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July 2020

Have Fun, Stay Safe, Stay Hydrated


Right now, it feels great to be able to get outside and have some fun. Maybe you do a workout outdoors or enjoy a day hanging out in the sun. With the summer months filled with long days and plenty of heat and sunshine, it's important to keep tabs on your hydration and electrolyte [...]

Have Fun, Stay Safe, Stay Hydrated2020-07-31T14:50:47-06:00

4 Ways that Yoga Complements Your CrossFit Training


Yoga is an excellent complement to CrossFit. Here are just a few ways that yoga complements your workouts: 1. Breathwork When you practice yoga, every one of your movements is synchronized with your breathing. You inhale and move into a pose, and when you transition out of that pose, you exhale. Syncing up your breath [...]

4 Ways that Yoga Complements Your CrossFit Training2020-07-31T14:32:22-06:00

June 2020

How to Set SMART Fitness Goals


One way to narrow your focus and ultimately get results in the gym is through goal-setting. To get the most of your workouts, both physically and mentally, take some time to think about what you want to achieve. As you brainstorm your goals, keep the SMART goal framework in mind: Smart Measurable Achievable Relevant [...]

How to Set SMART Fitness Goals2020-07-30T15:52:11-06:00

Training Your Aerobic Capacity


CrossFit programming targets a range of physical fitness elements. Rather than only focusing on strength in the gym or only working to get faster, CrossFit covers both strength and speed. And then so much more. Aerobic capacity or endurance can sometimes be an overlooked element of fitness. While endurance-based training may not be the [...]

Training Your Aerobic Capacity2020-07-30T15:53:10-06:00

May 2020

Quarantine Snacks Calling Your Name?


FIRST THINGS FIRST Before we go through the ins and outs of Team Soul Nutrition, our one-stop shop for all your individual nutritional needs, we have to say this: we love food, and we aren’t ashamed to admit it. It doesn’t scare or worry us; on the other hand, we look forward to [...]

Quarantine Snacks Calling Your Name?2020-06-12T13:50:17-06:00

Lessons From The ‘Rona


CHANGE IS INEVITABLE: BE PROACTIVE. STAY POSITIVE. Most people live their lives with a healthy awareness that nothing is guaranteed, but that awareness has nothing on when life actually threatens what they mostly took for granted. About five months ago, when we first heard about a virus spreading in China, we had zero [...]

Lessons From The ‘Rona2020-06-12T13:50:26-06:00

Why Sleep is an Essential Piece of Your Workout Routine


It's easy to think of your workout routine in terms of the time you spend at the gym. However, to reach your personal fitness and performance goals, there are aspects of training that need to happen outside the gym. For example, daily habits such as nutrition, hydration, and sleep all affect how you feel [...]

Why Sleep is an Essential Piece of Your Workout Routine2020-07-30T15:34:17-06:00

April 2020

Become More Resilient – Train Your Body, Train Your Mind


Committing to a consistent training program builds both physical and mental skills. And one of those mental skills developed over time is resilience. What is resilience? Resilience is emotional strength and endurance. It’s the ability to encounter an obstacle and figure out a way to manage it, overcome it, or adapt. As you become more [...]

Become More Resilient – Train Your Body, Train Your Mind2020-07-30T15:19:25-06:00

Miami Herald: Tallahassee feasted on Florida’s $50M bridge loan program. Miami-Dade, Broward got crumbs


When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis promised small businesses relief in the form of a $50 million short-term loan program, Daniel Lopez-Calleja was one of the first in line. The owner of the West Miami gym CrossFit Soul applied for one of Florida’s emergency bridge loans on the first day applications became available in [...]

Miami Herald: Tallahassee feasted on Florida’s $50M bridge loan program. Miami-Dade, Broward got crumbs2020-06-12T13:50:39-06:00

3 Ways to Develop Self-Discipline


You know that feeling when you start something new? Everything is exciting, and you can’t wait to learn. This feeling is familiar for anyone starting a new fitness or training program. You can’t wait to get to the gym to see what’s in store for you that day. That feeling of excitement is great and [...]

3 Ways to Develop Self-Discipline2020-07-30T13:43:56-06:00