• CrossFit 7 Mile Grand Cayman

    April 30, 2012

    I saved the best cruise recap for last: Grand Cayman! If you missed my previous posts, here they are:

    On Friday of our cruise, we ported in Grand Cayman, which was easily my favorite place we visited. It was absolutely beautiful and there are THREE different CrossFit boxes on the tiny island! (It’s just 22 miles long with its widest point being 8 miles long.) Mal and I heard great things about CrossFit 7 Mile, so we visited for a class.

    CrossFit 7 Mile was just a quick 5-10 minute drive from the port. Mal and I hopped on a public bus, which brought us right to the front door. (FYI: Grand Cayman has a great public bus/van system. It’s just $2.50 per person per ride and the bus/van comes every 5 minutes or so, and you just tell the driver where you want to get off.)

    CrossFit 7 Mile reminded me a lot of our home box. Everyone was really friendly, laid-back, and there to work hard, but also have a good time. The coach made us feel welcomed by showing us around and helping us get set up for the WOD. She also made sure Mal and I knew everyone before she started the class, which I liked a lot.

    Mal and I were seriously missing CrossFit on the cruise, so we were psyched to see a real, live WOD! This one was a lot of fun, and we left CrossFit 7 Mile totally drenched in sweat and with huge smiles on our faces.

    After the WOD, Mal and I walked about 10 minutes down the road to 7 Mile Beach to cool off in the ocean and relax.

    Eventually, we got hungry for lunch, so we grabbed food and a beer at a nearby restaurant.

    Woohoo! CrossFit 7 Mile shirts! They were the only souvenir we bought on our vacation, so we were pretty psyched about them!

    After our day in Grand Cayman, we returned to the ship, showered up, and prettied ourselves for the final Formal Night of the cruise.

    What a great day!! It was an awesome way to end our cruise! I {heart} vacation.

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    Catherine April 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Awesome! I have that dress you’re wearing in the last pic. Love Urban Outfitters!

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Thanks! Mine is from Target! :)

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    Catherine April 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    @Tina: Oh EVEN BETTER! I need to keep my eyes peeled :)

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Oooo, a new brew – I haven’t heard of that one before. Love your swimsuit by the way. It fits well in all the right places. (I’ve been on the hunt for a new swimsuit lately – I’m a total freak about the perfect fit!)

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    Cait's Plate April 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Ah! That’s so cool that you were able to find a CrossFit box while on vacation!! And I LOVE the shirts :)

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    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Now that’s dedication! What’d you think of the workout? Were there a lot of tourists there too or locals?

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

    The WOD was great! Challenging, but fun! :) There were actually a lot of tourists in the class. I think there were 12 people and only 3 or 4 of them were regular members. It was pretty cool!

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    Bjorg April 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Dont you feel good coming from this vacation not “behind” on workouts!
    Many times I feel like I have to workout extra much when I get back, because I missed so much, but I’m just so tired that it’s hard to get back on track

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    Alex @ therunwithin April 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

    That is awesome you could find a cross fit gym even on vacation! Looks beautiful at that beach.

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    Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Love the shirts that you bought! Looks like beautiful place!

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    Lisa April 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Do you remember your first thought when you walked into your very first crossfit gym? Their gyms always look so scary! lol Like Ohhhh this is going to hurt meee badddd!! lol

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Haha! The photo is a little dark, but it wasn’t scary. I thought: This is AWESOME! I can’t wait to workout! :)

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    That’s so great that you found a crossfit while on vacation! I can’t believe they have THREE on that island! How cool!

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) April 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I love that you and Mal both love working out. There is no way I’d be able to drag Adam to something like this… especially on vacation. And the t-shirts are the perfect souvenir! :)

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    Biscuit April 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I’m not trying to be all weird on you man, but good GOT-dayum you look awesome! Inspirational! Thanks for sharing all your adventures, seriously, it motivates me to live healthier and enjoy it!

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    Lily April 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I loved your cruise recaps! BTW you look amazing!!

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    Carrie April 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    So cool that you went and found a CF box while on vacation!

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    Amy @Macncheesenpeas April 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    where is your bathing suit top from? I love it, and It looks very supportive, I need that!

