8-1-16 The Take Over

Part A – 8min AMRAP
1 squat snatch (135/95)
20 DBLs (3:1)
16 push-ups

rest 3 minutes

Part B – 8min AMRAP
1 squat clean & Jerk (185/130)
20 DBLs (3:1)
16 sit-ups

Each AMRAP is scored separately.

A little bit about myself; I am married to Scott and we have two daughters Shantell and Marissa. I work in the Emergency Room at Logan Regional Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Scott, my husband,  is a firefighter/ paramedic for the Idaho Falls Fire Department. I love anything that consists of me being outside like camping, hiking, playing in the water, and snowboarding with my family.

I was first introduced to Crossfit in February of 2011. I had injured my ankle back in August of 2010 and still needed some physical rehabilitation on my ankle to regain normal mobility. Scott and I decided to try Crossfit out. From the very first time I walked into Crossfit I felt welcome. It didn’t take me long to realize what an awesome Crossfit family we had here at Iota. Everyone, including members and coaches, are so supportive and willing to help each other succeed with their personal goals, whatever they may be.

As Daryl and I take over we are wanting to keep the same positive atmosphere that has been here since I started. We are very excited to be able to help who ever walks through ours doors with whatever goals they have. We would love to hear the things that are working well for the box and things that people would like to see change. We are very open to ideas that will allow us to succeed at making Iota the box that all members know it can be.

Coach Missy

I’ve got so much on my mind right now I don’t really know where to begin. I guess the reason I’m still here is because Paul’s skinny butt beat me at pull­ups on my first day. He has taught me so much over the years, not just about working out but how to be a part of and care for a community. He taught me how to coach and help myself and others improve. He believed in me early on and took me on as a coach and encouraged me to compete. Thanks Paul. I hope everyone will think about how much time and thought he has put into your own personal fitness journey and give him the appreciation he deserves. (I’ll get even for the picture some other time).

As far as our community goes I feel kind of an overwhelming responsibility to you. I want to help everyone achieve their goals. I have always enjoyed coaching and now I’ll be doing more classes and getting to know more of you and for that I’m excited. Where Missy and I are both new to this I hope you’ll all be a little patient with us. There are changes we want to make in order for Iota to be a better home for everyone and we are definitely open to suggestions so please call, text, or e­mail any thoughts.

One of the first changes/challenges I want us to all do is to think about why you go to Iota, what are you there for and what do you expect to get out of it. I want goals to be set. Whether they be fitness goals or not. To have a strong community we need to build one another up and challenge each other to commit and work hard to achieve our goals. Thanks for all those who have supported us in this new endeavor.

Coach Daryl



7-31-16 The Cat’s out of the bag…

And when that happens there’s no putting it back in!

Saturday morning as I drove to the box knowing it paul-wwould be the last time that I would be doing so as the owner of something that has been a giant part of my life for the past 6-plus years. I thought of so many people who have come through the doors. The trusting few who walked in my door that first day and have been with us ever since. Those dedicated and amazing individuals who truly changed their life for the better and have continued down a healthy path, all the time changing me and making me better. The excitement of competing locally with so many of you, in so many different types events. So many fantastic community runs, Crossfit events, Half Marathons and Latoja with Jerry and John. Watching a group of our members work hard, excel and qualify for the CrossFit Games Regionals in 2012 and then again in 2014. The heartache of loosing Russ Seamons just two short years ago. So many great memories and experiences that I couldn’t begin to name all the people that I have thought of during this week knowing what was coming. I just want to thank everyone who has been a part of CrossFit IoTA over the years for coming and having some fun and fitness with us.

scott-n-missyI couldn’t be more happy for our community that Daryl and Missy are teaming up to take over the box. They are going to bring a lot of fun and excitement to the gym. They are the right people to take the reigns and move the community and gym forward. I have all the conidence in the wold that they and willing, ready and posses the knowledge needed to help each one of us. I will still be at the box working out and Daryl and Missy will be there to help us all out. I look forward to a fun future for everyone. Congratulations and can’t wait to see what kind of fun workouts we are all in for!!


Just had to get Daryl one last time!!

(PS I will have all of the remaining IoTA gear, mostly T-shirts, at the box Monday night after I am done working out, 6:00 pm ish – $4.00 each or 3 pieces for $10.)

7-24-16 After more than a month of consideration….

May 21, 2010 seems like yesterday. I remember the excitement and anticipation I felt reading the e-mail that said I had been accepted as a CrossFit affiliate. It was an exciting time to be a CrossFiter. The community of affiliates, owners and HQ was a tight group, that helped each other figure things out, run a better business, become a better coach, and just lend a listening ear. This year as May was drawing to a close, I didn’t feel that same sense of excitement. I knew I faced a hard decision this year, and I have finally come to a place where I am at peace with my decision. I will not be renewing my affiliation with CrossFit.

The truth of the matter is after 6 plus years everyone that wants to, knows what we do. Come tomorrow we’ll keep doing what we’ve always done. Post the workout, hold our classes, come have some fun, work hard and then go home happy. Nothing is going to change except the name to IoTA Fitness. Our gym and community have been a fantastic part of my life or a long time now and just changing the name, changes nothing. I look forward to seeing most of you tomorrow for another great day at the box!!

20 min
1 mile run
then AMRAP
9 Wall Ball
7 Burpee