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Linda Stocker: I realized carrying kids gave me muscles.

I started Xfit MANY years ago when I realized that carrying kids had given me muscles that I had never had as a kid and I liked it. I started at a local gym looking up the lifts on YouTube and sending pictures to friends of mine who lifted to give me advice. (I don't recommend this!) I then heard…

Alex Elliot: I got tired relying on other folks

  I started CrossFit because I got tired of relying on that one friend to always go to the gym, if they flaked on going usually I would just not go. CrossFit had groups everyday so it made it easier knowing people I know would be there. My first thoughts when I first began were, t"his is so hard why…

Joe Cosentino: It started out as an “engagement” thing

Prior to our wedding, my wife and I wanted to try new 'engagement things'. We joined a local CrossFit gym as our wedding prep. We both were student athletes and still active paying in local leagues, but never worked out together.   When I first started, I hated it! Initially I struggled to understand why the ‘form’ or doing movements…

Nancy Del Monte: I want to be around as long as possible for my girls

I joined Crossfit because I felt extremely unhealthy.  Walking up the stairs was a challenge and I was always huffing and puffing by the time I reached the top. Most importantly, I want to be around as long as possible for my two daughters!   My first impression was that it was VERY intimidating! There are many strong people everywhere!…

Steven Paullay: Second time’s a charm..

This was actually the second time I tried CrossFit. I had been a member of a CrossFit gym a few years prior to joining Bear Mountain. Unfortunately, it was not a good experience. I kept getting injured as a result of having bad form. I would go for a couple of months, get injured, be out for several months. I…

Amy Diaz: I was ready for a challenge

I started CrossFit because of my husband, Anthony. I purchased a few classes for him and saw the great results he was getting from CrossFit. I was always into fitness, going to the gym and getting a good workout in, but When I finally joined my husband, I understood why he was getting such great results. CrossFit challenged me in…

Benefits of Working Out During COVID-19: Masks

This is the first in a series of articles on how just a slightly different perspective can change how we deal with the stress of COVID-19.   There has been quite a bit said of all of the negatives the current global pandemic is imposing on us. Job loss, remote work/school, missed social opportunities, etc. We are all familiar with…

Why Is Your Gym So Expensive?

Let's talk about the white elephant that we hear often –Why is Our Gym So Expensive. Like any good consumer, we always search for the most cost effective item or way to get something. Why pay more when you can get something for less? This checkbox can easily be crossed off by your chain gyms in the area. They advertise,…

May Committed Club 2020

There is no better distinction at Bear Mountain CrossFit than to be recognized into the COMMITTED CLUB “CC”. To be accepted into the Committed Club you must have trained at least 15 times during the month and checked in on the laptop. Being a part of the committed club is an honor and a testament to fitness gains. Here are the…

BMCF Update: How To Support Your Gym and Community

It's crazy how things have changed in the course of the last few weeks. As we move into a new “normal” for the time being, we’re all adjusting and learning how to deal with new schedules, working from home (or finding new work for many who have lost their jobs due to the situation, sadly), balancing family and supply chain planning with some food and household items on back-order etc.

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