BOKS Active Kids Day: fun for the entire family

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Fitness is a top priority for my family so I was thrilled to attend the third annual BOKS Active Kids Day last weekend at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. Have you heard about the BOKS program yet? BOKS stands for: Build Our Kids' Success and is a before-school physical activity program designed to jump start kids' … [Read more...]

How Gymnastics Changed my Son

Last year, I signed my son up for a gymnastics class at our local gym. He missed the age cut-off for other Fall sports and I wanted to keep him busy in something besides the preschool he attended 3 mornings a week. He was so excited for his first session but nerves got a hold of him on the drive to class. I could tell my sweet 4-year-old was nervous when he glanced back at me in the bleachers … [Read more...]

10 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of CrossFit

You have no idea how really out of shape you are until you start CrossFit. I remember doing 90 burpees on my first day and thinking I was going to never make it off the floor by the end. You know what? I did and kept coming back for more. You'll have sore muscles where you didn't know you even had muscles every day for the first 2 months and then you either don't realize you're sore anymore or … [Read more...]

Inspired by Regionals, Christmas & CrossFit

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Friday marks my one year anniversary of being a CrossFitter. It's been one year since I started learning the strength of my own body and mind. A year of pushing myself for just one more rep during a workout, then one more, has improved all aspects of my life. Things I never dreamed of doing a year ago are now possible. … [Read more...]

CrossFit Open 14.5: what doesn’t kill you looks really terrible on video.

During the wod. Jackie (center) killed it with a time of 20 minutes and Heather did awesome, finishing at 26 minutes. I was probably trying not to pass out when this picture was taken.

I just got home from completing the CrossFit Open workout 14.5 and all I can say is holy crap, that's the hardest thing I've ever done. Actually, I can say more because I've got a big mouth so I'll just give a quick recap of this brutal wod. Here's the official wod: Fast forward to today's 10am moms class and 3 of us need to get it done before the weekend for various reasons. We set up in a … [Read more...]