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At any given box you’re likely to stumble upon some CrossFit lovebirds — two people who can’t get enough of each other … and the sport of fitness. They are always together on partner WODs, offer some ass-slapping for a job well done and roll out the limp limbs of their love in the aftermath of an extra-taxing class. They may exhibit a competitive spirit constantly aiming to outdo the other, but they also offer continuous support and companionship. Some of the strongest relationships I know are due, in part, to the fact that a couple CrossFits together. In fact, my husband and I met at CrossFit, and now (with another couple) we own and operate a box together. Today, we explore the top 10 reasons couples who CrossFit together stay together.

Pheromones. If you think your partner is a stinky mess after workouts, think again. Pheromones are naturally occurring and odor-free secretions that stimulate social responses from individuals around you. When athletes sweat, their individual pheromone is spread over their skin. So it’s only logical that if you share a chemical attraction with your partner, working out together may stimulate and/or strengthen that attraction. So work it.

Matching meals.
Many CrossFitters try to adhere to a particular diet — maybe Whole 30, maybe Paleo or maybe just something healthier than the standard. Regardless, eating is known to be a very social activity, so if you’re able to cook and share a meal together, you’re gaining time and interaction with your partner. Who knew bacon could build strong relationships?!

Hot bodies. It’s no secret that a fit body is a hotter body. It’s also no secret that a hot body is one you want to be on. Regardless of shape or size, it’s always easy to appreciate your significant other’s body when it’s at its best.

Common goals.
As any couple knows, having common goals is imperative. Whether it’s a career, family size or retirement plans, being on the same page keeps you closer and allows you to fully support each other throughout the journey. CrossFit not only provides a common focus on health and fitness but also personal betterment, which can help you flourish in every facet of life.

Stamina. Your physical capabilities lend a hand to your physical relationship. Flexibility, strength and endurance help you perform at the gym — and in bed.

The cult. CrossFit is known as a cult-like community. So logic would dictate that if your lover lacks involvement, constant CrossFit rants will rub him or her the wrong way. But when you’re in it together, there’s no harm in pillowtalk that revolves around rest days and the Regionals qualification leaderboard. Like minds keep the conversation flowing.

Willingness to work.
In any box, you’re expected to work. Find your limits and push past them. Attack the movements and workouts you hate most. When applied to a relationship, this skill is invaluable. You can be certain tough times will arise. And if both parties are willing to work through them, life can go on and happiness can be had.

Impressive ethics. A big part of CrossFit is personal accountability. Generally, your reps aren’t counted and your standards aren’t judged the entire way through a workout, so it’s all up to you and your ethics to post a time/score that is both accurate and honest. If you’re a person willing to no-rep yourself and openly display your weaknesses for all to see, you will undoubtedly find it easier to do the same with a spouse.

Heavy hauling. You always have a helping hand lifting heavy things.

Condoning crazy. Everybody has a screw loose … or a nut or bolt. Some folks shudder at the thought of sharing a toothbrush. Others enjoy popping their partner’s zits. Whatever floats your boat is cool, but when it comes to CrossFit, a couple must condone the crazy associated with avid participation. This may include excessive spending on athletic attire, finicky food orders at restaurants and bodily bruises and/or unattractive hands.

The physical, mental and emotional challenges associated with CrossFit contribute to personal development in various ways. And your relationship with CrossFit breeds opportunity to apply learning experiences to your personal relationships, as well. Not to mention the obvious physical benefits. Sharing a life-changing commitment with your partner can generate a foundation that’s unbreakable. Call it fate if you want, but I call it CrossFit. The CrossFit cupid.




Okay first I want to send a shout out to for this recipe! I’ve been on the hunt for a good Paleo pancake recipe and this one was GREAT! Now was it the perfect Paleo Pancake? I’m pretty new to Paleo so I can’t say for 100 percent that it is perfect but I can say I loved them and my husband loved them. I really couldn’t tell a difference in them so for me that’s what I’m always aiming for! Plus we paired ours up with some bacon pretty perfect pairing if you ask me. 😉 Now we still don’t do this way of eating 100 percent I would say maybe right now we do it 70 percent of the time. And I’m not sure 70 might even be pushing it. lol But we are trying to go get to 80 percent. (Thats the sweet spot you can still get all the benefits of it but you don’t have to do it 100 percent of the time) So we’ll see It might take us a minute to get there!

Question of the day- Do you do the Paleo lifestyle? If you do, do you do it 100 percent or less of the time, and finally how do you like it and how does your body feel after doing it for awhile?

