CMR Member Spotlight: Karla Pope

CMR Member Spotlight This week we want to highlight CMR Member Karla Pope on her recent accomplishment. She finished her first full Iron Man and her CMR Family is extremely proud of her and the hard work she put in along the way. Here is a quick highlight and some information so you can get to know Karla and her story a little better! Karla Pope “When I was around 8-9 years old, I remember watching the Ironman on…

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AOTM: “Just Keep Rowing” with Sam Darza

From the Coaches: “Since we opened our doors in 2014, our Manta Ray family has grown tremendously and we’ve seen many different types of athletes at CMR. We’ve had many deserving “Athletes of the Month,” all for different reasons. Sam is our AOTM for October because of the dedication he shows day in and day out in his training. Sam usually makes two appearances to CMR each day. First for his extra credit rowing which ranges from 5k –…

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New Member Spotlight: September 2017

CrossFit Manta Ray has been around for over 3 years now and we have formed a pretty tight, and undeniably awesome, group of people. With that being said, our community is constantly growing. We would like to highlight some of our new members each month as we welcome them to the Manta Ray family! Check out a few of our newest members below and their short bio. Make sure to make them feel welcome when you see them at the…

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Chalk Talk: “The Coach, the Process, and the Programming” Pt. 3

The Program The foundation of CrossFit is the training program. Fortunately, there are endless programs out there to choose from, with numerous goals for the athlete to commit to. Most of us are familiar with the basic outline for programming offered by CrossFit which involves a Work Out of the Day (WOD). The WOD is the common denominator of just about all programming. From there, programs vary by intent, goals, capabilities, etc. Instead of delving into all the different…

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Shoulder Mobility Workshop with Dr. Hays Estes

The shoulder may be the most complex joint in the human body. The level of mobility required is far above that of any other joint. This shoulder workshop taught by Dr. Hays Estes, DPT will improve your mobility to increase your performance and help prevent future injury. During the workshop, you will learn simple mobility drills that require minimal (if any) equipment to keep aches and pains away so you can continue training the way you want for as…

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Chalk Talk: “The Coach, the Process, and the Programming” Pt. 2

The Process.   For some people, just getting to the gym is the toughest part of staying fit. I agree, getting into the gym is tough, but it’s just the beginning! Once you get through the door, there’s a wide range of things that you must do to reach your fitness goals. One of the main things is to understand the process and your role in it.   To begin, think about your goal. Do you want to be…

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AOTM: “Best Version of Me” with Traci Risberg

From the Coaches: “Since Traci has joined CMR, and even more so in recent months, she has been the perfect example of what our ‘Athlete of the Month’ title embodies. Traci is eager to learn and coachable. She has her own personal goals and pinpoints her weaknesses to spend time improving them. Maybe above all, she has an extremely positive attitude and is encouraging to all her fellow athletes. This is why Traci has improved so much as an…

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ICON Athlete Programming coming to CrossFit Manta Ray

  Starting next Monday, July 31st, CMR will begin following ICON Athlete programming for our CrossFit classes. Programmed by Chris Spealler, ICON offers expert programming for all fitness levels from Beginners to Advanced athletes. Chris Spealler taught for CrossFit HQ for 9 years and helped write the CrossFit Competitor’s course, as well as other coaching materials for CrossFit. He is a 7x CrossFit Games athlete and will be returning to the CrossFit games this year in the Master’s Division. Check…

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Chalk Talk: “The Coach, The Process, The Programming”

CrossFit is more than just a workout. If you really take the time to look into what is involved with getting fit inside the box, you’ll see that there are numerous elements in play. Attempting to discuss all the elements would be nearly impossible since CrossFit is constantly varying, so I’ll cover some of these element in three basic areas: The Coach, The Process and The Programming. The Coach (pt. 1) Not all CrossFit coaches are made the same….

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New Member Spotlight: July 2017

CrossFit Manta Ray has been around for over 3 years now and we have formed a pretty tight, and undeniably awesome, group of people. With that being said, our community is constantly growing. We would like to highlight some of our new members each month as we welcome them to the Manta Ray family! Check out a few of our newest members below and their short bio. Make sure to make them feel welcome when you see them at the…

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