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Pregnancy and CrossFit, Jerks

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People often think that CrossFit and pregnancy can’t go together, but in the last year we have had five pregnant athletes working out in our gym, and they had only good things to report. Dr. Mary Cooke did CrossFit three days a week during her pregnancy, and she felt strong and supple throughout. During her first pregnancy, in her pre-CrossFit life, she had to lay on the coach and rest by the time she got home from work. This time round she had the energy to play with her 3 year old son and go on hikes.  She set the goal of being active throughout, and it paid off in her health, vitality and attitude.


NV Cover Cooke Ortho 0813webOn Aug 1st she appeared on the front of Marketplace Magazine, emphasizing her entrepreneurial spirit and service to community. As the tooth fairy she gives presentations to young school age children, encouraging good dental hygiene from the start.





And now, she and her husband Gary (who comes to the 4.30 classes) and son Wayne welcome little Evan. For me Mary is a model of how we don’t have to choose between business and work and family and health. If we take care of our health, then we can enjoy it all!


Congratulations to the Cooke-Awai Family!







Friday’s WOD



Work on Foot positions
Work on getting LOW under the bar while holding tension



5 rounds
5 push press (155/105)
15 sit-ups
30 Double unders

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