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What do you think of when you think of “a gym?” Do you conjure up that old school weight room with that unique iron and sweat aroma?  Maybe you think of a warehouse CrossFit box with a rig, barbells, and lots of burpee space. Maybe you recall a classic globo-gym with rows and rows of...
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Motivation is defined as: “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way; the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” Anyone can spout off reasons as to why it’s good for you to workout… “improving your brain health, weight management, reducing disease, strengthening your body…” and the list goes on!...
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Parable Bulletproofing: Armoring Up through the Lens of Delayed Gratification <<TRIAL CLASS JANUARY 3 @1pm: ALL ARE WELCOME>>> Instant gratification: the desire to experience pleasure of fulfilment without delay or deferment. It is the stuff of instant responses on social media, instant responses to texts, phone calls, and emails, and of instant delivery from Amazon....
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My Kinetic Gym Hymn Physical training has—for as long as I can remember—been a grounds for my spiritual training.  There is a phrase I refer to as my kinetic hymn, which often takes place as a kinetic gym hymn (I like rhyming, unapologetically). It’s like this. There’s a physical DNA that gets expressed in the phenotypes...
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Parable Philosophy We believe in a genuine and passionate community. We believe in fun. We believe in mastery. We believe that, to engage our community and empower their lives, programming and exercise must have a rhyme, a reason, and an evolving quality of relevance to the member at hand. We believe you must never be...
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Programming for Parable in 2020: Return of the Barbell Before Quarantining… Right before we quarantined, we were testing many of the ratios that can be found on our assessment boards. Recently, we tested our weighted pull up to strict press strength ratio. These are GREAT objective insights into which part of our structures (pulling muscles)...
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The Rhyme, The Reason, The Results A Rationale for Parable Programming Focuses for Fall/Winter There are so many ways to progress in CrossFit because there are skills, strengths, energy systems, and movement patterns that are constantly adapting. Below is a rationale for what we’ve been working on in the gym, and what you can expect...
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The Strong and Creaky Parable Philosophy We believe in a genuine and passionate community. We believe in fun. We believe in mastery. We believe that, to engage our community and empower their lives, programming and exercise must have a rhyme, a reason, and an evolving quality of relevance to the member at hand. We believe...
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Warm Up For The Warm Up? Step away from the foam roller, people! Ever walk into a gym and are unsure how to warm up, but know you should probably not surprise your body too hard by just jumping in to your sweat fest? So maybe you jump on the closest cardio machine until your...
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Seals, Bullets, and Proof If you’ve dropped in to Parable for a class, been coached 1 on 1, or have been a part of our fit family here for some time, then the use of the term “Bulletproofing” is no foreign term. It’s an integral part of our programming, for the purposes of (1) creating...
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