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

    It’s from Victoria Secret! :)

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    Christine April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    You two looked seriously in shape!! All your hard work really shows. I’m jealous!

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    Melissa @ Squats and Squash April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    looking good!!! way to workout HARD on vacation! I have just found a new love for working out on vacations….I feel SO much better about myself when I do!

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    Debbie April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    You guys are so awesome! I love how you visited a CF box while you were on vacation. You rock! :) Also, the pictures of the ocean are great…looks like paradise.

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    Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets April 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

    You guys clean up well ;) So great that you are BOTH so passionate about CrossFit + that you squeezed some quality workouts while on vacation :)

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    Heather April 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I LOVE grand cayman. Bluest water ever, so pretty. Looks like yall had a blast!

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    Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet April 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Wow that sounds like a ton of fun! I love how you both enjoy crossfit and fitting in activity even after a workout! Walking on the beach and sight seeing sounds like a blast :) So jealous!

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    Corrie Anne April 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I LOVE that you went to CrossFit on vacation!!! Fun!!!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    That’s so awesome that you were able to visit a CrossFit gym on vacation! You guys are so dedicated. :D

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    Lori Z April 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    How neat that you got to go to CrossFit in Grand Cayman. That was my favorite stop too. My husband and I are trying to figure out how we can retire there when the time comes! ;)

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    Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves April 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    You know you’re a die hard crossfitter when your souvenir is a crossfit t-shirt from the local box! Haha. Next time I go on vacation, I’m going to look for a box to visit. :)

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    Ericka @ The Sweet Life April 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    That is so awesome they had 3 Crossfit gyms on the island, I never would have thought about it! Sweet. Your vacay looks amazing :)

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    Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    AWESOME!!!
    We are going on our honeymoon in December on a cruise,which goes to the Grand Cayman Islands, so I am thinking we should hit up CrossFit, too!

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    Annette@FitnessPerks April 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    That’s so cool that you guys hit up a CF place! Way to be dedicated :)

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    michelle kim April 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Wow! What a great place to cool off after a workout :D

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    Dede Brentlinger April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    You look fantastic and second I love your “will run for iced coffee” shirt. where can I get one :)

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks!! Check my Shop page. You can get them in my Spreadshirt shop. There’s actually free shipping starting tomorrow (on orders over $30) with the code MOTHERSDAY12! :)

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love April 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    It is so inspiring to see you so excited about a workout during your vacation, now I am sure that I am hitting the gym tonight and making my dvd workout!

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    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl April 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    That is too cool to find a box. And 3 of them on the island. Sweet.
    Lately, I’ve been seeing them when I drive off the beaten path. Saw one near Disneyland and when I went to Newport beach (CA) this weekend. Cool sightings. Love the tshirts.

    And you two make a nice looking couple. ;)

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    lenna April 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Wow! You guys look great on the beach. And the crossfit stuff…I’m starting to understand why they call it a cult! I don’t even think nun on a cruise would go looking for a church on a port stop. :-). Serious crossfit pilgrims.

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    Ashley April 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    girl your abs are rocking!! I have been trying to work on my lower abs! any good general exercises you would suggest?

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks! :) For me, it’s really all about diet and trying not to eat too much junk (sugar, booze, etc.). I work my abs (sit-ups & Toes-to-Bar) once or twice a week at CrossFit during the WODs. We also sometimes do planks, but these exercises only work the muscles. You need to burn fat to get the definition. Hope this helps! :)

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    Sunnie (moderngirlnutrition.wordpress) April 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    This looks so much fun! The ocean is just gorgeous. Glad you had such a good time:)

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    Samantha N. April 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I know want to visit Grand Cayman. It looks beautiful!

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    Kat @ Balancing Kat May 1, 2012 at 12:45 am

    That’s so cool that you guys visited a CrossFit box on vacay! Love the new shirt. I love CrossFit gear. You look fab!

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    Angela @ The Chicken Scoop May 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Oh what fun!!! What a great idea for vacation!
    ~Ang

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    Luv What You Do May 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    How fun!
    You guys are incredible! You could model the abs for the cross fit recruitment poster : )

    I have been to Grand Caymen a few times and never visited 7 mile beach. I wil have to add it to my list of places to go!

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