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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The last 2 1/2 years have been quite the ride. We have seen some incredible accomplishments from our PRISManiacs, and made lifelong friends throughout our time together. It's been an absolute joy and honor to see each of you reach and smash goals, watch friendships grow, and achieve things once thought impossible. Hopefully we've all come out the other side stronger and ever more eager to pursue a life of health, fitness, and strength.

Our journey as PRISManiacs, however, is going to have to continue under a different roof. It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that we inform you that PRISM CrossFit will be closing its doors as of October 8th.

It's incredibly important for Ryan and I to ensure that our members are taken care of and not simply met with a "closed" sign with nowhere to turn. We've taken great strides to provide our members with a fun, inviting environment in which to transition. We've spoken with the fine folks over at Whitetail CrossFit just a short jog from our gym, and they are very excited to welcome everybody with open arms.

It's always difficult to merge communities together and we're working with Whitetail to ease that transition. Over the next two weeks, we will have some of the coaches from Whitetail dropping in to train with us and get to know them. On Saturday, September 24th, we invite you to join us at Whitetail for a 9am community WoD followed by a bbq/meet and greet with their members. After that we will be only running CrossFit Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the following 2 weeks at PRISM. Tuesday and Thursday, we will be joining WhiteTail.

Of course, there is always the question of pricing. Whitetail is very reasonable, and they will also be honoring your pricing for 3 months during this transition

We haven't forgotten about Strongman! We will be joining our friends at Big Tex Gym in central Austin, which is a supportive and growing community with pro Strongman Brian Vickers leading the way.

Joel will be available over the next weeks to sit down for coffee if you have any questions. Feel free to reach out to prismcrossfit@gmail.com or call Joel directly at 5126906226
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Cynthia ReedOh no. It makes me sad to read this. I know you have everyone's best interest at heart. I wish you continue success and blessings.

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Sarah SnyderSo sorry to hear this!! I know Ryan's heart and soul went into PRISM CrossFit and its members.

2 weeks ago
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Mark E. WallaceAw maaaaaannnn.....crud.

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PRISM CrossFit added 2 new photos.

Today's laborious labour day was a combination of 3 hero wods. Coach D programmed it and put everyone through the ringer, but went through it himself. Today's fastest time was 60 minutes even.

So athletes, rehydrate and replenish electrolytes. Don't be afraid of carbs and fats today with your protein. Rest. Take Epsom salt baths. Whatever you do, Recover. Recover. Recover. The workout is the easy part. What you do after is the hard part. Everyone left but Coach D was doing mobility and active release after. That's the nitty gritty you don't see that makes all the difference!
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Todays laborious labour day was a combination of 3 hero wods. Coach D programmed it and put everyone through the ringer, but went through it himself. Todays fastest time was 60 minutes even. 

So athletes, rehydrate and replenish electrolytes. Dont be afraid of carbs and fats today with your protein. Rest. Take Epsom salt baths. Whatever you do, Recover. Recover. Recover. The workout is the easy part. What you do after is the hard part. Everyone left but Coach D was doing mobility and active release after. Thats the nitty gritty you dont see that makes all the difference!

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Sarah WilliamsOh don't worry.. I'm about to do a ROMWOD sesh👍

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Mike WeigelWhat were the WODS?

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Schedule for Labor Day!

9am "Laborious Labor Day WOD"! I will be up at the gym at 8:30 of you want or need a little extra time to get warmed up and stretched out. Keep in mind this will be a longer and albeit "tougher" WOD than you are accustomed to doing during the week. We only do these for special occasions a couple times a year.

12pm Bar-B-Q at Union Park in the Horizon Park Community. Burgers and Hot Dogs will be provided so reach out to Joel Hendershott for details and RSVP
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Joel Huston HendershottRSVP to me if you want to come to BBQ

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The fall OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) Season is almost upon us! We've got the resources, a long with veteran coaches, to help prepare you for any obstacle you will encounter out on the course! ... See MoreSee Less

The fall OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) Season is almost upon us! Weve got the resources, a long with veteran coaches, to help prepare you for any obstacle you will encounter out on the course!

If you guys have some issues with your Front Squat rack position, show up to class a bit early today to do some LaCrosse Ball work, you'll be glad you did! ... See MoreSee Less

PRISM CrossFit shared TED's Why Sitting Is Bad For You.

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Move with us this week. We have classes all throughout the day each weekday and on Saturday. Plus on Wednesdays we have 2 mobility classes. Your body will thank you!
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This is what happens inside your body when you sit for too long (via TED-Ed):

We're running a promotion for the rest of the week! From today until Saturday. If you post a review on Google+ Yelp or Facebook and show it to your coach you will receive one free individual protein bar or ready to drink!

Please note. I'm not asking for 5 star reviews. I'm asking for honest reviews!
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PRISM CrossFit shared Squat University's video.

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Amazing front squat technique shown here from @max_lang_weightlifting, 201kg/443lbs for 3 reps. Let's break down this technique. 1) Notice how he takes a huge breath & holds it before each rep. Doing this increases intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) & stabilizes the low back! This allows him to lift the massive weight & keep his back safe. 2) He positions his elbows high. This helps promote an upright & rigid mid/upper back during the front squat. Inexperienced athletes will often hold the elbows too low which can lead to upper back rounding & dropping the weight forward as weight increases. 3) Watch how upright his trunk stays during the entire lift. Even the front squat must start with the hips. We don't want a large hip hinge (like that used in a low-bar back squat) which would send the chest forward & the weight would surely drop off the chest. A small hip hinge engages the posterior chain (glutes most importantly!) - the powerhouse to our body! You don't want to start the descent by driving the knees forward. They must eventually move forward to reach full depth but pre-mature forward movement can place harmful forces on the knees. To read more about how to front squat with great technique - check out this article: squatuniversity.com/2016/04/07/how-to-perfect-the-front-squat/ ________________________________ Squat University is the ultimate guide to realizing the strength to which the body is capable of. The information within these pages are provided to empower you to become a master of your physical body. Through these teachings you will find what is required in order to rid yourself of pain, decrease risk for injury, and improve your strength and athletic performance. ___________________________

We had 1 superstar out for our community wod. ... See MoreSee Less

We had 1 superstar out for our community wod.