Coach's Blog

7 Quick Things You Can Do Today To Build Momentum

by Aimee Wojtowecz You’re on your way! You have a goal in mind, you’re working hard to get there. It might be you’re working on something personal, like a fitness goal, or it might be you’re concentrating solely on your career right now. Whatever it is you’re working...

Get to Know Coach Alissa!

by Alissa Iantosca I’ve always dabbled with fitness.  In high school I was a cheerleader and participated in track & field.  I did long jump, shot put, and was a sprinter (Of course I was a sprinter. We all know how much I don’t like running long distances!)  In...

Member Spotlight: Robin W!

by Aimee Wojtowecz Meet Robin! Robin has been an Underwood Park CrossFit Nutrition client since April 2021 and a gym member of UPCF since 2017. She is an accountant and in all of her free time she trains for her mountain biking adventures! Robin loves to cheer on...

It’s Not All Uphill

by Michael Plank Seth Godin wrote a great book called The Dip. It talks about the fact that anything worth doing - anything that takes effort - will not be a linear progression. When you first start, everything will go great, but there will come a point where the...

5 Tips for Navigating Holiday Eating

by Aimee Wojtowecz We’re coming into the last two months of the year and you know what that means... Happy Holidays! Does the Holiday Season typically mean abandoning your health and fitness goals until January 1st? What if we told you that it’s possible to enjoy your...

It Doesn’t Matter Whether You Win or Lose

by Michael Plank "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." Most of the time when we say that, we're trying to comfort a kid who's sad about the playground kickball game - something that doesn't matter, right? But what happens when...

Test Your Sources

by Aimee Wojtowecz You probably follow some social media influencers. On Facebook, Instagram or Tik Tok, there are countless people out there providing massive amounts of information; more information than any generation has ever had instant access to. Sometimes...

The Hidden Benefit of Masked Training

by Michael Plank Look, nobody gets excited about breathing heavy in a mask. When we first started masked training was when we first were permitted by the state to resume training indoors. As vaccine availability grew, we went to a policy where masks were optional for...

Meal Prep in 5 Easy Steps!

by Aimee Wojtowecz You know that being successful with your nutrition goals takes some planning and preparation but it often feels overwhelming to start. Here are 5 easy steps to start implementing some planning and preparation in your life! 1. Start with a plan Being...

Clear Your Head FAST

by Michael Plank If you've done CrossFit long enough, you've found moments where your mind works against you. You get panicky as you get out of breath. You despair as you think about how much of the workout is left. You are sure that you're going to fail the lift...

Get to Know Coach Alissa!

by Alissa Iantosca I’ve always dabbled with fitness.  In high school I was a cheerleader and participated in track & field.  I did long jump, shot put, and was a sprinter (Of course I was a sprinter. We all know how much I don’t like running long distances!)  In...

Member Spotlight: Robin W!

by Aimee Wojtowecz Meet Robin! Robin has been an Underwood Park CrossFit Nutrition client since April 2021 and a gym member of UPCF since 2017. She is an accountant and in all of her free time she trains for her mountain biking adventures! Robin loves to cheer on...

It’s Not All Uphill

by Michael Plank Seth Godin wrote a great book called The Dip. It talks about the fact that anything worth doing - anything that takes effort - will not be a linear progression. When you first start, everything will go great, but there will come a point where the...

5 Tips for Navigating Holiday Eating

by Aimee Wojtowecz We’re coming into the last two months of the year and you know what that means... Happy Holidays! Does the Holiday Season typically mean abandoning your health and fitness goals until January 1st? What if we told you that it’s possible to enjoy your...

It Doesn’t Matter Whether You Win or Lose

by Michael Plank "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." Most of the time when we say that, we're trying to comfort a kid who's sad about the playground kickball game - something that doesn't matter, right? But what happens when...

Test Your Sources

by Aimee Wojtowecz You probably follow some social media influencers. On Facebook, Instagram or Tik Tok, there are countless people out there providing massive amounts of information; more information than any generation has ever had instant access to. Sometimes...

Meal Prep in 5 Easy Steps!

by Aimee Wojtowecz You know that being successful with your nutrition goals takes some planning and preparation but it often feels overwhelming to start. Here are 5 easy steps to start implementing some planning and preparation in your life! 1. Start with a plan Being...

Clear Your Head FAST

by Michael Plank If you've done CrossFit long enough, you've found moments where your mind works against you. You get panicky as you get out of breath. You despair as you think about how much of the workout is left. You are sure that you're going to fail the lift...