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Pure. Joy.

Pure. Joy.

What does Pure JOY look like? The first think I think of is my 3 year old sprinting across the house from experience to experience.  When he is running he always has a smile on his face. He never thinks about the costs of running: exhaustion, breathing hard or getting...

Thankful People Become Happy People

Thankful People Become Happy People

It isn’t that happy people become thankful people. Rather, thankful people become happy people. Being thankful is a key ingredient in living a life of happiness.

Why I Love This Nutrition Challenge

Why I Love This Nutrition Challenge

Instead of promising rapid, unsustainable weight loss or including gimmicks which “trick” your body to lose weight (when in reality you are losing a few extra pounds of water…which is a transient measure of bodyweight already and undoubtedly comes back within a few days or weeks), this challenge is founded on the principles of sustainability through behavior and habit formation.

Got CF Games Fever? Why A Competition May Be A Good Experience!

Got CF Games Fever? Why A Competition May Be A Good Experience!

Every July the Reebok CrossFit Games occur, testing the 40 fittest women and men and teams to determine who the fittest on Earth is. They are put through a grueling five days of unknown events testing their fitness capacity in every form. If you are like me, you have...

A Bright Thing About Bright Spots

A Bright Thing About Bright Spots

Each Friday we celebrate the growth, specific achievements, and people of our gym in what we call “Bright Spots Friday”. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate and affirm all the effort, progress, dedication and relationships that make CrossFit Northland the great...

Bright Spots Friday

Bright Spots Friday

Motivation means desire. Motivation means you have a compelling vision for something. The science of motivation is the science of success. Here’s what we know about motivation: Success has to happen to some degree before you’ll become motivated Success has to keep...

A Reliable Pattern For Growth

It is the beginning of a new year, which means it is a time when a lot of people set new year’s resolutions, evaluate old goals and set new ones, and pursue change in their lives. This is a good thing to do. A lot of folks enjoy having a set aside date to begin a new...

Coach Story: Lindsey O.

Coach Story: Lindsey O.

The following is a guest post from Coach Lindsey with a unique perspective on what it means to balance family and fitness. Enjoy! Life-Long Fitness, or Fitness Your Whole Life Long My brief activity history includes: -mediocre and uncompetitive softball in summers of...

Musings: On Fitness And Life

I have a tattoo on my arm that stems from the ancient Greek word for “virtue”. It refers to the ability to function and to function well, or excellence in functioning. More specifically, it refers to a tool or a person fulfilling one’s ultimate function. CrossFit...

You Are Not Your Body Weight…

We're here to chat about a prevalent theme in the arena of health and fitness: the coupling of body measurements with our worth as humans. "I don't care about the number on the scale." "I'm not worried about how much I weigh, just..." "Oh, I know the number on the...

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