Thursday, March 6, 2014

Crossfit Central Downtown SXSW

SXSW is an awesome festive time in the ATX. Crossfit Central downtown is in the heart of the madness! 
We decided to invite the Crossfit event gowers to the BOX! 

In town during the week of March 10th for SXSW or other Austin festivities? Come drop-in to CrossFit Central for a workout. 

Learn more about our special #SXSW CrossFitter's drop-in package:

Are you an Austin local? Get started at our gym at a discounted rate with our SXSW Elements package (limited time only)! 

Learn more:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Heart Mark

Each day we get 24 hours to leave our mark on this earth. We get to impact the people around us with our hearts passion. 

Some days you are on top of your game and putting it all out there. 
Other days you might have victory by getting your self out of bed and taking steps forward to complete your day. 

What we learn from the slight edge is 1% + increase each day will bring you closer to your goals. 

The only way you can fail is to quite. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fire Starter

The past 45 days have been a whirlwind with temperatures ranging from 27 degrees to 70 degrees in 24 hour periods. 

Many times the shift in weather can leave your head spinning and your desire to get dressed up and hit the door to your workout a distant thought. 

In many of my clients that stay the course and make it day in and day out is a commitment to their own personal goals. 

The desire to live a life of consistency and commitment is of the highest order. 


“I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.”

Monday, January 20, 2014


Two Thousand and Fourteen Fittest Games....when I say the year out loud it is hard to believe that we are living in the future!

Rewind with me to 2008, the first year CrossFit Central held The Fittest Games. The first year was a 4 month long "challenge" consisting of one event per month in a different city each month. The first event started out in the original CrossFit Central facility, all 600 square feet of it. The first Fittest Games workout was Fat Cindy with a 400 meter run. We had roughly 30 athletes participate and a hand full of spectators. People did not know what they were really getting into and that one workout was adequate for each competitor, leaving them laid out on the floor post-workout. (For some perspective, this year The Fittest Games is a 2 day event and each competitor will take on up to 5 workouts.)

AMRAP 20 Minutes:
5 Pull-ups
10 Pushups
15 Back Squats w 95#
400 Meter Run

One of the stand out qualities of the Fittest Games for me is the relationships you form from year to year and the opportunity to catch back up with friends you might not have seen over the past 6 months. The electricity is amazing with great people, great competitors, awesome DJs, and the common bound we all share all bringing the community together to live out its greatest attribute - celebrating each other's accomplishments and inspiring the people around us.

This year we will host 500 athletes and over 1,200 spectators. We could not produce the event with out the incredible volunteers and judges. We are extremely grateful for the commitment and the energy each person brings to this event.

Thank you.

To all the athletes traveling from around the country, we look forward to your sportsmanship and example of athleticism. We are committed to provided a professional atmosphere so you can do what you do best Compete.

Each year the Fittest Games prides itself on serving the community and producing a world class grass roots event. The team that helps create the event are amazing and extremely talented individuals. I want to recognize them for their hard work and commitment.

Directors ~
Ingrid Kantola
Michael Winchester
Johnathon Haynes

Operations and Coordinators
Mike Wright
Lourie Pospisil

Pit Bosses
Carey Kepler
Michael Gregory

Zach Thiel
Jessica Estrada

Ben Flores
Jeff Mckinny

Lisa B Thiel

FG Experience
Nicole Hughes

Fight from The Fittest Games on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Iron Sharpens Iron

The past 8 years being in the community I have been able to accomplish a lot. Much of my accomplishments were unto my self. To prove that I could be successful.

  The past couple of years I have been called to more. 

Humility and service are at the heart of the calling of more. I am excited to serve and begin a new chapter. 

If you feel you are being called to more please check out Iron Sharpens Iron. 


November 8th 9th 10th. 

Event Description

Faith Rx'd designed "Iron Sharpens Iron" to give you the opportunity to grow both physically and spiritually.  The weekend will include lifting and training sessions with some of the country's top coaches and speakers.  You will learn how to make your faith the core driver of your athletic performance, coaching and business philosophy.

Skill/workout sessions will expose you to instruction and analysis in all three elements of movement: gymnastics, weightlifting and monostructural.  We will practically reinforce these elements through a series of workouts spread across both anaerobic and aerobic time domains with the opportunity to set personal bests in an inspirational and competitive environment.  You can expect to get thoroughly tested in all aspects of fitness and receive game changing coaching aimed at continuing to build technique for a lifetime.

You will also be given multiple opportunities to learn from other athletes and grow together as a community throughout the 3-day event.  You will walk away from the weekend with a copy of the Athlete New Testament, a Faith Rx'd T-shirt and wristband, and hopefully a new outlook on how to make Christ a central part of your training and life.  Join us for this first of its kind, unforgettable event!

6:00 pm  Check-in
7:00 pm  Welcome, Introductions, Weekend Goals & Faith Rx’d Mission/Objectives
7:30 pm  Group Session: God is Awesome
8:30 pm  Social

9:00 am   Group Session by Jeremy Thiel
10:00 am  Skills/Workout #1
12:00 pm  Lunch Break
1:30 pm  Group Session: Developing a Faith Rx’d Group in your Area
2:30 pm  Skills/Workout #2
4:30 pm  Break
6:00 pm  Dinner (provided)
7:00 pm  Group Session: Living Your Faith
8:00 pm  Panel Discussion on Faith & Fitness

9:00 am   Group Session: Sharing Your Faith
9:45 am  Breakout Session by Region: Planning Impact
10:30 am  Skills/Workout #3
12:30 pm  End

Monday, August 5, 2013

Success Train

I have always been active but as I reached my 50’s, extra weight started to settle in my mid-section and thighs.  Distance running, a former passion, was no longer an option due to compressed discs in my lower back.  
 A transfer to Austin in December 2011 held more promise that just my career.  I began participating in Relentless Crossfit Central boot camps at work and started to see improvements in my stamina and muscle tone, but the extra fat persisted.  Jeremy rolled out his “21 day Challenge” right before Thanksgiving 2012.  I thought I’d give the Paleo/Zone diet a try and I am extremely pleased by the difference it has made in my figure, energy level and sleeping patterns.  Logging your food intake for 21 days was an eye opener and made me more conscious of what I eat and purchase. 
The transformation was not easy as the diet triggered physical and emotional changes until my body adjusted.  I am still 90% paleo/zone in my everyday eating and do not miss anything I used to eat.  I feel great, have more energy and sleep better. 

Since the original 21 day challenge, I have lost over 5.5% body fat, 15+ lbs, 6.5 inches and 2 sizes!