Box Development
February 20, 2019

Coaching the Athlete Who is New to CrossFit

The primary goal with a new athlete is to promote them to make good decisions and reinforce the tenets of the training and coaching style at your affiliate.   Here…
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Box Development
February 18, 2019

Coaching the Athlete Who Often Tries to Go Too Heavy

Next up in our six-part series, we’ll profile the athlete who goes too heavy and cover a dialogue to help coaches navigate this situation. The situation is all too familiar.…
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Box Development
February 13, 2019

Coaching the Athlete Who Always Tries to Go Rx

Next up in our six-part series on how to have difficult and effective conversations with athletes, we’ll discuss how to talk with an athlete who is always trying to go Rx.…
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Box Development
February 13, 2019

Coaching the Athlete Who is Nervous About a Workout

First up in our six-part series, we’ll look at an athlete who is nervous about doing a workout or a specific movement. As a starting point, it's important to understand…
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MarketplaceResources
February 11, 2019

Moms in Training – Postpartum Timeline

The first thing you should know is that every mother’s postpartum timeline will vary, just like every delivery & baby are different, so is your fitness timeline. Most often, women…
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Box Development
February 1, 2019

How to Have Difficult and Effective Conversations With Athletes

When I was six years old, my parents enrolled me in the neighborhood summer swim team. I wasn’t very good at swimming and was generally a nervous kid, but I…
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Product News
January 10, 2019

We are coming to Wodapalooza!

This year we're excited to be co-sponsoring a booth with our partner CompTrain at Wodapalooza in Miami, FL from January 17-21. Beginning Thursday, January 17, stop by the booth between…
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MarketplaceProduct News
October 2, 2018

Why You Should Outsource Your Next Nutrition Challenge

Earlier this year, we ran our first-ever nutrition challenge in SugarWOD—the #800gChallenge by OptimizeMe Nutrition. Twenty gyms registered for the challenge and said it was “awesome”: members reported better health…
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Box Development
September 25, 2018

Three Exercises to Screen Coaching Candidates For Good Potential

Want to assess if a candidate or intern for a coaching position has what it takes to become a contributing member of your staff and your gym? At Roots, we…
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Box Development
September 12, 2018

Why Your Coaches Should Know Every Name

Remember the show Cheers? I only remember it vaguely as my parents used to watch it back in the 80s. The show’s theme song had a line in it, “You…
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Profiles
August 13, 2018

Pioneer Valley CrossFit—Paving the Way for Positive Change

With a background in political science, Liz Greene has always had an interest and a passion for transforming communities for the better. But, she found that the slow progress in…
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Box Development
August 9, 2018

Why Your Coaching Staff Should Do Your Gym’s Programming

If you want your athletes to trust and do your gym's programming, your first step is to have your coaches do it too. The shared suffering we have come to…
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LaunchProduct News
July 12, 2018

A New & Improved SugarWOD

The fitness world is evolving, and so are we. We began this journey in 2013 with a vision to provide CrossFit affiliates and athletes a social workout app. As decade-long…
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MarketplaceProduct News
June 14, 2018

Nutrition Challenges Are Here to Stay!

Our first-ever nutrition challenge on SugarWOD has come to a close and it was a success! Twenty gyms registered for the #800gChallenge run by OptimizeMe Nutrition. They reported it was…
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Box Development
June 6, 2018

Why Your Coaches Should Post Their Scores

Just the other day we did a workout at CrossFit Roots that involved toes-to-bar and overhead squats. I coached the workout in the AM and then took group class later…
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Box Development
June 1, 2018

Why Your Coaches Should Take Group Class

I’ll cut straight to the point on this post - your coaches should take group classes. By doing so, your coaches support a healthy gym culture that is built on…
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Product News
May 21, 2018

New Scoring Capabilities

We have great news! You now have access to a broader range of scoring options for your workouts. Some of the new options are pretty core to the system and…
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Box Development
May 17, 2018

Moms in Training: Scaling Tips During Pregnancy & Postpartum

While going through my own pregnancy and postpartum journey, I quickly realized how much information was out there around fitness for expecting and new moms. After furthering my education and…
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