Top Ten Lessons I’ve Learned from Invictus
Written by Invictus Member Toby B
(Originally Published July 22, 2012)

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.


Top Ten Lessons I’ve Learned from Invictus
Written by Invictus Member Toby B
(Originally Published July 22, 2012)

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.

Jorge Gonzalez: Progressing Inch By Inch
Written by Blog Follower Jorge Gonzalez with Coach’s Note by Michele Vieux

Coach’s Note: It’s been awesome coaching Jorge Gonzalez from afar. He’s been following the blog from Montevideo, Uruguay, and posting results since October, and has been improving left and right – not only with his strength and conditioning numbers going up but his body fat percentage going down around 10 percent to date! He even signed up for his first CrossFit Open just to challenge himself. I asked him how he managed to pull all this off –

Unrelentingly Positive: Todd’s Fight Against Cancer
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

Todd Bechtel is one of the most positive and uplifting people I have had the honor of speaking with at Invictus. As a seasoned firefighter with over 20 years experience, he is no stranger to challenging situations. However, when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of prostate cancer, he used his emotional and physical strength to defy the odds. We have a lot to learn from his experience.

Todd was always an active and healthy guy.

Invictus Athlete Spotlight: Corey Reutlinger
Interviewed by Tino Marini

Corey has been a part of the Invictus community since 2015, you will likely have seen his name on the blog as he is a meticulous record keeper and posts results almost everyday. 2016 was a great year for Corey as he racked up an impressive list of PR’s! If you were to see a video of his air squat a year ago you would not think it was the same athlete. His accomplishments have been outstanding and we thought it would be fun to share his story and achievements with the rest of the Invictus Community.