The Whole Life Challenge has come to an end and as always, it was a complete success! But it wasn’t easy by any means.

Rene Lynn, who has participated in the Whole Life Challenge three times, said that the hardest part is always the meal prep and portion control, but once you get the hang of it, it pays off!

“I’ve seen myself focus more on water intake as well as trying to make better choices with nutrition.”


This was Krystina Falzon’s first time participating and she doesn’t regret it one bit.

She says, “The easiest part has been joining a community of people who are welcoming and motivating. Other gyms just don’t compare.”

Kim Klami, also was a first timer and completely agrees with Rene saying, “My schedule is crazy so it’s hard to keep up with nutrition.” But she also says that being accountable for the 7 daily habits has helped her stay organized and conscious of her time management.

Ariana Gailie says that she would most definitely do the Whole Life Challenge for a second time. She has seen changes in my body that I wasn’t expecting. “Eliminating wheat and sugar was really hard and now I don’t feel well when I do make allowances for things outside of the nutrition guidelines.”

This Friday at 8pm, the members of WLC are going to be celebrating their success. BUT we are also going to have food and beer ( of course) to celebrate the beginning of the 17.5, aka-the LAST of the US Open!!! We can’t believe that it is coming to a close. We are sure you all have thought this may have been the most difficult and physically demanding few weeks of your life, but we want to voice how awesome you guys have done and also encourage you to FINISH STRONG!!

So don’t forget to come to the box this Friday evening and celebrate with us!


Good news alert! The Valkyrie community will be participating in the Whole Life Challenge (WLC). What exactly is the WLC? It’s an 8-week online based healthy living game that encourages participants to practice healthy habits for nutrition, exercise, mobilization, sleep, hydration, lifestyle, and reflection. When you sign up, you will receive tailored information on healthy living, access to articles, support from other participants, and practice consistency with healthy habits.


The WLC views life as a circle which represents all the time you have. Inside the circle, important things in life  such as family, work, school, friends, and social events are tended to. Often times, a person feels that they don’t have the time to dedicate to health and fitness.

The WLC challenge believes that if you shift that thought about health and fitness, you can surely make time for it. They suggest to view health and fitness as the whole circle, as opposed to trying to squeeze it in your life. All of the important aspects of your life will still be included in the circle. The only difference is that health and fitness will not be squeezed in but a vital part of your life as well. It’s about changing one’s mindset about not having time for health and fitness to finding a way to include it in their daily lives through routine and practice.

For more of this concept, take a look at the video from the WLC website here!

The first day of the challenge begins Saturday, Jan. 21st but you can join up to Jan. 27th. The challenge costs $49 to participate. Click the link to register: Join the Challenge! Once you sign up, every day for 8 weeks, you will score yourself on each of the daily habits. Based on what you want to improve for each habit, you will give yourself points based on what you did for that day.

Don’t forget to join Team Valkyrie when you sign up so you can be part of our online group. Tell your friends! Even if they’re not a CrossFit member, they can definitely join the challenge. The more support, the better!

Important Dates:

Saturday, Jan. 21st: Kick-off Workout at CrossFit Valkyrie (learn how to register, the basics of the challenge, and have all your questions answered!)

Saturday, March 18th: Final Workout

Friday, March 24th: Wrap-Up Celebration

More details about the events will be shared very soon so be sure to check our Facebook page.

Remember Valkyrites: “You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to start.”– WLC



Last night, we had our final Whole Life Challenge Event. If you don’t already know, WLC is an 8-week online-based healthy living game that encourages participants to practice key healthy habits around nutrition, exercise, mobilization, sleep, hydration, reflection, and lifestyle changes. Participants get points based on their logged healthy habits for each day.

20160712_203004With that said, we would like to congratulate all of our participants for taking on and enduring this challenge! While
we were all in this together, there are a few individuals who really stood out:


Marina Maiuri- “Overall Winner” with
the highest points and 100% attendance.

Renee Patterson- “Biggest Loser” losing a total of 4.5 inches.

Rachel Cook- “Most Improved RX Workout” shaving 3.04 minutes off her time.

Keep up the good work and never give up on yourself!