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September Mobilibuddy: Shelley Quade

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What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? I’ve always enjoyed yoga, so I was excited to try out Solcana’s version. What was your first mobility experience like? It was nice. More relaxed with longer poses than other classes I’d been to. I definitely felt the focus was on rejuvenating my muscles rather than working them. What are the benefits you've noticed from incorporating mobility? Increased flexibility, which...


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August's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Kira Hasbargen

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Kira has been a steady, consistent and fun presence in the mobility classes! Thank you, Kira, for always showing up and taking the time to balance your efforts in the gym with gentle, restorative movements. Read on for what Kira shared about her mobility experience...   What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Growth. Physically, my body was getting tired and stiff from CrossFit and Beginner...


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July's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Hope Hansmeyer

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Introducing July's Mobili-Buddy: Hope Hansmeyer! Thank you for sharing your insights regarding the many benefits of mobility both in and out of the gym, Hope. We are so grateful to have the time with you that we have! What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Initially, it was because it was incorporated as part of the Body Adapt program. I was establishing new routines in...


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Mobility Schedule Updates

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Hello Solcana Fam! I am really excited to let you know we're adding some more options to our mobility schedule for you. In addition to our current schedule, we will be adding 5:00pm Mini-Mobility classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting next week! Wednesday will also have a Mini-Mobility class at 11am for the day-time folks. We will look into adding more day time classes if there...


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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kate O'Reilly

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Lower stress and tension and deepen your healing with yoga nidra! On the third Tuesday of every month, Kate will teach a Restorative Yoga Nidra class during the 6:40PM mobility class through August. Yoga nidra is also known as yogic sleep. It is a type of guided meditation that guides you into a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleeping. It is a state in which the...


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JUNE MOBILI-BUDDY OF THE MONTH

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Introducing June's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Ikraan Omar Ikraan has a consistent presence in the mobility room and it shows! Her athletic movements and lifts have improved significantly over the past several months thanks to her hard work and dedication. Thank you, Ikraan, for sharing your mobility story with us. What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? I realized I was always sore and tight...


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May Mobili-Buddy of the Month

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It's my pleasure to introduce Nate Maertens as Solcana's Mobili-Buddy of the Month! Thank you, Nate, for sharing your wonderful insights and presence with us in and out of the mobility room. We are lucky to have you. What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Feeling old! (Seriously though, it was probably Laurel's incessant proselytizing about how awesome the mobility classes are.) What was your...


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April's Mobili-Buddy of the Month, Melissa Ho!

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Introducing April's Mobili-Buddy of the Month, Melissa Ho! Melissa has been a consistent, strong and grounding presence in the mobility space for the past several months and we couldn't be happier to have her here as part of our Solcana Fam. Check out what she has to say about her mobility practice and Solcana Wellness! What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Before mobility, my body was...


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March Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Kate O'Reilly

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Solcanauts! I have a very exciting announcement to make. Not only is Kate O'Reilly our Mobili-Buddy of the Month, she is also going to start teaching mobility classes here at Solcana! Her first class is Thursday, March 2 at 12:40pm. She will be teaching Monday's at 10:40am and Thursday's at 12:40pm. Read on for her story and insights regarding mobility! What first drew you to adding obility into your...


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Updated Mobility Schedule

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Hello everyone! I am SO EXCITED to announce we are adding some new mobility classes to the schedule, just in time for MOBILITY MARCH! Randa Soubra is coming back to teach 7:40am mobility classes on Monday and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, February 27th. And Kate O'Reilly will be joining the fam of instructors as of Thursday, March 2nd as she begins to teach a 12:40pm class...


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Mobility and Meditation are Acts of Resistance

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You are enough. You are whole and deserving of a life full of love. And these things are true simply because you exist. In January, there was a quote on the goal board that read: “Your body is an act of resistance.” I’ve been sitting with this quote and have found it to be incredibly accurate and empowering. Our society does a really good job of driving...


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February Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Adam Quick

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This month, Adam Quick shares his story of how after a mobility class he feels like that "annoying person that’s happy all the time and you feel like you want to punch them but subconsciously it’s really just because you want to feel that good, too." Read on to find out how he did it ... What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? I always had...


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WEEK 61: Try a Little Tenderness

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I woke up early on inauguration day. Turning off the alarm and peaking outside the window, it was gray and foggy. I rolled back over and snuggled into my bed. I didn't want the day to start, and I don't know what to expect from the future, but if there would've been an “opt out” button on that day, I would've pressed it. Insult and injury...


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Pay it Forward in 2017

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Happy New Year wonderful community! 2017 is going to be quite the year. A year where sitting by idle will not suffice as there will be many changes ahead. We have to do our part to speak up and act out for the causes and people we love and believe in. That's why we're going to keep the Pay it Forward opportunity going into the new...


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Mobili-buddy of the Month: Laurel Turek

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Laurel is one of the most dedicated, committed, and heart felt athletes and all around humans I've ever met. If you have had the pleasure of working out with and/or mobilizing with Laurel, you know she is deserving of both Athlete AND Mobili-buddy of the Month simultaneously. It is an honor to highlight her this month and share her story with you.   What first drew you to...


