Gyms & Programs

Eating My Words

Starting with a quote from one of my favorite embroidered doilies, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." In my journey...  More

Follow-Up: Life After Paleo

Several years ago, I was approached about writing a story for a new online community about my life experience in dieting. SFG was doing a...  More

The Masochist’s Time Machine

All CrossFitters are familiar with the masochist’s time machine. Granted, all CrossFitters (other than me) reading that declarative...  More

Double Unders – The Devil’s Double Dutch

There’s an assortment of CrossFit-related movements that never would have occurred to me to try when bumbling around a traditional gym or...  More

Is CrossFit Getting Weirder?

Ok, here’s the thing, my firsthand experience with CrossFit is extremely limited.  While I have been a member of a CrossFit gym for...  More

Crossfit Saved My Life…Or May Be Killing Me

I am not a medical doctor. I am an attorney.  As both of these statements are true, I feel compelled to state the obvious disclaimer: Do...  More

Exercising Through the Decades

For someone my age (in my 70s--VERY early 70s), there has been a wide variety of exercise options over the years. Ironically, perhaps, I...  More

The Yo-Yo Effect

I lost 400+ pounds. No, not at one time, but over the years I have lost and gained the same 30-40 pounds over and over again.  More

Exercise for Extremists

While I think CrossFit has an unfair reputation for causing injury, I'm equally convinced that CrossFit was born of the notion that pain...  More

FatMan vs. P90X

So, I’ve got a buddy who’s a Beachbody coach, and he’s trying to get me to join one of their challenge programs. Now, unlike some...  More

Special Features

I’ve told you the first time I used my voice in a way that mattered was to yell at some racist knobheads.... More
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