Coach Melissa Hurley Smiling

Greet Each Day With A Smile
Written by Holden Rethwill

“I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.”

“It’s just one of those days.”

“I’m having an off day.”

How many times have you heard someone say this? Well, all I hear are excuses. All of these statements are merely an attempt to justify a poor attitude and outlook on one’s current situation.

You know what is awesome about being a human?

Our ability to make choices.

We have the choice to wake up every morning with a smile on our face, ready to take on what the world throws at us. We also have the choice to make one of these excuses. But why do the latter when the former leads to a much happier outlook on life?

Rather than waking up and dreading the day ahead, try simply smiling and telling yourself that you have the choice to find the positive in what lies before you.

This mindset transfers over to the gym as well.

Rather than walking into the gym and making the excuse that the workout or lift just wasn’t a good one for you, try reversing that thought and taking a positive outlook. You’ll be surprised with how much better your body will feel and your performance will be.

If we are constantly making excuses like the aforementioned, we are continuously setting ourselves up for failure. The opposite, greeting each day, each workout, with a smile, can lead to incredible success.

You have the choice to have a positive attitude! So give it a shot, but just a warning, smiling is known to be contagious!

DEXA Body Scan is Coming Back to Invictus!
Written by Melissa Hurley

No matter what kind of shape you’re currently in, the best time to get a baseline is now. A BodyComp DEXA scan provides a comprehensive snapshot of your entire body and a detailed report containing over 50 metrics enabling to visualize your data and make better informed decisions about your training, nutrition and lifestyle regimens. Now you can work efficiently towards yours goals.

You’ll gain access to 50+, personalized total body composition metrics, such as body fat %, lean muscle mass,

Fun with Furniture Sliders: V-Outs
Written by Michele Vieux

Are you limited on space, equipment or time? Need some ideas for travel workouts? Maybe you’re just looking for something new to incorporate into your routine. Behold, the furniture slider! It’s not just for moving furniture anymore! These babies are inexpensive, take up only a sliver of space in a suitcase, and pack a punch when it comes to the things you can do with them.

Today’s exercise is the Furniture Slider V-Outs. The benefits of this exercise are shoulder strength and stability as well as abs.

Relieving Plantar Pain
Written by Cat Blatner

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, you know all too well the sharp pain that comes from having tightness in your plantar fascia. Usually you will experience a sharp pain in the heel of your foot during or after repeated exercises such as running or jumping. Plantar fasciitis can feel much worse first thing in the morning because of the way you positioned your feet while you were sleeping. Throughout the night, your foot was most likely being held in plantar flexion. This will constrict the fascia under the foot for an extended period of time causing the fascia to shorten.

That’s A Wrap on the 2016 CrossFit Games
Written by C.J. Martin

The 2016 CrossFit Games have come to an end, and with it nearly a year of hard work, sacrifice and fun for our athletes. Over the next couple of days coaches and athletes alike will reflect on the year and will share some of our thoughts and experiences. For now, let me say this…I am beyond proud of the six members of Team Invictus, and of each of our individual athletes. There were a ton of lessons learned, highlights that will motivate us throughout the next 12 months,