**Saturday 07 April: The 9 am class at CrossFit Roseville is cancelled. Instead, join us at Sierra College Aquatics center for a swim workout from 930 AM – 1030 AM. **
**Monday and Wednesday PM class time change – Classes on Monday and Wednesday PM will now be at 430 PM, 530 PM, and 630 PM.**
Workout of the Day for Friday 04/06/12
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A Wake-up Call
One of the athletes from Coach Jesse’s March on-ramp program, Keith Neely, had a minor heart attack a 9 days ago.
His wife Amanda (she has been a dedicated CrossFit Roseville member for 8 months or so) believes that his participation in the on-ramp program may have saved his life. Instead of this being a major heart attack that took his life, the increased physicality over the past month forced his heart to send out an emergency signal demanding attention. That demand for attention was a minor heart attack.
If he had continued on the path he was on before he started training with us at CrossFit Roseville, with the 5 major blockages that were discovered, it is probable that this minor heart attack would not have happened and instead in 3, 6, or 12 months he would have a major heart attack with the potential to lose his life. Keith is 41 years old, has 2 daughters, a beautiful wife, and much to live for.
Every coach at CrossFit Roseville has a passion for seeing you get and stay healthy. This isn’t a game to us. We are encouraging you and pushing you as hard as we can so you get the most out of your time here so that you will get what you really want – real fitness. Yes, we have “fun”, we work out, we joke about how hard it is, we play loud music, we lift things up overhead, we try crazy workouts that wipe us out, we log our workouts, we focus on improvement, and sometimes we get caught up in “competitions”, our “performance”, and our “wants”. But at the end of the day, myself and the coaches at CrossFit Roseville are looking past that to the deeper issues involved with health, fitness, and coaching you towards a healthy life by helping you unleash your true potential.
We want you here for your kids. We want you here for your spouse. We want you to enjoy the next 20, 40, 60+ years with a vitality and quality of life you have earned through your hard work and wise food choices. Every day of inactivity and every piece of dietary garbage you put in your body has a cost and is a threat to your quality of life. Every time you choose the harder path of physical effort and wise eating you make an investment that you are guaranteed to get a return on (unlike your 401k’s). The return on your investment will be the highest possible quality of life until the very end.
Take a look around. Your health is being threatened all the time. Don’t sleepwalk through this life blindly eating whatever McDonald’s puts in front of you. Just because it lives in a pretty glass case at Starbucks doesn’t mean that you (or your kids) should eat it. They are good at coffee but horrible at food. You may get away with it for a while, but there is a better way. If you don’t know, educate yourself. We can help.
Keep choosing the path of physical preparedness and nutritional wisdom. Each time you make one of those choices, the next one get’s easier. The goal is to get to a point where it isn’t even a “choice” anymore, it’s a lifestyle….