Category: Coach Blog

To Bench or Not To Bench – Coach Megan

  Should CrossFitters Bench Press? Before Crossfit I kept to the “safe” side of the gym. I read Cosmo on the treadmill; I breezed through the circuit of padded lifting machines. Through an open door I could peek into the free weight room while I did my crunches on an exercise ball. In there the […]

Training Big Cats – Coach Ben

The Big Cat is the first in this series of “Taming Your Spirit Animal.” We’re going to examine strengths, weaknesses, and the many different species that make up the Big Cat family. From Lions to Leopards we’ll dive into the similarities and subtle differences. Let’s begin with a short recap of the Big Cat. The […]

Dealing with Failure – Karina

In February 2016 I took my Level 1 CrossFit certification exam… and failed. Then I cried, and then I cried again. I couldn’t even look at the notification without tearing up a little bit. To see why that mattered so much to me, I need to go back a little bit and fill you in. […]

Remembering Memorial Day – Coach Jake

 “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman   Memorial Day is often viewed as the start of summer – that first long weekend with nice warm […]

What is Fitness?

Fitness is a word you see everywhere. From the military’s physical fitness test to evaluations at work for health insurance, it’s a constant topic of concern. But what is it really? Fuzzy terms lead to fuzzy thinking, planning, and assessment. Let’s see if we can’t get at what it really is. At it’s simplest level, […]

Find Your Spirit Animal – Coach Ben

Have you ever felt like you identified closely with a particular animal? Do you embody certain characteristics of your favorite animal when you exercise? Are you as fast as a cheetah or as strong as a bull? Your spirit animal may be speaking to you. Based on our genetic makeup, we are born predisposed to […]

How CrossFit found me – Coach Megan

My journey to CrossFit started in August of 2013. My boss forced me, yes, forced me, to take a week off from work. I managed an organic farm and by the time August rolled in I was not a pleasure to be around. I was stressed, exhausted and bitter. He suggested that I find something, […]

Mental Strength

When thinking about your workout, you usually gauge strength in terms of how much weight you’re moving, right?  That’s going to tell me how “strong” I am…well, yes and no.  There are multiple facets of strength that we train on a daily basis and the physical aspect might be the smallest part of it all. WHAT IS […]