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 😉

stripper pole classes medina ohio

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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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! https://www.facebook.com/elitefitnessmedinaohio

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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 Classes in Medina Ohio

Elite Fitness For Women

CrossFit Medina

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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CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Kids

If you have not heard of the coolest CrossFit Kids toys that are out in the market then you need to hang out with us more ツ We are excited to share that we are now officially an affiliate of WOD toys❢

CrossFit Kids Medina OH

Please click on our link: http://www.wodtoys.com/order1.php?aff=112 or the logo below to have your kids join in the daily WOD’s in style.

CrossFit Kids

We are the only private training studio in Medina OH to offer your little ones a safe, fun, healthy learning experience in nutrition & fitness. Space is limited in our classes to ensure individual attention. Call & register your little one today! 330.948.FITT

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CrossFit Girls in Medina OH

We are having a ton of fun here at the studio & EVERYONE is making significant improvement 🙂 Joy is kickin’ ass on her deadlifts banging out 205lbs with no problem!

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Patti is down another 6lbs, Sue is KILLING it with her 65lb push press & Jaci has definitely shown improvement in her gymnastic skills! lol

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Gail is CRUSHING every workout I challenge her with!

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I am so impressed with ALL of you 😉

CrossFit Challenge

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We’re excited that Leslie is back with us and a special welcome to Mary Kay who just joined our fitness family. The 10:00AM Tuesday class with newbies, Heidi, Kim, Dianne, & Sharon are wrapping up their 4 week program with great SUCCESS & we have a new Terrific Tween fitness class that is now forming 🙂

Girls Only CrossFit Class

We had a lot of fun with our little ones last year so we’ll also be putting together another Kids Class this Spring. Be sure to sign up here on the blog to receive all of the latest updates!

CrossFit Kids Medina OH

Crossfit Kids Medina OH STAY ACTIVE!!

Do you know any 4 year olds who juice?

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you may remember that I’ve been giving my granddaughter fresh veggie/fruit juice since she was little. We’d call it her “magic juice” & within 30 minutes she would be wired & alert ready to read, exercise and tackle the day. Seems that all of those vitamins and minerals went right thru her blood and she’d be laughing and running around like a maniac wanting to go to the studio to get her “workout in!”

It’s no different today except now she is juicing all by herself! First she washes all of her produce.

Carrot Juice

And then safely places them in the Juiceman II being sure to ALWAYS use the plunger to feed the produce through 🙂

Juiceman II

Sometimes she gets frustrated with me because I don’t allow her to juice all of the veggies left in the fridge and then she really gets flustered when I throw some beets in to ‘give it some color’ ~ hahaha

Carrot/Apple juice

But she is so proud and excited to share her finished product with me 🙂 Just look at the little face… she’s like, what do you think Nay Nay?!

Homemade Juice for kids

juicing greens

And now that Peyton can do all of this juicing by herself, while I’m in the kitchen watching her, it frees up time for me to get this awesome stuffed mushroom dish together for our paleo dinner.

Stuffed mushrooms

And while she cleans her mess up it also gives me time to mix up a healthy egg omelet for her lunch 🙂

Egg omelet

So tell me… have any of you pulled your juicers out yet?

Do You Juice Your Veggies?

If not, why not? I love my juicer!! I have a really old JuicemanII that I’ve had for about 10 years now & whenever I juice I am instantly energized, my skin looks better, I sleep better and my skinny jeans fit just a little looser 🙂

Check out this green juice that I made yesterday!

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead green juice

This is the same Classic Green Juice from the juicing documentary, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”  – I’ve included the recipe below. It’s super easy to make & tastes GREAT!

1 bunch of kale

4 stalks of celery

1 cucumber

2 granny smith apples

1/2 lemon

1 inch ginger root

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead

Do you like beets? I never liked beets while I was growing up and then when I married Don he mentioned that his family rarely ate them so we didn’t incorporate them into our diet, well, until last year when I was at our local farmers market and I saw these BEAUTIFUL beets grown by Camel Creek Farm. I bought them, roasted them and now we have a new love for beets!

Medina OH Farmers Market

And then I found this recipe for juicing beets and enjoyed it for breakfast this morning:

2 beets

1 handful of baby carrots

1 green apple

1/2 cucumber

3 celery stalks

1 small piece of ginger

Beet Juice

Look at all that color on that plate!! And when I juiced all of that color it was actually very pretty and tasted


beet juice

For snack later today I’ve decided to try this Pineapple Green Juice:

1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple

4 stalks of celery

couple handfuls of spinach

1 small piece of ginger

🙂 I’ll let you know how it turns out!