Praxis Athlete of the Month – Roxie Cassidy

  How did you get started with CrossFit? My mom made me do it   Did you have prior athletic experience? Nope – my family likes to remind me that prancing about in a sequined leotard does not count as a sport   How long have you been at Praxis? Just about 2 years   What is your favorite/least favorite type of …

If you’re not progressing, ask yourself these two questions by Coach Jen

If you’re not progressing, ask yourself these two questions by Coach Jen I don’t believe there’s such a thing as a ‘point of arrival’ in life. Instead, I see life as a continual journey of progressing, growing, and becoming more. Whether it be with my career, relationships, health, fitness, character, spirituality, these are all aspects of my life where I …

Power of Pause by Coach Noah

Power of Pause by Coach Noah Anybody that’s trained with me for any substantial period of time knows how much value I place on the tempo component of any lift – it’s just as important a variable as how many reps or how much load. To most people tempo may simply be thought of as ‘going slow’ on the way …

The New Praxis Cycle by Coach Noah

The New Praxis Cycle Hopefully it’s apparent to each of you that we put a lot of thought and effort into the workouts at Praxis. Not just the WOD on any given day, but how that day relates to the next, and how one week contributes to the month, and how each 20-week cycle feeds into the next. We recently …

Eating for Gains by Coach Jen

Admittedly, I’ve spent quite a lot of time over the last several months writing on topics related to fat loss. Fat loss tends to be a popular topic, but I realize that for some, the goal is to increase lean mass and build your physique, and that takes a slightly different approach. So if you find yourself wondering how you …

July Athlete of the Month – Zach Link

How did you get started with CrossFit? Originally, I was attempting to workout on my own at a typical gym but wasn’t seeing much progress (plus had no idea what I was doing). Meanwhile, Scott Southard had been coming to Praxis for a few years. So, I decided to take a visit and the rest is history. Did you have …

June Athlete of the Month – Kate Maitland

How did you get started with CrossFit? I am extremely competitive, CrossFit seemed like the perfect fit. Did you have prior athletic experience? I played varsity sports throughout high school, and played club basketball in college. How long have you been at Praxis? I started in the fall of 2013. The people at Praxis have kept me coming back year …

A NEAT way to increase your metabolism by Coach Jen

If you’ve ever ventured to lose fat, perhaps you tried to reduce the amount of decadent foods you consumed or you drastically upped your gym attendance in an effort to tip the energy balance scale in favor of fat loss. You know… to burn more calories than you consume. Although these strategies can produce the results you’re looking for, they may …

Flex Strategy with Coach Noah

With Flex on the Mall coming up in only a few short weeks, I’m sure our many Praxis competitors have already started scheming and planning away as how to shave off precious seconds or add just a few more pounds from each of the three events. Well it’s been a while since I’ve laced up my competition shoes but I …

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 …