Do You Need More?

“The circuit-based approach can be likened to squeezing the toothpaste only from the middle of the tube and is a useful strategy for only a given period of time.” – Paul Laursen and Martin Buchheit High-intensity group fitness programs such as CrossFit, Orange Theory, and F45 are designed to train and develop General Physical Preparedness... Continue Reading →

How to Know What Fitness Program is Right for You

What training regimen do you currently follow? CrossFitOrange TheoryF45CycleBarSoulCyclePelotonSplit Routines (i.e. Bodybuilding)P90XBeachBody On DemandKeto Kelly's Summer Shred (virtual eye roll) The list is virtually endless; there are hundreds, if not thousands of options. How do you know what program is right for you? How are you supposed to choose between CrossFit, Orange Theory, and the... Continue Reading →

CrossFit Programming: The Method to the Madness

"Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips,... Continue Reading →

Top Five Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results

In the world of coach or instructor-led fitness classes, there are a multitude of brands and program offerings, including CrossFit, Orange Theory, Barry's Bootcamp, F45, CycleBar, and Barre. Each program offers unique experiences and benefits, yet, the over-aching theme of all these programs is getting people to move in a high-energy, motivating environment. Obviously, I... Continue Reading →


"Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come." - Dwayne Johnson It has been estimated that over 60 million people have an active membership at one of the 36,000+ fitness centers/health clubs in the United States. Yet, the data suggests that only 50% of individuals actual... Continue Reading →

Thrive for Five: 10 Strategies to Win this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving officially marks the beginning of the holiday season. Five weeks of family, friends, and FOOD! There will be no shortage of delicious holiday treats: pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread men, candy canes, and more! Every home and office essentially turns into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. These temptations, combined with celebrations,... Continue Reading →

Less is More: Fitness for the Ninety-Nine

“Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise.” – Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO In 2002, Greg Glassman told us, “Be impressed by intensity, not volume.” Translation: be impressed by how quickly the work is completed, not the amount of work that is performed. However, in recent years,... Continue Reading →

Five or Six Days

100 Words In 2002, Greg Glassman, Founder and CEO of CrossFit, provided us with the prescription for fitness: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train the major lifts: Deadlift, Clean, Squat, Presses, Clean... Continue Reading →

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