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2120 E. Rose Garden Lane
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Phoenix, AZ 85024

(480) 626-0905

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Welcome To Wildfire CrossFit

Welcome to Wildfire CrossFit Phoenix, AZ! CrossFit is a fitness program like no other. It develops all ten areas of physical fitness using functional movements that are constantly varied and performed at high intensity. What does that mean for you? We combine weight lifting, cardiovascular endurance, body weight movements, and flexibility to offer a professionally coached program that produces results, never gets boring, and creates a strong community of people who work together to improve their lives through fitness.  Whether you’re looking to start your first fitness program, or are a seasoned athlete looking to improve performance, Wildfire CrossFit in Phoenix is for you. 

What's Happening at Wildfire Crossfit

  • Tis The Season...Are You Ready?
    Tis The Season...Are You Ready?

    Tis the Season to Keep Training! Fa La La La La La La La Laaaaa!
    I know, it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, and I won’t torture you with any more versus on reaching goals, working hard, or community spirit. The fact is that this is the time of year when even the most dedicated athletes can let family, work, and holiday cheer get in the way of the goals they have worked so hard to achieve. Many of you may be traveling and enjoying your holidays out of town. This is the time of year when you need to take the time to keep on working out and eating right so that you can hit the ground running when everyone else is still planning their New Year’s resolutions.

    If you are still in town then keep on doing what you are doing. Getting into WildFire to train is going to help with the stress of all the Holiday fun. If you are traveling or just can’t make it into the gym then take the time to get your workouts in. It doesn’t have to be a full hour. The best part about learning all of the different exercises we teach in CrossFit is that you can get an AWESOME workout done in 20 minutes or less. Starting today, I am going to post a No Equipment Necessary workout to the blog so that as you travel, you can continue your path of success and fitness. If you are with family, have them join you. You really want to impress your friends and family, show them the mental toughness and dedication you have to improving your life through nutrition and fitness. You never know when you might turn them onto something that could improve their life forever!

    Understand, I am not telling you that you can’t have fun during the holidays and eat your favorite cookies that only your Mom could make (my Mom’s cookies are awesome!). This is WHY you do it…so that you can enjoy yourself, not feel guilty, and truly enjoy your time with your loved ones. So stay tuned each day (yes, including the weekends and the days of the actual Holiday) for a new workout. If you want to post your scores to let everyone know the work you put in then fantastic because during this season of indulgence you have the opportunity to be better than ever and show the kind of work ethic, courage, and attitude that most people wish for under the tree. The entire WildFire CrossFit Community is behind you as we say HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

    Friday, December 19th 2014 – NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY WORKOUT
    Warm Up: Pick One
    ~400M Run (or a run around the block)
    ~10x Jumping Jacks – 10x Superman – 10x Hollow Ups x 2 Rounds

    Strength: 40x Push Ups (Just keep going until they are done)

    WOD: 8 Min AMRAP (We all have timers on our phones)
    20x Mountain Climbers (10x Each Leg)
    10x Sit Ups (Straight Leg)
    5x Burpees

    Friday, December 19th 2014 – At WildFire CrossFit
    Warm Up: 1000M Row
    Mobility
    10x Push Ups – 10x Sit Ups – 10x Deep Air Squats

    Strength: Weighted Step Ups 5-5-3-3-3 (Each Leg)

    WOD: 400M Run
    ~Then~
    10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
    Box Jumps 24/20 & Push Press 115/75
    ~Then~
    400M Run

  • Jingle Bell Run on Saturday & SNATCH-TASTIC TODAY!!
    Jingle Bell Run on Saturday & SNATCH-TASTIC TODAY!!

    This Saturday the WildFire CrossFit Team is heading up the street to Reach 11 Sports Complex to participate in the Jingle Bell Run! This is a 5K that will benefit the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. To Register, Go To:
    http://www.active.com/phoenix-az/running/distance-running-races/jingle-bell-run-2014
    In addition, bring a New Unwrapped gift to enter into a raffle to win incredible gifts from the events Sponsors.

    I am a CrossFitter, why would I run in a 5K? The answer is BECAUSE you are a CrossFitter. CrossFit is about fitness and being able to participate and handle yourself in every area of fitness. And yes, that includes running. There is almost always some type of a distance running event during the CrossFit Games. A few years ago they did a half marathon and last year during the “Triple 3’s” event they did a 3 mile run. Guess who finished last in this event last year…if you guessed Rich Froning, you were correct. I pretty much guarantee that if this event came up again he would be more than prepared for it.

    At WildFire CrossFit we offer an Endurance class each week. This week we will be going to Reach 11 to participate in the Jingle Bell Run! So get registered, bring the kids, get some toys, and be there with bells on your shoes (seriously…BELLS ON YOUR SHOES). And when you are done, if you really are a CrossFitter, you can join us at WildFire CrossFit for our FREE Saturday class!

    Thursday, December 18th 2014

    SNATCH-TASTIC THURSDAY

    Snatch Skill Work

    Strength: 1 Rep Max Snatch

    WOD: Aww Yeah…It’ll Be Something Good!

  • Virtuosity
    Virtuosity

    By: Coach Chris Stasik

    Although not unique to CrossFit, an important concept is that of Virtuosity.  The dictionary defines virtuosity as “great ability or skill.”  In August, 2005, Greg Glassman wrote about virtuosity in The CrossFit Journal, adopting the gymnastics definition: “performing the common uncommonly well.”  Coach Glassman explains that in gymnastics, a routine without errors will only score 9.7/10.0.  That last three-tenths of a point is earned by demonstrating “risk, originality, and virtuosity.”  Coach Glassman writes that virtuosity is “always the mark of true mastery” and much more difficult to achieve than risk and originality.  Think of a pianist playing a complicated piece effortlessly and perfectly, or Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet doing pull ups.  That’s virtuosity.  

