CrossFit vs. Orange Theory Fitness

Fitness friends! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering which one of the above two 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) for creating a fun, and safe environment for people to work …

Why we don’t do “CrossFit” every day.

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 …

Get the skinny on cholesterol and fat.

Why you shouldn’t be so quick to fear fat or cholesterol! For decades, we’ve been led to believe eating fat makes you fat, and eating too many eggs will give you high cholesterol and… and then you’ll die. It’s 2018: We’re smarter than that now. Here’s some food for thought (see what I did there?) about the topics of fat …

How to scale.

Are your coaches scaling your workouts appropriately? We all know that CrossFit is infinitely scaleable, and that anyone can do it. Most coaches will know how to scale movements to keep you safe, but do your coaches actually know how to scale movements to make you BETTER? First let’s talk about the three main reasons you should scale: you’re recovering …

How and why to use tempo during a workout

“What does @3131 tempo mean?” So you finally know the difference between a muscle clean, a hang power clean and a clean, and you think you know how to add the plates up. But now you’re expected to know what a back squat @3131 tempo means? “I didn’t come here to train my brain dude, the whole reason I’m here …

3 Myths About Crossfit

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 …