Owner of CrossFit KOA and owner Josh Mandel

Box of the Month – CrossFit KOA

For 2020, we’ve started a new article series – the Box of the Month highlight. We’ll take a look at some of the best CrossFit and functional fitness gyms around the country – and tell you why they are a step above the rest. For February’s box highlight we’d like to tell you about CrossFit KOA located in Mountainside, NJ. Before we tell you more about this great place to train – let’s talk about the secret ingredient of CrossFit: community. Unlike the globogym, your CrossFit box is a family – where your peers support, praise, and cheer you on. We talked to CrossFit KOA owner Josh Mandel on this topic, and here’s what he had to say: “It all [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon AMP Training Shoe - Black/Fire Pink/Green Strike/Blue Fury (with Glow-In-The-Dark Sole)
Cross Training Shoes

Nike React Metcon AMP – Women’s Glow-In-The-Dark Training Shoe

New for 2020 is the Nike React Metcon – this great new cross training shoe combines the best features of the Nike Metcon 5 with Nike’s React foam cushioning system. And now they’ve launched some AMP colorways of the shoe for men and women. What’s AMP? It’s a style upgrade, mostly. The AMP shoes have all the same great high-performance features of the regular shoe – but give you a bit more style and flair. And this variation even glows in the dark (but not very much – as you’ll see.) Let’s take a look at what makes these shoes great for CrossFit WODs and functional fitness style training. Here’s the styles that are available now. Let’s take a closer [Read more …]

Clear Lake Crossfit of Webster, Texas

Box of the Month Highlight – Clear Lake CrossFit of Webster, Texas

For 2020, we’re starting a new series – the Box of the Month Highlight. We’ll take a look at some of the best functional fitness gyms around the country – and tell you why they excel. For this month’s box highlight we’d like to tell you about Clear Lake CrossFit. Founded in 2009, they are located in Webster, Texas (in the Clear Lake area south of Houston.) Are you too intimidated to give CrossFit a try? If so, a gym like Clear Lake CrossFit may be just what you need. First of all, they offer all the group classes and equipment you would expect at a CrossFit box – this includes a daily WOD and more. But the difference at [Read more …]

Best CrossFit Hand Grips - we look at the options.
Exercise Equipment

Buyer’s Guide to CrossFit Hand Grips

Your Complete Guide to Buying CrossFit Hand Grips CrossFit training is a rigorous and challenging workout. But, it can be hard on your hands – callouses and even “ripped” palms can be a side effect of too many pull-ups and bar exercises. In addition, many of the CrossFit exercises benefit from a safe and secure grip. Normal workout gloves can help, but they do not offer the level of control that you gain from CrossFit hand grips. Here will discuss why you need hand grips, what type of exercises they’re used for, and some features to help you get the right pair of grips for your needs. We’ll finish by comparing these nine CrossFit hand grips with some advantages and [Read more …]

Side view of the Inov-8 F-Lite G 300 Training Shoe
Cross Training Shoes

INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at INOV-8’s latest addition to their F-LITE line of cross training shoe – the INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 cross training shoe. The G 300 is available now, and our review pair is on order. While we wait for our hands-on test to being, we’ll review the features of the shoe here. Inov-8 is entering a crowded space – how does the F-LITE line fare against the Nike Metcon 5 shoe line or the Reebok Nano 9 – that’s what we’ll figure out shortly Stay tuned – we’ll have a full review in January 2020 when we receive our evaluation pair. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. Let’s take a closer look. INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 – [Read more …]

Performing a snatch - one of the olympic lifts

2020 Rogue Invitational – CrossFit Sanctioned Competition

Rogue Fitness is a huge supporter of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And for the 2nd time, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2020 Rogue Invitational. What’s even better – everyone has the chance to qualify, via the online qualifier. The 2020 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 15 – 17, 2020 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for lots of prize money ($400,000 was up for grabs in 2019.) The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… read on [Read more …]

A CrossFit coach oversees a group of trainees performing the box jump.

CrossFit Membership Prices

Looking into membership prices for a CrossFit box? How much is CrossFit a month? You might be in for some sticker shock – it’s quite a bit more expensive than a traditional gym. CrossFit rates are pretty high. But, there are reasons for that – which we’ll explain. We’re also going to give you some current price points – so you can do a bit of comparison shopping. Lastly, we’re going to give you a few tips and tricks on how to get the best CrossFit experience for cheaper. Average CrossFit Gym Membership Prices We surveyed dozens of CrossFit boxes throughout the United States, and here’s what we found. CrossFit – Average Unlimited Membership Every box has an unlimited membership [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

The fifth workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 is now announced! This is the last of the of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 details are below. For time, partitioned any way: 40 muscle-ups 80-cal. row 120 wall-ball shots Women: 14-lb. ball to 9 ft. Men: 20-lb. ball to 10 ft. Time Cap : 20 minutes. Annie Thorisdottir finished in 13:49, Patrick Vellner in 11:14. CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 : Rx Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday November 11th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for Workout 20.5 CrossFit Workout 20.5 scorecard See more details at the Scorecard page for Open Workout [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 - Deadlifts - and lots of them.

CrossFit Open Workout 20.3

NOTE: This is a previous week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The third workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the third of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 details are below. CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 : Rx Diane 21-15-9 reps of: Deadlifts, Handstand push-ups Women: 155 lb. Men: 225 lb. Then, 21-15-9 reps of: Deadlifts 50-ft. handstand walk after each set Women: 205 lb. Men: 315 lb. Time cap: 9 minutes Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday October 28th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for 20.3: See more details at the [Read more …]

The Minimus Prevail is a light-weight cross training shoe from New Balance. New for 2019.
Cross Training Shoes

New Balance Minimus Prevail Training Shoe Review

New for 2019, New Balance has released their take on the CrossFit training shoe – the Minimus Prevail. New Balance is entering a crowded market – after all the most popular training shoes in 2019 are the Reebok Nano 9 and Nike Metcon 5 – which everyone has heard of. What does this new shoe from New Balance bring to the game? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Here’s a quick glance at some of the shoes we’ll be reviewing in this article: New Balance Minimus Prevail Hands On Review on YouTube Get a closer look at the Minimus Prevail here: Let’s talk more about these shoes. What Makes the Minimus Prevail a “Training Shoe” If you’ve read any of [Read more …]