Our programming is better…

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets

How do I know that our programming is better? Because we don’t write it anymore. If you’ve coached CrossFit or been involved in it for some time, then I’m sure you can understand how negatively that statement can be perceived.  I wrote our gyms group program for almost 5 years before outsourcing it. I’ve spent close to $10,000 on continuing …

How to find the best CrossFit near me

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets

You typed “best Crossfit gym near me” into your search bar, and if your city is anything like Austin, there are probably 5 gyms (“boxes”) in a 5-mile radius of you. So how do you know which ones are good and which aren’t? Since every CrossFit gym is independently owned and operated, there can be huge differences in quality from …

Does CrossFit cause injuries?

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets, Training Tips

The short answer unfortunately is yes. But so does every form of physical activity! What’s important to remember is that while your risk for injury increases slightly, your risk for death from chronic disease drops dramatically. That’s why exercise is so important, and you should seek out a professional coach who can help you keep that risk of injury as …

CrossFit vs. Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) vs. F45

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets, Training Tips

Fitness friends! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering which one of the above three fitness programs to start. I want to start off by saying that I’m a fan of anything that gets people off the couch and moving. In that spirit, kudos to Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) and F45 for creating a fun, and safe environment for people …

Why we don’t do “CrossFit” every day.

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets, Health, Training Tips

Why we don’t do “CrossFit” every day Do you really even know what “CrossFit” means? Every time someone shows up at our gym interested in signing up, I’ll always begin by asking them what they think CrossFit is. When I ask that, the same thing always happens: A confused look comes over their face as they struggle to come up …

3 Myths About Crossfit

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets

These are three things as coaches we hear all the time. So we wanted to give you our take on these common misconceptions! Let’s start by acknowledging that there is risk in everything we do. When you walked out of your house this morning there was a risk, albeit a very small one, that a jet engine might fall on …