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The 7 Days of Fitness

By Ali Johnson The holiday season is essentially a two and a half month long marathon of celebrating with family and friends. It’s the best time of the year and the worst time of the year. The months from October to December are without question the hardest to stick...

Your 2019 CrossFit Holiday Gift Guide

By Ali Johnson Having trouble coming up with a list for Santa this year? Wondering what to get the CrossFit enthusiast in your life? Save yourself some time wandering through the mall and check out this list of must-have gifts for anyone who’s a lover of CrossFit (or...

How to Fix and Prevent Back Pain in CrossFit

By Ali Johnson Dealing with back pain seems to be a common struggle for many people, but especially for athletes who do CrossFit. Whether it’s chronic back pain, pain from a former injury, or pain/soreness following a particular grueling WOD, back pain is no joke. It...

How to Have a Healthy Halloween (and still have fun!)

By Ali Johnson Halloween is supposed to be scary, but not for your diet! Adults and kids alike look forward to Halloween every year, and there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the holiday and all it has to offer while still sticking to your nutrition guidelines and...

The 2020 CrossFit Open is Here!

By Ali Johnson The CrossFit Open is upon us, and it’s an exciting time for both CrossFit veterans and newbies alike! The Open is considered the first stage of the CrossFit Games season, and it’s your chance to see how you compare to CrossFit athletes around the world;...

Foundations: Everything You Need to Know to Start CrossFit

By: Ali Johnson Starting CrossFit can be an intimidating experience, both for exercise beginners as well as for experienced athletes. That being said, it can be downright overwhelming if you don’t have a background in weight lifting and/or aren’t used to working out...

CrossFit- It’s More Than Just a Way to Get in Shape

By Ali Johnson CrossFit is a great way to lose weight, get in shape, gain muscle and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle. In the spirit of remembering 9/11 this week, I think it’s important to point out that CrossFit is about more than just doing pull-ups and lifting...

5 CrossFit Myths that Just Aren’t True

By: Ali Johnson   There are SO MANY opinions on CrossFit....people seem to either love it, or they hate it. And while everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it’s unfortunate that sometimes criticism of CrossFit is based on beliefs that just aren’t true. So...

The (not so) Skinny on Counting Macros

You may recall in our previous post on nutrition that we briefly touched on the idea of “tracking” or “counting” macronutrients (or macros) as a way to maintain a healthy diet.  Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or just be healthy, tracking your macros can be a great way to meet your fitness goals. If you take the time to educate yourself on how to count macros, it can be a very sustainable way to live a healthy lifestyle. You’re not cutting out entire food groups, depriving yourself of dessert, or trying to survive off a limited number of calories; you should never feel hungry, and having a brownie or a cheeseburger every once in awhile doesn’t mean your diet is wasted for the day. There’s a reason counting macros is also known as “flexible dieting”; your diet should fit in with your lifestyle, not the other way around.

7 CrossFit Athletes You Need to be Following

By: Ali Johnson It’s no secret that there are A LOT of big names in CrossFit- from Games athletes to box owners and programming founders, it’s hard to keep them all straight! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 7 people who’ve made a name for themselves in CrossFit...

3 Ways CrossFit can Improve your Performance in Sports

By Ali Johnson CrossFit trains participants for strength, power, and speed- the same 3 things people need to be successful athletes. It’s no wonder that many professional athletes use CrossFit as a way to prepare them for their sport; not only is it a great,...

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