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Goal setting provides clarity. It helps provide direction and purpose for whatever you are working towards. Goals help you develop discipline and help you with staying motivated. When you don’t want to do something, you can lean into that discipline to help you keep going and stay focused. This also provides a way to track your progress, helping you determine whether you’re on the right path or need to make adjustments for whatever you are working towards. Most importantly, setting goals will help you stay accountable for what you say you’re going to do. What you do, will always speak louder than only what you say. You learn a lot about yourself when you set out to work toward something helps with your personal growth. Pursuing a goal can be scary because there are a ton of moments when you’re uncomfortable and you might feel like you’re failing, but that’s...
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Today, we’re diving into the world of running, one of the most effective ways to boost your fitness levels and overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore easy ways to start running, highlighting the significance of aerobic exercise for optimizing hormones, improving general health, and enhancing mental well-being. We are thrilled to announce that Team Soul will be launching a running program on September 10th to help our members prepare for runs and races between October and March of next year. Let’s lace up our running shoes and get started! The Importance of Aerobic Exercise Aerobic exercise, which includes activities like running, swimming, cycling, and dancing, is an essential component of any fitness routine. Engaging in regular aerobic workouts offers a myriad of benefits for the body, mind, and hormones. Hormonal Optimization Aerobic exercise triggers the release of feel-good hormones like endorphins and serotonin, which contribute to reducing stress,...
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The Importance of Weight, Strength, and Resistance Training for Improved Health, Hormones, and CrossFit Fitness Introduction In recent years, weight, strength, and resistance training have gained significant recognition for their profound impact on overall health, hormonal balance, and enhancing CrossFit performance. Gone are the days when these forms of exercise were considered exclusive to bodybuilders and professional athletes. Today, people from all walks of life are realizing the transformative benefits that weight, strength, and resistance training offer. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of incorporating these training modalities into your fitness routine and how they can positively influence your health, hormones, and CrossFit fitness. 1. Enhancing Overall Health Engaging in weight, strength, and resistance training plays a pivotal role in improving overall health. Regular participation in these exercises has been linked to numerous health benefits, including: a. Increased muscle strength and endurance: Weight training helps build...
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The Importance of a Crossfit Off-season By Luis Lopez Lately, we have seen a trend or re-emergence made by some of the trendier names in the industry of the idea that you should neglect or put aside off-season work and continue to do “Crossfit” year round. The common thing you’ll hear is that you can work on your aerobic base, or strength, or skills, or whatever weakness you may have, throughout the season, so why stop practicing your sport to focus on those things? While that claim may be true, I would argue that the demands of the crossfit season limit the amount of time one athlete can spend focusing on any given weakness and, therefore, the gains or progress you would have made, will be less than if you had stepped back from the intensities of regular crossfit training to approach the year with a more thought out and...
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TDEE stands for Total Daily Energy Expenditure, which is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns in a day. If you want to increase your TDEE, you need to increase the amount of energy your body uses. Many of us want to lose fat or lose weight and often feel stuck even though we push hard at the gym, but we forget to account for the other 23 hours in the day. Here are some tips to increase your TDEE: Increase your physical activity outside the gym: Go on a walk! Take a short 5-10 minute walk at the top of each hour or after a meal Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walking or biking to work, or do household chores. Set a daily step goal & start gradually (We recommend 8k plus a day) Get a dog. Jk. Take your dog on a walk around the...
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