The Inevitability of Change

The Inevitability of Change

Life. The most beautiful thing about it is change. The scariest thing about it is change. When change happens, it either comes at an overwhelming pace or it happens so slowly you didn’t realize what happened until it was done.  In July, I was standing on the Seattle...
Why: Group Instruction Time Is Kept To A Minimum

Why: Group Instruction Time Is Kept To A Minimum

At Torrance Training Lab, we do a lot of things differently than every other gym – and it’s by design.  In this post, I’m going to explain why we don’t do a ton of group instruction before class breaks up to do work. Before I get into that...
Charlottesville, Community, and CrossFit

Charlottesville, Community, and CrossFit

Like many of you, I’ve been pouring over the news of Charlottesville, VA after last weekend’s protests, counter-protests, and ensuing carnage. Without rehashing any of the news, I wanted to touch on something I pulled out of it all. Something I found to be...

Shout out to all the moms!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while – wanting to recap my experience of my pregnancy, childbirth and now raising a baby and why I believe fitness was such a crucial factor in pre and post pregnancy. But with Mother’s day coming up, I...

Making Fitness More Than A Resolution

FITNESS fit•ness (noun) – An organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Did You Make A Resolution? The New Year is here. If you’re like 66% of the world, you’ve just made fitness a resolution.  So if you’re...

Olympic Lifting and Pregnancy: Badass or a bad idea?

Now that my stomach is getting a little bigger and I’m well into my second trimester, I’m having a harder time trying to mix up my workouts. I am also constantly seeing social media posts with pregnant women snatching and cleaning and jerking. From the...