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Weight Loss and Why Your Workouts Aren’t Helping

Before we begin, I want to lay out the “triangle of awareness” when it comes to our focus in the gym. Some athletes have performance goals – they want to get better at their sport, PR their deadlift, run a 10k, etc…. Other athletes come to us with aesthetic goals – they want to lose weight, cut body fat, look a certain way, or fit into different clothes sizes. Thirdly, some athletes simply have lifestyle goals – they want…

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Brickhouse CrossFit Has Given Me My Life Back

Sometimes we have the fortunate opportunity to open emails like the one below in the morning. They keep us going strong, remind us that we can’t stop, and gives us hope that our vision at Brickhouse is being realized right here in the Roanoke Valley. Emily has been an inspiring part of our 9AM class for well over a year now and her progress is impressive. What I find more impressive though is her willingness to show up, to…

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CrossFit Mommas: Training During Pregnancy

Throw all of the clichés away. These days women are proving that pregnancy is more than just pickles and ice cream, weight gain and fatigue. More and more women are adapting their training to safely continue working out throughout the nine months. Because every woman and every pregnancy is different, three of our Brickhouse CrossFit athletes share their experience training during pregnancy. Cari Stover, 38 weeks We caught up with Cari just before the birth of her daughter, Emma…

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Brickhouse Fit: A New High-Intensity Conditioning Program in Roanoke, VA

This is not your boot camp. Brickhouse CrossFit, home of the Original CrossFit in Roanoke, Virginia is now offering a new high-intensity conditioning program, Brickhouse Fit. Call us today (540)632-2045 or email info@brickhousecrossfit.com to sign up! We are offering a Founding Member offer for those who sign up before June 14th. Just email us at info@brickhousecrossfit.com to let us know you want to be a Brickhouse Fit member and we’ll take it from there. Classes start on Monday, June…

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Thunder Thighs, You Bet

Written by Kelsey Schmitt, Brickhouse CrossFit Coach and Director of CrossFit Kids My whole life I have had the mentality of “I dare you to tell me I can’t do something” because 99% of the time I make it happen. Whether it was accomplished in a day or a year, I would turn “can’t” into “can”. If only I had that approach when it came to my own body image. Instead, I let outside influences dictate the way I…

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Project Iron Angel: For Women’s Eyes Only

Project Iron Angel has been back in swing at Brickhouse and just finished up the first six week series. I’ve had the opportunity to not only program for these fierce women but also train with them on several occasions. The energy that they bring at an unreal early time on Saturdays (ok, I admit 8am may not be unreal to most of the world) is contagious. Our women’s coaching team brings it each Saturday and delivers my crazy programming…

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Jennifer Owens earns fourth National LawFit title

Brickhouse Athlete Profile: Jennifer Owens After 650 miles of traveling to Olive Branch, Miss., and three days of competition, Jennifer Owens returns to Brickhouse CrossFit with her fourth National LawFit Challenge title. The competition kicked off on Thursday with weigh-in and bench press. Jen hit a one rep max of 135-pounds, at 105% of her body weight, putting her in good standing from the start. Events stepped up on Friday with tests of as many sit-ups as possible in…

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Women’s Only Training is Getting New Wings in Roanoke

Project Iron Angel is about to spreads it wings in Roanoke again. This strength based program is gearing up with the entire Brickhouse female coaching staff to offer Roanoke CrossFit athletes a supplemental program to develop strength and power output specifically targeted to female athletes. I already know I want in – Contact Us to Get Started Let’s face it, we need help developing upper body strength necessary to excel in CrossFit and in life. I don’t know about…

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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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The Lift – Part of BHC Lore

© 2012 Amy Nance-Pearman It’s been brought up a few times since moving that many of the new BHC athletes might not know the significance of the banner showing Tressa on one knee with 115lbs overhead. Some may even think she’s doing an overhead lunge. But those in attendance at the 2012 Brickhouse Garage Games know this as moment of pure inspiration. After 4 brutal events athletes were put through the Snatch Ladder. Tressa was in 2nd place overall…

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