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Puerto Rican Day Parade

As you all might remember, Puerto Rico was destroyed by a hurricane last year.  It hasn't been reported very much lately, but the citizens of the Island are still in much need of help. Some of the island is still without clean water and power. In…
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2018 Beat the Streets Throwdown

CrossFit 718 is gearing up for our annual Beat the Streets Throwdown, a CrossFit competition for local athletes and fundraiser for the Kings County Kids Club! Save the Date, July 29th! It's time to get your team together to Throwdown.  We…
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Big Changes are Coming!

Some of our members, especially those who have been with CrossFit 718 since the beginning, may already know about the changes we’re planning to make to the box. But for the newbies, here is a little recap and an update. In 2014, we moved…
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The Road (aka Third Avenue) is Calling

By: Jenessa Connor The temperatures are beginning to climb, so you know what else is going up – the garage door! It’s time to get off the rowers and hit the pavement with more running-intensive WODs. Admit it – you definitely missed Third…
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Athlete of the Month: March 2018

Ben Schaffzin This is a big month for Ben Schaffzin. Not only is he March’s featured athlete of the month, but he’s also turning 18! We’ve known Ben since he was an athlete in our CrossFit Kids class, and it’s been a pleasure to watch…
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CrossFit 718: Our Year in Numbers 

2017 was, by all accounts, a huge success for CrossFit 718 and our athletes. Just check out these stats! (Note that we were unable to account for laughs, high-fives, and gym selfies, but we’re pretty sure we broke some records in those categories,…
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5 Ways to Get Back on Track After the Holidays

By: Jenessa Connor Happy New Year! And congrats on staying consistent with your workouts and healthy meal planning throughout the holiday season. Despite all the travel and celebrations, you got adequate rest every night and avoided excess…
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In the Sport of CrossFit, How Do You Measure Up? 

“CrossFit is for everybody.” We say it all the time. The individualized nature of the sport, plus the endless options for modifications and substitutions, make our WODs accessible to anyone who’s up for the challenge. But did you ever…
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"Tis the season for thoracic mobility!

By: Dr. Autumn Neuharth Thoracic spine = middle back. Needs to be nice and "open/extended" for a solid front squat and literally every overhead movement. Also thoracic spine extension is a beautiful antidote to our computer-oriented postures…
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“My low back hurts when I…”

By: Autumn Neuharth Are those words familiar? Low back pain is, statistically speaking, an issue most of us deal with in our lifetime1. But you don’t want back pain to slow you down - so what can you do when it happens? First, as the…
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Back to Basics

By: Jenessa Connor Whether it’s been two weeks or two years since you completed the Basics, it’s always a good idea to regularly revisit CrossFit’s fundamental concepts. That includes things like proper form and movement patterns, but…
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Let’s Make Our Equipment Last 

A message from Tammy and Iz  Sure, accidents happen, and maintenance comes with the territory of running a box. But when a piece of equipment is busted, we all suffer. As owners, we’d rather put resources toward brand new equipment (like…
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Athlete of the Month: October 2017

Autumn Neuharth Autumn Neuharth just joined the box this summer, but she’s already making a big impact on our community. First of all, she’s crushing it. A former rugby player, she brings all of her intensity and team spirit to every WOD.…
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Working Out with Asthma: 718 Athletes Speak Up

By Jenessa Connor If you want an excuse not to exercise, it’s easy enough to find one. Work is busy, money is tight, you’re too tired… So it’s always impressive when an athlete with a legitimate medical condition still finds a way to…
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Are You Watching the Games?

By: Jenessa Connor Every summer, the best athletes in the world head to the CrossFit Games to compete for the titles of Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth. This year’s games are kicking off on August 3rd in Madison, Wisconsin, but you…
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The House that 718 Built

Dear Athletes, It’s been almost 10 years since Israel and I began our venture as small business owners. Rep by rep, we took a business that started with workouts in the park and built it up to what it is today. And while our members worked…