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When I was in college, a friend of mine introduced our social circle to a classmate she had befriended. Let’s call her Val. Val had moved to Pittsburgh from Argentina to be closer to some of the best doctors and hospitals as she had a few surgeries since a child, including one or two kidney […]

Health and Fitness Takes Hard Work: No Quick Fixes

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   “To better understand the Law of Attraction, see yourself as a magnet attracting unto you the essence of that which you are thinking and feeling. And so, if you are feeling fat, you cannot attract thin. If you feel poor, you cannot attract prosperity, and so on. It defies Law.” ― Esther Hicks, The […]

Fuck The Scale

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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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For months there has been a topic I have wanted to write about, but I was struggling with how to do it diplomatically. Then today, as I sat down to get my thoughts together and start writing, I saw this post in a Facebook group I am in. It aligns perfectly with what I to […]

Getting Health and Fitness Help on Social Media Can be Misguided

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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: 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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I thought moving across country would be the biggest change of my life, but that is peanuts compared to taking the most gigantic leap of faith ever to pursue a new career. These last few months have been full of more highs than lows. I may be a little too excited as my colleagues told […]

Being on a New Journey Gives New Perspective: 8 Liberating Lessons

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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