Just for fun

Working Out Naked Has Its Benefits – can you name 3?


Working out naked, huh? The Ancient Greeks and Romans did it, so why shouldn’t we? Several months ago a story of naked men doing CrossFit began to circulate the internet. It began in Aarhus, Denmark, when the owner of the Danish gym ‘Spartan Mentality’ Steffen Haldrup Andersen, decided to pull an April Fools joke with an ad featuring some ripped, ... Read More »

5 Summer Activities to Keep the Family Fabulously Fit


The days are longer, the sun is shinning and the kids are out of school for summer vacation. It’s time for some family fun in the summer sun, and because the best activities are those that help you get in shape without even noticing, I compiled this short list of 5 summer activities you can do outdoors while enjoying your family’s company ... Read More »

Cardio vs. Conditioning: 15 differences you should know

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Recently, my friend Kent sent me a piece of paper with the following note: “Cardio vs. Conditioning: There is a difference“ There was no author or claim to who wrote it and after searching on Google I wasn’t able to find anything under the title.  But it made me laugh pretty hard and I felt a need to share it ... Read More »

#300aDAY Challenge Update: Day 3 on the books

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The #300aDAY challenge has now surpassed 1,100 registered participants around the globe.  Between the event page and group pages on Facebook, I’m blown away with the amount of supportive feedback, tips and words of encouragement being shared with relative strangers.  Or at least what were strangers not even four days ago are now part of a common movement – the ... Read More »

Do your blue balls hurt as much as mine? SMR is torture


I have a love and hate relationship with blue balls I mean why is it that they hurt so much?   Blue balls are the bane of my existence and I agonize over them for what feels like hours.  I sit on them, roll on them, mash them, and lie on them until at last I FEEL IT!  That magical ... Read More »

I hiked 1 of the top 10 most dangerous hikes in the world (and lived to blog about it)

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Watch yourself Vancouver, the neighborhood just got a whole lot more dangerous! Yesterday, OutsideOnline.com posted a gallery entitled “The 10 Most Dangerous Hikes” and listed as number 6 was none other than the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Seriously? Number 6?  After spending part of the morning reading all the tweets and Facebook posts, it’s clear that ... Read More »

How do you celebrate a PR in CrossFit?


Let’s be honest, there’s something to be said about the way you feel when you hit a new PR in CrossFit.  Am I right or am I right? You work so hard to lift a heavier load, crush a time on a benchmark WOD or squish out one more rep in the allotted time.  But then what?  A quick tweet ... Read More »