Attention Ladies! Grab your lifters, a snack to share, and head to the gym on Saturday, January 30th at 10AM. Resilience RX (with Dr. Sarah Sawall) will be co-hosting a ladies-only squat clinic with Kasey Seiske.
Why ladies only? Because as women, there are certain anatomical considerations that are important when it comes to squatting. Believe it or not - and most women probably will - there are certain things that make squatting more difficult for women than for men.
Come learn what those things are and how to work your 🍑 even better so you can get a new 1RM when we test out our squat strength a few weeks after this! ... See MoreSee Less
I wish to extend an open letter of apology and redaction for recent actions and statements made regarding CFR, it's Owners, and Vice President, Nick Seiske.
I’m sorry. On a level my words will never find meaning to express. My hope is that my current and future actions will earn the true definition of this apology.
I have a level of appreciation, respect, and love for CrossFit Rohkeus, the Owners, the Coaches, and the members, that is all but my very own blood family. And yet I burned this bridge in a way that John "Pillow Pyro" Orr would make proud. I stabbed you in the back.
Truth is, I am sick. Not in the “cough cough” sense, but mentally ill. I have been since I’ve been 12 and it all came boiling over. It's not an excuse, but I haven’t been managing my illness well. In fact, you told me that. You asked me to get help. In truth I've outburst like this in the past, yet I didn’t listen knowing this may be the outcome.
Like injuring your back because you didn’t listen to coach when he told you that was too much God damn weight on the bar, I didn’t listen when you, my family, asked me to get help for my illness. For this, I seek your forgiveness.
I want you to know that I’ve heard your calls, and while I went kicking and screaming, I have sought help and am receiving ongoing treatment.
It’s a long road ahead, but I would love more than anything if that road included you. I want CrossFit to be a part of my recovery. I know it makes me a better person. YOU, the gym, the staff, the members; YOU all make me a better person.
I was selfish. I was a jerk. I said things that were hurtful and untrue. Nick, Tina, and Jeff; you three took the bear of my fire storm. To each and every one of you, I am deeply sorry.
With sincerity, love, and respect,
The CrossFit Way: - Pursue virtuosity in functional movement. - Believe unconditionally in yourself and the ability of others. - Learn new skills, teach them to a friend. - Forge an indomitable body and spirit. - Apply character traits learned in the gym to life. - Perseverance. - Honesty. - Integrity. - Resilience. - Courage. - Loyalty. - Respect and Service. - Be humble, encourage others. ~ Greg Amundson ... See MoreSee Less
None of us are perfect brother. I’m glad you’ve sought help, I think I speak for the whole gym, we’re here for you!
Anyone who has an opinion that’s worth a damn will appreciate a person’s true apology. Every individual is far from perfect and more likely to be imperfect with many faults. It’s takes a strong person, it also shows a lot of character to admit ones own wrongs. I truly look forward to seeing you move forward. Wishing you & your family the best.
Jeff Mead This makes me happy and proud! ... Proud to see a heart felt apology and a plan, and happy to know that my friend is back. The Jeff I've gotten to know this past year, and the Jeff that loved his gym along with the people in it. The Jeff that pushed me to be better, to try harder, and to do it humbly.
I can't pretend to know what you felt, or what you and your family must now go through. But I can offer my time, my ear and my empathy. We succeed in life as a team.
You may feels your words are not enough; but your intentions have great value. Im proud of your honesty and so so happy for you that you are getting the help you need. I look forward to seeing u healthy and awesome Jeff uou truly are.
Jeff, you don’t know me. I no longer go to CrossFit but I still have a page like so I saw this comment. I have no business commenting on this but I’m going to regardless.
That apology was a genuine apology and one of the best I’ve ever read. You said you’re mentally sick and I’m here to tell you that’s completely bullschit. That’s just a story we tell ourselves. True mental illness is extremely rare. Anyone who writes an apology like that isn’t sick, it means your human.
People look up to you, whether you want to hear that or not the fact is it’s true. I’ve heard your name get kicked around frequently and it’s been all good things. Without ever meeting you I even started to respect you based off comments.
Look, your fucking human! Did you know that the greatest researchers in psychology have done decades of quality research only to find out that people with Anxiety, BiPolar, blah blah blah all have one thing in common? One thing! We are sensitive. We are caring. We love deeply. We feel deeply. We think deeply. The fact is we have high levels of emotion.
So here we sit on this massive rock hurling through space with no instruction manual. And we all know it ends badly for everyone. Time is ticking and no matter how good the things are we do the outcome is the same, we die. Every love story ends in a tragedy. Sensitive people take this all in and man o man that’s a challenging life unless we can wrestle in these feelings. It’s rough being sensitive because that type of personality has high expectations that can’t be solved.
You’re not broke Jeff, that’s completely BS.
I’m almost 49 and in those years wanna know who my favorite people are? The ones who think they are broke. Those are the best people on earth. They are not broke at all, just sensitive.
Sensitive people are the glue that holds society together. Period. Non sensitive people are not fun to talk to, they aren’t even fun to be around.
Humans have about 6,000 thoughts a day I read. Some good and some bad. Thoughts create feelings. Never forget that fact, it’s your life saver. Intelligence is knowing which thoughts to keep and which thoughts to toss out. Sensitive people struggle with thoughts, we think they are facts. They are not. They are cognitive distortions.
So, whatever it is you said, step one is to not be so dam hard in yourself. Whatever you were thinking had some type of distortion. That’s what it means to be human and I can assure you you are very human.
It’s so sad how many people I see in society telling themselves a BS story that’s not true. It’s a BS cooked up narrative that’s all BS. All of it.
You’re just a man in a moment in time having a life experience. Stop labeling it because one day you’ll be gone and like a vapor it disappears.
I have a small plumbing shop on the corner of Brown Street and Silver Dollar drive across the street from Kwik Trip. If you see both my plumbing truck and a white Toyota Tundra parked that means I’m inside building something cool and you have a standing invitation to come on in any time. I’m a good listener and I’ve experienced quite a shit show in my life. We’ll have a chat and I’ll show you just how normal you are. You’re just sensitive my man, nothing more nothing less. Easily managed and I can show you how. I’ve defied a lot of odds in my life, I’d be happy to share that story to you or anyone because it’s a crazy story.