Articles & EpisodesCrossfit and general fitness-related reviews, commentary and gym visit experiences from a 40-something aspiring athlete. Now also a podcast featuring interviews from the fitness community!
Losing 100 pounds is a big deal. Not just because it’s a lot of weight but because of the commitment and sacrifice it takes to get there. Gareth Stephenson made a significant lifestyle change and decided if his story would motivate others, then why not share?
BoxJumper Podcast 09: Food for Everyday Life and Fitness, with Registered Dietician Laurie Barker Jackman
Food is what fuels you – and that fuel has to be a high quality balance of ingredients for you to perform well, whether in your every day life or in your intense workouts. And there are different needs to fuel each. In this episode, I speak with Registered Dietician, Laurie Barker Jackman about the ins and outs of nutrition applied to everyday living, how to better fuel your workout, and how to actively plan meals that make nutrition less sweat and more science.
BoxJumper Podcast Episode 08: Your CrossFit Foundation is Your Feet, with Certified Pedorthist PJ Makinen
Your connection to the floor is a vital part of your foundation for fitness, particularly in CrossFit. In this episode, I speak with certified Pedorthist and fellow CrossFitter PJ Makinen about the biomechanical analysis he uses in his profession to find the root cause of discomfort or pain in the lower limbs. PJ shares tips about corrective devices like orthotics that can compensate for common deficiencies in form that can result in pain, compromise performance, and increase risk of injury.
I speak with nomad CrossFitter Chris Kerr who discusses the rewards and challenges of CrossFit training on the road as he travels extensively for work.
Fresh off her impressive debut at the 2018 CrossFit Games in the Masters Women 35-39 age group competition, I speak with Colleen McQuaid about how she got hooked on the sport, how her professional life as a physiotherapist helps inform her training, and how her family has supported her along the way as dreams became reality.
Host Jean St-Amand shares his top 10 list for why he loves being a CrossFit coach – from starting athletes on their fitness journey to leveraging the learning that comes with coaching to becoming a better athlete himself.