Rubber City Chiropractic now Available at CrossFit Legacy!

CrossFit Legacy is proud to welcome Jim Morgenstern and Rubber City Chiropractic to the services offered at our location at 1245 Wooster Road West,  Barberton, Ohio 44203.  

Jim is a former member at CrossFit Legacy as well as a part of our competition training team for a time.   We are proud to welcome him back as his background in lifting, health and wellness, and CrossFit offers him a unique perspective in dealing with active clients who are looking to maintain and/or improve spinal health.  

He is a  Palmer College of Chiropractic Graduate in 2012. He specializes in Structural Assessment, Myofascial Release Therapies and techniques (Graston and ART), NeuroMuscular Re-Education, Faulty Movement Pattern Breakdown, Sports Nutrition, Public Speaking on Health Awareness and Stress Management..just to name a few.

Jim is a Certified L1 CrossFit trainer and was a coach at a local CrossFit affiliate for a time.

His clinic: Rubber City Chiropractic is located behind Jerzee’s in Green, OH. He is now happy to offer the convenient service of travel to locations (such as Crossfit Legacy) and serve the public on the go.


Currently, his times will be on Saturday morning by appointment only.   


He can be reached at 330.687.1653 to schedule an appointment.


“The worst 17 minutes of my life”

“The worst 17min of my life”

I heard this statement from a Legacy athlete about 2 minutes before we started the CrossFit Open workout 14.5 yesterday.  I had never done 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 of Thrusters and Bar Facing burpee, but she had and was terrified, but she did it again with me regardless.

About one minute or so after I finished, she yells “TIME!.”  Through blurry eyes, and gasping for air, I looked at the clock, and was pumped to see that she just hit a 5min PR for that workout.   “Impressive” I yelled, as this Legacy competition team member, walked off a workout that one year early took her 5min longer.

That is EXACTLY why you should do the 2015 CrossFit Games Open.  It is a gauge to your own fitness level compared to participants from around the globe for this current time, and against yourself from last year–for only $20.    Regardless of if you have been training for it, or if you have just started CrossFit;  it is a measuring tool that is–at it’s root–exactly what Greg Glassman was looking for years ago when he initially penned the goal of CrossFit training.  Fitness, health, and longevity, is no longer an arbitrary state of being, but now  measurable/repeatable across broad time, modal, and age domains ranging from the fittest man/woman to the newest affiliate member.

There are as many reasons that people CrossFit as there are CrossFitters around the globe, but those reasons mean nothing without an “end game”   As a old friend said many times, “lets get down to brass tacks”.

Why do you CrossFit?

What is it that you want out of it?  

Without identifying those questions, it’s going to be very difficult for you to sustain involvement when life gets in the way.  

Will you continue to be fitter than you were before? Absolutely.  But will you be as fit as you could be?   Will you surprise yourself, or challenge yourself? Unlikely.

How does all that apply to the CrossFit 2015 Open?   

It is an opportunity to achieve a goal. Maybe it is to merely Rx the entire open, or actually do all 5 workouts. Maybe you will do it to get a muscle up, or a double under or toes 2 bar, or PR a potential repeat workout.   Whatever it is that YOU identify as a reason, it belongs to you, and you can work as hard or as little to achieve it as you like.  

Something exciting happens though when you choose to participate in the Open. You become part of a team–a closer knit group of a larger family that suffers through the same workouts, feeds off the same excitement and consoles one another in defeat.    Even though we are merely exercising and having fun doing it, people rally around each other and the energy becomes infectious and sets the mood for months of training making it one of the highlights of the year.   

Will you join us?  

Will you join the excitement, the fun, the laughs and spirit of measuring ourselves against ourselves?

Will you see what you are capable of?




Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

The election is over.  Did it go the way you wanted?

The workout is complete.  Did you PR, or get destroyed?

The work day is done.  Did your boss yell at you?  Did you do your best work?

The test is complete.  Did you study enough to learn?

Can you change the past?  No.  

What can you change?  The Future.  

We are all given a choice in life, in love, even in CrossFit.

We post the workouts of the day in the morning on our Facebook page, so that everyone has a chance to see it.   We respect the fact that you are not children and that you pay good money to come to CrossFit Legacy for our programming, and coaching, and community so we don’t worry that you will “cherry pick”, because you’d  only be robbing yourself.

Here is what I know.  After Five Full years of CrossFit, our workouts are hard and if you find them easy, you did not push yourself hard enough.

Harsh?  Maybe, but we need intensity in our training and the only way to get the results you want is to make it hurt a little.  We want you to push yourself  beyond where you think your limits are.  I have seen a few consistent things happen over the years at CrossFit Legacy when people get pushed. Folks do one of of 3 things or sometimes a combination of all of them.

1. They whine

Some workouts are harder than others, but in the end, the people that you workout with day in and day out all know how hard they are.   They are experiencing them too.  It is not a secret that certain workouts will destroy us more than others.   So, realize that you are not an island and know that whining won’t help you finish the workout or help you recover, it only perpetuates a “victim” mentality and slows you down. 

2.  They just do the workout.

Some people just see the wod, lace  up their shoes, tie their pony tail, put their oly’s on, never say anything except “time” they keep coming back because they see the worth in what they are doing. There is some sort of internal motivation inside them that allows them to suffer in silence and move and recover without anyone noticing they are hurting or sore, or got a bad time, or PR’ed.  

3.  They attack it

These people see  the challenge.  It is a test. It is an opportunity to improve.  What is cool here is that it doesn’t matter if you are a CrossFit Games level athlete or a newbie, the UNDERSTANDING these people have is that they are there to get better, and while disappointments will happen from time to time, they ACKNOWLEDGE that it will only make them better over time.   Each workout will push them and they thrive in the fact that they will walk out of the gym a better athlete than when they came into the gym.

Serenity Prayer in terms of CrossFit…

Accept that the workouts are going to be hard, and that they are going to push you and there will be soreness, and  you THINK that it might crush you.  Accept that you are surrounded by a group of people that are willing to workout with you side by side and get involved in your life. Accept that they want to know you and love you exactly the way you are and desire to see you become the best “you” that you can be.

Have courage to change. Have  courage to  attack each workout.   Don’t back down because certain movements are a weakness or that you suck at them.  Have  courage and get to know the people beside you, on a deeper level than what you thought was comfortable.  Have  courage and sign up for a local competition simply because you have never done it before.  Have courage and take a rest day if your body is telling you to rest.

Finally, learn from each day, each workout, each person, and each event.  Know the difference between giving it everything you have or simply making it look like you did by wrything on the floor post workout.  KNOW  that everything is a process, that we get the things we want by consistent and persistent commitment to the steps that  will make us better.

Now…3,2,1 GO!!!