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July 10th - 6th Annual Beach Day

Sorry, the Box is closed today... But join us for our 6th Annual Beach Day!!      What: Beach Party When: Saturday, July 15th at 11am Where: Jacob Riis Park (Gateway National Recreation Area) Who: Athletes & families …
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It’s Scouting Season…

From Coaches Tammy and Iz You already know that joining CrossFit 718 isn’t like joining a globo gym. In fact, we don’t think it’s like every other CrossFit box either. We’re proud of the supportive, inclusive, family-friendly community…
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Athlete of the Month: June 2017

Erik Fezzuoglio Being active is nothing new for Erik Fezzuoglio. Practicing Tae Kwon Do for over 30 years and training for 17 New York City Marathons has kept him in above-average shape. But the benefits he gets from CrossFit are a little different.…
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2017 Beat the Streets Throwdown

It's time to get your team together to Throwdown.  We are inviting Athletes from all over the city to join us for a summer sizzler that will knock your shirts off. We look forward to a tough competition. Here are the details: Date: Saturday,…
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Why You Should Follow (and Trust!) the Programming

By: Coach Iz The "Sport of Fitness,” like most other sports, has a year-long season. For most of us, the competitive season is during the Open, from March to April. Coaches have many different approaches as to how they prepare their athletes…
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Athlete of the Month: May 2017

Robert Gentile Robert tried to convince us that there were other 718 members more deserving of May’s Athlete of the Month status. A member since February 2016, he felt that he was too new to the box… But we stand by our decision. Although…
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Memorial Day Murph

On Monday May 29th come in prepared to take on the CrossFit HQ Benchmark Murph. In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. "Murph" For time: 1 mile Run 100 Pull-ups 200…
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What Are You Training For?

Feeling and looking strong is good motivation to stay consistent with exercise, but having a specific event or competition to train for can help you push beyond your comfort zone. And the great thing about CrossFit (and its constantly varied,…
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Athlete of the Month: April 2017

Tanya Tringali  It took a while for Tanya to pull the trigger on signing up for basics. Months before joining, she’d occasionally Google “CrossFit,” and then immediately talk herself out of the whole thing. But we’re so glad she caved!…

Coach Iz’s Tips for a Successful Open Experience

By: Coach Iz The first WOD of the 2017 CrossFit Open is in the books, and hopefully you’re happy with your performance. But, if things didn’t go quite the way you planned, don’t stress. The Open is a long game; you still have four more…

Introducing Warm Up Rx!

When it comes to making time for mobility, most of us have admirable intentions. We show up a few minutes before class or carve out some time at home, promising ourselves that we’ll address our trouble spots and be proactive about injury prevention.…

Goal-Setting for the 2017 Open

By: Jenessa Connor If you haven’t started to think about your goals for the 2017 Open, now is the time to do so. Whether you’ve got your eye on Regionals or simply want to improve upon last year’s performance, it’s a good idea to…
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Athlete of the Month: February 2017

Dana Nelson Before Dana joined CrossFit 718’s “New You” program, she struggled to make fitness a consistent part of her life. She wasn’t sure what to do on her own, and none of the group classes she tried felt quite right. She figured…
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Athlete of the Month: December 2016

Jennifer Guerrero If you love transformation stories, we’ve got a good one for you. Jennifer discovered CrossFit through a six-week fitness challenge in May of this year. After a month and a half of high intensity, constantly varied, functional…

718’s Tips for Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

By: Reuben Pearlman  The holidays are about family, friends, and, obviously, food. Not too surprisingly, the average American gains 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. This belt-busting month is filled with family get-togethers,…

Happy 6th Anniversary to Us!

SIX YEARS! That’s approximately 2,190 WODs held in three different locations (four, if you count our early days in Prospect Park) for hundreds of CrossFitters. We’ve planned dozens of events and raised thousands of dollars for Cancer treatment…

Achieving Longevity

By Reuben Pearlman Longevity literally means a long life. As it applies to fitness and CrossFit specifically, we use it to describe performance of functional fitness over a long period of time. At CrossFit 718, focusing on longevity is about…