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 My Story

My Story

My Story By Sarah K. Dallos If you are reading this, chances are you have done or are regularly participating in Crossfit. I remember when I joined in September of 2015, I thought to myself “Why the heck didn’t I do this sooner?!” Instantly I was welcomed into the Nika family and knew I made the right choice when I received this postcard in the mail which still hangs on my refrigerator as my daily reminder.

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 Signed a Girl Who Hates Running

Signed a Girl Who Hates Running

Ragnar Race, 2018: The view from someone who hates running By Sarah K. Dallos

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 If You Let It, This Plce Will Change You

If You Let It, This Plce Will Change You

Crossfit ‘This place will change you if you let it.’

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 A Clean Refrigerator

A Clean Refrigerator

After hurricane Irma we lost power for 7 solid days. I will admit on day 3 I became not so cheery and smiley. I wanted my normal life back. I wanted to cook, clean, measure and weigh my food. I wanted my bed with some nice cold AC blowing on me! However, I had to start seeing this an opportunity. Opportunity comes from change and change is inevitable. Think about it. Nature creates change with seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.

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 Pistols Equal Ankle Mobility

Pistols Equal Ankle Mobility

Who wants to land a pistol? (Heather, this conversation is not for you. Though if any of you want to see an awesome example of a pistol, hit up Heather.) Yes, strength is important when attempting a pistol because one of your legs is supporting your entire body, but you know what else is equally important? Mobility.

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 Founder Farmer Tinker Thief

Founder Farmer Tinker Thief

You’ve NEVER experienced a day camp like this before! Exercise, tinker crafts, cultivating food and preparing meals–AND building a mock business! AMAZING. Here’s how Founder | Farmer | Tinker | Thief camp works: FOUNDER activities: kids create their own mock business. They’ll invent products or services, design logos! FARMER activities: kids learn to plant vegetables and care for pre-planted vegetables. Then they learn to prep and cook their own lunch and snack! TINKER activities: kids build obstacle courses and interactive craft projects; solve physical play puzzles and do CrossFit Kids workouts. THIEF activities: kids solve play Capture the Flag, complete Ninja Warrior courses and race through obstacles! Probably a nap in the car on the way home. ***not a guarantee.

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 257 is not a Random Number

257 is not a Random Number

Recently, I was asked, What does NIKA mean to you?”

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 Love Others As We Love Ourselves

Love Others As We Love Ourselves

My friend Nilka was so inspired by Jessica’s story that she was brave enough to share it with me and now she wants to share it with you. Nilka is the kindest of souls who loves her family deeply and in loving them so deeply she is learning to love herself!

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 What can you do and how will you feel after attending 25 classes?

What can you do and how will you feel after attending 25 classes?

I sent my friend Jessica this email after her attending 25 classes.

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 DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression is our place to go and be seen!

DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression is our place to go and be seen!

We are very excited to announce that we are officially including, DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression as one of our recommended local businesses in DeLand. Both Dr. Gordon and CrossFit NIKA recognize the importance of a healthy diet, functional fitness, and taking care of your body from a Chiropractic point of view is extremely important. We both also recognize that most Americans today are living a life that includes lower back pain. We believe through professional programming of exercise, coaching, diet, and Chiropractic care this lower back pain could become a thing of the past.

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 Your Hips Don't Lie

Your Hips Don't Lie

So we’ve hit toward the top and toward the bottom, but let’s discuss the middle. Specifically your hips (according to Shakira, they don’t lie).

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 The Pain Of a Desk Job

The Pain Of a Desk Job

A few weeks ago, at Rise and Grind, I met with the physical therapists hoping for a rub down to alleviate some wrist pain. What I got instead was a quick evaluation and homework for my rotator cuff. As Crossfit athletes, we are all aware that the cause of the pain is always above or below where the pain is felt. This seemed like a stretch, a long way to travel, for what I felt (and you guys know me, my arms are long), but after further conversation it made sense.

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 Sometimes landing on the right foot can mean disaster for female athletes

Sometimes landing on the right foot can mean disaster for female athletes

We asked Coach Emylee to give us some insight into females a knee injuries and here is what she had to say.

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 Fitness Journey

Fitness Journey

It began with a new years resolution in 2009 when I decided that was the year I was going to become a healthy and happy Mom. I was going to gain my self-confidence back and I was NOT going to stop in 2 weeks. So I began with a membership to the YMCA, (there were no Crossfit gyms around at the time. Except Kara’s, that’s for another time.) I would go to spin class, stay on the treadmill for 20 min, Zumba and Flash Abs. I never ever picked up a weight, never ever knew what to do with a weight and didn’t want to “bulk”. Insert giggle!

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