April Athlete of the Month – Becky Ortega

1. Where are you from originally? Gallup, New Mexico 2. What is your favorite WOD/Movement? Toes to Bar (still working on) 3. What is your least favorite WOD/Movement? Push plates 4. What were you doing before CrossFit? How did you hear about CrossFit and/CrossFit Northlake? Working out on my own (mostly light weights and elliptical […]

March Athletes of the Month – Keith and Angelique Gaines

1. Where are you from originally? A: I grew up in Long Island, New York. K: Northeast Philadelphia born and raised, and on the ice rink where I spent most of days… 2. What is your favorite WOD/movement? A: Back squats and squat cleans!! K: Since beginning CrossFit my favorite movement has been the Bear […]

Strength: Actions vs. Acceptance

I’ve never really seen strength as just the typical Wikipedia definition of having the ability to carry more weight. Since starting high school and CrossFit the significance of the word quickly changed in my life. The new people and friends I’ve met have shown me that strength can develop out of the ability to overcome […]

How to Improve your Hip Mobility

The muscles around our hips are the basis for most of our body’s mobility. Coaches and trainers cite limitations in the hip joint as the most common dysfunction they see in clients on a daily basis. Poor hip mobility leads to faulty movement patterns, as the body seeks to compensate for it’s weaknesses. These faulty […]

Why we want you to do the OPEN!

It’s that time of year again. The CrossFit open is right around the corner.  For those of you new to CrossFit this is how the open works.  Anyone….yes anyone….can sign up online once registration starts.  Jason will post with more directions on that process once it opens.  Crossfit HQ will then release a workout a […]

Proper Front Rack Position and Mobility

Front rack position affects an athlete’s ability to effectively front squat, clean, and perform shoulder to overhead movements with the barbell. Many of our athletes come straight from desk jobs to the gym and sitting eight hours in poor posture creates tension and alignment issues in the body. By taking time to perform some mobility […]

January Athlete of the Month – Loreyn McKenzie

1. Where are you from originally? The Land – Cleveland, Ohio 2. What is your favorite WOD/movement? Squat clean 3. What is your least favorite WOD/movement? I have 2, pull-ups and snatching 4. What were you doing before CrossFit? How did you hear about CrossFit and/CrossFit Northlake? I was working out body building style at […]

Success Story – Kevin Swain

I walked into CrossFit Northake early in November 2015 a 5’9” tall, 237 pound pre-diabetic. I have always exercised and thought I was eating correctly, but continued to suffer the dreaded roller coaster ride of weight gain and loss that comes hand in hand with yo-yo dieting. When I walked in I met Jason Bright […]

December Athlete of the Month – Kitty Lewis

1. Where are you from originally? Hampstead, NC. But recently relocated to Charlotte 7 months ago after living in Atlanta for 28 years. 2. What is your favorite WOD/movement? Kettlebells and slam balls 3. What is your least favorite WOD/movement? Absolutely wall walks 4. What were you doing before Bootcamp? How did you hear about […]