Summer Body Quick-Guide

Summer is fast approaching, and with that comes the mad dash to shed our winter weight (even if that “winter weight” is from, oh, 2009). But before we dive too deeply into this one, I want to clarify that this is not a quick fix to get six pack abs by summer. This is a guide to achieve sustainable fat …

May Athlete of the Month – Andrew Lattanner

How did you get started with CrossFit? I got bored with my standard gym membership and amateur workouts, and I was looking for a new challenge. Did you have prior athletic experience? I love team sports. Growing up in Indiana, I played a lot of basketball and ran cross country. These days I spend more time on my bike, and I play …

April Athlete of the Month – Nicole Di Fabio

1. How did you get started with Crossfit? In January 2016 I started going to a personal trainer at a neighborhood gym/fitness club, and she had a CrossFit background. She challenged me with workouts that I now recognized as being heavily rooted in CrossFit. I truly enjoyed our workouts and learned so much from my experience with her. As our sessions were coming to …

Lifting with Precision by Coach Noah

Here’s a hypothetical for you. Imagine you’re doing some heavy back squats. Let’s say 315. You’re just able to squeak out your set of 6, and you want to try going just a touch heavier for your last set. Just a little bit heavier though, because 315 was tough. So, after thinking it through, you add 50 pounds and give …

March Athlete of the Month – Jake Levin

How did you get started with CrossFit? I ran out of excuses 3.5 years ago: I would only get hurt, it’s a cult, would lead to nothing but bad form, just a fad..” Did you have prior athletic experience? 4yrs at Penn. Jewish All-American and I have the yellow piece of parchment paper to prove it. How long have you been at …

Adequate vs. Optimal

Adequate vs Optimal One strength coach that I admire is fond of parsing out the distinction between ‘adequate’ and ‘optimal’. Workouts can be veritable traps when it comes to striving for adequate – Was that deep enough? Was I fast enough? Did that rep count?… Meeting the standard of ‘enough’, or adequate, is one thing, but the standard we should …

Are these common “healthy” habits sabotaging your fat loss efforts?

By Coach Jen Sticking to a healthy diet can be pretty damn hard. Especially since “a healthy diet” can mean something totally different depending on who you ask. But because of the number of known health risks associated with carrying excess body fat (heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer… to name a few), my definition says that a …

February Athlete of the Month – Annie D’Amato

How did you get started with CrossFit? I was convinced to try CrossFit by my friend Bess, who used to belong to Praxis. We had both been athletes in college and she swore CrossFit was a “life changing” experience. Truth be told, I was little apprehensive to try it at first because of the connotations I associated with it in …

Fitness and Sport Preview

The new Fitness and Sport workouts are set to debut on Monday, January 30. We know you have questions about these new programs (some of which may have been addressed here), and while we plan to discuss them at length at tomorrow’s Praxis Member Meeting (12:15 at Praxis), today we wanted to give you a quick peek at what you …

Announcing the Praxis Fitness and Sport Programs

We have some exciting news about the group class workouts here at Praxis! Beginning on Monday January 30, the regularly scheduled group classes will offer two programming options for each class time – “Fitness” and “Sport”. The Fitness and Sport workouts will essentially be two different versions of the same workout each day, each with features that tailor the workout …