A Theory About Female CrossFit Masters Athletes
Written by Michele Vieux

Most competitive – and even non-competitive – CrossFit athletes are very intense if you ask anyone outside of the sport. Based on what is shown on ESPN and social media accounts, that presumption is pretty easy to defend. Besides the “newbie” at the gym who can’t stop talking about their WOD, what they ate that day, and showing off their battle scars i.e. bloody shins and torn hands – there is one group in particular that takes the proverbial cake when it comes to intensity level.

What to Look for in a Workout Shoe
Written by Michele Vieux

With so many choices out there, sometimes it’s hard to determine what type of shoe gives you the biggest bang for your buck in your workouts – especially if you don’t want to invest in, or carry around, multiple pairs.

Running shoes typically have almost an inch of foam, gel, or both, that separate your foot from the ground; Lifting shoes usually have about an inch of rise at the heel that is made from a very hard plastic or even wood.

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Thoracic Rotation – Try these Thoracic Twists!
Video by Michele Vieux

When thoracic mobility is mentioned, most people think of foam rolling or flexion and extension drills like cat-cow. But thoracic rotation is also a very important piece of the puzzle and one that is commonly overlooked.

Try out this drill before you workout on days you go overhead, front squat, practice gymnastics or for prep for other movements that require thoracic mobility (aka, life).

For those of you who sit a good portion of your day,

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Thoracic Rotation – Try these Thoracic Twists!
Video by Michele Vieux

When thoracic mobility is mentioned, most people think of foam rolling or flexion and extension drills like cat-cow. But thoracic rotation is also a very important piece of the puzzle and one that is commonly overlooked.

Try out this drill before you workout on days you go overhead, front squat, practice gymnastics or for prep for other movements that require thoracic mobility (aka, life).

For those of you who sit a good portion of your day,

Congrats to our Member of the Month: “Auntie” Viv!
Written by Michele Vieux

She’s affectionately known as “Auntie Viv” and you’ve surely seen her around the gym because she attends as many classes as possible (AMCAP) when using Invictus as an escape from her stressful work environment across the street. She’s been doing this since we moved to East Village, but recently, she has reached out to her coaches and really dialed in her training plan – setting new goals and pushing herself to higher limits. Her new plan is to focus on mobility, lifting HEAVY,