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 –

Stay Strong. Stay Strong.
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

My name is Rachel Ragosa, and you may remember me from way back in 2012. I’m thrilled to be back at CrossFit Invictus! To put it lightly, life has thrown me a couple curveballs the last few years. I was honored when I was asked to tell my story. I hope it helps others who find themselves in a seemingly impossible life situation. I guess I’ll start from the beginning…

“There is something wrong with Charlie.”

I didn’t know it at the time,

Investing in Myself and Some Perspective
Written by Invictus Member Mercedes Felix

I am typically not one to post these type of selfies (or any other kind really), but today I feel is warranted.

Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to make what I thought was a small investment in MYSELF, and what a HUGE investment it turned out to be! I took my training to another level by doing semi-private training with who – in my opinion – is one EXTREMELY GIFTED coach.

Due to a lifetime of athletics,

Invictus Helped Me Use DEXA to See Results
Written by Invictus Member Mary Loeb

I’m an attorney in Downtown San Diego. I think I joined Invictus around 2009-2010, at the urging of my husband. We had recently moved to San Diego, and I had not had a regular fitness routine for some time. I didn’t want to join a regular gym, and I had never, and I mean never, been one to do any sort of fitness class! No aerobics, no kickboxing, no Zumba…nada. Never liked them – until CrossFit.

How I Fell in Love with Invictus
I have to be honest…I was not one of those people that was addicted right away.

How I Earned My Ranger Tab
Written by Invictus Follower Lisa Jaster and Originally Published on

(C.J. Martin’s Note – This is an incredible example of commitment, hard work and mental resilience. I am beyond proud to have Lisa in our online community, and honored that we could assist in some small way in her historic journey. Thank you Lisa for your service and for sharing your story!)

As one of the first women to attend and pass Ranger School, Maj. Lisa Jaster explains how she physically and mentally prepared.