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CrossFit Games – The Fittest On Earth

Seventh time’s the charm.

After seven consecutive CrossFit Games appearances, 25-year-old Ben Smith is the champion.

Smith started CrossFit at age 16 and competed in his first CrossFit Games in 2009 at 19. It wasn’t until the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games that Smith could legally hoist a beer, which he might have done to celebrate his third-place finish. He was also third in 2013.

On the women’s side, the victory went to Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir, the second Icelandic woman to take first, after Annie Thorisdottir’s back-to-back wins in 2011 and 2012. This is Davidsdottir’s third Games appearance, and she shares the podium with two rookies: Tia-Clair Toomey and Sara Sigmundsdottir.  Read More…

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


A) Push Press – Build up to a Heavy 2 Rep

B) Max Height Box Jumps (score height)

C) AMRAP: 10 Minutes:

  • 5 Hybrid KB Swings (heavy) – rest 10 seconds

coming Wednesday…


A) Bench 4×8 (65-85%)

B) Banded Tricep Pull Down

  • 100 Reps (break us as needed)

C) 400m Overhead Barbell Walks (155/100)

Success Story: Alexis W.

It impossible to miss Lexie’s radiant smile when she’s in class. It’s infectious and constantly continues to grow every week. Her hard work, dedication, and trust in our program has allowed her some amazing results in just a short amount of time. Congrats Lexie! Keep it up. Hard work ALWAYS pays off.

Here’s what she had to say about her experience at CFN and what keeps her coming back for more…

Mario: How much weight have you lost since completing your last body fat assessment?
Lexie: I’m down 48 pounds since April! Whoo hoo!!!!!)

M: How did you get into CF in the first place?
L: I have a friend who does it in San Francisco. He’s was always telling me how CrossFit is changing his life and how much he loves it. When I saw him for the first time in four years at Christmas, I  couldn’t believe the transformation! I decided to face my fears and give it a shot! SO GLAD that I did!!!    

M: What keeps you coming back?
L: So much! The constant motivation and encouragement from teammates, and how insanely good I feel every time I make it out alive! It has been so fun to see my body and endurance change so drastically in just a few months!

M: What do you attribute all your results from?
L: I’m pretty strict with my diet. This pastry chef has been sugar free for four months now and I know that has played a huge part in my weight loss. I seriously can’t thank Mario and Kirk enough for their support and for cheering me on every step of the way!

M: What are your goals for 2014?
L:I’m twelve pounds away from my first goal of 60 pounds by October. It’s almost here! I better start thinking of what I want to accomplish next!
Success Story 2014- Lexie.

 Thursday, August 7, 2014

A. Skill: Broad Jump

B. 40 Strict Pull Ups

C. 3 x 5 Minute AMRAP rest 1 minute. Pick up where you left off each round

  • 2 Power Clean (135/95),
  • 3 Deadlifts
  • 4 Push Ups

coming Friday

A. Strength: Strict Press (moderate loads)

B. Skill: Max Height Box Jump

C. For Time: 

  • 100 m row, 200 m run


  • 300 m row, 400 m run


  • 500 m row, 600 m run