The Craic Methodology: Improving the quality of our clients lives through the implementation of Lifestyle, Nutritional, and Fitness practices.

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"John has been an incredible inspiration and trainer over the past 8 months and through our individual training sessions along with attending CrossFit classes my strength and fitness growth is off the charts!! I never imagined the strength that was possible in my own body. We often believe that we have certain limits in our ability to achieve greatness in fitness and health."
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What is Craic?

Craic is an Irish word that means “fun.” At Craic, we are focused on improving the quality or our clients' lives through lifestyle, nutrition and fitness practices. Our CrossFit program combines strength training, cardio, mobility and skill work which are all designed to meet your personal goals and give you the best results possible. We work with people at varying stages of life regardless of exercise history, ability level, or age. Every workout we do is 100% scalable and will be modified based on how long you have been training, your current ability level and what your goals are.
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Wednesday 10.1.14

The No Bread Challenge begins next Wednesday Oct 8th. 

Sign up at either location by paying $30 and write down your t-shirt size on the sheet provided.

-Each participant will have 50 points at the beginning of the challenge.

-Each time you cheat you will deduct one point.

-There will be 5 mini challenges throughout the 50days which will give you the opportunity to gain more points.

-You will all be tested on 3 workouts and points will be awarded to those who have the greatest percentage improvement.

The mini challenges are non related to working out so everyone will have equal opportunity and they will be announced every 10 days during the challenge.

Having Facebook and being a part of our No Bread group is a requirement if you want to have a chance at winning the challenge.

More specifics will be announced over the coming week.





Today's Workout

Max Unbroken-Pullups
Score: Total # of Pullups
Int: ME DH Pullups

Tuesday 9.30.14

Important Schedule Change next week:

Next week we are hosting OPT Program Design and Life Coaching Seminars at our Norwood location. The gym will be open as normal Monday the 6th and Friday the 10th. There will be no classes in Norwood on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, however the Open Gym will be available from 5:30am-5:00pm for members. Classes will run as normal in Dedham with the addition of the noon class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday classes will also be held in Dedham.


A thank you from one of our clients:


                       At almost 31, I love the changes I’ve seen in the past year!  Stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been.




Today's Workout

Tempo Deadlifts
20-KB Swings
Int:44/26, Straight Leg Toe Touches

Monday 9.29.14

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
That sentence gives me chills every time.
When I quit my office job almost eight years ago, I had no idea what was in store for me. I didn’t have a plan or vision of how I wanted my life to be. All I knew is what I didn’t want it to be, and that was my driving force. I remember looking at a guy who was ten years older than me doing the same job, and I made the decision then that I did not want that for my life.
I was going to do something else, anything else, and at least give it a shot. 
I talk to people all the time who say things like “I’m just not passionate about anything,” or “I don’t know what I would truly love to do.”
Thats okay and it’s totally normal. In all honesty I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I have multiple goals in multiple areas and they are all evolving constantly. But the awesome part about life is that if something doesn’t work out you can always do something else.
If you are unhappy with what you are currently doing for work, you don’t have to make a drastic decision that’s “for the rest of your life/career.” All you need to do is make small decisions that will lead you to the next step toward change. Just take it one day at a time.
When my mother-in-law Annie was fifty-five, she was thirty pounds overweight and mostly sedentary. She had spent the previous twenty years focusing on her job as a full-time mom. Now that her four children were grown, she decided to make a change. She started simple: removing bread from her diet. Then she started doing CrossFit. Fast forward three years: she’s been to the Reebok CrossFit Games twice (earning 2nd place one year) and now works full-time as a CrossFit coach. Annie started a completely new life—at age fifty-five! Who could have predicted that? If I had told her when she went to her first CrossFit class what was in store for her, she would have probably laughed in my face—and that’s exactly my point.You have no idea where a door will lead until you open it and take the risk. 
Having said all this…you might actually be completely content with your chosen path, and that’s fine, too! This post is not intended to make everyone run out, quit their jobs and become CrossFit Coaches. My intention is to simply let you know that no matter what decision you make in life, things seem to have a way of working themselves out…so you may as well do what you want to do.
Never let fear of failure stop you from doing something, because you can just as easily fail while trying to play it safe. 
You may only get to experience life once, but you can reinvent yourself and start new chapters as many times as you like.



Today's Workout

Push Press
*From the floor

Saturday 9.27.14 & Sunday 9.28.14



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Today's Workout

Saturday 9.27.14
50-KB Squats
30-DB Push Press
30-DB Push Press
50-KB Squats
Rx:70/53, 40/25
Beg:400m each round,35/26,25/10

Sunday 9.28.14
6 min AMRAP:
8 Sumo Squat Catch
8 Cal Row
Rest 3 min
6 min AMRAP:
8 Double bell Swing
8 Burpees
Rest 3 min
6 min AMRAP:
8 Figure 8's
200M Run

Friday 9.26.14



No Nonsense Nancy



Today's Workout

Bench Press
5 Rounds
DH Pullups 6/3
Ft Elevated Pushups 10/6
Straight Leg Raises 15
Int:Scaled # of Pullups, Chest to Deck pushups
Beg:10RingRows,10Banded Pushups,10Situps