SteadyMD is a completely new approach to primary care whose service is entirely online, with a doctor who understands your lifestyle and is your partner in health every step of the way.
So why do so many CrossFitters use it?
Because of Dr. Dani. That would be the same Dr. Dani who’s married to Julie Foucher.
Dr. Dani Urcuyo is the primary care physician assigned to CrossFitters that use SteadyMD. “As we say in CrossFit, the needs of the elite and everyday athlete differ by degree and not kind and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to medical care,” Dr. Dani told us in an email.
Why do I care if my doctor does CrossFit?
Have you ever had your doctor tell you CrossFit is dangerous? Or that working out twice a day is a terrible idea? That you should be eating more dairy or you’ll be calcium deficient? Or fewer fats because they’re not good for you? You won’t ever have to do that with Dr. Dani.
And, SteadyMD saves you time. What if Mat Fraser was about to board a plane to Dubai but thinks he’s come down with a sinus infection. He can text Dr. Dani and have a prescription waiting for him when he lands in Dubai. Done and done.
Does Fraser really use him?
He sure does. “My mom is a family physician, so I‘ve lived with an actual in-house doctor my whole life. My partnership with SteadyMD is much like having an in-house doctor at your fingertips. While it’s what I grew up with, I realize it’s unique to have a long-term relationship with a doctor from the comfort of your own home,” Mat posted.
“CrossFit athletes in particular are always looking for ways to improve their performance and a lot of what I do with competitors is make sure the foundations for health are in place. I work closely with athletes to optimize sleep, manage stress, monitor for overtraining, and develop an evidence-based nutrition and supplement plan,” wrote Dr. Dani.
But you don’t have to be a CrossFit Games athlete to use SteadyMD.
Meet Andrew. Andrew, a software engineer and piano player with arthritis, worked with SteadyMD to remove everything out of his diet and lifestyle that might have been contributing to his arthritis, instead of just writing him a prescription.
“Whether it’s helping to maximize performance, reverse and treat chronic disease, or optimize health, SteadyMD works with individuals one-on-one to accomplish their personal health goals. This resonates with anyone working to become the best version of themselves,” said Dani.
That’s the kind of healthcare we can rally behind.
How to Watch The CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town
See you in Cape Town.
For the third consecutive weekend, CrossFit Games fans will be treated to Sanctionals competition as the CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town starts Wednesday, January 30th, and will run four full days of competition until Saturday, February 2nd.
When the dust settles in South Africa, another trio of invites to the 2019 CrossFit Games will be awarded to the male, female, and team champion.
How can I watch?
Here’s how you can watch the Fittest Man in South Africa Jason Smith, Cole Sager,Katrin Davidsdottir, and a host of other Games athletes, and stay up to date on all the news and results once the action gets under way in Cape Town.
Shane Farmer, Founder of Dark Horse Rowing, gives you his best tips for mastering the rower in 2019. Shane covers rowing barefoot, how to properly drive through your feet, and what to do if your hips are tight after rowing.
Danny and Steve, hosts of Let’s WOD About It, sit down with doctor, soldier, and CrossFit Games athlete Allison Brager. The three start after completing a Mid-Atlantic qualifier WOD, discuss masters athletes, and why they call Wodify the “Facebook of CrossFit.”
ButcherBox is high quality meat delivered to your door, easy and convenient. They only carry humanely raised 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, heritage breed pork, and now wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon. All their meats are antibiotic and hormone free, grass-finished and never taken from feedlots.
Today’s edition of the Morning Chalk Up is powered by
Chalk Up Community
ONE SUMMIT NATE WOD — From February 4 – 17, affiliates across the country will once again compete and raise crucial funds in honor of Nate Hardy, a Navy SEAL, Purple Heart recipient and hero killed in action, and his brother Josh, who lost his battle to childhood cancer. Last year, CrossFit The Port took home the prize for the “Gym that Raised the Most
Money” and CrossFit 1620 won the “Gym with the Most Total Rounds Completed” category. All funds will benefit One Summit, an organization that builds resilience in kids battling cancer through mentorship with a Navy SEAL.