Perfect Paleo Pancakes

Pancake Ingredients:
(serves 4 people)

1 Banana
6 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk (NOT the kind in a carton for drinking, The kind in a can.
6 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
Pinch salt
1 cup of blueberries (Optional I love fruit in my pancakes!)
Butter or coconut oil for the pan

Cooking Instructions

1) Put banana, eggs, and coconut milk in a blender (I found it worked better than a food processor and added lots of air) and blend until totally smooth.
2) Add to the blender coconut flour, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Blend until combined into a smooth batter.
3) Heat butter or coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
4) Make pancakes about 3-4″ in diameter (seemed to work best). You will cook them for 2-3 min on each side but you have to be mindful since they wont form bubbles when they’re ready like regular pancakes do, but the sides will come in a bit when they’re good to go. If you can’t slide your spatula under it with ease, let it go another minute.
* Be careful when flipping. The batter will still be pretty wet so if you flip too aggressively, you wont get nice round pancakes. (She nailed this one when she says be careful b/c mine turned out horrible lol my husband took over and finished to cooking!)

I love this video!!! 🙂 Enjoy!


“CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains,” says founder Greg Glassman in the Foundations document. Those domains are: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.

CrossFit coaches like to point out that even champions in certain sports have huge gaps in their fitness, as defined by the above 10 domains. Ironman competitors score high in some areas, low in others. The marathoner dominates cardio endurance but he isn’t strong. The powerlifter is strong, but often has very low endurance and can’t do a single pull-up.

If your goal is to specialize and compete in one sport, then CrossFit isn’t for you. Instead, the goal of the CrossFitter is to become “competent” in all 10 domains. He may never be a top gymnast but he will develop great body control. He may never win a marathon, but he can enter a 5K without training for it and finish near the top.

Troy Dodson, owner of CrossFit Plano, says that for the CrossFitter, fitness itself is the sport. Indeed, CrossFit draws a lot of ex-athletes, and the CrossFit Games are growing in popularity and pulling big-time sponsors. If it sticks, CrossFit competition will join a distinguished list of training methods that eventually became competitive sports, including Olympic lifting, powerlifting, and strongman.

The CF goal of overall fitness, “functional” strength, and all-around preparedness has attracted many law-enforcement agencies, military and firefighting units, and martial artists who like the “train for the unknown and unknowable” philosophy.

According to the CrossFit website, “Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.”

Experienced CrossFitters aren’t the strongest athletes out there, but they’re stronger than most. They’re not the fastest either, but they’re fast. Their claim to fame is their completeness.

And it’s easy to see the appeal: Why be big if you’re not functional? Why have great endurance if you have no strength and power? Why not be competent in all of those things?

Critics point out that being “competent” at everything makes you great at nothing. It’s a valid criticism, but it doesn’t bother the CrossFit community. They revel in their versatility and believe strongly that being skilled in every aspect of fitness makes them, as their T-shirts proclaim, “unfuckwithable.”

One important aspect of CrossFit is the Tabata method, a protocol that involves training the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems simultaneously, using short sets of all-out effort followed by even shorter rest periods. Dan is credited with introducing the Tabata method — first used in Japanese research, and later tested with elite athletes in a variety of sports — to regular gym rats looking for quick fat loss.

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Good morning blog world! I am up. Trying to remind myself that I love getting to the gym by 6am. I know its true. I think. I did it while my husband was out of down. I remember, and I remember loving it. I’m sure when I get there and get going I’ll be good. But 5 am? Right now I’m just having a hard time remembering the love. 🙂 Okay so here is today’s WOD. Oh by the way my time for yesterdays WOD was 14:18 (S).


Front Squat
5 x 40%
5 x 50%
3 x 60%
5 x 75%
3 x 85%
1+ x 95%


10 Minute AMRAP of:
5 x Pull Ups
10 x Push Ups
15 x Squats
20 x Double Unders (80 singles)


3 Minute holds of:
Front Plank
Left/Right Side Planks


Our box announced yesterday that they would be holding our Saturday class at Sullivan’s Island this weekend! My husband and I lined up our babysitter almost minutes after they announced this and cannot wait! I know it’s going to be a partner WOD but other than that I can’t imagine what they have in mind.

How was everyone’s labor day? Did you squeeze in a WOD? Our box did one that day and it was a pretty fun one. We did partner rowing. We had to row to 5,000 meters and switch back and forth every 300. The best part was they moved the rowers outside. We live in SC so it was sunny and maybe 95? So when I say best part I mean worst. lol. But really it was fun and we were either the second or third finishers. Our time was 20 min’s on the dot. So we were really happy.

Yesterday was a rest day and this morning our son let us sleep in until almost 7 am! So now we are ready for the next four days of WOD’s! 🙂

Todays WOD-


5 x 40%
5 x 50%
3 x 60%
5 x 75%
3 x 85%
1+ x 95%


3 Rounds for Time:
10 x Toes-to-Bar
20 x Burpees
30 x KB Swings (70/53)


2 Minute time trial of:
Double Unders