Overcoming Injury, While Gaining Mental Strength

A few weekends ago, CrossFit Oshkosh had 8 teams compete in a local competition. I was lucky enough to be competing on one of those teams, especially since it was my first competition in a year. September of 2016 I was in, what I consider, to be the best shape of my life. I had […]

Coach Ali Reflects on 6-Week Barbell Class

So here I sit, the day after the last night of our 6 week barbell class, and I am at a loss for words. Nine members spent the last six Wednesday nights with me breaking down the Olympic lifts and starting from scratch. There were times of frustration throughout the weeks, but many more times […]

Mary Ann Saiyed: Super Mom Strength!

Brief personal history and journey towards beginning your CrossFit journey: I was never someone to go to the gym to workout. I was always intimidated by the gym, the weights, etc. Saj, my husband, started going to CrossFit in Appleton where he worked and told me about it. I hired a personal trainer in Wautoma […]

Accessories: Why Banded Leg Curls Are Just As Important As Your Knee Sleeves

There is an often overlooked element to a training program, at least a balanced program, which can add great benefits to an athlete.  Accessory work should be considered a must and not an, “if I have time”.  It is almost cliche to tell a CrossFitter to knock out a few hammer curls after a conditioning […]

Reagan May: Speedy In The Race Car & When Getting Under The Bar

Brief personal history and journey towards beginning your CrossFit journey: I was always an active kid, I played softball and volleyball.  When I got to high school I was forced to give up high school volleyball due to schedule conflicts with racing and continued to play club volleyball in the winter until my Junior year.  […]

Ali Tarr: From Skeptical to Devoted

Brief personal history and journey towards beginning your CrossFit journey: Where to start… I have always been an active person with school sports and wanting to be outside doing things all the time. For 8 summers I would go away to a tripping camp for a minimum of 3 weeks at a time. I have […]

The Why Behind Wanting To Help You

CrossFit Oshkosh is entering its fourth year of operation.  Over time things have changed, people have come and gone, and we have been through the clichéd “ups and downs.”  Recently I sat down and started to think about where we once were, where we are, and where we are going.  This made me laugh and […]

Invoking Change: Fit It Forward

This morning I was sitting in church (I am a holiday kind of guy), and it just so happens the sermon was in regards to transformation.  The second the word was said, my mind began to wander and develop ideas for this post.  I had thoughts of all the great transformations I have seen since […]