The Power of Insecurities

“When we own our imperfections, our insecurities lose their power over us.” I developed body image issues at an early age, where I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I started swimming competitively at the age of five. My uniform was a swim suit, which is essentially like working out in your underwear everyday. When I was […]

BRIGHT SPOTS

Bright Spots Bright spots are daily victories and successes that you experience inside and outside of the gym. We encourage everyone to focus on daily acts of excellence and celebrate their bright spots because positivity breeds more positivity. It’s easy to be positive when everything in your life is going well. The hard part comes […]

Inner Perfectionist

Slay The Inner Perfectionist Perfectionism can be a fatal flaw, especially when it comes to CrossFit. You might compare yourself to others; be constantly dissatisfied with your performance; obsess over your position on the whiteboard; overthink a technical lift; or be afraid to fail or appear weak. To overcome your inner perfectionist, start by focusing […]

Inner Perfectionist

Slay The Inner Perfectionist Perfectionism can be a fatal flaw, especially when it comes to CrossFit. You might compare yourself to others; be constantly dissatisfied with your performance; obsess over your position on the whiteboard; overthink a technical lift; or be afraid to fail or appear weak. To overcome your inner perfectionist, start by focusing […]

FRANK SINATRA & POWERLIFTING

Music has become essential to our enjoyment at the gym. Research has shown that music will influence performance in several ways. First, people will naturally follow tempo, which is the principle of entrainment or synchronization. We tend to run, bike, or row to the dominate beat of the music. A faster beat will often lead […]

Electrolyte Imbalance

Electrolyte Imbalance What do you think of when you hear the word “electrolyte”? Most likely what comes to mind is sugary, expensive and popular sports drinks. They claim to provide us with necessary electrolytes to power us through workouts and keep us hydrated. But what is an electrolyte? Why do you need them? What happens […]

Broken Chain = Broken Habit

DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN Meghan White recently shared a strategy for developing better habits that Jerry Seinfeld used to become a funnier comic. Seinfeld said ‘the secret to creating better jokes was to write every single day.’ In order to motivate himself he used a large wall calendar and big red marker. Each day that […]

Washing Knee Sleeves

How to Wash Knee Sleeves Knee sleeves are a great accessory item that offer compression for your joints on squat days, but sometimes we forgot to wash them. Knee sleeves are commonly made out of neoprene, which will absorb moisture and start to smell if we don’t care for them. After wearing (and sweating) in […]

Depression + Exercise = :)

It’s no secret: exercise can make you feel better. It can boost your mood, confidence, self-esteem, and can help you achieve personal goals and challenges in your life. That being said, what if exercise could alleviate, halt, and reverse, depression and anxiety? Exercise works to ease depression and anxiety by releasing and enhancing the effect […]

Harness the POWER

Do This Exercise To Be More Explosive For every barbell movement, a level of explosiveness needs to be present. You need to be able to explode out of the bottom of a squat, to perform a deadlift or to perform a power clean or snatch you need to have explosive hips. Nearly all of our […]