Invictus Athletes In Action This Weekend
Written by C.J. Martin

The Games are recently behind us, but that doesn’t mean that the competitive season is over for everyone. This Saturday, July 28, some of the best athletes in the world will be competing in the WOD Gear Team Series competition at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. There will be several Games competitors participating, but I saw this as a phenomenal opportunity for some of my favorite athletes who narrowly missed qualifying for the Games for one reason or another.

Our all-star squad for this coming weekend will be:

  • Elyse Umeda – Elyse is a three-time CrossFit Games competitor and the owner of CrossFit 808,


Hydrating for Performance
Written by Nuno Costa

If you attended the 2012 CrossFit Games you probably witnessed (or maybe even experienced) how big of a factor heat had in some of the events. We saw CrossFit Games legend Chris Spealler cramping during the triathlon, and our very own Justin Nahama ushered into medical for IV fluids after a stadium workout. There were many more athletes who also suffered from severe dehydration throughout the weekend.

Proper hydration is essential to peak performance. Hydration is especially important when it comes to longer endurance events –


Strong! It’s On Tonight!
Written by C.J. Martin

You all made it happen! “Strong!” the story of Cheryl Hayworth’s weightlifting career, the rigors of training for competition, and her personal experience of being big in a culture that values women who are small, will be showing tonight at Cinema Under the Stars. Our very own Michele Vieux will be moderating a question and answer session.

For those of you that purchased tickets, thank you! But you’re only halfway done. Please remember to print your tickets and join us at the showing.


Top Ten Lessons I’ve Learned from Invictus
Written by Invictus Member Toby B

1. It’s okay to fail. Two years ago, in my very first group class, Michele taught me how to bail out of a back squat, and then made me lift heavy enough to have to practice it. Knowing I could fail safely (and with full support from the people around me) made it possible for me to take calculated risks instead of staying in my comfort zone, and to learn from my mistakes instead of fearing them.