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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…
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Athlete of the Month: November 2016

Amita Bhandari By: Jenessa Connor  Amita is walking proof of CrossFit’s “functional fitness” and real world application. After joining the 718 community two and half years ago, Amita began feeling more capable and confident in everyday…
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You’ve Got Goals

 but Are They S.M.A.R.T.? By: Jenessa Connor You’ve probably been thinking about goals since the day you started CrossFit. Per your basics instructor’s suggestion, you might even have a page or two in your WOD journal dedicated to…
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Quality v. Quantity

By: Reuben Pearlman First things first, there are really two conversations to have regarding quality and quantity as it relates to your training program. One is the quality of the individual movement performed during a workout session (e.g.,…
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Training the Energy Systems

By: Jenessa Connor Ask most CrossFit athletes what they like about CrossFit, and you’re guaranteed to hear something about the variety an average WOD delivers – only when the clock strikes 8 p.m. and Wodify updates do you know if the…
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Programming Changes at CrossFit 718

By: Reuben Pearlman There has been a major change happening at CrossFit 718 – and you may be unaware of it. No, it doesn’t have to do with new equipment, or our new doors and awnings. This change is much sneakier, and it has a much deeper…
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Rate of Perceived Exertion

By: Reuben Pearlman Have you noticed a new acronym floating around the box lately? “RPE,” which stands for “rate of perceived exertion,” has been popping up in our programing somewhat regularly as of late. And no, this isn’t one…
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The Benefits of Jumping Rope

By: Reuben Pearlman If you were unable to attend our last double under workshop, you’re in luck! Crossfit 718 is hosting another workshop on June 26, 2016.   If you did attend our last one, then you know how valuable the time…
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Beat the Streets

Throwdown – Round 2! By: Jenessa Connor Last summer’s block party was pretty legendary, but we’re determined to go bigger and better (this is CrossFit, after all) with the second annual Beat the Streets Throwdown on July 30, 2016!…
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Athlete of the Month: May 2016

Brian Wood By: Jenessa Connor Brian Wood describes his intro to CrossFit as a bit of an “ego check.” He was 41 at the time and, despite hitting the elliptical machine at the gym and pushing a stroller around Park Slope, felt pretty out…