No Grit, No Pearl.

Christy McCarty Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness, Uncategorized

“No grit, no pearl.”  Tiny phrase, big meaning. Merriam Webster states that grit can mean a hard, sharp granule, as of sand, also: material, as many abrasives, composed of such granules.  Or it can also be the firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. Pearls.com explains that pearls form when an irritant works its way into an oyster, mussel or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. …

Change Begins with Me.

Christy McCarty Family, No Filter Fitness

We believe that all humans are created equal, and are endowed with the ability to self-examine and become reflective. We believe that awareness of this and continued reflection creates the necessary space for growth. While not everyone is given the same start, we believe with the right support and education all humans have the capacity to grow and change on both a physiological and psychological level. We believe that by developing empathy and effective communication patterns, individuals can become guides …

Let’s Talk About Fitness

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… What is fitness, really? I’m not asking for Webster’s definition. That’s going to give some vague smart mush about physical capabilities and yada yadas. The definition isn’t the word, it’s just a description. And it feels pretty unrealistic. I’m in my 30s, fitness ain’t the same as back in the olden days. Ain’t nobody got time for 90 minutes in the gym. Not if you’re working a 9-5 and got a spouse and kids and cats and need …

On the Horizon

Danial Hooper No Filter Fitness

Pat and I met in 2009, right before the CrossFit Games that we were both about to participate in. Our training leading up to the first day of competition was made up of ‘playing’ sports with each other. Badminton and golf were the two favorites. We trained between this 😉 Even with nine CrossFit Games appearances between the two of us, working out has never completed our identities. Our love for play, adventure, improving as humans, and in the last …

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Let’s Talk About Change

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… This is an unprecedented time in our history. Social Unrest is more unrested than… maybe ever? At least on a global scale, right? I’m not a historian, but the amount of tension is different. This amount of pain is different. It’s ugly. And it’s needed. Change is coming. It’s the only way we can grow.  But change is hard.  People are struggling. Both sides of the fence are growing more frustrated. For those sitting on the fence, that …

Unfiltered Woman – Adee Cazayoux Fitness and Nutrition During Pregnancy

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness

Pregnancy in Relation to Nutrition & Training Taz and Adee are not only great friends, but have been collaborating regarding training modifications during Adee’s early pregnancy stages. As a mom of three, Taz had some experience and advice to give! In this week’s discussion, the two chat about workouts, nutrition, and lifestyle changes during pregnancy. Taz and Adee, going through her first pregnancy, share each of their stories, experiences, and advice in this latest interview. The whole episode is a …

Unfiltered Woman – Sage Burgener Ep. 3

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

Sometimes you gotta do it to prove yourself RIGHT. All About Sage In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Sage Burgener. Sage has 25 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience as she started lifting at the age of 4 (some of you may know her dad, Mike B.) She currently coaches in the sport and has 2 kiddos to keep her hands full! How Her Upbringing has Shaped Her Present This week, Sage talks about her relationship …

Unfiltered Woman – Sage Burgener Ep. 2

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

I am a single mom who will not play victim. All About Sage In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Sage Burgener. Sage has 25 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience as she started lifting at the age of 4 (some of you may know her dad, Mike B.) She currently coaches in the sport and has 2 kiddos to keep her hands full! Taking Charge of her Life Post Divorce Last week, Sage talked about looking …

Unfiltered Woman – Sage Burgener Ep. 1

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

That 100% self love thing is bullsh*t. You have to own your sh*t. All About Sage In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Sage Burgener. Sage has 25 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience as she started lifting at the age of 4 (some of you may know her dad, Mike B.) She currently coaches in the sport and has 2 kiddos to keep her hands full! Owning Your Sh*t This week, Sage delves into some personal …

Definition of Resiliency

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

Resiliency and Being an Outsider What’s the definition of resiliency? re·sil·ient /rəˈzilyənt/ adjective 1. able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. By the dictionary, the definition of resiliency simply means to be able to bounce back from any adversity back to your original state. Essentially, it means to be unchanging in the face of an obstacle. This somewhat applicable to our Outsider definition of resiliency, but we want more. Our definition of resiliency features the ability to THRIVE …