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The 2017 CrossFit Open!

Many people associate the month of February with the winter blahs. A lack of motivation accompanied by daydreams of hot summer days and outdoor WODs. But not for CrossFitters. For our rare breed February brings about butterflies, excitement and anticipation. Open season is upon us! With so many newbies added to the Vortex roster this …
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Vortex Book Club: BOOK RELEASE

Our second book for Book Club is called Mind Gym. This is a great, easy read that I think you will all enjoy. A lot of the techniques outlined can be applied to our training in CrossFit and once mastered in the gym they can help us in our everyday life. Several of the chapters …
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Book Club Gathering: Please RSVP

Hi Book Clubbers! Just a reminder we will be meeting this Saturday, January 21st to discuss our first read. The festivities will begin at 4:30pm at the gym. I thought it might be fun to have a casual potluck for anyone who would like to bring something. This is not mandatory. You may come empty-handed and …
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Vortex Book Club: BOOK RELEASE

Who knew so many Vortexers were closet bookworms! And not only that but we even have a few Book Club members who have joined us from the extended Vortex community. We are sitting at 21 people so far and newcomers are always welcome! Our first soiree is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 21st at 7pm. By …
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Riding the Rollercoaster

Writing is an amazing experience. That moment when you feel truly connected to a source of honest inspiration. Ideas spill effortlessly onto the page. Simultaneously, words link together creating a piece of art that honors the writer at their deepest core. A piece of writing is like a gift from the heart of the author, …
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Introducing: The Vortex Book Club!

NOTE: If you don’t want to read my ridiculous ramblings but you DO want in on our book club please scroll to the bottom and comment with your name to register. But also, you’re the worst and i’m offended. As this photo may suggest, one of my favourite pastimes is reading….in my car….and taking photos …
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What Is Enough?

In reflecting with all of my favourite people over the past few weeks, one particular theme continues to surface; that is the idea of nothing ever being enough. No matter the context whether we are discussing training, work, money or effort the one consistent feeling across the board is that regardless of the situation we …
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Weakness is Liability

“Weakness is liability.” When I heard this statement I immediately took a liking to it. That and I didn’t forget it two minutes later which is a good sign of its importance. Unfortunately, the big downfall with a great declaration like this one is that everyone has a different definition and understanding of the word …
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Using the Mind-Body Connection for Improved Health

I think all of us can agree, there is a strong link between the mind and the body. In participating in CrossFit, yoga or any other sport it is easy to see the influence of the mind on the body. Knowing this connection exists, how can we use this information to help us in life? …
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Mindfulness Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

Mindfulness. The word’s got a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? We hear this word all of the time. It’s become a favourite buzzword among celebrities, athletes, health professionals, yogis. Basically anyone who’s anyone talks about the importance of practicing mindfulness. But what does it all mean Basil? Besides rhyming off the definition, how can we …
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