Happy New Year!

January 2nd, after the celebrations are over and we’ve had a day to recover, that is when the new year really starts.

It’s when we reflect on the the indulgences of the past two months and really miss being at the gym.

It’s when we get all the gift wrapping and buying and holiday celebrations completed and have a few minutes to breath. Soon kids will be going back to school and decorations will go back in storage.

No it’s time to get some work done. Whether is about sliding back into those trusty healthy habits or creating new ones, now is the time to decide. It’s time to take a hard reset and get back to the freedom of a routine.

See you at the gym! Whether you’ve been at it for a while, are brand new or simply took a break.
Get after making fitness a part of your routine.

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays. Taking some much deserved time to spend with friends and family and reflect on what is truly important in life.
Peace, Love and Joy!

Lacey is Athlete of the Month!

Let’s hear it for Lacey Ebert! She won Athlete of the Month! Lacey is one of the best people you I’ll ever meet, get to know her below!

1. When & How Did You Get Started With Us?
 I started in February 2017. The year before I worked hard to lose over 100lbsall I did was cardio and didn’t have any muscle. One of my coworkers suggested I try Crossfit (Thanks Rob). A few weeks after that I was at a Christmas Party with Stephanie Smith, we talked about CFSTC and the rest is history.
2. Favorite & Least Favorite movement and why? 
I really like dumbbell snatches. I travel a lot for work and can do those at most hotel gyms. Least favorites, I have a few, and it’s because they are hard for me…like overhead squats, box jumps and thrusters but if I had to pick just one it would be burpees.
3. What’s your favorite memory at CrossFit St. Charles? 

I ate it on a box jump and ever since then I have had a really hard time doing them. Kim had me try the 20” “soft” box and I did it. I was a little excited! I still am a wimp when it comes to them and hopefully one day I’ll be able to overcome my mental roadblock.

4. Tell us a little about the day in the life of Lacey? 
If it’s a good day I make it to a 5am spin or CF class. When I get home, I get me and 3 of my 4 kids up ready to leave the house by 7:30. Then it’s off to work. I usually make it home by 6. We eat dinner, do homework, play, give the kids baths/showers and get them to bed around 8:30. By this time I have heard “Hey Mom” at least 100 times. I need to be in bed by 9 if I have any chance of making it to the gym on time the next morning. (Tuesday is the hardest day of the week with both Dance for Haley and Crossfit for Luke)
5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? 
Healing. Selfishly I’d love to be able to work out and not ever hurt…but wouldn’t also be cool to make your kids, family and friends feel better?!
6. Favorite cheat meal, go! 
A meal that includes Mashed Potatoes (no skins). I only eat them on Thanksgiving and at Christmas…next year I may have them instead of birthday cake!
7. If you were to write a book, what would it be called? 

It’s Hard but You Can Do It

8.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I have so many places I want to go…but if I could leave today I’d be on a plane to Hawaii. I love it there. I’m also not adventurous when it comes to food and Hawaii has all the “normal” things I like to eat.
9. Whats the Lacey Motto? 
Take time to work on yourself. You’ll never be as good as everyone around you needs you to be if you don’t take care of yourself!

Mark is Athlete of the Month!

Let’s hear it for Mark Brennan! He takes home November’s Athlete of the Month! 

1. When & How Did You Get Started With Us? 
I got started about 6 months ago. When I decided that Crossfit was the way I wanted to get in shape I just looked up Crossfit gyms in the area and went with the closest one to my house. Which I think was pretty lucky because I doubt I would have liked everybody as much as I do at a different gym.
2. Favorite/ Least Favorite Workout and why? 
Wallballs!! My skinny legs still need some work LOL
3. Best part about working out with 7:00pm crew? 
Love 7pm!! And not just because it’s the only time I can get it in. It’s nice to blow off some steam after work. I look foward to workin out with my friends all day!
4. Tell us a little about the day in the life of Mark? 
A typical day starts at 5:30am. At work by 7am. Turn broke cars into happy cars untill 6:00pm. Then hopefully make it to Crossfit on time. Then home. Shower, dinner, crash repeat.
5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? 
Time travle. I would go back and get that $1.5 billion lotto ticket!! Then use the money to become Iron Man lol.
6. Favorite cheat meal, go! 
Jack in da Box tacos!! Those disgusting, delicious, greasy things filled with god knows what make me happy!
7. If you were to write a book, what would it be called? 
Proper vehicle maintenance for dummies lol
8.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
If I had to pick one place I would love to get back to Peru. The people there are so kind and the weather is beautiful. I had the time of my life there. It’s where I plan to retire some day.
9. Whats the Mark Motto? 
Nothing is impossible. The word it’s self says I’m possible.
Way to be Mark! CrossFit St. Charles is better with you a part of us!