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How to Crush (Survive) the Open

  February and March, every year. In the space of CrossFit, THIS is our holiday season. We get to celebrate the start of the CrossFit Games season and participate in the largest sporting event in the world. With over 300,000 total participants from over 170 countries, this time of year is electric for us Crossfitters. But what is it truly about? Not many of us are going to suit up for the CrossFit games this Summer. So why do…

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Habits and Why You Need More of Them

  hab·it noun plural noun: habits a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. ______________________________________ As I think about IMPACT and different ways to create value for our athletes, members and clients, I find myself asking ‘Why?’ quite often. Why do some people join the gym and then leave a few months later? Why do others stay at the gym for years and come 5 days per week? Why do some people go…

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Your Strength Will Move The World. Your Beauty Will Change It.

Some say that you experience a fundamental change every 7 years. I’d add, it occurs most naturally when you are open to it. It certainly has been true for me. In April 2010 I taught my first official CrossFit class. That moment was a culmination of dreams that I never intended to act upon. As I child I cherished my aunt’s ankle weights, exercise mat and my Mousercise album. In my teens I found my strength in the dance…

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BHC Stays at Current Location under New Leadership

Last night before 17.4, we made two major announcements: 1. BHC will stay at our current location in Downtown Roanoke. 2. Amanda and I are retiring as CrossFit affiliate owners and will be replacing ourselves with the next generation of innovators in the Roanoke Valley: Johnathon Childress and Ryan Robertson who also own CrossFit Unify Seven years ago on March 15th, 2010 Amanda and I signed the lease for our first 800 sqft space. It was the beginning of…

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How To Get Through Your Slump: A Ben Guide to Getting Your Mojo Back

As the Original CrossFit in Roanoke, Virginia we have athletes that have been training with us for 6 years. When you first leap into CrossFit, it can be an exciting experience and most embrace it like a freshman at a frat party. You find yourself consumed with watching muscle-up videos and your social media revolves around workouts, diets, and awesome PRs. You start to buy #allthegear, meet incredible people, become slightly obsessed with your coach, and get really cool…

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Are You Too Sick To Workout?

Tis’ the season for sniffles, sore throats and heaven forbid the flu. Sooner or later we’re faced with the question “Am I too sick to work out?” Our very own Brickhouse athletes Arlesia Jones and Amelia Canright give us the low down on how to tell. Ok, give it to us straight: how do you know if you’re too sick to workout? Arlesia: Bottom line – listen to your body. Usually the first couple of days of illness are…

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Brickhouse Party Pants In Full Force

Rise and shine athletes! What a great party last night at Metro! Thanks for coming out, braving the closed streets if Downtown Roanoke and joining good friends for a little R&R Brickhouse style. It was so fun to see everyone with their party pants on! Jay and I have never been more grateful for the community that calls itself Brickhouse. We imagined over 5 years ago that we could bring together people through fitness. We never imagined watching it…

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Zach Bennett joins Brickhouse CrossFit as a Full Time Coach and Operator

The future of Brickhouse CrossFit is looking brighter than ever. Amanda and I have re-dedicated ourselves to our original vision of the highest possible quality of training grounded by a purely positive, loving and supportive community. Such a community needs strong leaders that carry the technical capacity with a drive to share the love and lift up our people. With that said, it’s an honor to announce that Zach Bennett has accepted one of our full time Coach and…

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A Farewell and a New Beginning

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss It is with celebration yet sadness that we announce Adam and Dre will be moving to Charlotte, NC to continue their life adventure. Dre has accepted a position with her company and after much thought they’ve decided to explore new opportunities in the Charlotte area. We are overjoyed for them personally as we know the experiences that lie ahead both personally and professionally are exciting and they…

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Beard Session: What “Rx” Actually Means

How important is “Rx’d?” For many athletes that train at Brickhouse, being able to write “Rx” beside scores on the board is a right of passage. Some think that they have not reached “athlete” status until they are able to write those letters. What does “Rxd” really mean though? I think it’s important to ask that question in regard to CrossFit and what we as coaches and athletes are trying to achieve through our daily workouts. CrossFit, as a…

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