I haven’t been a beginner in something for a while. I was a beginner in CrossFit once – but it was so long ago sometimes people worry I might not ‘get it’. But this week, I really got to experience all those beginner feels all over again. I’m in Japan, with a whole bunch of…

It’s holiday season, the best time of the year! You know at CrossFit Long Haul we are all about balance and that balance includes wonderful days with family, a few missed gym sessions and a few extra calories over the Christmas season. It’s all good, enjoy it, it’s been a big year and you deserve…

                We all begin at the gym with that thought – ‘I don’t want to come last’. Most experiences in society have taught us that coming last means losing and failing, but at CrossFit, that’s definitely not the case. Coming last means you pushed yourself. You went outside…

Do you track your calories? Do you try to eat well? Do you pay attention to your protein intake?   Protein can be key in almost any nutrition program – for any goal! Trying to lose weight? High protein has been proven time and time again to speed up these results. Trying to gain muscle?…

Tracking your macro’s can sound like a real pain in the ass. Who wants to keep a food diary forever? The beauty of it, is that you don’t have to!   Tracking your macronutrients is not like just tracking your calories, or following a 1500 calorie meal plan or ordering your meals from a weight…

There are lots of things to consider when selecting the health and fitness program that will get you to your goals. But no matter what your goal, the most important thing is that you choose to do SOMETHING. There are so many options out there that we can become paralysed by choice – we’re not…

You roll up to the gym, maybe yawning, trying to make it to that 6am class so you can get home early after work. Maybe it’s right after work – you’re tired, it’s been a big day. Or maybe you just dropped the kids off and you’re ready for some ME time. It’s on! Open…

We all have things going on. We have crazy work hours, long shifts, kids, family that need our help, sports events, social commitments and everything else! One of the most common things that we all KNOW, but continue to ignore is the fact that if we take good care of ourselves – we do a…

I think the most common reason for giving up is thinking that you have already failed. Usually this happens because even when we set ourselves realistic goals – they’re still GOALS – that means we don’t already do that thing very well – which means we need to make changes and we need to try…

I can’t go to the gym right now, I have injuries Have you ever said this? Thought this? Or maybe you just thought you can’t go to the gym or join the fitness program your friend keeps telling you about because you might GET injured, or hurt something worse. When something hurts, or you have…