Strongtown Talks

Strongtown Talks

By Dan Gallagher
Conversations with the people of the CrossFit Strongtown community.

Amgonst other things - we talk about what first brought them to the gym, life, and the challenges they've encountered along the way.

New episodes released every Monday at 6:00am

Local to Southbury CT.
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009: Muscle Up Bars - Tony & Lori

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016: From a pack a day to a workout a day - Talking with Heidi
In this episode, recorded on January 12th, 2020, we get a chance to sit down with Heidi Gaber. Heidi is a Social Worker and has been a regular face at our 6:00am class for the past 4 years. The person who she is now and the person who tried out a class because her friend Taylor kept bugging her are two very different people. She has literally transformed her life and gone from smoking 1-2 packs of cigarettes day to waking up at 5:00am and working out 5x a week. We talk about what brought her to Strongtown (thank you Tots), nursing school, and working out with multiple auto-immune diseases amongst other things.
27:46
January 13, 2020
015: Deb - From CA to CSA
In this episode recorded on January 5th 2020, we get a chance to sit down with Deb. Deb is one of our 'most master' athletes at Strongtown, she's also one of our strongest. She has lived an extraordinary life from waitressing Martha's Vineyard, to working as an executive out in Silicon Valley, to running a Farm & CSA program, to most recently beating cancer. She's an inspiration to everyone who knows her and I'm grateful we got a chance to catch up. 
23:41
January 6, 2020
014: The Last Workout of 2019
In this episode recorded on December 29th, 2019, Mikey and I sit down and talk about our recent 12 Days workout as well as our final workout of 2019 aka "New Year's Eve Party with the Girls". This year's finale will be a 40 Minute AMRAP of Grace (or Isabell) ... and then Annie ... and then Fran ... and then Karen for a total of 570 reps per round.  Like Christmas Eve, we'll be running classes at 8:00am & 9:30am and closed on New Year's Day.
19:49
December 30, 2019
013: "It was 120 degrees" - Talking with Garrett
In this episode recorded on December 22, 2019,  we get a chance to sit down & catch up with Garrett Taggart. Garrett has been a part of Strongtown since the early days. We talk about what first brought him to the gym, working out while deployed, and the girl who kept buying him coffee.
18:44
December 23, 2019
012: The 12 Days
In this episode recorded on December 15th, 2019, the Sunday cleaning crew aka Mikey, Dan & Nico, sit down to discuss Strongtown's annual "12 Days" workout that happens every Christmas Eve.  The workout has become a Strongtown tradition and one of the busiest days of the year for Strongtown.  We talk about the workout...the infamous Day 12, 12oz of Beer option and the upcoming Holiday schedule.
27:58
December 16, 2019
011: The Wild Robot - Katelyn & Matt (Part 2 of 2)
In part 2 of this 2 part series Katelyn takes over the role of host and interviews her younger brother Matt Man. Fair warning that the audio quality is a little rough.
06:08
December 9, 2019
010: The Wild Robot - Katelyn (Part 1 of 2)
In this episode recorded on Dec. 1 2019,  we sit down with Katelyn Michitsch. Katelyn is almost 9 years old which makes her a few months older than Strongtown. She has literally grown up in the gym and over the past few years has taken on the extra responsibility of being a big sister. We talk about life, her feats of fitness, and amongst other things her favorite book which is "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown.  This is Part 1 of 2. In Part 2 Katelyn takes over the role of host and interviews her younger brother aka Matt Man.
16:07
December 9, 2019
009: Muscle Up Bars - Tony & Lori
In this episode recorded on Nov. 29, 2019,  we get a chance to sit down with Tony & Lori of Muscle-up Bars Muscle-up Bars are a Newtown CT based company that revolutionized the protein bar scene in 2016. They have become a favorite choice of the Strongtown community and have been a regular sponsor at our annual Battle for the Bell event for the past 3 years. We chat about weightlifting, how they became the official protein bar of USAW, how the company first started, their first bars, as well as some exciting news for 2020. Website: https://muscleupbars.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuscleUpBars/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muscleupbars/
33:05
December 2, 2019
008: Talking Heros & Holidays with Mikey
In this episode recorded on Nov 24th, 2019,  Mikey and I sit down to discuss the upcoming Holiday week.  We talk about the most recent batch of hero workouts that have made their way into the programming, that thing called 'scaling' and the upcoming week's schedule. 
18:55
November 25, 2019
007: Wednesday is the new Sunday
"Wednesday is the new Sunday" The Holidays Season is officially here and staying on track with working out is no easy task.  In this episode recorded earlier in November, we get a chance to sit down with Rich (http://bowtiebots.com/)  again to discuss the Holiday season, tips for not getting side-tracked, and favorite holiday desserts.
21:37
November 18, 2019
006: Coach Becky
In this episode recorded on Nov 10th, 2019,  we sit down with Coach Becky and discuss her Strongtown story. We talk about what first brought her to CrossFit, how she convinced/tricked her husband & father to start getting into the gym, and some of the difficulties of being a new parent and trying to stay active. We discuss some of her most memorable workouts and if she could remove any movement from our workouts - what it would be.
22:41
November 11, 2019
005: The Bus Trip
In this episode recorded on Nov 3rd, 2019,  we sit down with Mikey & Nico to discuss our most recent bus trip to Holy Smoke BBQ in Mahopac, NY. We review the trip, food, bus ride trivia, and feats of fitness amongst other things.
19:20
November 4, 2019
004: Sitting with Schnitzel (Bowtie Bots)
In this episode recorded on Oct. 29, 2019,  we get a chance to catch up with Rich Schnitzel. Rich has been a member a Strongtown for almost 2 years now and is the owner/founder of Bowtie Bots (http://bowtiebots.com/) We discuss his background, what brought him to start Bowtie Bots and our upcoming Holy Smoke bus trip. We also review his most memorable workout and if he could remove any movement from the workouts - what it would be.
26:08
October 30, 2019
003. Mikey Talks
In this episode recorded on Oct. 27, 2019,  we get a chance to catch up with Mikey Gallagher. Mikey is the Head Coach and one of the owners of CrossFit Strongtown.  We get a chance to sit down and discuss his background, sports and what brought him to CrossFit. We also review his most memorable workout and if he could remove any movement from the workouts - what it would be.
25:11
October 27, 2019
002. Catching up with Nico
In this episode recorded on Oct. 22, 2019,  we get a chance to catch up with Nico Rosa. Nico started at Strongtown when he was in High School and has since graduated college. We get a chance to sit down and discuss our most recent Battle for the Bell event (End Bell) where he has competed in the past switched roles to judge this year. We also review his most memorable workout, how Strongtown has impacted his life outside the gym and if he could remove any movement from a workout - what it would be.
36:15
October 23, 2019
001. Strongtown gets a Podcast & Battle for the Bell Weekend
Episode 001: We're doing a podcast and Battle for the Bell VIII is this weekend. 
03:45
October 16, 2019