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Accepting Who You Are (While Working to Improve!)

Accepting Who You Are (While Working to Improve!)

It is a very difficult balance of accepting who you are a the current moment, but also working to be a better version of you. I struggle with this myself a lot lately. A few months ago I remember looking in the mirror. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be disgusted...

The Beauty of SIMPLE Movement

The Beauty of SIMPLE Movement

I know a well executed muscle ups look sexy, but there is beauty in nailing the simple movements as well. Especially if you can nail them when tired and out of breath. That is where the true beauty in movement shines through! You can see it on the person’s face. It is...

More Work is NOT Better Work!

More Work is NOT Better Work!

This is for the unsung hero of the gym. The person who struggles to master, or sometimes even do, a movement. Maybe they are fighting some mobility issues or poor body mechanics. Maybe this movement is just difficult for them. They work on it anyway. They insist on...

Finding some ME time and filling YOUR cup!

Finding some ME time and filling YOUR cup!

One of the biggest things I hear about reasons people leave our gym or do not join is “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy.” Hey, I get it. I have a 3 kids and a small business to run. Things pop up and distract you and occupy your time. But what if we could create...

The Importance of the THIRD PLACE!

The Importance of the THIRD PLACE!

A “Third Place” is simply a place you spend time at outside of home or work. This place offers a personal experience and fulfills an individual need. When Dirk and I go to the local coffee shop, they know our usual drink and food order. Today, she asked me if I wanted...

Why you SHOULD Strength Train!

Why you SHOULD Strength Train!

Pick things up. Put them down. Living heavy things can be fun and empowering! And it’s not only functional, but also has a lot of health benefits too! Increase Bone Density Osteoporosis doesn’t just affect women – everyone needs to get under some weight to increase...

Think a Gym Membership is Too Expensive?

Think a Gym Membership is Too Expensive?

Well, here are 5 ways joining CrossFit Recursive can actually make you money! Mental Acuity Multiple studies have shown that exercise improves cognitive ability. In his book “Spark” Dr. John Ratey shows how exercise helps improve focus, fight depression, and make...

What’s Holding You Back?

What’s Holding You Back?

Recently I was talking with a former member of the gym, and they said something that surprised me… They told me that they were afraid to restart training because they didn’t feel as fit as before and were terrified of starting back at zero. When they left a while...

Should You Squat?

Should You Squat?

Spoiler Alert: the answer is YES! The other day a woman in class asked me if it was safe to squat below 90 degrees. She has been told by previous coaches that it was unsafe for her knees to squat that low. Should you squat below 90 degrees? Well, do you want to be...

Why we don’t allow kids on the workout floor…

Why we don’t allow kids on the workout floor…

(Spoiler Alert: it’s because we care about them.) I recently heard about a child walking out onto the workout floor of a gym and getting struck in the head by an athlete doing kettlebell swings. Because the child was 4 years old, a lot of details were not released...

The Value (and Convenience) of Personal Training

The Value (and Convenience) of Personal Training

Whether you have a regular membership to a gym facility or you are just looking to get started with your fitness journey, Personal Training has a lot of benefits! Just because you attend regular classes at a gym, doesn’t mean that you couldn’t benefit from one-on-one...

Why you need to get off the toilet!

Why you need to get off the toilet!

Why do aging adults end up in assisted living? It’s right there in the title.  It comes down to not being able to stand up after sitting on the toilet (a simple air squat.) Something that seems taboo and crass to talk about, but a very real thing. More broadly the...

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