Kids’ Summer Camp

SharpIron Athletics is excited to be bringing back our IronTribe Youth program as we move from the end of summer into a much-anticipated and unique 2020-2021 school year. This program is for 9-12 year olds. There will be 7 classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-11:15am. The first class will be on Thursday 7/23, […]

Mental flexibility –> physical payoff

“… lifters adapt to whenever they choose to train and their choice should be based purely on the time of day that ‘facilitates long-term adherence’.” So … right now. Right now is pretty weird, right? Does one of these describe your current situation/feelings? You have a job deemed essential, the same childcare arrangements, but […]

Check Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

If you knew that the next thing you told yourself would determine the next thing you reached for to eat, would you call yourself “junk”? If you did, what do you think the next thing you reached for would be? That’s right. Junk. You will fulfill the prophecy you speak over yourself if left to your […]

CrossFit Matton Intramural Open 2019

The CrossFit Open and the CrossFit Mattoon Intramural Open – Demystified: The CrossFit Open – Maybe you’ve heard of it, and maybe you’re like many of our newer members who have no idea what I’m talking about. But it’s time to get to talking about it! You may have heard of the CrossFit Games, and […]

Back to School– A New Normal!

Every year, August comes around, and every year, social media is bombarded with adorable pictures of first days of school with captions “I can’t believe he’s in first grade! How does this happen?!” – I know I’ve made plenty of these posts myself, and yes, it’s hard to believe that enough time has passed, that […]

CrossFit For Running!

There can be a lot of misconceptions about CrossFit and what we do here and how it translates into other areas of our lives. We see how it helps people with day to day tasks, feel better, move better, and shed some extra pounds. The next level to all of that is improving and consistently […]

BS as Rx’d: Magic Fitness Pill (CrossFit Journal)

The easy way sells. No matter what it leads to or if it even exists, the easy way to anything sells. People desperately want to believe there is an easy way, and in the world of exercise and fitness, the easy way is pushed in our faces relentlessly. In fact, a Google search for “the […]

Beating the BBQ- Happy 4th of July

Its the 4th of July!!! LET FREEDOM RING! This is personally one of my favorite holidays of the year. Warm weather, family and friends, fireworks, and more! Heres the things though, in that excitement I didn’t mention food. That was on purpose while there is going to be amazing food around I don’t want to […]

You’re New Habits!

“It takes 21 days to build a habit” maybe this is a statement you have heard before. So why can it be that after 21 days we still want to skip the gym and reach for that chip bag. Its because we are human, that would be the easiest way. We are wired to want to […]

When the Excitement is Gone

We are coming up on the 2 week mark of our nutrition challenge this weekend. The excitement of the seminar and new knowledge has sunk in, the first week of meal prepping, getting our shopping list, and trying new things has passed. Its not just a 3 day or 2 week fad. We are working […]