CrossFit and Yoga – Yin and Yang

“Yin yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system.” – Wikipedia Prior to starting CrossFit, I practiced yoga for four years.  I finally gave it up as I wanted to find an exercise program that was a bit more strength oriented – … Read more

CrossFit in Photos

CrossFit Raleigh Coach Christmas Abbott

  Subject:  Christmas Abbott – Coach at CrossFit Invoke Related Post:  Christmas Abbott – Finding Her Purpose with CrossFit Photo Credit:  Tyler Northrup Photography   Subject: Athlete competing in 2011 COLD WAR Mid-Atlantic at CrossFit Liberation Photo Credit:  Chris Nolan – MetCon Photos   Subject:  Dan Medland Photo credit:  Gary Hills, athlete photographer, of Fizz Bucket   … Read more

Road Warriors: Tips for Visiting a CrossFit Gym

Want to check out a CrossFit gym while you are traveling?  It’s a great way to see the culture of another gym or to pick up some tips from a different coach. Here’s how: Click on the My Athletic Life CrossFit Locations Map.  Here you can search for a list of the gyms near your … Read more

13 Tips for Choosing a CrossFit Gym

If you are thinking about starting an exercise program and considering CrossFit, how-the-heck do you choose a gym that will be right for you?  And if you don’t even know what you don’t know, what information would help you make a better decision? Tip #1:  Make a list of your goals, and use those goals … Read more

Strength and Endurance: Can We Have Both?

No one ever told me I could be strong.  From an early age I was told I had “the body of a runner.”  Translation: you are tall and skinny and should probably stay away from sports that involve physical contact with another human being or heavy objects. So I became a runner because that is … Read more