Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE): What, Why, How

RPE (Rate/Rating of Perceived Exertion) is a self-assessed gauge of how hard you feel you're working. The original RPE scale is known as the Borg Scale and ranges from 6 to 20. For simplicity, however, most of us use a 1-10 scale (or maybe 0-10). If a health care...

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How Do I Choose A CrossFit Gym?

Why this guide? Choosing a CrossFit gym is a pretty big deal. You’ll be spending a fair bit of time there, not to mention some of your hard-earned cash. So, it only makes sense to make sure the “box” you choose is the right one for you. Based on our own experiences...

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Journey of Fitness

What are your fitness goals? Some may have specific goals such as “I want to get a pull-up or 400lb deadlift”. Some might answer “want to get toned” or “lose weight”. Whether you want to get the 400lb deadlift or get toned, those are relatively...

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The Link Between Nutrition, CrossFit Success and Mental Wellness

As Amy Kievit wrote in Crossfit Journal of her struggles with anxiety and stress, “My only real salvation during that time was knowing I would feel good the next time I went to a CrossFit class. I held on to that knowledge to help get me through some rough parts. Some days it was the only thing I looked forward to.”

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