Today’s guest, Ben Bergeron, is one of the world’s most successful CrossFit coaches — but that doesn’t mean he only focuses on the people earning podium spots. Ben’s athletes range from folks who are just learning how to get into shape to some of the most elite athletes in the world.  He’s passionate about helping people achieve their goals, and has created his own action plan for it — “WHOOPIE,” which stands for: wish/hope/objective/obstacles/identify yourself/execute it. Ben has so much to say here about achieving your health and wellness goals, but as committed as he is to fitness (for himself…

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Ever do a workout and think: wow, that was so fun I want to share it with EVERYONE I KNOW? Well, that’s exactly what this partner workout was like for me. I did it at the Fit Pit with a buddy as laid out below, but you could certainly apply the overall concept — a 15-minute AMRAP where you each take turns doing certain moves — to fit (ha, “fit,” get it?) whatever equipment or space you have access to. For example, you could easily swap the run or row for a minute or two of high knees, jogging in place…

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The top floor of my gym is mostly just a line of lifting platforms and barbells — and this is where I spend most of my time when I’m there. There isn’t much in this world that makes me feel more badass than lifting a heavy barbell. Something about it just feels like home to me. But I’ve also been writing online strength training programs for women for a few years now and even after all this time, it’s still shocking to me how many women avoid picking up barbells. This phenomenon is further reflected in the fact that when…

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