Coach's Blog

Goals are Overrated

by Michael Plank I recently heard a podcast with Simon Sinek where he talked about his book The Infinite Game. He talked about the concept of Finite Games and Infinite Games, and it was a lightbulb moment for me. Finite Games are games where there are defined players,...

Inching the Needle

by Aimee Wojtowecz Often in nutrition there seems to be this all or nothing approach. People get easily overwhelmed thinking that to make any progress they have to be 100% perfect all the time or it’s just not worth it at all. Well I’m here to tell you that’s simply...

Get to Know Coach Kik!

by Kik Suprenant A quick google definition search of the word confidence will lead you to the following: the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. This first definition takes me back to the beginning of my journey with Underwood Park CrossFit. I had...

Nutrition and Your Mental Health

by Aimee Wojtowecz Binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression, these are all branches of the same tree, our mental health. Now when you think about taking care of your mental health you might not automatically think about nutrition. It’s ok, most people...

No Regrets

by Michael Plank I got together with a friend today to do jiu-jitsu. It was tough. It's humid and hot. Grappling is exhausting. It hurts. It pushes you to your limits. It's just like CrossFit in that way. When we finished up, he said, "You know, I really didn't want...

3 Things to Consider When Looking for a CrossFit Gym

by Michael Plank You’ve obviously heard of CrossFit. Maybe you’ve seen fit people lifting big weights on Instagram. Maybe one of your co-workers goes to CrossFit after work every day. Maybe you even have friends who won’t stop talking about it. But before you go down...

Get to Know Coach Aimee!

by Aimee Wojtowecz My journey with nutrition has been a long and complicated road; a journey that I am sure so many of you are familiar with. I distinctly remember being on my first diet at age 8. Which as you can imagine set me up for a lifetime of struggling with my...

It’s OK If It’s Not Always Fun

by Michael Plank I had a parenting epiphany with my 6-year-old. We were on a hike (which ended up being about 3x harder and longer than I expected; sorry, kid!). About 2/3 of the way through, he started complaining, and then he got sad because he was tripping over...

How to Bust Through Plateaus

by Jess Pino-Goodspeed Let’s face it. In the world of nutrition & fitness, the word “plateau” has a bad rap. In essence, it suggests a lack of progress, stagnancy, a sign of something going wrong. Sure, it’s frustrating to go from seeing improvements & changes...

Get to Know Coach Jess S!

by Jess Schneible When I first started at UPCF I had no clue what CrossFit was. All I knew is that I wanted to get into shape and be able to live a long healthy life. I aspire to be as fit as I am now at 80 years old. I remember being scared to walk into the gym for...

Goals are Overrated

by Michael Plank I recently heard a podcast with Simon Sinek where he talked about his book The Infinite Game. He talked about the concept of Finite Games and Infinite Games, and it was a lightbulb moment for me. Finite Games are games where there are defined players,...

Inching the Needle

by Aimee Wojtowecz Often in nutrition there seems to be this all or nothing approach. People get easily overwhelmed thinking that to make any progress they have to be 100% perfect all the time or it’s just not worth it at all. Well I’m here to tell you that’s simply...

Get to Know Coach Kik!

by Kik Suprenant A quick google definition search of the word confidence will lead you to the following: the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. This first definition takes me back to the beginning of my journey with Underwood Park CrossFit. I had...

Nutrition and Your Mental Health

by Aimee Wojtowecz Binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression, these are all branches of the same tree, our mental health. Now when you think about taking care of your mental health you might not automatically think about nutrition. It’s ok, most people...

No Regrets

by Michael Plank I got together with a friend today to do jiu-jitsu. It was tough. It's humid and hot. Grappling is exhausting. It hurts. It pushes you to your limits. It's just like CrossFit in that way. When we finished up, he said, "You know, I really didn't want...

Get to Know Coach Aimee!

by Aimee Wojtowecz My journey with nutrition has been a long and complicated road; a journey that I am sure so many of you are familiar with. I distinctly remember being on my first diet at age 8. Which as you can imagine set me up for a lifetime of struggling with my...

It’s OK If It’s Not Always Fun

by Michael Plank I had a parenting epiphany with my 6-year-old. We were on a hike (which ended up being about 3x harder and longer than I expected; sorry, kid!). About 2/3 of the way through, he started complaining, and then he got sad because he was tripping over...

How to Bust Through Plateaus

by Jess Pino-Goodspeed Let’s face it. In the world of nutrition & fitness, the word “plateau” has a bad rap. In essence, it suggests a lack of progress, stagnancy, a sign of something going wrong. Sure, it’s frustrating to go from seeing improvements & changes...

Get to Know Coach Jess S!

by Jess Schneible When I first started at UPCF I had no clue what CrossFit was. All I knew is that I wanted to get into shape and be able to live a long healthy life. I aspire to be as fit as I am now at 80 years old. I remember being scared to walk into the gym for...