    At WildFire CrossFit, we spend a lot of time talking about movement basics and learning progressions to safely and efficiently improve skills.  In many gyms, athletes (and coaches) want to jump into advanced skill work as quickly as possible.  We are attracted to these more complicated movements because they are so elusive for many of us.  Coach Glassman calls this “the rush to originality and risk.”  We want to do muscle ups before we can kip or do body-weight ring dips.  We want to snatch big weight before we have a solid overhead squat.  We want to do kipping pull ups before strict.  According to Coach Glassman, the result is “a marked lack of virtuosity and delayed mastery.”  

    Delayed mastery?  I don’t like that one bit!  It is fun to practice these skills and setting goals is certainly important, but inattention to the fundamentals is the enemy of virtuosity. 

    At WildFire CrossFit, our coaching staff has nearly 20 years of combined experience teaching CrossFit. Take advantage of it!  Knees hurting when you squat?  Let’s look closely at squat mechanics and mobility.  Maybe core-strength or nagging mobility issues are problems?  Schedule a one-on-one coaching session to evaluate fundamental movement mechanics, come in early for mobility work, and spend some time getting massage therapy.  If you were able to participate in the WildFire Level 1 testing, get with a coach to analyze your results, identify strengths and weaknesses, and set goals.  

    I know squat therapy and mobility aren’t as much fun as throwing weights around, but a commitment to improve the basics now will result in less pain, reduced risk of injury, and more PR’s down the road.  Slowing down and concentrating on the fundamentals can be challenging and frustrating, but nothing worth doing is easy. 

    Wednesday, December 17th 2014

    Warm Up: 400M Run or 500M Row
    Line Drills & Mobility

    Strength/Skill: Max Effort Handstand Push Ups/Hold
                   Max Effort Ring Dips
                   Max Effort Double Under

    WOD: 200M Run
    25x KB Swings
    25x Sit Ups
    30 Sec Rest
    x 5 Rounds For Time

  • Healthy Habits Through the Holidays Seminar at TLC
    Healthy Habits Through the Holidays Seminar at TLC

    The holidays are upon us and inevitably we get busy, stressed and sometimes we get off track with our goals. WildFire CrossFit along with our health partners Total Lifestyle Chiropractic and Healthy Habits Solutions is putting on the 2nd "Healthy Habits Through the Holidays" seminar. Learn ways to boost your immune system, alternatives to the flu shot, simple ways to stay active, how to create healthy habits now & new healthy recipes! Be at Total Lifestyle Chiropractic, 7032 E. Cochise Rd. Suite A130, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 at 6:15pm! Make this holiday season the first one that you don't need to make New Years Resolutions to be healthy because you already are!

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Strength: Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3

    WOD: "Air Force"
    95#/56#
    20 Thrusters
    20 Sumo Deadlift High Pull
    20 Push Jerks
    20 Overhead Squats
    20 Front Squats
    For Time
    *Starting with and every minute on the minute complete 4 burpees

  • THANK YOU COACHES!
    THANK YOU COACHES!

    Great coaching starts with a passion for helping people grow and to help them to see that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible.  Great coaches bring a positive, motivating, inspiring attitude to great knowledge and even greater communication skills. In CrossFit great coaches have the ability to teach, see movement for it's faults and it's excellence, and to ultimately create change in the athlete. Above and beyond all of this it is a great coach who builds trust through getting to know the athlete, their goals and who they are as a person that can truly be effective at maximizing performance in LIFE!

    WildFire CrossFit is truly proud to have a phenomenal team of Great Coaches!  This is a thank you to our WildFire CrossFit Coaches for all of the time, dedication, hard work, passion & heart they put into each event, competition, open gym, & class!  To Laura Carstens, Chris Kern, Tom Casella, Damian Walker & Matt Buse, THANK YOU for making WildFire CrossFit what it is today and being GREAT coaches! 

    Monday, December 15th 2014

    Strength: Dumbbell Squat Clean & Jerk
    5-5-3-3-1…1

    WOD: 5x Hang Clean 135/95
                   10x Chest 2 Bar Pull Ups
                   x 5 Rounds

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Latest News

  • ENDURANCE CLASS – NEW TIME! – 8am Saturday Mornings November 8th & 15th

    Now that it is cooling down we have moved the Endurance class to 8am. If you have ever said “my endurance sucks” then you NEED to attend this class! It is NOT just running. It will help you get your cardio in shape and help you last during every workout we do at WildFire CrossFit.

  • GROUP BASELINE –Monday, November 10th at 7:30 pm

    If you have never done the Baseline workout OR it has been 3 months or more since you did it last, you need to attend the Group Baseline and do the workout. One of the great things about CrossFit is that it is ‘measurable” and the Baseline allows you to measure your progress over time and gives you a great workout in a short period of time.

  • YOGA CLASS – Sunday, November 16th 2014

    Experience the power of Yoga for relaxation and mobility. This is a great way to add some recovery into your program after a long week of training. This is a FREE class and perfect for athletes who are either brand new to Yoga OR experienced with the discipline.

  • NUTRITION SEMINAR AT TOTAL LIFESTYLE CHIROPRACTIC-Wednesday, November 19th at 6:15pm

    Join Coach Tiff as she takes the nutrition seminar off site and explains the value of eating right and staying healthy. Nutrition is a HUGE part of what we do and she is one of the best at helping you navigate the best course possible to meet your goals.

  • SKILL CLINIC: MUSCLE UPS-Thursday, November 20th at 7:30pm

    The Muscle Up is a gymnastics skill that is essential to have in your CrossFit arsenal. Whether you are looking to compete or just want to get better, join us as we coach you through the skill as well as drills and strength work to get your muscle ups down.

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