Meet Whitney

Taz Barber Outsider Interviews

This world is full of people pushing themselves, unlearning harmful beliefs and behaviors, following their curiosity, and just trying to do their part to love life and leave the world better than they found it. If they can do it, so can you, so can we. Because we’re all in this together, and we’re tougher than we think. In this week’s Outsider Interview, we’d like to introduce you to Whitney. • If you could pick another eye color for yourself, …

Death to Dadbod: CrossFit’s Favorite Girl (Fran)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’ve been involved in the CrossFit world for sometime. Been to the Games three times, Regionals four times, and at least a half dozen local comps. I’ve been a part of two gyms and have done drop-ins and had visitors. In 2014, I even shaked (shook?) Greg Glassman’s hand. I’ve done Fran over 50 times.   Wait, before I continue, I should explain. Fran is not a person. Well, Fran is a name of plenty of persons, but that’s not …

Eat Better or Workout?

Taz Barber No Filter Fitness

Our lives are full and a bit chaotic, which means it often feels impossible to hit the holy trinity: nutrition, movement and sleep. We feel like something has to be sacrificed. When we were younger, we gave up sleep as though it was this cheap thing that didn’t matter much because we could always drink more coffee. Then came the kiddos to keep us up at night, and we became obsessed with sleep. What it does for our brains, our …

Death to Dadbod: Fortnite Fitness

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

My son is obsessed with Fortnite. He knows all the dances, the landmarks on the map, and uses words like EPIC to describe a squad victory. I listen to his stories because I love him. He’s almost 14 years old, and soon he’s not going to want to talk to me about anything. I’ve read plenty of parenting handbooks to know there’s a good chance I’m going to be treated like his sworn enemy for a few years.   He’s …

The Best “Nice to Have” CrossFit Home Gym Gear

Pat Barber Home Gym

Do you dream of the perfect CrossFit home gym? The one that’s stocked with all the best gear and all the cushy comforts that make the space your favorite place to be. So that you actually want to get up and move, you finally get fit and stay fit, and you never struggle with consistency. Yeah…I’ve given many hours to that fantasy too. Our garage gym isn’t perfect, never will be. That’s the magical pull of the dream. There’s always …

Death to Dadbod: Third Time’s No Charm

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I Googled, “Origin of third time’s a charm.” I needed to find the name of my enemy. Has this ever been true? Has anyone in the history of history ever ever everrrrrr found good fortune on the third attempt? I searched that too. Google’s answer, “Nah, bro.” This workout is fun. So fun that I did it three times in the last two weeks. Apparently, Pistols are my new favorite stimulus. I’m like Yosemite Sam pow-powing in the air like …

Fitting In Fitness When Life is Full

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

Even though we’ve been CrossFitting for over a decade, we’re brand new to the individual programming space. Why? Because our specialty has always been programming for affiliates, and we just couldn’t connect to individual programming. Or quick workouts. It wasn’t us. It wasn’t our life. That’s different now. We still believe that going to a CrossFit affiliate that you really like is the best thing you can do for your fitness. Hands down. That said… We have three kiddos and …

How to Check Leaderboards in Beyond the Whiteboard

Pat Barber BTWB

Wanna see the leaderboard for the workouts you’re following in Beyond the Whiteboard? Before I dive in, I need to quickly explain what our “tracks” are and how that affects which leaderboards you might want to see. With Outside the Box, you get 3 workout tracks (or options) with every workout. These tracks are based on what type of equipment you have access to: Minimalist: dumbbells, jump rope Generalist: dumbbells, jump rope, pull-up bar, box, medicine ball Enthusiast: dumbbells, jump …

The Problem with Dumbbell Workouts

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

The biggest issue with dumbbell workouts, or workouts with limited gear, is that you tend to use the same movement patterns over and over again. If you’re an Outsider, then you know that we split every workout into 3 tracks or options based on the type of equipment you have access to: Minimalist: Dumbbells, Jump Rope Generalist: Dumbbells, Jump Rope, Pull-up Bar, Box, Medicine Ball Enthusiast: Dumbbells, Jump Rope, Pull-up Bar, Box, Medicine Ball, Kettlebell, Rings, Rower, Barbell The beauty …

How to See Notifications in Beyond the Whiteboard

Pat Barber BTWB

Did you come to Outsider the Box to find your people and be part of a community? This one’s for you. Because if you’re notifications are turned off in Beyond the Whiteboard, you’re missing out on all the fist bumps, claps and thumbs ups your fellow Outsiders are giving your workouts. Which is both annoying and a bit of a bummer to realize weeks, or months, into the program. Today, we’re going to help you see all the love people …