Chair Massage Available!

chair massage medina ohioNeed a chair massage? After all we put ourselves through on a daily basis we need to take care of our bodies. I know that most of us don’t dedicate time before and after our workout to mobility and stretching. This is EXTREMELY important to do so PLEASE just DO IT! Even if it means staying after class a few minutes longer just to foam roll 🙂

foam roll

When the week is rough or you aren’t recovering like you should, if everything is sore or you have a nagging elbow pinch from the thousand pull ups that you did in Saturday’s class then please make an appointment with me even if it’s for 5 minutes after your workout to get a chair massage. It helps to recover and you will see greater results because of it!

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I have been working with massage therapists throughout my 25 years in this industry and I’ve seen firsthand the benefits of massage 🙂 I have been “thumping” clients for the past 3 years and have helped many people relieve the pain of injuries, stress, and body discomfort. I love what I do and I believe whole-heartedly in the many wonderful benefits of fitness & massage.  Massage can help support your fitness program, helping you achieve your performance goals with minimum injury and pain. Massage enhances tissue elasticity and joint flexibility; it improves blood and lymph circulation, and relieves muscle aches and stiffness. I encourage everyone to try a chair massage and incorporate it into your general wellness care.

Prices: $1 a minute or $25 for 30 minutes
Chair massage is available by appointment only. Schedule your appointment today! 330.948.FITT


Where did the Summer Go?!

I can’t believe its the end of August already! It’s been an interesting year for me. We made it thru Don’s pacemaker surgery. I’ve been rehabbing him and he looks & feels fantastic!


I’ve also had the opportunity to run a few 5 & 10K’s 🙂



Did the Color Run for the second year with both daughters & our little bundle of trouble 😉

Color Run

And conquered my second Warrior Dash. This time I did the Dash with my oldest daughter & her hubby. We had a blast & they both KICKED ASS!

Warrior Dash

In just a couple of weeks I’ll be celebrating my 50th birthday (I cannot believe that I am a half century old!) with my youngest as she tackles her first obstacle course at the Pretty Muddy Event in Columbus OH. If you haven’t registered for this yet there’s still time! You can register here and get in the 10:00AM heat with our WTF (Where’s The Finish) Team. I think we have 6 people going so far so join us if you can!

Our classes have been a ton of fun! EVERYONE has seen significant RESULTS this year & I’m looking forward to seeing the changes over the upcoming months. We will be planning some exciting events as we get involved with some pole strength training classes, fundraisers and studio team events. If you know anyone interested in getting fit & looking for women’s only classes have them call me!

Also I will be updating Don’s progress as he attacks his new cycling adventure. We are working on reducing/eliminating his medications. We feel that some of them were unnecessary & no longer needed. We will be monitoring his stats over the next few months 🙂 Check back often!

Have you seen the #RoadID yet?

It’s Who I Am and I just got mine a couple weeks ago! Check it out, I love it!


I decided to purchase this #RoadID after one of my long slogs’ when a young driver was talking on her cell phone & almost hit me. It seems that noone pays attention on these country roads, flying over the hilly terrain, talking & texting on their cell phones and that incident just scared the heck out of me. A couple times per week I lace up my tennies, lock the house and set out for a quick run around the neighborhood. I would grab a house key & my iPhone to track my distance but I’d never take any form of identification in the event of an emergency.

RoadIDWell not anymore because now I snap on my cool lookin’ #RoadID and I feel a lot safer knowing that if medical personal assist me they will be armed with all of the necessary info to contact my loved ones & get me the fastest care possible. If you’re a runner/walker/hiker/cyclist or know anyone who is, please share this post with them and order by clicking the pic above or click this link. This RoadID would make a great birthday, Christmas or anniversary gift & you may just save your life or someone you love!

I also wanted to fill you in on what is happening here at the studio.

