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Accepting Who You Are Now…

Accepting Who You Are Now…

...while working to improve yourself. It is a very difficult balance of accepting who you are a the current moment, but also working to be a better version of you. I struggle with this myself a lot lately. A few months ago I remember looking in the mirror. I wasn't...

Exercising for HEALTH Not Punishment

Exercising for HEALTH Not Punishment

“I really shouldn’t eat this ice cream. But I had a long day and I deserve it.” “I know I should get the salad, but everyone else is having a burger and a beer. I’ll cheat on my diet today, but I can just make up for it in the gym tomorrow.” Mindset. What is your...

How much will my fitness SUFFER?

How much will my fitness SUFFER?

As more and more people are chose our Remote Coaching Program this past year, we have found that when talking about goals, there is a very common theme – people just want to keep the fitness level they had before social isolation started almost a year ago. There is a...

The Beauty of SIMPLE Movements

The Beauty of SIMPLE Movements

I know a well executed muscle up looks sexy, but there is beauty in nailing the simple movements as well. Especially if you can nail them when tired and out of breath. That is where the true beauty in movement shines through. (This is also what we call VIRTUOSITY!)...

BENCH PRESS – Tips and Techniques

BENCH PRESS – Tips and Techniques

For the goals of improved strength, increased muscle size, improved athletic function, and improved general fitness, the bench press is a great exercise for the upper body. Working that upper body pushing motion will work the pecs, delts, triceps, and lats along with...

The PR Bell is waiting for you!

The PR Bell is waiting for you!

You have surely noticed our Personal Record Bell hanging up at the gym. Inscribed on the bell is “Better Than Yesterday” and it symbolizes a whole smorgasbord of things. It represents celebrating and honoring your hard work, day in and out, days where you brought it,...

Take your WEAKNESS and make it your STRENGTH!

Take your WEAKNESS and make it your STRENGTH!

Do you ever look at a workout and find an excuse, ANY excuse to skip the workout that day? Do you avoid running or burpees because they are hard for you? Do you skip technique work because you struggle? Did you ever take a moment to think about WHY don’t you like a...

Creating Healthy HABITS!

Creating Healthy HABITS!

Once you’ve found a great fitness program that is fun, safe, and effective, the next area to focus on is your ability to be consistent. Being consistent seems like a simple, almost boring, topic, but it is actually incredibly powerful. Consistency is also a result of...

Personal Responsibility starts with YOU!

Personal Responsibility starts with YOU!

It seems like it just started, but we are actually well into 2021 already! At Recursive, we hold our annual planning meeting in December, to firstly review the year that’s been, and plan for the one to come. Part of this planning process sees us setting some goals, be...

Discomfort Leads to CHANGE

Discomfort Leads to CHANGE

We have all heard the “No Pain, No Gain” cliche. Many of us, far too many times. While I don’t necessarily agree with the delivery of the message, it does highlight an inescapable truth of life: Without some sort of uncomfortable stimulus we will never undergo any...

Why you SHOULD practice the OLYMPIC LIFTS

Why you SHOULD practice the OLYMPIC LIFTS

The two Olympic Lifts, the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch, are two of the most technical movements you will do anywhere. Both of these will take a loaded barbell from the ground to locked out overhead - that’s a bar path of over 7 feet! The Clean & Jerk will do...

The Value of HIGH SKILL Movements

The Value of HIGH SKILL Movements

I CrossFit to stay out of a nursing home as long as possible. I don’t do it to win competitions, I don’t even really like competing to be honest. Those aren’t my goals. And even though I have little desire, and certainly feel like I will never master some of the...

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