Erik Checked Me Out and it Changed My Whole Life

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When I first started attending the gym regularly, I had no clue what I was doing there. Naturally, I hopped on the cardio machines, put in my time, and left when I was sweaty and finished. One of my favorite stories to tell people is the story of the first time I ever saw Erik … [Read more...]

An Insomniac’s Solution to Better Sleep

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Last week I wrote a post about how to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) and I addressed four simple ways we can all reduce our chances of developing AD. The final prevention strategy I identified was getting adequate sleep. Sleep is Important When we sleep, our brains flush … [Read more...]

15.5: Accepting Your Flaws & Moving Forward

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Guest post by contributor and ambassador, Tasha Parks For anyone keeping track, there have been thrusters in every final Open WOD for the past four years: 11.5 was thrusters and pullups 12.5 was thrusters and chest to bars 13.5 was thrusters and chest to bars 14.5 … [Read more...]

The Book I Wish I Had 15 Years Ago

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Attention Subscribers: We are switching mail providers sometime during this week. At this point, we do not believe there will be any issues. We have made this switch on two other sites and we think we will have all the kinks worked out. If there is a problem with the switch we … [Read more...]

Erik is Always Right: Nina’s Big Fat Surprise

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This is my least favorite household phrase that gets uttered much too often: Erik is always right. Do you have a special person in your life who thinks he/she is always right? And doesn't it just really irk you when that person actually turns out to be right?! (Like, all the … [Read more...]