Pole dance class medina ohioWe are expanding and turning the garage into a pole strength training studio!!! You may have noticed that we are moving cabinets out, painting the ceilings and preparing to paint the walls. Please bear with us as we are having a contractor come in on 8/16 to lay the new epoxy floor and we will take the remainder of August to secure the poles & add the finishing touches 😉

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Unfortunately due to the space needed to twirl, invert and climb, we only have two poles & this type of training requires a lot of strength & concentration to perform the exercises safely so we will not be using the poles in our group #CrossFit classes 😦 I will however be scheduling private and pair training sessions for these classes so if you are interested in scheduling be sure to get in NOW. I am booking into September for these sessions.

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Oh & this years Kids Fitness Class was a blast! We had 12 children participate in the 6 week session & we had a ton of fun! We ended the series with a costume party & a social that included watermelon & an opportunity for the kids to sit & chat. We had a few kids missing for this class pic due to other commitments but next year we’ll be sure to host a couple different weeks of costume fun so everyone can get involved!

CrossFit Kids

Thank you to all of the parents that shared their little ones with me. I enjoyed teaching them & look forward to seeing them all back next year!

Medina OH kids fitness class

I have so much more to share but it’s time to get up and get moving so I’ll touch base soon! Stay POSITIVE!!

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Too Busy To Eat?

#advocareIs this you?

Someone who wants a nutritious meal on the go
Someone seeking a balanced, low-calorie meal for your diet and exercise program
Someone seeking to lose or maintain weight in a healthy manner
Someone who has limited gastric capacity or requires an easy-to-digest, light meal
Someone looking for an additional source of protein to supplement your diet

When you need to cut calories or you need a nutritious on-the-go meal, grab an AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake. Meal Replacement Shakes have a 1:1 protein-to-carbohydrate ratio, which studies show supports weight loss and sustained energy. And since they’re loaded with 24 grams of easily digestible protein, 26 vitamins and minerals and just 220 calories per serving, you’ll satisfy your rumbling tummy, feed your muscles with high-octane fuel and give your body wholesome nutrients for a healthier you. #AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shakes work great as your morning smoothie with banana’s and peanut butter!

So in honor of my hubby’s 52nd birthday I’ve decided to discount our great tasting Vanilla Meal Replacements until July 20th. But only til Saturday the 20th 🙂 Our regular price is $44.95 but if you buy direct from me your price is only $29.00!! I have vanilla flavored in stock NOW so call, text or email me TODAY! 330.948.FITT (3488) / I also accept PayPal for payment so if you live outside of Medina, OH I can ship direct to you for an additional $5

#AdvoCare vanilla

#AdvoCare Vanilla Meal Replacement ~ KEY INGREDIENTS: Protein, calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, vitamin A, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin B-12

P.S. This offer IS NOT good thru my #AdvoCare website! You must purchase direct from the stock here at the studio. I’ll ship it within 24 hours if you need it delivered direct to your door step 😉

This is a one time special and we will not be offering this at a discounted price again! Stock up TODAY!!

Are you on #FaceBook?

If so then be sure to head over to our new FaceBook page for all of the latest studio news. You’ll find links to recipes, the latest class info, fit tips & tricks, and all the recent health & wellness information.

Be sure to smack that LIKE button and add us to your newsfeed!

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Welcome Newbies!

It seems like forever since I’ve updated this blog and welcomed all the newbies to our CrossFit Commotion Facebook page. Did you see that we are over 460 LIKES?  YAHOO our fitness family is growing and it’s been fun intermingling with all of you 🙂 Please be sure to share the positive vibes we’re creating with this page!

You’ll find me posting positive affirmations

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Pics of my crazy family

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I often share the SUCCESSES of some of my amazing clients

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And every now and then I’ll tell you about AdvoCare Products that Don & I take and also the benefits that you’ll experience once you implement them into your daily regimen 🙂

Please interact with all of us, introduce yourself or at least smack that LIKE button & let us know that you are here! We’ll help motivate, educate and teach you some new lifestyle skills.

