Author: grandtrunkcrossfit

GTCF Coach Energized by Helping Members Succeed

Ryan Chipka has a hard time standing still, both physically and geographically. Over the past handful of years, Ryan has moved from Rochester, Michigan to Toledo, Ohio; to Virginia to be with his wife, back to Toledo to coach baseball, then back to Michigan where he is currently the director of program development for the …
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Speed Is A Skill

Depending on your sport, the importance of speed could be a defining characteristic of your success. Naturally track and cross country athletes want to run fast, but speed can help in almost all team and individual sports where strength and conditioning comes into play. Whether you’re a running back who needs to hit the gap …
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Does Your Gym Do This?

Every Saturday in November and December of this past year, we welcomed children under the age of 12 into our box to let them WOD like their parents, albeit on a much more manageable scale. The kids go through a workout that is unlike anything they will do at school during gym class. We’d even …
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Member Spotlight: Erica Patrias

Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”. It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout. This month’s …
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Sugar: An Athlete’s Survival Guide

As an athlete or someone who cares about their health and fitness it is important to make dietary choices that are nutritious. One of the biggest battles faced by Americans today is contending with the high amounts of sugar that seem to be everywhere in the foods that we eat. Sugar seems to sneak its …
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