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Why Scaling is a Bad Word in CrossFit

By Michael Crespo, Owner Connected Fitness Novato, CF-L2, Personal Trainer We all see things a bit differently. But have you ever asked yourself why it is that you see something the way you see it? I want to write today on the subject of “scaling” in CrossFit.  Scaling is this thing that means a lot of things to different people. Depends on who you ask. I mean, we all know it means modifying the workout from its “as written” form, but our beliefs as to whether this is “good”...

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A Solution To Your Problems That Is Often Overlooked

Are you at your ideal level of fitness? Does your body feel good most days of the week? Or do you feel kind of beat up? Do you experience chronic feelings of fatigue/tiredness? Are you not progressing as fast as you would like to?    This week, we are going to talk about a box that is often left unchecked and unmonitored by many a CrossFit Athlete. For the purpose of this article, a CrossFit Athlete will be defined as anyone participating in regular workouts at a local CrossFit Affiliate...

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Novato United

You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been quite the year. Between COVID, fires, smoke, extreme polarization on socioeconomic issues, politics, and more its hard not to wake up each day wondering what comes next. It’s hard to notice your blessings sometimes amongst all of the chaos, and yet they are there. For those of you who still don’t know me super well, CrossFit is my life. The community inspired me long ago as being one that is positive and full of good people, high caliber human beings.    I...

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Move & Challenge

Programming workouts is one of my favorite things. I recently took over programming responsibilities for our community. I have been programming for a couple of years. My athletes have ranged from beginners, to advanced as far as training age and work capacity. When I became the owner of our gym, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to take on the responsibility of programming immediately. With the circumstances of COVID-19 I initially took on the role temporarily, but it evolved to become a more permanent...

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Good Morning Everyone,  This may be one of the most important things I ever write. One week ago from today, I woke up to text messages from a member who was considering not returning to Connected Fitness due to some very insensitive comments that were made by Connected Fitness CEO and Founder Greg Glassman. The comments were made at a time where our country and community were already in deep pain and divide. They were an extremely poor example of leadership. As the day progressed the greater Connected...

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May We Grow Together

By Michael Crespo   We live in an interesting time. 2020 has turned out to be a very challenging year for many of us on all kinds of levels. Many of us have heard of the term 20/20 vision. Contrary to popular belief it doesn’t mean that you have perfect eyesight. The 20/20 vision test is a test of your visual acuity or visual sharpness and clarity. When a person has 20/20 vision that means they can clearly see an object from a distance of 20 feet away compared to other people.    2020...

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