Friday, November 29, 2013

Registration for January CrossFit 101 is open and is already halfway sold out!

CrossFit 101 is a 12 session beginner course (3 times per week for four weeks) that teaches you the fundamental CrossFit movements. 101 is a small group class that focuses on fundamentals and proper form. Our regular group classes are intense and we want you to learn to move properly before we introduce you to intensity. The CrossFit motto is, “Mechanics, Consistency, then Intensity” and we live by it at CFM.

If you want to join the CrossFit Murray family and see what you are capable of, come by, watch a class in action and sign up. CrossFit also makes a great Christmas gift and we do have gift certificates available!

We are on the City of Murray “perk” list so if you work for the City of Murray, your membership would be almost free!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

What we at CFM are thankful for

What we’re thankful for,

Jeremy and I met when I was 15 and he was seventeen. A year and a half later we got married and shortly thereafter were blessed with a beautiful daughter. We are thankful that our parents helped us out so much and have always supported us in whatever we wanted to do. Both of us came from families that owned businesses and Jeremy knew someday he wanted to own his own business, too. But as we all know, God’s timeline isn’t always our timeline. It was frustrating to know you have a calling, but not be able to fulfill it. Flash forward a few years.

Jeremy and I were both working out at CrossFit Paris Landing and Tracey, the owner, encouraged us to open our own box in Murray. We are thankful to her and the CFPL family for all the support they gave us as we started this venture. In fact, CFPL sent Tanner and Channing (our first athletes) to us!

And again, we are thankful to our families that promised we could move in with them if we lost our rear ends!

We are thankful that one night in Wal-Mart we ran into Mitch and Tammy and convinced them to give CF a try. We are thankful that our truck got run over the night before we opened and Keith was the insurance adjustor that came. We are thankful that Rollie didn’t die during FGB and became our first “extra” coach! And we are thankful that next came Denver and April and Sam! And Dennis for a bit!

And we are thankful that each and every one of you trusts us with your fitness! You have a choice as to where you go, but you choose us! We are thankful that the good Lord put all of you in our path, no matter how you came to us. We trust that everything happens for a reason and we are thankful for every step along the path.

We didn’t know 20 years ago when we met that we would be living this dream, but it is AMAZING! THANK YOU all for making CFM an amazing place to be!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


We physically challenge our athletes every day, but yesterday we challenged them a different way. We asked them to bring their friends and family to try CrossFit and we asked them to donate money to benefit Jared Bullock, a local CrossFitter wounded in Afghanistan. And, WOW, did they meet the challenge! Over 110 people worked out Saturday morning and over $540 was raised for Jared. This proves that our Murray athletes and their friends are THE BEST! THANK YOU to all that came Saturday and all that donated. If you are interested in turning your life around, come see us. Registration for January CrossFit 101 is now open!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Curious about CrossFit? Come try it for FREE!!

CrossFit Murray will be having its first ever "Try It, You'll Like It" Day where you can participate in a CrossFit class for FREE. The class starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 23rd. This is a great opportunity to come meet our coaches, see our facility, and find out what CrossFit is really all about.

We will also be registering new athletes for our CrossFit 101 class that starts in January!

Members don't forget that there are great prizes for you to win for bringing in your friends and family as well!

For more information, contact us at 270-761-3809 or at We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Do you get enough Vitamin D? Why does it matter?

A recent British study suggests that athletes with low Vitamin D levels are at risk for more injuries than those with adequate levels.

"With over 77% of the general population considered vitamin D insufficient, it’s likely that many athletes fall into the same category. Research has suggested vitamin D to have a significant effect on muscle weakness, pain, balance, and fractures.......Not only does vitamin D assist in growth and maintenance of the bone, but it also aids in regulation of electrolyte metabolism, protein synthesis, gene expression, and immune function. These vital functions are essential for all individuals, especially the elite and recreational athlete. "  (Ogan & Pritchett, 2013)

At our latitude and this time of year, it is impossible for us to produce sufficient Vitamin D. Consider talking to your doctor about getting your levels tested to see if you need a supplement.

Vitamin D and the Athlete: Risks, Recommendations, and Benefits

Dana Ogan * and Kelly Pritchett

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926,