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  Foreword: This post really is not about a bar muscle up, or CrossFit for that matter. It goes way deeper so please, read on!   I did something pretty awesome the other day that I did not totally believe I ever would. I got a Bar Muscle Up, which for those who are like […]

Conquering a Bar Muscle Up Makes Me a Better Personal Trainer and Human

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Like clockwork, I went to check in for CrossFit the other day and for the first time since being at  DogTown, I noticed that it has tracked every check in I have scheduled. I saw 175 check-ins and was like DAMN, I have gone that many times? Let me put that number in perspective. I […]

175 CrossFit Check-Ins and Chances for Self Care

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If you know me at all (whether in “real life” or through Social Media), then it is no secret I am an avid CrossFitter. I work out about 5-7 times a week and so well, you can say, I am addicted. So it is not a surprise that naturally a lot of people have asked […]

Why CrossFit Makes Me a Better Personal Trainer

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Foreword: For those who are not in the CrossFit world, there are still some points that you can relate to in this post so please, read on. And in case you are wondering what the hell is the CrossFit Open? Think of it as like the equivalent of the qualifiers for the Olympics. There are […]

CrossFit Open: It Is Not About a Number

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  We are entering a year that is predicted to be THE YEAR of women’s power rising. I strongly believe that. Yet, for as true as that may be, we are still fighting antiquated ideals and perceptions. One of them that has really been triggering something in me is how often the line between being […]

Strong, Beautiful Women: Handle It.

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Foreword: I want to stress something key because I do not by any means want to sound self-righteous or like I know how to run a CrossFit box. I am basing this post on my own experiences and conversations I have had with many other CrossFit athletes. I have blogged about why people leave CrossFit […]

4 Reasons Athletes Stay at a CrossFit Box When Perhaps They Should Consider Switching

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I have done a lot of really clumsy, stupid, embarrassing shit that I normally can just laugh off without thinking twice about it. I have had countless near accidents that were probably a hair away from cracking something open or needing stitches. Basically I have tempted fate many MANY times, and it finally caught up […]

Sometimes It Takes Stitches to Find the Right CrossFit

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A month into my new life (which hot damn, that month has gone fast!) and I am just a big ball of emotions. All the time. How am I feeling exactly? I wish I could answer that in one or two words. I can’t though because every day, every minute brings me something different. Liberated.  […]

The Beautiful Mind of a Disjointed Boss Babe

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I am coming up on my 6 year CrossFitversary and one thing I know for sure is that I have not perfected it. At all. I know there are so many tips and tricks out there for how to have optimal workouts that do not even necessarily have to do with actually learning the “how” […]

7 Rookie Mistakes CrossFitters are Guilty Of

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Everyone who has done CrossFit has heard this joke probably a dozen times:   “How can you tell if someone does CrossFit?” “Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.”   Damn straight we will. If you back squatted twice your body weight or did 10 strict pull ups WITHOUT ASSISTANCE, wouldn’t you talk about it? #respect   […]

CrossFit: In the Name of Pride