EAD / CFAH / CFAX Athletes Ride Herd on the 2011 Stampede.

A few of the EAD / CFAH / CFAX athletes who represented our community -- in great style -- at the 2011 Frontier Days Stampede.

The Elite Athletic Development / CrossFit Arlington Heights / CrossFit Axis Community was well represented at the 2011 Frontier Days Stampede Sunday, July 3 with almost 50 athletes taking to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights in their brightly colored EAD wearables.

CrossFit athlete Jim S ran to a 3rd-place age group finish in the 10k, and many members of our community posted PRs, including Coach Josh (10k), CrossFit Women athlete Stacy R (5k) and CrossFit athletes Kelly B (5k), Phil (5k) & Tarek (10k) .

The Stampede added to a string of consecutive race PRs this season for Coach Amy and CrossFit Women athlete Amy C, while it was the first race for CrossFit Women athlete Vit (5k) and CrossFit athlete Laura M, who just weeks earlier ran her first 5k.

Jason Z won the $25 gift card drawing to either the Campbell Street Bike Shop or Runners High ‘n Tri for racing the event in EAD gear.

Congrats to every athlete who particpated in the event. Watch for details coming soon on future Community Events.

Inaugural Fitness Mile Celebrates Healthy Living

The crew pre-race. It was a chilly morning, but at least we beat the rain!

Thanks to the great ladies who joined us for the inaugural National Women’s Health Week / CrossFit Axis Fitness Mile Run / Walk. It was a fun morning and we look forward to seeing you at the Salute, Inc. Memorial Day 5k & 10k Sunday, May 29.

Chase the link below the picture for registration info: http://www.saluteinc.org/page/show/149844-salute-inc-got-freedom-5k-10k-run-and-5k-walk

04.09.11 Fitness Boot Camp Location

The Saturday, April 9 Fitness Boot Camps will be at Elite Athletic Development North Arlington Heights / CrossFit Arlington Heights at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. & 9 a.m. , and Elite Athletic Development Downtown Arlington Heights / CrossFit Axis at 8 a.m. Let’s hope the weather breaks soon so we can head back to Lake Arlington!

What and Why CrossFit?

By Josh Sroufek / CrossFit Performance & Programming / CrossFit Sectionals Team & Individual Coach

What are you doing?”

“It’s called What Fit?”

“I don’t get it.”

“That can’t be for me. I’m just trying to get off the couch.”

How many times have you tried to explain CrossFit to family, friends, or colleagues and yet they still don’t seem to get it? Even after months of training at CrossFit Arlington Heights or CrossFit Axis, some still find it tough to define what they’re doing and how it’s delivered such great results.

By definition, CrossFit is simply a strength and conditioning program. It incorporates a variety of fitness domains including cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. By using the CrossFit methodology, one stands to improve their individual level of fitness. What is fitness you may ask? Well from the words of CrossFit, fitness is increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Annnndddd …I just lost you.

When was the last time you looked this happy after just drilling a workout?

In short, CrossFit gets you healthy and fit so you can get the most out of your life — whether that means a faster marathon, better endurance throughout the day, improved work performance, feeling more confident when you hit the beach, or because you’re bored with the same old “gym rat” routine. CrossFit is popular because it works. And it doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Here’s a little piece of advice the next time you describe CrossFit to someone: save your breath. Just tell them to grab their workout gear, a bottle of water and join you at Elite Athletic Development North Arlington Heights / CrossFit Arlington Heights or Elite Athletic Development Downtown / CrossFit Axis for a free class. There is no better way to explain CrossFit than to let someone experience it!