Welcome to the ECF !!!

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit
-Aristotle

Welcome to Edmonds CrossFit!
We are a community of amazing and unique individuals who gather together daily in the relentless pursuit of a common goal. Here at the ECF we are about more than just attacking the daily workout with reckless abandon. We are about empowering, inspiring, and motivating one another to chase excellence in each and every area of our lives. From our families and our careers, to our passions and even in our distractions and in every relationship that we cultivate. We strive to live each moment to the fullest, to count each day as a blessing, and to do the common, uncommonly well.

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Start Pushing and Never Stop

Posted: July 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willingness is not enough we must do..

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one 

-Bruce Lee

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Chase Perfection

Posted: July 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

Gentlemen, (and ladies) we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well that we will not catch it, because nothing s perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good. -Vince Lombardi 

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Unrelenting Commitment

Posted: July 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

To be great in any endeavor, you must have an unrelenting commitment to the fundamentals of your craft…

Virtuosity… defined in gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.”

 Unlike risk and originality, virtuosity is elusive, supremely elusive. It is, however, readily recognized by audience as well as coach and athlete…

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Embrace The Pain

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

There are two kinds of pain in this world, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. The former might hurt in the moment, but with it comes a deep sense of satisfaction. The latter just hurts, and will haunt you for all of your days…

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Can You Stand Victorious

Posted: July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

“When a man is beaten, tormented, and defeated… He is ready to learn something” -Emerson 

Now give me all that you have got, and when you are done, when you are finished, when you think that you can’t go on, pick yourself up and give me a little more…

Eventually every winner will taste the sting of defeat, it is the true champion that can rise above it and stand victorious… 

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Be Relentless

Posted: July 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame.  -Ray Bourque

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Every Minute… Every Day…

Posted: July 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

“Somebody should tell us right at the start of our lives that we are dying. Then maybe we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrow’s… -Tony Robins/Pope Paul VI

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Do you have what it takes

Posted: July 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

What It Takes to be Number One

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he’s got to play from the ground up – from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.

Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization – an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win – to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don’t think it is.

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It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there – to compete. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules – but to win.

And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

I don’t say these things because I believe in the ‘brute’ nature of men or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour — his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear — is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
– Coach Vincent T. Lombardi

Impossible Is Nothing

Posted: July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
-Muhammad Ali 

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One Brick At A Time

Posted: July 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

You don’t try to build a wall. You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say, “I am going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that has ever been built.” You don’t start there. You say, “I am going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.” And you do that every single day and soon you will have a wall. -Will Smith

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