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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Chalk Talk: “An Open Letter to Cheaters” by Mark Warkentin

As I began to write up this piece, I decided to poll a few other coaches and CrossFitters about their thoughts and ideas about a pretty sensitive topic. I reached out to old friends and scanned the inter-webs to “validate” my thoughts. In doing so, I came across a great article that seemed to perfectly encapsulate my ideas. Instead of repeating the words shared by so many, I decided to use this article share my thoughts… An Open Letter…

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AOTM: “Training for Life” with Rob Snippe

From the Coaches: “Rob works a difficult schedule as a police officer but that does not stop him from putting in extra work here at CMR on a regular basis. He often gets off early in the morning after working through the night, but a quick nap gets him to the 10 AM or 12 PM CrossFit class at CMR and he’s ready to go. Rob stays as consistent as anyone with his training despite a tough schedule – and never…

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CMRComp: Beginning June 1st

CMRComp Programming   CMR will be upgrading it’s programming starting in June. We will have our normal class programming, and begin offering our #CMRComp track for those interested in competing in the sport of CrossFit. CMRComp will include additional Barbell/Strength Work, Conditioning, and Metcons to be done separate from class time.   Like always, our classes have priority in the room. During some times our second room next door will be empty, and athletes will be able to do…

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Chalk Talk: “Use Your Fitness”

Use Your Fitness As CrossFitters, we spend many hours each week jumping on and off boxes, clanging barbells and double jumping ropes. Some of our exercises require technical skill and mental toughness, not to mention a little bit of strength. Regardless of the movement, each time we finish a work out, we bring ourselves one step closer to becoming a better human. The impressive physical feats that we accomplish in the gym, don’t have to remain in the box!…

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