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Emmet Otter Day

Growing up, we always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve with my mom's family. All 3 of my mom's brother's and their families would gather at my grandmas's house on Christmas Eve. My grandma's house was small - about 900 square feet, but we all packed into the...

Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

People often ask me how love I have been CrossFitting. I have been telling them 5-6 years, but I recently went back and figured it out. I still have my original teeny tiny workout notebooks where I kept track of my WODs with pen and paper. My first workout was at a...

You Are Loved.

Over my years of coaching athletes from all different backgrounds and at different gyms I've noticed a disappointing trend regarding the support those athletes experience from their loved ones. You've probably seen it (and maybe even experienced it) before too. You're...

How Often Should You Workout?

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...

Why we don’t have “RX” at Recursive

If you started CrossFit at our gym, you probably don't even realize that we don't mark "RX" next to your names after a workout. If you have come to us from another gym, you may (or may not) notice the lack of use of the "RX" on our whiteboard. When we first opened the...

How We Program at Recursive

I want to make very clear that CrossFit is designed to be constantly varied, but should never be random. We don’t scour the internet and pick and choose workouts from other places. We do look at them to get ideas and see what others are doing, but we rarely scalp...

A Simple Thank You…

Thank you. Thank you for coming. For trying. For dedicating your time. Thank you for walking through the door, even when you're tired, busy and stressed. Thank you for being part of our community. The gym wouldn't be what it is without you. You are what makes...

Migraines? Nutrition may be a factor…

I have had migraines and heartburn all week long. It got me to take a step back and look at my nutrition and other habits. I have some known triggers - and it took me years of trial and error and tracking and journaling to figure some of them out. Lack of sleep and...

Why You Should Compete At Least Once

I don't particularly like competing. I'm certainly never going to dominate CrossFit and win dozens of medals (even at my age as a "Masters" athlete), but I try to sign up for a competition every 6 months anyway. It gives me a smaller set of specific things to work on...

The Value of a Gym Membership

Sure, you could easily spend $10 a month and have 24 access to gym equipment at a facility near you. But why do people choose to spend more on a CrossFit gym membership? CrossFit gyms are not in the business of selling access to equipment, we are providing value...

Rope Climb Technique

There is a lot more involved with rope climbs than you may think! We'll show you how to practice the foot wraps from the ground. Talk about the 2 main foot wraps (one for security and one for speed), and how to descend without getting rope burns on your legs!...

Threaded Lunges

Also known as Figure 8s with the Kettlebell. Check out the technique here! https://youtu.be/lC8WzLXBP3E