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Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Becky Kane

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Wonderful community, As a means to share the many gifts mobility has to offer to our community, we will be highlighting a Mobili-Buddy each month! Becky Kane graciously accepted the opportunity to be highlighted as our first. Here is what she has to say about her experience with mobility, athleticism, and how incorporating gentleness and patience with her body has benefited her in the gym: What first drew you...


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WEEK 54: Lips, Hips, Down To My Tips

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LIPS, HIPS, DOWN TO MY TIPS By: Lauren Anderson   Winter craziness is in full swing, even if we don't really have much snow to prove it. Each morning I've been waking up stiffer and stiffer, pouring a cup of coffee and executing my day. It's been a lot of the same, and I haven't been as social as I usually am, because I've been working so much. I've...


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Winter is almost here!

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I was never one to get really jazzed about winter post-childhood. The first sign of fall began the internal struggle, oscillating between awe over the beauty of fall and the dread of the frigid winter months and things getting way too quiet. It wasn’t until I made myself take a running course in my junior year of college that I was ever intentionally active outdoors in...


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WEEK 51: The Defeat Retreat

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THE DEFEAT RETREAT By: Lauren Anderson I don't know how else to to say it, but last week was rough. I felt defeated. In every sense of the word. I felt lost, scared, numb, dejected, and I could feel certain oppression mounting in relation to my hope vanishing. Damn. Which if you've never experienced, is an absolutely terrible feeling. I do not recommend it. I know some of...


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WEEK 47: GRIP STRENGTH

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GRIP STRENGTH By: Lauren Anderson It can be so hard to hold on sometimes. When I first started working out at Solcana, my hands were so weak. I couldn't hold myself up on the bar for a second. Not ONE SECOND. It was difficult moving the heavy weights around. I couldn't even squeeze the clips that secure the weights in place on the bar. It took two hands,...


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Pay It Forward Opportunity

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Homies, Mobili-buddies, Crew of all Crew, It is with great pleasure that I post this, my first official blog post as your Wellness Coordinator! I have an exciting announcement to share. For the rest of October, every mobility class you attend, you will have the opportunity to pay it forward! That’s right. Not only will you have the chance to mobilize your wonderful bodies and rest your...


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WEEK 46: The Waltz

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THE WALTZ By: Lauren Anderson Last week, I overslept. Again. Shoot! I hate it when I do this! In the list of possible annoying things to happen to you within an average day, I realize this is one of the easier things to deal with. But it still sucks. I look at the clock. I now have exactly 15 minutes to get across town to work when it's...


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Our New Wellness Coordinator!

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I am so excited to announce a new addition to our staff: Emma Vasseur! I know you must be thinking, "but Emma has been here the whole time, right?" CORRECT. Emma has been an integral part of our community since the day we opened. She came on as a member, evolved into our meditation instructor, and now she is taking on a new role: Wellness Coordinator. Her...


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WEEK 45: The Agony and The Ecstasy

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THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY By: Lauren Anderson Two weeks ago, I did a series of successful box jumps for the first time in my CrossFit life. (see week 43 blog post.) I felt triumphant. Indomitable. It was ecstasy. You don't feel that way very often in this cruel world-- especially without designer drugs-- so you can bet I felt good. For the rest of that day...


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Fall Challenge: The New Total

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By Coach Hannah Fall is here! September means that the weather is changing, kids are back in school and we are diving head first into our fall challenge. Last year our fall challenge was The CrossFit Total: 1RM of back squat, deadlift and shoulder press. This year, we are mixing it up and going for a more dynamic strength approach. The challenge is The New Total: 1 RM...


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Meet Your Mobility Instructors: Aaron

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I came to yoga curious and interested in finding something that brought greater connection to my body as well as lessening the anxiety in my mind. It worked! :) As far as Solcana, I came here initially because I wanted to explore that relationship with my physical self even deeper. What I discovered in CrossFit was a workout that challenged my muscles in ways yoga...


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July #MobilityMonster

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By Liv The thing I hear more than anything else is “my back hurts.” One of the problems with back pain is how connected to everything your back is. Lower back pain? That might be tight hamstrings resonating up your back. Something wonky in your arms? You might feel it in your shoulders and upper back. An imbalance in one part of your body is going...


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June Mobility of the Month

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By Liv I’m stressing about the Destress Quest, y’all. No wine? No bread?!? NO GUMMI WORMS??? There goes about 90% of my diet. Okay, nowhere near 90%, but when faced with a twelve day horizon without the sweet caress of candy on my lips, it feels like it. And then I see people’s great recipe ideas and tips and I get even more stressed out. It...


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Sleep Quest 2016: Prepping for De-Stress

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Around this time of year, as winter transitions to beautiful MN summer, I take a MAJOR crash in time spent under the covers. I find that on an annual basis, my sleep rapidly declines in the spring. More patio time, happy hours, friend and family obligations creep in and take over my precious 8 hours. For the last two months, I have been experiencing an...


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May Mobility of the Month: #mobilitymonster

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Growing up, I was a serious science fair competitor. My computer programs to predict outcomes of horse races and rocket altitude brought me to the international science and engineering fair as an alternate two years. The biggest refrain that I learned from that time was that you should only change one variable at a time in an experiment. But last month, I eschewed that advice...


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