Meet FitKid Matteo Toriello
Written by Arielle Bloom

You may have seen Matteo on a Saturday smashing out hundreds of kettlebell swings, or rowing upwards of 1,000 meters with a casual grin on his face while the rest of the class featured the “pain face”. Or maybe you’ve seen him at noon on a Wednesday knocking out burpees to a target or wall climbs and handstand holds.

Matteo is the son of Tasha Toriello, and is a member of our Fit Kids program with the Urban Discovery Academy.

The 2017 CrossFit Open Starts This Week! Here’s How to Register
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

It’s that time of year again, folks – the 2017 CrossFit Open starts this week!

For many of our members, this is your first time experiencing this exciting event, and now is a great time to clear up any questions you may have for this week.

How do I register for the 2017 Open?

  1. Navigate yourself over to
  2. At the top of the website, you’ll see a blue box that says “THE OPEN.” Go ahead and click that,

Hydrate For Peak Performance
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

It is that time of year where most CrossFitters have one thing on their mind: The Open. They are scouring Dave Castro’s instagram feed to find any hint of what the 2017 Open has in store for them and anxiously practicing every feasible movement that may or may not show up. We get it, you want to be as prepared as possible for the unknown and unknowable. Well, there are other ways to prepare for these events that are often overlooked. One of the most important is hydration.

Breaking It Down: How to Get Through a Long Grueling Workout
(Originally Published June 26, 2016)
Written by Holden Rethwill

“CrossFit Open Workout 16.1…I’m 7 minutes in and on a good pace. My splits are exactly where I want them to be and my body is up to the task of finishing the remaining 13 minutes. Ok 10 minutes just went by I’ve got to be close to done…I look at the clock which reads 11:00. Only 4 more minutes went by?! Oh man, ok 9 more minutes to go,