Wednesday, November 5, 2014

21 Days for Good #ohSnapkitchen

So excited to be apart of #21daysforgood sponsored by Snap Kitchen. I have decided to take on 21 days to achieve my goals listed above and at the same time support a great local charity. Flatwater Foundation is a great cause and a great group of people. 

In the spirit of the season, Snap Kitchen has selected 21 people from Dallas, Austin, and Houston to participate in our #21DaysForGood event. We’re taking care of providing Snap meals and snacks to fuel our participants as they set out to accomplish three of their own personal goals — physical, emotional, and educational.
Follow our plugged-in participants — from the editor of a food magazine who wants to develop a healthier relationship with food to a major meteorologist who just wants to prove to herself that she can do it — as they refocus before the holiday season.
And what’s a competition without a prize? Snap Kitchen will donate $3,000 to the winner’s charity of choice. The winner of the #21DaysForGood will be the person most open to sharing their experience with us and influencing positive changes in others.
Check out #21DaysForGood on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, cheer on our participants, and maybe even set a few goals of your own! Let’s make these days good for us all.

The Flatwater Foundation is dedicated to providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. This includes access to traditional methods of psychological counseling, as well as an integrated approach to wellness via access to yoga, meditation, group exercise and personal training.

Here is my before photo and plan to take one on the 21st of November.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

#besomebody. Passion Portrait

Excited to be a passionary for #besomebody. #Besomebody is the fastest growing Motivational Movement in the world, with passion-centric content reaching over 4 million people in over 180 countries. Together, we're creating the World's Platform for Passion. #besomebody

Friday, September 5, 2014

CrossFit Central Founders Featured in AdvoCare National Ad Campaign on ESPN and ABC.

CrossFit Central Co-Founders,  Jeremy Thiel and Carey Kepler along with Michael Gregory and Lisa Thiel  were chosen to appear  in four commercials aired on your favorite cable TV networks!  These individuals  are featured in AdvoCare's newest series of TVcommercialshighlighting independent AdvoCare distributors who are also extraordinary athletes.   
The commercials launch today during the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic on ABC and AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on ESPN.  Starting Tuesday, September 2nd they can be seen on nearly a dozen more major cable networks including  HGTV, Travel Channel,  ABC Family, Food, TBS, TNT, TVGN, TVLand, USA, Lifetime, and DIY.
When asked about being a part of this National campaign, Jeremy Thiel states: "We are excited to be a part of something that showcases our true passion, AdvoCare and fitness!" 

Here is a sneak peak of the commercials that will launch on cable networks starting today:

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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.