Living Better Podcast – Ep. 45 – Coach Heidi Gets Real

In this episode, Hale coach Heidi shares her journey from athlete to overweight to CrossFit coach. Coach Heidi Gets Real Coach Heidi has been an athlete all her life: Dance. Biking. Baseball. Football. Rugby. Swimming. Volleyball. Basketball. Skiing. Snowboarding. But that doesn’t mean she’s never struggled with her fitness. Shortly before joining Hale in 2013, […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 44 – Becoming Coach Dave

In this episode, Hale coach Dave shares how he went from member to coach and what he’s learned along the way. Becoming Coach Dave You’ve seen him at the front of class. Maybe he’s cued you through a technical lift or high-fived you after a PR. Or maybe you’ve watched him overhead squat and wished […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 43 – Ann Mary’s Metamorphosis

In this episode, Hale member Ann Mary shares how she prioritized her nutrition and fitness to lose almost 100 lb. while also balancing a busy career as a lawyer. Ann Mary’s Metamorphosis Before starting CrossFit at Hale about a year ago, Ann Mary had been inactive for years. Though she was a distance runner in […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 42 – Coach Larry, Man of Mystery

In this episode, Hale coach Larry shares how he found CrossFit, why he loves coaching and what he’s working on outside the gym.  Man of Mystery You know him as Coach Larry, one of your Hale trainers dedicated to making you better one cue, one no-rep, one high-five at a time. Coach Jay calls him […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 41 – Steph’s First Steps

In this episode, we get to know new Hale athlete and staff member Steph. Steph’s First Steps Have you met Steph yet?  She joined the Hale family a few weeks ago, both as an athlete and a staff member working the front desk at the gym. Though she played soccer as a kid and young […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 40 – Dee: “Suck It Up and Drive On.”

In this episode, Dee shares how CrossFit helped her get mentally and physically stronger after her mother’s death. Dee: “Suck It Up and Drive On.” Dee had been a cardio fanatic all her life, but when her mother passed away in 2013, she needed something different to distract her and help her process the loss.  […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 39 – Kenny Kicks Butt; Loses Gut

How Kenny lost 35 lb., gained a 450-lb. deadlift and stopped running from the camera. Kenny Kicks Butt; Loses Gut Kenny had been in great shape all of his life. He played football in high school and baseball in college. But once he joined the working world, his fitness took a turn for the worse. […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 38 – How Sarah Palmer DeFrank Rewrote Her Story

Sarah Palmer DeFrank has been many things: Single mom. Broke graduate student. Chef. Overweight. Unhealthy. Unhappy. Listen and learn how she used CrossFit to rewrite her story. How Sarah Palmer DeFrank Rewrote Her Story Sarah used to cry at her kitchen table after workouts. She thought she was no good, and couldn’t understand how it […]

Living Better Podcast – Ep. 37 – 500 Days of Food Tracking

In this episode, CrossFit Hale coach Wendy Medina tells us about her experience tracking everything she’s eaten for the past year and a half. 500 Days of Food Tracking When Coach Wendy started tracking her daily food intake, her goals were simple. “I wanted to feel better and perform better in workouts,” she said. While […]