Pat's Pre-Race

Charge your ipod, bring your running shoes, tie your shoes right and wear those good socks.

42 Push Ups
42 Sit Ups
(X3 rounds)
2.1 Mile Run

Don’t forget to sign up for Pats Run with team CrossFit Scottsdale (#2407). The run takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 7:00 AM at Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona State University Campus
219 Packard Drive, Tempe. Pat’s Run, is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. The 4.2 mile run/walk attracts over 20,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country. Together, we  run and walk  and honor Pat’s memory while raising important funds to support the scholarship programs created to pay tribute to his commitment to service. All events finish on the 42 yard line inside Sun Devil Stadium – symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat wore while a Sun Devil. Register Now

Last year we had a crew of 20 people participate, this year we expect that to double. If you haven’t run a race or entered into a sporting event as a competitor this is a great way to start. Get a PR and challenge yourself to run/walk 4.2 miles. Students that are involded in the Paleo Challenge will get bonus points for  participating in the run. Hope to see you there…It’s a lot of fun!

Failing to Plan, is Planning to Fail

Hey Everyone!
Most of you know me as Ashley, one of the newest CrossFit Scottsdale Students.  I have known Luke and Najla for a little over two years now but  I just joined CrossFit Scottsdale about two months ago.  So what took me so long? Well, obtaining the commitment, dedication, and most importantly PLANNING was the key to my sucess for being here today. Just like Coach says it “Failing to Plan, is Planning to Fail”  could not be more true for me. In order for me to stay successful on my new CrossFit lifestyle, I plan out my weeks and classes for a month ahead of time. I treat my gym session as if it was a scheduled client meeting…you wouldn’t be late to, or miss an important meeting, right?  I write it down in pen in my planner and I am proud to say, I have not missed a scheduled CrossFit session. I am also working the Paleo Diet and I’m feeling better than ever with this lifestyle change, all because of planning ahead for it! I also use the Success Journal the coaches give you religiously, writing down every workout, meal, and all of the water I drink…this leaves no room for error and taking responsibility for everything you do. So go ahead, book your sessions online for the entire month, write them down, plug them into your blackberry, but make that commitment, treat it like a very important meeting, and you will be surprised on how committed you will stay to the program.
Good luck, and happy planning.
Ashley Ulinger

Spring Paleo Challenge "The Details"

What to Expect:

The principles of the Paleo Diet give your body the fuel it needs to work optimally in many areas.  It also gives the body the optimal fuel to heal itself in many areas as well.  Know that this challenge is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change!  As you gain more awareness of your body and how food effects it you will have many experiences over the course of the challenge including the following:

  • Decrease in body fat%
  • Look better & feel better naked
  • More energy
  • Better Sleep
  • Better Performance
  • Improved insulin sensitivity (reduced risk for diabetes)
  • Improved cholesterol, metabolic health, blood pressure, and overall health

Who is it for:        
Anyone who wants to improve the following:

  • Overall Health
  • How you Look
  • How you Feel               
  • How you Perform

When it Starts:                    
April 10th 2010

10:00am Challenge WOD-“Cindy”
11:30am Challenge Measurements

How Long Does It Last:       
6 weeks   Challenge ends May 22nd 2010

 10:00am Challenge WOD Finals
 11:30am Challenge WOD Final Measurements

 More details to come.  Keep posted!

CrossFit Kids Scottsdale live on Sonoran Living abc15

Thank you CrossFit Kids: David, Lauren, Savanna and Kanon.

Team CrossFit Scottsdale

I am pleased to announce the final results for the AZ/SD CrossFit Games Sectionals from this weekends event in San Diego, Ca. We will be sending 3 athletes to Orange County May 8th-9th
for the Southwest Regional. Jeff  “Sarge” Brennan (11th), Brian “B.K Kunitzner (14th)
Erica “E.P” Picard (19th)

This weekend would not have been successful without our team of students who showed thier support by yelling and screaming for all of our athletes. Thank you Coach Tiffany, Jill, Sara, Mo, Carolina, Katie, Angie, Lindsey, Erin, Dani and Brett who was the team photographer and did an amazing job shooting us all. My wife Najla was the Team reporter who stayed online to bring you up to date info, scores and results through Facebook. A special shout out to Dr. Jeff  “Jaz” Zuhl who sponsored our athletes with $500 which allowed us to purchase Paleo snack packs for the competitors all weekend. We had more competitors and more fans than any other CrossFit School and it showed when we cheered on our Team.

My “Purple Heart” award goes out to “Skip” Divelbiss who competed in his very 1st CrossFit competition. Finished all 3 wods unscaled and placed higher than a few avid CrossFitter’s I know. He showed me that pride and perseverance will succeed over attitude and ego all day. Skip you are a SOLDIER and I will go to WAR with you anyday.

Coach Luke Kayyem

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