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How to Scale Your Workouts Appropriately!

A question that gets asked a lot, and one that you should be asking and thinking about, is how to scale your workouts appropriately. First, your Coach should definitely be able to guide you through this. Talk to them. They should already know a bit about you and your...

Not Fit Enough for CrossFit?!?!

“I am not in good enough shape enough for CrossFit. I need to work out a bit to get ready to join a CrossFit gym. CrossFit is too hard for me, I’m not ready for that. Let me get in shape so I can do CrossFit.” I hear some variation of this all the time when I talk to...

Pull Ups – Strict vs. Kipping

This argument has been around for years. Some people outside of CrossFit believe kipping is “cheating.” People inside CrossFit think of it as a progression - strict to kipping. They celebrate the day the graduate to kipping pull ups, never to look back. What this...

How OFTEN should you work out?

I often get asked how much training, CrossFit training in particular, that an individual should be doing. I, myself, have struggled with over (and under) training over the years. The answer, unfortunately, isn’t black and white. There isn’t a magic formula to...

Yeah, I wanted to cheat my reps that day…

We have all been there. No one is there to hold us accountable and we are tired, and it is hard, and we just don't want to. And it is in that darkest moment of being with ourselves that we really find out what we are made of. I own a gym. Surprisingly, that means I...

Sleep and the Eternal Struggle with Weight Loss

It’s a common problem many people face - you’re working out, eating better but still not taking off the pounds! Let me boil this complicated subject down into one simple truth about why: If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you won’t see the weight loss results you’re...

My Trip to Facebook!

A few months back a notification popped up on my Facebook Feed inviting me to apply for a Facebook Communities Summit. I filled out the questionnaire and promptly forgot about it. I figured in the wide world of Facebook, there was nothing special about me. About a...

The Benefits of Personal Training Time!

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...

Is CrossFit for you?

I could be wrong, but I don’t think anyone has ever just woken up one morning and said, “Yes, CrossFit is for me. It’s the thing I want to do!” I think most people go through a period of self-doubt about this whole “CrossFit thing.” I was certainly no different... We...

Weight Lifting vs. Running for Weight Loss

If you’re after general conditioning, maintaining existing muscle mass, and keeping body fat to a minimum, your best bet is to work on BOTH cardio and heavy weight training. Too much steady state cardio per week can actually result in muscle loss! (Which technically...

Not Enough Time to Workout?

So, you think that you just don't have enough time to workout? I respectfully disagree... I am a mother of 3 children ages 16, 13, and 9. I take them to school, I pick them up from school, I take them to friends' houses, I drive them to practices. I attend their...