Running a business and exercise.

Running a business is hard enough on it’s own, but looking after your health and family at the same time can feel like an impossible task. Something always has to give and it’s usually your own needs and a lot of the time your own health.

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How to get started.

In the 5 years we’ve been around and with the hundreds of clients we’ve brought through the gym we’ve made consistent improvements to the way we welcome everyone in and get them started at CrossFit Waimakariri. We’ve made getting started at CFWM as simple, safe and...

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Win at nutrition.

What do horses and nutrition have in common? A horse that wins a race, can win up to thousand times what the second place horse does. But it doesn’t need to win by a thousand times the distance or be a thousand times quicker. It just needs to win by a nose. The same...

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Top tools for tracking your progress.

As I’ve said before, if you want to get more out of your training, you need to be tracking it. There are plenty of options available, some fancier than others and I’ll go through a few here. Here at CrossFit Waimakariri, we provide you with access to SugarWOD as part...

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Strength is never a weakness.

The other day I was sat at home watching Graham Norton do an interview with Mo Farah, British 5000 and 10000 meter runner. As I was watching there flicked up a montage of Mo’s training. Running, jogging, sprinting all the usual things everyone would expect. Then...

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Why track your training?

Motivation follows success. We can’t hope to be good at something that we hate or are constantly reminded that we are bad at from day one. In order to find the motivation to keep trying something, we need to be shown that we are succeeding and we need constant...

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The power of Why and how to harness it

At 18 I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life but I thought it involved computers, most likely running some large network infrastructure. At 23, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew it was either designing architecture or snowboarding in...

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How to solve problems.

I’m a thinker. It’s my default, go-to mode of operation. Someone tells me they need me to do something, the first thing I do is think through possible solutions and pitfalls. The problem with being a thinker is that not much gets solved by thinking alone. At some...

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Member of the Month- Dannie Mabey

 My name is Dannie and I live out in Oxford at the moment. I've been coming along to Crossfit pretty much since the start of April. Not long at all! CFWM: What is your Crossfit Highlight thus far? D: Just the people I’ve met, the encouragement, the commoraderrie- it’s...

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Level Method

  Next week we will start rolling out the level method to the entire gym as part of normal day to day programming. So now is a great time to talk about what it is and why we are using it: The Level Method is an assessment, NOT A...

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