"The Power of a Challenge"

What better way to break in the new leader board than with the Hopper Challenge Finals! 

After only 21 days CrossFit Scottsdale CRUSHED their “Helen” times.

Every challenge not only at CrossFit Scottsdale but in life as well brings with it a mix of emotions. Anxiety, fear, anticipation, excitement, enthusiasm and many more that sometimes are not as clear cut.  We say in CrossFit that if your workout doesn’t scare you than you’re not doing it right!  Our hope is that if you come in with any or all of those emotions as you approach the WOD, do it, give yourself 100% and accomplish it that you grow as a person. Your courage, character and confidence just got that much stronger and you walk out with your head higher.  You not only crushed a WOD but you got better at life today!  That is our goal, that CrossFit makes you better at LIFE!  Today we accomplished that.  30 students left with their heads held high and an attitude that they can do anything today!  That is the power of CrossFit and the challenges at CrossFit Scottsdale.  If you missed it you missed out!

Congratualtions “Hopper” Challenge Participants!  


BG 9:10
Doug 9:26
Sean 9:45
Ted 10:47
Mark 10:59
Nick 11:42

Erica 10:55
Angie 13:59
Eileen 10:54*
Ilana 12:57*

Bob H. 10:43
Don 10:44
Pete 10:52
Nathan 12:18
Mo 16:16

Sara R. 9:57
Erin 10:13
Katie 10:32
Carolina 12:05
Sara H. 13:06

Dave K. 11:38
Jayson 12:52
Jaz 15:15
Mike W. 16:23

Betsy 10:41
Tracey L. 10:53
Stephanie 12:15
Julie W. 12:37
Erin W. 16:13

Hallie 14:43
Perry 12:57
Alison 18:16

Congrats to the Challenge Winners:

Most Improved:
*Carolina with 2:45 off her time
*Nathan with 6:24 off his time

Fastest Times:
Hallie, Dave K., Betsy, Sara R., Bob H., Eileen, BG

You won an upgrade to Unlimited for the Month of March!  We expect to see you more often.  Great Job Everyone!

Coach Tiffany

"Hopper" Challenge FINALS!

 It’s been 21 days and the finals are here!  “Helen” here we come!  8am-10am this Saturday February 27th.  Come if you are competing, come if you are not to cheer everyone on.  Bring friends & family.  Show them what you are made of.  This is the sport of fitness!

Prizes will be awarded to most improved male and female overall and the fastest times for each category male and female.  One month of unlimited training is up for grabs.  3,2,1…GO!



Two Poses for the Price of One

As you can tell from my previous blogs I cannot speak enough about the beneficial role yoga can play in CrossFit WODs. To that end I thought is might be helpful to my fellow CrossFitters to introduce a new yoga pose every couple of weeks that is fairly easy to do on one’s own and has dramatic benefits. To kick off this series I have decided to cover two poses that go hand and hand and that we utilize at CrossFit Scottsdale. That being Upward Facing and Downward Facing Dog.

Upward Facing Dog or Urdhva (upward) Mukha (face) Svanasana (dog pose) in Sanskrit is designed to stretch the chest shoulders and abdomen while strengthening the spine, arms and wrists. CrossFitters with back injuries or who are currently pregnant should use caution with this pose. There are other poses and modifications that can be used instead….just ask.

To perform upward facing dog lay on your stomach and place palms firmly on the ground just above your hip bones. Legs should be extended directly behind you with your knees and toes on the floor. On an inhale gently straighten your arms lifting your chest off the ground. Your pelvis and legs may come off the ground slightly as elbows fully lock out. Palms should be spread wide and the inner part of your elbows should be rotating forwards. Shoulders should be pressing down away from the ears. Buttocks should be firm but not flexed.

Downward Facing Dog or Adho (downward) Mukha (face) Svanasana (dog pose) in Sanskrit stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches and hands while strengthening the arms and legs. To move into this pose start on your hands and knees with your hands slightly in front of your shoulders and knees under your hips. Tuck your toes under and begin to straighten your arms and legs on an exhale. Your heels should press towards the floor while your hips and tailbone press up towards the ceiling. Fingers should be spread wide on the floor with the pressure mainly in the knuckle of each your forefinger. Inner arms should be lifting from the wrists towards the shoulders and your shoulder blades should be firm and drawn towards your tailbone.

Both of these poses are great to utilize before or after any CrossFit WOD and they are fairly simple to perform. Please don’t ever hesitate to ask me in any class if you need help with these poses or if you would just like me to check or adjust your form. More poses will be coming in future blogs but nothing is as good a just jumping into your first CrossFit Scottsdale yoga class. I hope to see you soon!

Coach Katie

"Row Hard"

Warm Up: Strech/Joint Mobility

Work: Max Effort Row
Row hard and fast until failure.
5 Rounds
5 minutes rest in between rounds

Mark total distance for 5 rounds

"Dont give up on me"

Coach: Thanks for the “stop being a wimp” speech tonight…you are absolutely correct! I need to get my mind back to being tough and pushing thru pain and challenge.  As I get older (not that I am old….) I find it
harder and harder to work through injuries.  They seem to set me back more each time… My shoulder will be fine.
Being as competitive as I am it really pisses me off when I fold when the challenge arises… I simply will not allow that to happen anymore!  Stick with me. I have only been Cross fitting for 10 weeks now…I am
still learning as is my body how to improve, push, and extend my mind through the challenges we meet each day.
I promise I will stay positive, supportive, and strive to improve everyday… don’t give up on me…
Thanks again!
Bob Hisle

The "NEW" CrossFit Scottsdale Leader Board



Having it means breeding excellence through competition, raising our game, setting new standards and reaching new heights. 

Being a leader means giving every ounce of yourself, showing 100% commitment to intensity, and having unparalleled enthusiam for those that finish after you.


More WODs, more PRs, more Opportunities for leaders of CrossFit Scottsdale’s School of Elite Fitness!



Very rarely can you touch my life in such a short time than “Nolan” has. A tall chunk of a kid with a great smile and even greater soul. He came to me exactly a month ago like so many do and said please help. With 60 days to prepare for his enlistment to the U.S Army. We prepared him to be ready for combat. CrossFit’s most important real life application. To train for the unknown. To be able to survive. To handle anything under any situation. It is with great pride and honor that this boy has become a man and will fight for our freedom. Thank you for your honor, respect and courage.


200M sprint
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
400m sprint
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
800m run
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
1 mile run
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
800m run
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
400m sprint
10 pull-ups, 20 push ups, 30, sit ups
200M sprint

#20 Vest for warriors



Set up before a clock, and every minute on the minute perform 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats. Can you continue for thirty minutes? Twenty minutes? How about 10?  If you fall behind the clock keep going for thirty minutes and see how many rounds you can complete.

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