I am reluctant to admit but today’s blog was inspired by a post on social media. Aagghh! There I said it. It was an unscientific poll on the CF Masters page as to whether it is harder to follow a healthful diet or a regular and meaningful exercise/workout routine. I had to think hard about my answer, given that I am fairly exercise-driven but I was trying to think in terms of people who are not wired quite the same way as me.

In the poll, diet came out by far in the lead as being harder to follow than exercise/workout routine. But there were a few who opted for workout/exercise being more difficult. There were numerous comments, one of which said, (I’m paraphrasing) diet is harder to follow; for workouts you only have to make one choice – turn up – whereas diet is full of choices and it is so easy to take the unhealthful options.

Pre-teens warm up outside in the warm sunshine.

There are lots of diets, workout schedules, advice and criticism out there on the internet but unfortunately, one-size does not fit all. Both food and exercise are very personal (just like shoe fit discussed last week). 

So what can we do to make it less stressful/easier to regularly make good food choices for a more healthful diet and help people to get on a regular beneficial exercise/workout routine for more meaningful movement? Whatever it is, it will be a challenge!


Which brings me nicely to something new offered by T2 – the T2 Fitness Challenge, May 12- June 23 2019 : 6-week

Designed to fit you, the individual.

Open to members and non members.  

Workouts, nutrition guidance, benchmarks, measurements, logging progress, setting and achieving goals.

Think about it, the guesswork is taken out of the equation for you. You have a whole community to help you through the tough times and celebrate with you through the good – to act as your sounding-board.

For questions, more information and to sign-up, text Fitness Challenge to 412 772 4264 and you will receive the necessary info and link to get going.


Open garage doors and sunshine make for PR’s

If you would like to meet the T2 Community before the challenge, you have several options:

FREE TRIAL CLASS – Learn in the class setting Text New member to (412) 772-4264  or email office.t2crossfit@gmail.com 

Free Trial Class schedule: Mon-Fri 5:30, 6:30, 9:00am; 12:10, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm (No 7:00pm on Fridays)


Saturday, 27 April 2019 

9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD (not available for FREE Trial class offer)

Sunday, 28 April 2019 T2 Fitness classes 

8:00 SWEAT (Ladies only)

9:00 Cycle on Sunday

10:00 Row Zone!

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 T2 Fitness

10:30 Cycle on Tuesday

T2 Fitness – No membership required : Sign-up is required 


*****If you would like to take a fitness class, please make sure you sign up the night before.  If there are no sign ups before 8pm, there will not be a coach for the class, therefore no class.*****


SWEAT/CYCLE/ROW ZONE! : For more information, make sure to follow our page on Instagram (search: Top) t2_fitness_   (search: People) @t2_fitness_   #tag us: #t2_fitness_


Mark your calendars: 

*** Sunday 28 April 2019, Pull Up Clinic 11:00 am  : this Sunday, get your name on the list

*** May 13-June 23 2019 : 6-week T2 Fitness Challenge

*** June 8-9th 2019, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Course  

*** Saturday, 15 June 2019 2:30-5:30pm The Rx SmartGear Method  – jump rope, double under clinic 

***Saturday 7 September : Girls Gone RX

For information on any or all of these events, scroll down to Outside The Box.


T2 Kids, Preteens & Teens: If you have a child (children) who would like to try CrossFit and meet some awesome CrossFit Kids, Preteens and Teens, text New Kid to 412 277 5922 or email t2crossfitkids@gmail.com for more info and to arrange for a free class.


This week’s tasty dish: Brussels Sprouts Hash  Delish.com Lena Abraham

Brussels sprouts are the perfect vegetable. They are amazing roasted, go great with mac and cheese, and now they make up the best low-carb hash. We keep falling more and more in love.”

I know what we are having for dinner tonight. No, not mac and cheese. Sprouts … hmmm, Yum!

Today’s Fun/Trivia: Truth: You can’t out-exercise bad food choices. Conversely, you can’t over-egg good-food-choices to compensate for bad exercise choices. 

If you would like to come and hang out at the gym on Friday 3 May around 6pm for a chat and socialize, we will be in the parking lot (weather permitting). Bring a dish and your own BYOB if you wish. Paul and I will be home and would love to meet up.


T2 CrossFit Team


********Outside The Box : Dates for your diary

*** Sunday 28 April 2019, Pull Up Clinic 11:00 am

Prerequisite: 1 strict pull up

Sign up through T2 Fitness

*** May 13- June 23 2019 : 6- week T2 Fitness Challenge 

Open to members and non-members 

Text Fitness Challenge to 412 772-4264 for info and sign-up

***USA Weightlifting Level 1 Course, June 8-9th 2019 

@ T2 Crossfit

Prerequisite: USA Weightlifting membership. 

CEU’s available

Who should take the course? Apart from the obvious, anyone interested in improving weightlifting technique

***The Rx SmartGear Method @ T2 CrossFit – jump rope, double under clinic 

Saturday, 15 June 2019  2:30-5:30pm

Learn the basics of jump rope, singles, double unders and maybe even triple-unders from the industry’s leading experts.

Open to all adults.

Click the link to reserve your spot.

***Girls Gone Rx : Saturday 7 September

“Girls Gone Rx is proud to announce our 4th Annual event in Pittsburgh! Our competitions are put on to bring all types of women together through Competing for a Cure.”

Start planning with your partners. Two divisions again, Rx and BAM (BadAsses in the Making). For more information and how to decide which division is right for your team, check out the link. Girls Gone Rx information


To read about Paris’s and Anna’s journey to qualify to represent USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, click here Henken : Tobias Sailing


FitAid: please pay for the cans you take. You can now charge your cc charge purchase (2 cans minimum) through the Gym Store on your account. There are step-by-step instructions next to the computer if you need help.


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