Self-Awareness, Self-Esteem, Selflessness

Prior to pursuing love, happiness, and success, we need to evaluate ourselves. It is only once we have established our core beliefs, values, characteristics, and attributes that we can develop confidence in our own abilities, cultivate more meaningful relationships, and invest ourselves in others. Self-awareness is the catalyst to peace of mind. When we understand... Continue Reading →

Talking About Practice

“Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what beasts do.” – Eric Thomas When starting CrossFit, the majority of people walk into an affiliate with one, if not several of the following goals: Lose weight Improve health-related metrics (e.g. decreased blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.) Establish greater quality of life (i.e. improve... Continue Reading →

Balance: The Game of Quality vs. Quantity

  “If you live for the weekend, your life is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk   What does it mean to have balance in life? Often, we are told that achieving 'work/life balance' will allow us to live a more fulfilling life; that we need to spend less time working and more time on relationships, spiritual... Continue Reading →

CrossFit and the Female Physique

What is the definition of beauty? Is beauty merely an aesthetic, or is it possible that beauty is an all-encompassing term rooted not only in physical appearance, but also self-esteem, confidence, and fitness? I believe that beauty is subjective to perspective. The stigma that women are petite and fragile beings is fading. Women are no... Continue Reading →

Fiction in Fitness: Not All Calories are Created Equal – The Truth Behind Energy Balance

In the CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide, Greg Glassman introduced “The Theoretical Hierarchy of the Development of an Athlete.” Nutrition is the foundation of the Hierarchy, then it progresses to metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting and throwing, and finally sport.   If nutrition is the foundation of health, fitness, and athletic performance, it is essential that as... Continue Reading →

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