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Andy Newton

Client Success Story #2: The Edwards

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Chris Edwards tells me “Felix told me to call you, he tells everyone to call you.” I imagine this to be true by the way; Felix is the Dr. Dre of CrossFit FiG, he’s sitting at the controls and directing the performance, as it should be. If we follow this analogy further then Fatima must […]

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Felix Figueroa

Client Success Story #1

Since the start at Fig I have focused on one thing, fitness. I was never blessed with the ability to be a compelling writer. I was always better with a barbell than a pen. Luckily for me, our Head Coach is a pretty darn good writer. This opens up the opportunity to share some of […]

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Andy Newton

Meditation at a High Heart Rate.

You’re a breath away from a cliff. Within the space between skin and bone, you can feel your nerves pulse with an anxious tide. To let go of what you think may happen would be to fly, whereas to never give the utmost effort would be to refuse to glance over the edge. As you […]

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Andy Newton

Don’t Trip: Eradicating Discouragement in Scaling & Understanding the Universal Reality of Programming.

“Infinite scalability” is a commonplace phrase in the CrossFit vernacular, but what’s it really mean? Beyond progressions there lies a community-wide understanding that may not be verbalized much outside of coaching circles. This unspoken tenet is more of a “duh” once confronted than a compact or anything truly concrete, but in my experience is still […]

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Andy Newton

Nothing Else Matters

Nothing else maters

There’s a set of subdued laws we are all expected to live by. Unwritten in school books, yet automatic to the human condition. A man once said “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” That man was a politician. If you don’t see the irony in that, […]

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Andy Newton

Why CrossFit?

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No one ever sold me on CrossFit. The day after the first time I stepped in a box was the last time I ever set foot in a traditional “gym,” and I did so to cancel my membership. Years later, coaching at an affiliate is my “full time job,” although if you ask me I’d […]

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