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Member Spotlight on Yessenia!

Meet Yessenia aka Jessie Jessie, it has been great having you as part of the COCF family. Your energy and positive attitude in the gym are second to none. We have loved every minute of watching you smash goals and set new PRs across the board. You are a strong lady! You are a great…

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Friday Night Lights and the CrossFit Open

Friday Night Lights and the CrossFit Open The 2017 CrossFit Open is almost here! Friday Night Lights celebrates the Charter Oak community and we look forward to seeing everyone take part.  It is 5 weeks of fun workouts with a kicked up atmosphere in the gym. Oh, and we like to have a celebratory beer…

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January Iron Oak Challenge

As we head towards the end of month, our first Iron Oak Challenge is almost over. January’s challenge was to row a marathon with a partner. The catch is that ALL meters must be completed outside of class time. No warm up or wod meters count! We have already had several teams complete the 42,195 meters…

Welcome to Our New Coaches

We are excited to welcome Abby & Hannah to the Charter Oak CrossFit coaching staff! Both women have solid experience as top athletes and are great assets to our team as coaches. Abby was a competitive athlete through high school and active with intramural sports during college.  After graduation, she struggled to fill the void and turned to…

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Summer Programming

Programming. It’s something that the general CrossFit gym goer may not worry about too much. For most of us, we show up at the gym, are led through a warm-up, skill or strength, and then crush (or get crushed by) the WOD. As coaches, we want our members to grow. We call you athletes because…

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What is Inflammation?

What is Inflammation? Last week we talked a little about the optimal ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats (2:1) and how the standard American diet is on the order of 20:1. Too many O-6’s set up an environment for chronic inflammation…but is all inflammation bad? Of course not. Inflammation is a necessary reaction that occurs…

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2016 Teen Summer Programs

Spend your summer vacation at Charter Oak CrossFit! There are two options for training with us this summer: 1. Join our regularly scheduled classes. Programming for teen athletes will be tailored for strength, speed and agility. Athletes will leave the summer stronger and ready to start fall sports on the right foot. Membership is $99…

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Omega-3 & 6…simplified

Omega-3’s & 6’s We’ve all heard that supplementing with omega-3s and fish oil is a good idea.  It has something to do with inflammation, right?  Here’s the simplified explanation as to why. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential in the diet; our bodies cannot make them from other fat sources, so they must be…

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My Primal Diet Experience

During a recent conversation with Matt, Charter Oak CrossFit’s nutritionist, about overall health, an idea was posed that I decided to turn into a personal challenge.   The plan: Follow a modified Paleo diet, dubbed by Matt as a “Primal Diet”.   The goal: See if following a modified diet to reduce potential food allergens,…