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Athlete Profile: Shane Shubert

During November’s round of testing at Brickhouse CrossFit, many athletes snagged some personal records along the way. But master’s athlete Shane Shubert did so in a big way – snagging a PR on all of the one-rep maxes, totaling 340 pounds worth of improvements. He attributes Coach Jay’s Bodyweight Ninja Plan for his massive strength gains. “Heavy squat programming was front and center and right with it was to eat and EAT BIG. I was eating 4000+ calories per…

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EWOD’s: For the running lovers and wanna-be’s (Warning: you may be converted!)

When Amy Stephenson started at Brickhouse CrossFit, she dreaded the WOD’s that integrated running. She had never even run a 5K. Since then she’s run three 5K’s, a leg of the Blue Ridge Marathon (“which was a blast”), and this weekend, she’ll tackle her first half-marathon. Janis Frazer was a “recreational jogger,” as she describes, before she started at Brickhouse CrossFit, running “lots of 5K’s, 10K’s, a handful of 10 milers, many half marathons, a few 25K’s, 5.95 marathons…

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Athlete Profile: John Sain

For Brickhouse CrossFit athlete John Sain, baseball is just part of life. “I love baseball,” he said. “It’s just something I’ve always done.” A Roanoke native, John was a local standout out Cave Spring High School before playing collegiate baseball at Ferrum College. In fact, he was part of Ferrum’s USA South 2004 regular season championship team, and the 2005 team that won the USA South Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs. As a senior, he…

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Experience Grace: Alison Matthiessen Recounts Barbells for Boobs 2011 and 2012

Barbells for Boobs at Brickhouse CrossFit will be on Friday, October 18 at 6pm. The Pink Bra Tour will be here this year – it’s an event you’re not going to want to miss. Register to participate and start your fundraising efforts here: Pink Bra Tour Stop 7, Barbells for Boobs, Brickhouse CrossFit Article Written by Alison Matthiessen, Brickhouse CrossFit athlete and media team You’ve been hearing about Barbells for Boobs and the Pink Bra Tour on Facebook and…

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Athlete Profile: Ginny Hoover

“I was broken in a lot of ways,” Ginny Hoover said. Almost a decade ago, she was in a bad head-on car crash that left much of her literally broken from the waist down – her left hip, both femurs, and right tibia and fibula. A mental brokenness set in during the months it took to heal. “I had a lot of guilt about surviving the accident when other people died,” Ginny said. “But then it became a persona….

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Meet Reese, the Brickhouse CrossFit Hype Man

Superman is known for being the Man of Steel, but still having a gentle persona. The same could be said for Phillip Reese, the powerhouse athlete and Brickhouse CrossFit hype man. Known as Reese around the box, he is the creator of “LFG,” a rallying cry to pump up his fellow athletes. A Bluefield, West Virginia native, Reese was a Division II collegiate football player and coach for 17 years. But after leaving football, he admits to becoming lazy…

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Brickhouse CrossFit Coach Crystal Reeves prepares WOD Addiction for the CrossFit Games

At an “Ignite Your Goals” workshop at Brickhouse CrossFit the first week of 2012, Crystal Reeves told her new accountability partner – pretty quietly – that she would one day like to start a CrossFit clothing company. Maybe it would just be a small hobby – but it could be more. Fast-forward a year and a half later and Crystal’s quiet goal is now a roar. “We are going to the CrossFit Games,” Crystal says with a smile. Her…

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Jennifer Owens: Ready to Defend Her National LawFit Title

Brickhouse Athlete Profile: Jennifer Owens Rich Froning may be shooting for a three-peat at this summer’s CrossFitGames, but Brickhouse CrossFit athlete Jennifer Owens already has three straight championship wins under her belt as she returns to competition in the National LawFit Challenge. Her fellow Brickhouse athletes in the Dirty Six Thirty class (Yes, that’s 6:30 a.m.!) know her as Jen, but the City of Roanoke Police Department knows her as Detective Owens in the juvenile crimes division. This weekend, she and five fellow officers are headed to Mississippi to defend their reputation as one of the fittest police departments in the country. Now…

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Jennifer Owens: Ready to Defend Her National LawFit Title

Brickhouse Athlete Profile: Jennifer Owens Rich Froning may be shooting for a three-peat at this summer’s CrossFitGames, but Brickhouse CrossFit athlete Jennifer Owens already has three straight championship wins under her belt as she returns to competition in the National LawFit Challenge. Her fellow Brickhouse athletes in the Dirty Six Thirty class (Yes, that’s 6:30 a.m.!) know her as Jen, but the City of Roanoke Police Department knows her as Detective Owens in the juvenile crimes division. This weekend, she and five fellow officers are headed to Mississippi to defend their reputation as one of the fittest police departments in the country. Now…

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