynn!

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Lets hear a big ol' CFSTC congratulations to Mike Flynn on earning this months title of Athlete of the Month! Get to know this stud below! 1. When & How Did You Get Started With Us?  I believe I started October of 2015. 2. Favorite/ Least Favorite Workout and why? I think I’m partial to Murph.  I know all hero workouts are about the hero and not about you, but for some reason that one is special.  The fact that our gym has so many people doing it together makes it even better.  Least favorite workout is any workout that…

Athlete of the Month Is Heather Raines! Go Heather!

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Lets give a big CFSTC congratulations to Heather Raines on being named CrossFit St. Charles Athlete of the Month for March 2018!  Heather is an OG member, nice as can be, and one hell of a CrossFitter!  Get to know her below!  1. When & How Did You Get Started With Us?  I started with CFSC in July 2012!  Brian Schuster, fellow firefighter with my husband and a member at TNT, encouraged me to try as he thought Crossfit would be a fitness program and community I would enjoy!  He sent me Kim’s contact information since I live closer to CFSC. …

Anthony is Athlete of the Month!!! Congratulations!

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How about a HUGE shout out to the evening beast known as Anthony! We can't say enough about this guy. He is a role model and leader of our gym and always puts his best on the floor. And when you have a conversation with him, you know how genuine he is.  Congrats Anthony! You deserve it!  Read below to get to know him! (Back to Anthonys first Open!)    1. When & How Did You Get Started With Us?  I started right before the open in 2016. I recently graduated college and was looking for a competitive sport where…

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The Open 2018 February 23th to March 27th. For the seasoned vet, you already know what the CrossFit Open is, but here is the down low for the CrossFit newcomer. Each year the journey to the CrossFit Games begins with the CrossFit Open. The Open is a worldwide competition that every gym across the globe participates in. The competition lasts for 5 weeks and each week, a workout is announced on Thursday and you have from Thursday to Monday to complete the workout and enter your scores. It is a freaking blast and we do it every year! Competition drastically…

The Open, Virtuosity and Middle School

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When my daughters were in 8th grade they had an exceptional team of teachers. The science, social studies and english teachers all worked together and created a cohesive approach to each class. What this meant was that the command of the basics of language were as important in science and social studies as it was in english class. Spelling and grammar had as much weight in the grade of the sciences papers as did the content. The kids had to practice what they learned in all their classes. They had to be good at mundane things like spelling to do…

Healthy Breakfast Sausage

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Breakfast Sausage Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutes Yield: 12 Patties or 24 Mini-Sausage Meatballs Say goodbye to unhealthy pre-packaged breakfast sausage by making your own with this easy breakfast sausage recipe. Ingredients 1 lb. Ground Pork 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt 1 tsp. Sage 1 tsp. Thyme 1 tsp. Paprika 1 tsp. Black Pepper 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg Directions Measure and mix spices. Add spices to ground pork. With hands, mix spices and pork together. For mini-sausage balls, roll into 24 balls and place each one in mini-muffin tin. Bake at 350°F for 20-23 minutes or until no longer pink in the center. For sausage patties,…

Why I signed up for the Open

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Why I signed up for the Open -Jamie Collins Last year was the first time I signed up for the Open and had no idea what I was getting into. Don’t let anyone sugar coat it for you. To say it’s a physically and mentally challenging experience is an understatement. You will work your ass off (but that’s why you come to CFSTC, right?). WODs are no joke and you’ll appreciate the conditioning the coaches are putting us through now during those coming weeks. You learn real quick how to dig deeper for one more rep. And when you think…