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Longevity in CrossFit – How to Play the Sport of Fitness Forever

By: Jenessa Connor Starting CrossFit is kind of like beginning a relationship. Everything is new and exciting. You’re always a little nervous (in a good way). The bad days are still pretty good. You celebrate every milestone. You can’t…

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,…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

8 Tips for Judging Your First CrossFit Competition

This article appears courtesy of The Box Magazine. Read the original version here.  Judging your first CrossFit competition can be a source of anxiety. Follow these tips to judge with confidence and accuracy. By Jenessa Connor By the…

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…

8 Tips for Judging Your First CrossFit Competition

By Jenessa Connor This article appears courtesy of The Box Magazine. Read the original version here.  Judging your first CrossFit competition can be a source of anxiety. Follow these tips to judge with confidence and accuracy. By the…

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…

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…