The salutation Namaste is probably one of the most commercialized aspects of yoga. Like so many things in our culture, the more it is used the less time people take to fully understand and appreciate the meaning. The fact that it was the title of a Beastie Boys track probably doesn’t help too much either.

Namaste in Sanskrit literally translates to “I bow to you.” It can be spoken or understood in the gesture of placing the hands in prayer at the heart chakra and bowing. “Namaste allows two individuals to come together energetically to a place of connection and timelessness, free from the bonds of ego-connection” (Aadil Palkhivala, Yoga Journal). Namaste is utilized at the end of most yoga practices including CrossFit Scottsdale Yoga to recognize the physical energy that has been created and shared in that hour.

I believe it is this shared energy that draws so many to CrossFit and CrossFit Scottsdale specifically. Take a second to really observe any class or stop by any challenge and you can just feel it. The shared physical activity is just the obvious visible part. There is also an energy during class and competitions that you can’t describe but can feel resonating within. If you are not sure what I’m talking about you weren’t at the Hoper Challenge this past Saturday. The Hopper Challenge finals on February 27th will surely have that same energy so plan on attending and competing.

To all of my fellow CrossFitters I bow to you and thank you for sharing your beautiful energy with me. Namaste.

Coach Katie


Air Force

For time:
20 Thrusters
20 Sumo deadlift high pulls
20 Push jerks
20 Overhead squats
20 Front squats

Men will use a 95lb barbell. Women will use 65lbs. Each athlete must do four burpees at the beginning of every minute before moving on to the barbell work. The athlete is allowed to move to the next barbell skill once an he/she has completed all 20 reps. If the minute clock beeps during a repetition the athlete will complete their rep and then start their four burpees. There is a 20 min cap.

The Body Balance Diet's Secret For Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscle and looking awesome!

Coach Luke Kayyem will be a special guest on tonight’s Body Balance Diet call. To learn more about CrossFit exercises mixed with healthy eating hop on tonights call.  

Invite your friends and call in early!
Dial (402) 237 2015
Pass code 585785# 
The free call is this evening February 10th at 5:15pm PST, 6:15pm, MST, 7:15pm CST, 8:15pm EST

For more information visit The Body Balance Diet Blog

"This is how we do it"

Warm up
1 Push up.
Be strict with your form. Proper pushups means your chest touches the floor on each rep
and your arms come to full extension at the top of the rep.
Jump up. Sprint back
2 Push up
Jump up. Sprint back

Max height box jump

Deadlift/Chin up

Mental CrossFit

New Season

Warm up
#44 Happy Birthday Myrna Lynn Burpees in every class today.

1. Tabata  jumping squats #45/35
2. 500 meter row
3. 50x push jerk
4. 30x knees to elbows
5. 400 meter run rest 1 min repeat
6. 30x ring pull ups
7. 30x box jumps
8. 50x partner wall balls 

"When the Saint's come marching in"

Warm up
High knees
But kickers
Standing broad jumps
Tire hits

100 yard dash
5x power cleans #135/95
7x push ups
As Many Rounds as Possible in 20 min

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Kayyem’s 10th annual Superbowl party. All the dishes were amazing and I think I’m in love with… Gooballs. Now the party’s over. Throw the junk away and start fresh today. Get to class early and start this week out right. Valentine’s Day is Sunday so that’s 6x days of training and eating clean before you do it all over again.

super bowl xliv

Game Time! "Helen" here we come…

Hopper Challenge 2-6-10 Prelim Results

36 students and 1 friend (who got quickly introduced to CrossFit) came out to participate in today’s “Hopper” Challenge.

Here is a taste of what it was like today:  “3-2-1 GO!”, high fives, “One more rep!”, cheers, “Let’s go! You can do it!”, clapps, sweat, “Don’t come off the bar!”, kids playing, family and friends competing, “Great Job!”, . . .PRs.


And here are the results:


JK 9:25
BG 9:27
BK 9:30
Luke 9:58
Nick 10:32
Doug 10:40
Sean 10:54
Ted 10:55
Skip 12:38
NGD 8:59*(50#KB)
Brett 13:41*(row)

Erica 10:59
Angie 14:34
Ilana 12:13*(mini pink)
Eileen 12:33*(mini purple)




Pete 12:13
Bob H. 13:32
Atiim 16:42

Naj 10:23
Sara R. 10:23
Erin H. 10:36
Katie K. 11:08
Jill 11:46
Wendy 13:40
Sara H. 13:58
Carolina 14:50




Nolan 11:11
Jeff Z. 16:34
Nathan 18:42

Tracey 11:56
Betsy 12:04
Patty S. 12:19
Patty N. 13:09
Rhiannon 14:19
Amy W. 15:26




Hallie 13:59
Annabelle 11:04


Amazing job each and everyone of you!  

 Know what time you need to get in 3 weeks at the finals Feb 27th 8-10am.


Weekend Recipe #2-Chipotle Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp


  • 12 large, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Juice from one lime (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (or more to taste)
  • 6 strips thin bacon, cut in half (12 pieces)
  • Skewers (for grilling) or toothpicks (for oven)


1 Mix together in a small bowl the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, and chipotle powder. Put the shrimp in the lime chipotle mixture; make sure each piece is well coated.

2 Spread the bacon pieces out over several layers of paper towels on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with another layer of paper towel. Microwave on high until the bacon fat begins to melt but the bacon is still pliable, about 1 1/2 minutes.

3 Prepare grill on high, direct heat (if grilling) or preheat the oven to 450°F.

4 Working one at a time, wrap a half piece of microwaved bacon around each piece of shrimp. If you are grilling, thread the shrimp onto long, flat skewers (flat skewers make turning the shrimp on the grill easier). If you don’t have flat skewers, I’ve used two thin bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes beforehand) to the same effect. If you are using the oven, secure each the bacon onto the shrimp with toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp on a slotted baking pan (lined with foil inside for easy cleaning). Brush remaining lime chipotle mixture on the outside of the bacon-wrapped shrimp.


5 Grill uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes, until shrimp is pink and the bacon is crisp.

Makes 12 pieces.

Courtesy of SimplyRecipes.com


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