The 5 Stages of a CrossFit Athlete
Written by Invictus Athlete Josh Littauer

If you have been in CrossFit for any amount of time you have probably begun to recognize that there are different phases of progressions as an athlete. These stages can all last for different lengths of time, but chances are, every athlete is in one or even two stages right now. In some way, all athletes fit along a timeline or progression that leads to a betterment of self, but at one time or another we pass through several awkward and sometimes painful stages.

PTSD & Exercise: How CrossFit Is a Perfect Coping Mechanism
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

Over the last few years, the stigma surrounding mental health has eased up quite a bit. More people are talking about their mental struggles and seeking help and support, which is incredible progress.

I always try to be open with my own challenges. After losing my husband to cancer and my daughter to a rare disease less than a year apart, I was diagnosed with PTSD. Every person’s experience with PTSD is different, but for me,

At this point leading up to the 2018 CrossFit Season, there is still time to make some important and pertinent improvements to get your best possible results in the Open. As coaches, we look at our athletes’ scores in our 6th Annual Invictus Athlete Online Competition and adjust their programming accordingly to make sure they are as prepared as possible for the Open. This Online Competition provides an opportunity for you, as an athlete, to assess how your training has been going and what areas of weakness still need attention before the start of the Open. It also provides great feedback for the Invictus coaches to see,

Mo’ Soup for You! Fran’s Curry Carrot, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup
Recipe by Invictus Member Fran Schlaefer

Editor’s Note:
Fran has brought enthusiasm and joy to our Point Loma location for just over three months now and we are super excited to have her as a member of our community. She always shows up with a positive attitude and push to reach her health and fitness goals. It’s been impressive to watch her develop in the time she’s been with us – not only in her fitness but also in her confidence and friendships.

How To Fight Off A Cold
Written by Nichole Kribs

It is that time of the year…cold season! If you are like me, then you are trying your best not to succumb to the winter cold that seems to afflict itself on us every year! While we can’t control everything about our interactions with people who may be sick or the viruses in the air, we can prepare our immune systems to be as strong as possible to fight off various viruses that we may come into contact with. Here are my top 5 favorite things to do to prepare myself and my immune system for the coming cold season:

1 – GET REST
This is major!