HABITS shape your life far more than you realize.
Every Sunday we run an evening reminder to SIGN UP in advance for your CrossFit classes.
Why do we do that?Read More
Every year on US Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.
As we are Replay CrossFit The American Way we have a tradition of doing a workout called "Murph" on Memorial weekend - just like many Boxes around the world.
This year we will do our Third Annual “Murph" WOD on SATURDAY, 26 May.
CrossFit is NOT for Everyone. Yes, you read it right.
This is not a typo…we have been saying it the other way until now..
We have been in the CrossFit "business'' in Romania since 2013 and we have seen people come & go. In the beginning, we tried to please everyone. We tried SO hard. Most of the time we lost track on what we were trying to do and we lost track of our core values. And it's true: when you try to please everyone, you please no one. In all these years we have learned that CrossFit is NOT for everyone.Read More
Modifying workouts—scaling—is the foundation of CrossFit.
For athletes who clearly have or do not have the appropriate levels of strength, skill and conditioning, the path is clear. But what about athletes who are close to those levels or athletes on the verge of a major breakthrough? And what about athletes whose egos tend to influence their decisions?
Here’s exactly what coaches and athletes need to know to make the right decision about whether to scale the Open workout each week.
How Does Scaling Work?
The Open started in 2011, and as the sport progressed, the skills and loads needed to test the best athletes in the world became more difficult for the average person to handle. For example, a 265-lb. snatch was needed to find out Ben Smith was 12 seconds fitter than Jeff Evans on Workout 17.3. The introduction of the scaled versions of Open workout in 2015 allowed more people to compete, which is what the Open is all about, Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro explained in this video.
A few things to note about Open scaling:
The CrossFit Open season is about to start.
For many of us, it is a stressful month filled with anxiety about “The Announcement of the Workout,” our strategies, our multiple attempts to improve our score and even some sleepless nights in anticipation. Not to mention the unease of being judged by others who we feel may think less of us, afterwards.
In reality, the Open is just a fun, good way to test ourselves at five workouts to see how we stack up with the rest of the world. Or to test against your score last year, to see how far you have come. Especially, since so much time and dedication has been devoted to your attempt to “be the best that you can be.”
“I could never do CrossFit.”
Trainers often hear this statement from people who don’t do CrossFit, and I want to apologize for giving you the wrong impression.
I’m here to tell you CrossFit is not a sink-or-swim fitness program, and no minimum level of fitness is required.
You can do CrossFit—but I know why you doubt that.Read More
When I was in school I skipped sport classes because I hated them. I completely avoided all sports. This is the longest relationship I’ve had with a gym! Today, people rarely work toward future improvements and I am no exception. But, in addition to the long-term benefits, Replay gives me instant rewards, too. Everybody wants the long-term benefits of CrossFit, but that is not what keeps me coming to the Box almost every day. What keeps me committed is the way I feel every time I come to Replay CrossFit. When I am in the Box and I listen to the Coach teaching me something new, I feel like a child: curious, trying to understand, attempting to learn. When I train I forget I have a job, tasks, chores, other roles in society. For one long moment, I am the sole inhabitant of my body and my mind and there is nothing more important than being my best self, physically and mentally. And when I finish training I feel like I did the best thing I could ever do with my time. When I see my small improvements, I acknowledge that every drop of sweat mattered and that I am constantly evolving for the best. And this is the GREAT lesson: If you want something, you must persist and it will happen for you.
For several years, I've been collecting gym subscriptions and not using them due to the boring "flatness" of the exercises. At Replay CrossFit I have found a new dynamic approach to my workouts - it's all about biomechanics and endurance of every dimension of your body. It was challenging in the beginning, but once you get to know the technique, there's nothing stopping you... only yourself! The classes that I've taken boosted my energy, accelerated my weight loss and muscle buildup in a sustainable and fun way. The community is awesome and always very supportive.
I recently went to Replay Cross Fit and as a former tennis player, I found it to be a much better than going to a regular gym. I love how challenging it is and how it keeps me motivated to become better with every workout. My favorite exercise is wall balls and my least favorite has to be burpees. Hands down! My goals are to improve my upper body strength, become stronger overall and just have a healthy lifestyle. This brings me to another great thing I love about Replay CrossFit --- I love being part of an awesome and supporting community that shares the same goals.