Fat: It’s Not The Devil

Fat: It’s Not The Devil

The next macro we need to talk about is… FAT! Already I can already feel the negative feels associated with this word. We all grew up immersed in the dogma that… eating fat makes you fat, right? Greasy greaseballs all up in your arteries, clogging them, making you...
Get Your Proteins

Get Your Proteins

“Macros” is short for macronutrient. Macro means big. It also means important. Macros are big and important! Protein, Carbs, and Fat are macros. Some people include Fiber. Protein is the most important macronutrient, by far. Yet it is also the one most people struggle...
Being vs. Becoming

Being vs. Becoming

I want to be an astronaut. I want to become an astronaut. I want to have a million dollars. I want to earn more. I want to qualify for the CrossFit Games. I want to improve my fitness today. I want a muscle-up! Watch this set of strict pull-ups. I want to have six...
What Is Body Composition?

What Is Body Composition?

Weight Loss. Upwards of 75% of people who come into our gym say that’s their primary goal on Day 1. This has actually been pretty consistent over the years, despite the CrossFit movement as a whole going through several evolutions in the meantime. In the past, we...
The Importance Of Strength

The Importance Of Strength

 It’s Jack’dtober, our strength focused month, so it seems fitting to talk about The Importance Of Strength! Why be strong? Why is Strength important? For CrossFit? For Body Composition? Ok, how do I get strong? And what if I don’t want to get big?...
I’m Stuck Inside – Now What?

I’m Stuck Inside – Now What?

  Stuck inside? Here are three ideas to make sure you keep your healthy habits, even while you’re at home: ROMWOD – Get Your STRETCH On! “ROMWOD” stands for “Range of Motion Workout of the Day.” This service provides hundreds of guided mobility routines that you...
The New Fitness Pyramid

The New Fitness Pyramid

This is the new Fitness Pyramid. You can find the old one in one of CrossFit’s founding documents, “What Is Fitness?” What’s the difference? The difference is that we’ve reorganized the priorities and identified some missing links. It...
You Need Stickers

You Need Stickers

Results are motivating. But you know what’s more motivating? Fun things. Silly things. Things that remind you of your childhood, and bring out the inner child that’s still there!   You need some stickers (or your own version of them). That was my workout tracking...
Every Minute Counts

Every Minute Counts

We are about twenty-three weeks away from the start of the 2018 CrossFit Open. That’s it. Twenty-three weeks… I want you to think back to the 2017 CrossFit Open. There were heavy dumbbells, lunges, muscle-ups, and of course, burpees. It was challenging – no doubt...
On Keeping On Showing Up – Part 2

On Keeping On Showing Up – Part 2

You win by playing the game. However, knowing this doesn’t necessarily make it any easier to get going; to keep on getting going, day after day, year after year. Habit will carry you after a while, but what about enjoyment? Let’s assume this matters. Research shows if...