1. Athlete feature: Leia Schneeberger

    What’s your name? Leia Schneeberger What’s your sport? Mountain Biking (XC) Are you part of a team? Broken Spoke Racing Who are your other sponsors? Broken Spoke Cycles & Funkier Bike International What’s your day job? I'm a Senior Account Manager at Mid-West Family Broadcasting How’s your season going? Any big results? The season has been spectacular. I am currently undefeated on a Fa…Read More

  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS: NEW HOURS, NEW BOOKING SITE, NEW PRICES, NEW PRODUCTS

    Update: The new booking site is here! Schedule and manage your appointments online. Amazingly, I have been in business for myself for a year. Can you believe it? Me neither. Many thanks to my family, friends, clients, newsletter subscribers, the 6 AM crew at CrossFit Big Dane, and everyone else who has helped me on this journey. This guy is a year old, too! To celebrate this momentous occasion, he…Read More

  3. PRODUCT REVIEW: CROSSOVER SYMMETRY

    Way back in April, I wrote a post about a shoulder issue I was dealing with, and how I hoped to heal myself. Some of that was successful (turns out carrying a baby in one arm all day will do a number on you), and some of it wasn't. I'll write more about that later, but I wanted to highlight a piece of equipment I mentioned in that post, Crossover Symmetry. Big picture, Crossover Symmetry is an evi…Read More

  4. WHAT YOU GET FROM A $130 STRUCTURAL BODYWORK SESSION

    For most people, money is the biggest obstacle to getting regular massage. There, I said it. We don’t like to talk about money, it’s supposed to be a private issue. But I’m addressing it head on. Regular massage is a considerable budget item, and it’s important to acknowledge that. But if I expect you to jiggle the numbers and budget $130 for a session every week, month, or quarter, it’s…Read More

  5. SHOULDER INJURY PART 1: HOW I HURT MYSELF, AND HOW I’M GOING TO FIX IT

    I was a serious rock climber for 6 years, and I've been training with barbels for almost 8 years, and I finally have my first real shoulder injury. This is the first in a multi-part series on what's injured, how the injury occured, and how I'm going to treat myself. WHAT HURTS My left shoulder has three basic movement issues right now. First, I sprained my acromioclavicular (AC) joint by receiving…Read More

  6. OPEN AFTERMATH PART 2: THE END

    The 2016 CrossFit Games Open officially ended last night. I just wanted to offer a few thoughts before we get too far removed from the event. Be proud of yourself I saw some amazing performances throughout the open. Many of you got your first bar muscle up, and then got many more during 16.3. You showed grit, and determination, and sheer bloody mindedness as you competed in 16.1 and 16.5. You high…Read More

  7. HERE’S HOW TO PAY FOR BODYWORK, AND MAYBE SAVE A LITTLE MONEY, TOO

    There's no getting around it, healthcare is expensive, for both premium and out-of-pocket costs. Understandably, then, I've been asked if I take insurance often enough that I felt it deserved a full response here. First, I do not accept private or public health insurance. There are many reasons, but the upshot is that billing health insurance directly means more time trying to get paid, and less t…Read More

  8. OPEN AFTERMATH, PART 1

    After 7 months of waiting and training, the CrossFit Open has finally arrived. CrossFit HQ surprised us with a long, low intensity sufferfest that folks were still sore from this morning at 6 AM. I'm excited to be joining the awesome folks at CrossFit Big Dane to provide pre-event bodywork at their Friday Night Lights event this year. Becuase of space constraints and the length of the workout, I h…Read More

  9. A LEAP IN THE DARK

    Growing and maintaining a baby requires a lot of time and effort. I know that seems obvious, but it's worth mentioning up front becuase it's the key fact that drives everything else in this post. Many of you know that I have had a couple of part time jobs since we arrived in Madison two July's ago. When you include the early morning alarm, the late evening stress, and the shifting of childcare dut…Read More

  10. HAPPY CHRISTMAHANAKWANZA!

    Well folks, it's that time of year again: time to gather for good food, airing of grievances, and feats of strength. It's also a time of giving, so here are some ways to help yourself and your loved ones. HELP ME HELP YOU "I'm so glad you were open today, you saved my Christmas!" I worked two Christmas Eves at Back In Motion when we lived in Portland, and every year about 5 people said that to me …Read More