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Take your WEAKNESS and make it your STRENGTH!

Take your WEAKNESS and make it your STRENGTH!

Do you ever look at a workout and find an excuse, ANY excuse to skip the workout that day? Do you avoid running or burpees because they are hard for you? Do you skip technique work because you struggle? Did you ever take a moment to think about WHY don’t you like a...

The PR Bell is waiting for you!

The PR Bell is waiting for you!

You have surely noticed our Personal Record Bell hanging up at the gym. And you probably miss it (and lifting all the heavy things) as much as the bell misses ringing for you! Inscribed on the bell is “Better Than Yesterday” and it symbolizes a whole smorgasbord of...

Handstands at Home!

Handstands at Home!

We have some time at home these days, as you know...so why not work on those handstands a bit? I wanted to share some philosophy and methodology behind the approach to get you upside down. Instead of reading through my regurgitation of the concept, I will provide a...

Importance + Confidence = CHANGE

Importance + Confidence = CHANGE

If you read no further and remember nothing else, commit the next sentence to memory. The two primary elements leading to behavioral change are importance and confidence. Now for an exercise. Stop and think about something you want to change. Don’t pick the most...

Don’t You DARE Skip Your Warm Up!

Don’t You DARE Skip Your Warm Up!

Now that we are working out at home more frequently, we don't always have the guidance of a group class and a Coach to make sure we are warming up properly (or at all) before each workout. I know that I am horrible about warming up properly if left to my own devices....

The Happiness Formula

The Happiness Formula

(Spoiler Alert - we are talking about MINDFULNESS here!) After almost a decade as a CrossFitter and almost as many years as a Coach, my experience tells me that individuals who commit to physical fitness are extraordinary. The people I have met, who are dedicated to...

Let’s RUN! What else are you going to do with your time?

Let’s RUN! What else are you going to do with your time?

Running is so often a love or hate relationship. I’ve not met too many people who are casually lukewarm about the prospect of lacing up the running shoes and hitting the pavement. That being said, now that the bike path is clear, the weather is getting warmer, and the...

The Tale of Two Zombies

The Tale of Two Zombies

I turned 44 this year. And as I finally starting planning for my inevitable death (the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes!) I also, finally, started planning to live. The topic of end of life planning has been on my mind more lately. Suddenly it seems...

Be Your Own SUPERHERO!

Be Your Own SUPERHERO!

You’re looking for something different. You’re not sure what to do. Every day you tell yourself that today will be different. That you won’t hit “snooze” and instead get up and exercise. On your way home from work, that you won’t drive past the gym this time. Today is...

More than Just Physical Fitness

More than Just Physical Fitness

My journey to fitness goes well beyond the physical. There have been many days when I wanted to quit the workout and walk away because I felt terrible and wasn't working up to my capabilities. But, I know to take a few extra deep breaths and keep going, and eventually...

Tough People for Tough Times

Tough People for Tough Times

“This stuff is hard.” I’ve heard it a lot of times this week, and I’ve said it too. No one is having a lot of fun as the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our lives. The leisure activities we enjoyed are gone, our favorite stores are closed, and we’re at home with...

The Sickness-Wellness-Fitness Continuum

The Sickness-Wellness-Fitness Continuum

When I started reading the data regarding COVID-19 and the attack on the chronically ill and elderly, CrossFIt’s Sickness -Wellness -Fitness continuum immediately came to my mind. Selfishly, I located myself on the continuum to see where I would fall if contracting...

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