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Crossfit: My love/hate relationship

Psychology of CrossFit: Competition vs. Personal Best

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Competition vs. Personal Best:  the Definitions Definition of Competition from Merriam-Webster: …the act or process of trying to get or win something (such as a prize or a higher level of success) that someone else is also trying to get or win; the act or process of competing Definition of PR according to CrossFit: …when an athlete achieves his or ... Read More »

Diane Fu and PushPress release a free Olympic Lifts Poster

Diane Fu Oly lifting header

If you are thinking, “Who’s Diane Fu?“, I have to ask where have you been the last few years! LOL… Seriously though, unless you are active within the CrossFit or Olympic Weight Lifting communities, you might have never heard the name dropped. But believe me when I tell you, Diane Fu is one of the most accomplished and talented lifting ... Read More »

A Propel Ambassador Moment of Awesomeness: Interview with Gunnar Peterson

Interview with Gunnar Peterson - A propel ambassador update

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own. Being a Propel Brand Ambassador definitely has its perks. As I mentioned in last week’s post, The ‘Hurry up and wait’ lifestyle: A Propel Ambassador Update, our trip to L.A. was nothing less of awesomeness. A state of all out ... Read More »

5 Ways Bodyweight Training Is Superior To Weight Training

5 Ways Bodyweight Training Is Superior To Weight Training

With the hundreds of different workouts out there, it can be very hard to know which is best. If you have not yet considered body-weight training, it’s time you do so. Many people are quick to gravitate to weight machine or free weight based programs as it’s what they typically think of when it comes to improving muscular strength. However, ... Read More »

Are Running Injuries a Rite of Passage? Maybe Chi is the Key


Are you a seasoned running veteran or new runner prone to injury? Have you recently read Born to Run and inspired to run barefoot, buy Vibrams or finally take on that ultra out west? Do you want to keep running in your 70′s or 80′s? If so, read on… Does Running and Injuries go hand in hand? We are born to run, ... Read More »

Go Until You Rhabdo: The Great Debate Continues

Go Until You Rhabdo: The Great Debate Continues

I want to put “Go Until You Rhabdo” on a shirt. Nobody would buy it, but I still think it would be cool. Sales would be especially low due to the recent internet-slaughter brought on by CrossFit hating naysayers (see “CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret” featuring Uncle Rhabdo). If you’re reading this blog, it means that you spend a good amount of ... Read More »

6 Tips So You Don’t Ever Fall Out of Love With CrossFit

6 Tips So You Don't Ever Fall Out of Love With CrossFit

I have been an active CrossFit participant for many years. In fact over 5 years, which seems like forever considering that’s longer than some of you have been out of college!  I started CrossFitting in Hoboken and have been to several gyms around the country.  A bit about me, I’m female, 38, never played sports growing up and I will ... Read More »

5 Rules That Changed My Outlook On Fitness Forever


I consider myself to be a fairly fit, health-minded person. My days are a pretty steady routine of sleep, work, CrossFit and/or some other kind of training, eating, and knitting (but that’s a different blog post all together). The combination of these things helps me to feel balanced, happy and extremely grateful. But, it hasn’t always been this way; not ... Read More »

Creating #RealDadMoments at the Dad 2.0 Summit


“A Dad Summit?” asked my friend, Paul, “what the heck is that about?” My response, “Paul, it’s a whole lot of awesomeness rolled up in a weekend of dads connecting with dads!” 3 Things I learned at the Dad 2.0 Summit Two years ago, working with Dove® Men+Care®, I attended the inaugural Dad 2.0 Summit in Austin, Texas (read the ... Read More »

The Vancouver Modern Family Expo is coming!


So many families want to live healthier & more eco-friendly lives, but it can be hard to figure out where to begin! The ModernFamilyExpo brings together the best for the whole family in the areas of Pre & Post Natal, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Active Living, and Eco-friendly Solutions. This expo will provide the tools to help your family take a ... Read More »

Top 3 Ways To Stay Committed To Your Weight Release Goals


A lot of people jump into working out and nutrition the wrong way. If you’re like me, you would make a commitment to yourself that would go something like, “starting Monday, I will start to eat healthier and go to the gym.” This is great but a lot of us never follow through when Monday rolls around… There are two ... Read More »