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Cold Weather Running

Cold Weather Running

Cooler weather is coming (or already here...who can really tell with Wisconsin weather?) With the cooler weather, we will still be running outside as long as we can. And we know we have a lot of runners that will run all year long - good for you! So, what is the best...

Faster IS NOT Better when ROWING!

Faster IS NOT Better when ROWING!

Awhile back, we had a Mystery Workout at the gym – a 500m Row. That’s it. “Just” a 500m Row! I wish I had taken a video of the people coming out of class that morning! I am sure not a single one thought it was “just” a 500m row - or that it was easy. We even had a few...

The Value of COMMUNITY!

The Value of COMMUNITY!

We take great pride in the community that we have cultivated at Recursive. As many gyms are closing (24 Hour Fitness announced their plans to file for bankruptcy yesterday) and a worldwide poll suggesting that most gym goers won't return to the gym post-COVID19, the...

Distraction, Discomfort, and Change

Distraction, Discomfort, and 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...

Have you heard of KEYSTONE HABITS?

Have you heard of KEYSTONE HABITS?

Keystone habits are small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives. Keystone habits create a domino effect that change every area of your life. Keystone habits are habits that, when...

Why GOAL SETTING is SO Important!

Why GOAL SETTING is SO Important!

Unfortunately, 80% of people quit their workout routine within 5 months. That means if you have been with us for 2 years you have lasted 5x longer than 80% of people. The greatest thing CrossFit does for us is turning having to workout into wanting to and GETTING to...

Value of Goal Setting

Value of Goal Setting

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar The last couple weeks at the gym we have been asking you to complete a Goal Setting Sheet. (If you haven’t gotten a chance to do that, please let me know and I will send you an email to complete one.) In any...

Benefits of Working Out During COVID-19: Virtuosity

Benefits of Working Out During COVID-19: Virtuosity

*Full disclosure, I am using the restrictions and safety procedures we have implemented in my gym (CrossFit Recursive in Madison, Wisconsin) which adhere to all COVID-19 Safety Guidelines mandated by our city, county, and state. Your experience might be different if...

Benefits of Working Out During COVID-19: Masks

Benefits of Working Out During COVID-19: Masks

*Full disclosure, I am using the restrictions and safety procedures we have implemented in my gym (CrossFit Recursive in Madison, Wisconsin) which adhere to all COVID-19 Safety Guidelines mandated by our city, county, and state. Your experience might be different if...

The Sickness – Wellness – Fitness Continuum and COVID-19

The Sickness – Wellness – Fitness Continuum and COVID-19

We have been dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic for 7 long months now - with no real end in sight. We are trying to find our new normal by getting back to school and work, but as a society we haven’t quite figured out what the best way to keep ourselves and...

Hook Grips and Mixed Grips – when to use them!

Hook Grips and Mixed Grips – when to use them!

When I first started CrossFit and was initially introduced to the hook grip, I was skeptical. Not really because I didn't believe in it or think that it wasn't useful, but because it was new to me (and quite honestly it was so darn uncomfortable!) What is the Hook...

No Rips or Tears – Take Care of Your Hands!

No Rips or Tears – Take Care of Your Hands!

Having ripped hands is a major bummer, it is considered an injury, and it shouldn’t be looked at as a badge of honor. If your hands are torn and they hurt, doing almost anything in CrossFit (or everyday life) is a challenge. There are very few occasions where a...

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