NEW IMPROVED SPACE — Dogs Den CrossFit in Langley, BC is expanding into a larger facility and they’re hosting a grand opening Saturday, February 2 with gifts, demos, and food.
CROSSFIT AT THE FIREHOUSE — CrossFit Repentance has moved and partnered with the Village of Waterford Fire Department to provide personal training and support to the first responders in their community. The doors of the fire station are open to the community to participate in CrossFit as well to
better their fitness.
HOLD THE STANDARD SUMMIT — Logan Gelbrich, owner of DEUCE Gym in Venice Beach, CA, CrossFit Strongman seminar coach, and ex-catcher with the San Diego Padres is hosting a “Hold the Standard” summit in Sydney, AUS February 2 and 3.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
Spencer Murphy snatches 285 pounds • Mallory O’Brien gets a 220 pound front squat • Jocelyn Rose Pawlicki deadlifts 240 pounds for 5 reps • Dylan Cooper gets a 320 pound snatch PR and a 408 pound clean and jerk PR one year after knee surgery • Kat Grillo hits a 200 pound thruster for two reps • Congrats to Pete on his 255 pound clean and jerk PR • Emmily Butz got a 186 pound clean and jerk PR.
…and this man’s proposal to his girlfriend during a competition takes first place.
Brazil Invites Accepted — Saxon Panchik, Dani Speegle, and Team Plus Ultra have accepted their invitations to the Brazil CrossFit Championship in May. “While the majority of Top 5 finishers at the Wodapalooza had already committed to the Rogue Invitational which takes place at the same time, Dani Speegle, Saxon Panchik and team captain of Team Plus Ultra Travis Williams accepted their invite and guarantee a BCC line up with multiple
CrossFit Games appearances between them,” they wrote in the announcement.
— Remind Me: Immediately after Wodapalooza wrapped up in Miami, special invites were extended to athletes in the top five to compete in two other sanctioned events.
— Plot Twist: In an email to Morning Chalk Up, the event coordinator of Brazil CrossFit Championship wrote, “Travis Williams (captain Team Plus Ultra) accepted the Invitation, though he announced that his team formation for the BCC will change.” TBD on what that change will look like.
Brazil CrossFit Championship Online Qualifiers — The remaining online qualifier WODs for the Brazil CrossFit Championship were released yesterday. Registered athletes have until February 4 at 11:00 AM PT to submit scores for 19.3, 19.4a, and 19.4b.
Between Wodapalooza and setting off for my next journey, I think I was home for all of about 48 hours; barely enough time to unpack and even less time to rest.
Suspended 35,000 feet above sea level and somewhere over the Atlantic on my way to Barcelona for the Freakest Challenge, I’ll spend the next few days with Nike athletes like Mathew Fraser, Sara Sigmundsdottir, Laura Horvath and a few others.
Tired or not, I’m pretty stoked.
But I’m also struck at this moment by the globalization of the sport of Fitness, and I believe we’re at a pivotal moment in CrossFit.
Consider this; While I’m heading to a fitness competition in Spain, the Morning Chalk Up team is on the ground piecing together the story in Australia as the third Sanctional is underway. Next week, athletes throw down in Cape Town, South Africa, then it’s London, the CrossFit Open and then we’re in Washington, D.C. for the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge.
In the next two months, we’ll have watched six sanctioned events in five countries and the ninth installment of the largest participatory fitness event on planet earth: the CrossFit Open.
Today, CrossFit is covering more parts of the globe than ever before, and in new ways, and I’m excited to be a part of it. CrossFit’s renewed focus on health isn’t just convenient in timing, it’s necessary. Critical even and couldn’t come at a more important time than now when obesity rates and chronic illness are on the rise .
But with all this change, there’s one thing I don’t hear talked about much — CrossFit still needs its heroes.