I have been so busy with photo shoots, CrossFit classes at capacity, granddaughter time, ME time and life in general but ME time this morning began when I woke up to 50 degree temps, the geese honking & the birds chirping. Perfect opportunity to grab a cup of coffee, my camera and enjoy my deck. Look who stopped in to visit me 🙂

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So be sure to “stop in” leave a comment or just say hi!!

Create an ACTIVE day!

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ― C. JoyBell C.

CrossFit Class At Lodi Library in Medina Ohio

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What a fun day I had speaking at the “How To Festival” at Lodi Library today! We spent an hour working on compound movements and discussing the most effective exercises to stimulate the metabolism. We talked about safety & high intensity exercises plus how to implement more advanced moves once strength has improved. We discussed Rhabdomyolysis and how to avoid it. We did some tube work for beginners and also learned how to do ball work for stabilization, balance and core. Everyone in attendance went home with a free tube so they could start their fitness regimen IMMEDIATELY 🙂

A special THANK YOU goes out to Librarian Beth at Lodi Library and Tonya at Medina Library for the gift certificate to Thyme restaurant 🙂 One of my most favorite places to dine!

CrossFit Commotion, run by Carole Laney, a 25 year veteran in the Fitness industry, is a CrossFit affiliate in Medina, OH catering to WOMEN ONLY. We are a private 2000 square foot CrossFit/Rowing studio catering to females of all ages, sizes & abilities 🙂

To learn more about our CrossFit classes in Medina, Ohio & reserve your first FREE class, please call Carole at 330.948.FITT.

I promise, you’ll be glad you did!

CrossFit Classes in Medina Ohio

Elite Fitness For Women

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Current Class schedule:

Tuesday’s at 6:00-6:45PM

Thursday’s at 6:00-6:45PM

Saturday’s at 7:30-8:15AM

** NEW CLASS ** June 12th through July 31st ~ Wednesday’s at 9:30AM. Drop in fee: $20 or 8 classes for $120.

Because we are a private Women ONLY fitness studio you must reserve your spot in class by calling 330.948.FITT

GOT KIDS? Then check out our kids class that will be starting on June 7th. Space is limited in this 6 week program. Cost is only $39 🙂

CrossFit Kids Medina OH

Reservation for your child is required. Call 330.948.FITT to reserve a spot!

CrossFit Kids Medina OH

Do you know a “Tween” between the age of 10-15? Then check out our Girls ONLY Tweens class that begins on June 6th – contact Carole ASAP to reserve your spot 🙂

Girls Only CrossFit ClassOur outside classes have already started so PREPARE by keeping a few of these items in your car. Bring a change of clothes in case we get down & dirty, gloves, extra water & a beach towel!

Housewives of Medina CrossFit Class

YAHOa weekend time change means that Spring is just around the corner and yesterday was such a gorgeous day, wasn’t it?! Don & I are in the middle of finishing our kitchen remodel and we had an opportunity to do a lot of the plywood cutting out on the deck. It felt so good to be outside, get a little sunshine ✲ and keep all of that sawdust outdoors 🙂

And since today is such a rainy ☔ day I had a couple of hours downtime between fitness clients & decided to pull out some of my Spring/Summer clothes. I’m looking forward to wearing my new shorts that I got on clearance last year. I always shop the end of the year sales at the Lodi Station Outlets. I get some great deals on all of the size zeros that nobody fit in 😉

Which brings me to the question… How do your shorts fit this year? Have you achieved all of your weight loss goals? Did you pull out any of your Summer gear yet?

If you need to kick up your workout routine & you’re available on Tuesday mornings at 9:30AM give me a call at 330.948.FITT. We have a new 4-week CrossFit class forming that will consist of indoor rowing and some ➨ KILLER CrossFit routines. I’d LoVe to work with you 🙂

Check it out  ⇲

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If you know anyone that might benefit from this exercise program please do me a huge favor by sharing this blog post on your Facebook page & give them the gift of health 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME SPREAD THE FITNESS WORD!!!!

And Ladies, remember… STAY OFF THE SCALE!

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