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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…
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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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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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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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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…