Coach’s Blog

“Think Outside the Box”

March 7, 2018

By Coach Debbie Leonti We all love coming to the gym. Well, some days may be harder than others! Think about those moments when you hit a new personal best, someone pays you a compliment, or you just feel accomplished when a training session is over makes you want to come back for more! We welcome our members with open arms, and truly love when people come in to take the classes. With the CrossFi

My CrossFit Journey- Coach Manny

February 28, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon   My CrossFit journey is a long and interesting one. This post is going to be a bit long winded and believe it or not, it is a shortened version. We’ll start with a quick intro as to how I found CrossFit and how that lead to me being an affiliate owner. It may get a little deep and personal, but I am hoping my story can inspire someone and give them the belief that

The “Real” Workout

February 21, 2018

By Coach Kenny Olmeda   You can usually catch me around the results board after a WOD is finished asking athletes for their scores. Every now and then the following exchange takes place:   Coach: What is your score? Athlete: 7:25 but... I scaled. Coach: So? You did WORK and that’s all that matters.   Have you ever decided not to post your score after a workou

Training For The Aging CrossFitter

February 15, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon Training age and its relationship to training is not a very talked about thing in the CrossFit world. You actually don’t hear much about it in the world of sports either. Training age refers to the number of years an individual has spent in training and participating in various sports. Over time an individual’s training age impacts their ability to perform and recovery.

Survival Guide 2018 CrossFit Open

February 7, 2018

By Coach Cameron Hudson Hey guys and gals! We are only a couple of weeks away from the announcement of 18.1! If you are like me, you have a flurry of emotions going through your head. But, 2018 does not need to be a stressful time and we all should be looking forward to what Dave Castro has in store for us this year. Whether this is your first Open or your fifth like me, there are ways you


January 31, 2018

By Coach Debbie Leonti   "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." --Andrew Carnegie NECF is not your typical gym.  We don't walk in, wander aimlessly, keep our headphones on, and avoid people at all

Extreme Weight Loss: Strongman Edition

January 24, 2018

By Coach Kenny Olmeda   This past weekend I competed in my sixth amateur strongman competition, NY-Strongest 5. After months of lifting things up and putting them down during training, it was time to prove my mettle in front of an audience. The only problem was I sabotaged any chance I had at performing well in the final ten days leading up to the competition.   In strongman,

Cheaters Anonymous

January 17, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon   Every CrossFit gym's "elephant in the room". Cheating on a workout is something that happens at nearly every CrossFit gym. It is something that as coach's we see way more than we want to. We choose not to talk about it very much, as it takes away time from what we should be doing (coaching). But I do believe that it is something that has to be talked about it, si

Pep Talks

January 10, 2018

By Coach Cameron Hudson Last month I was having a conversation with a member about their own CrossFit journey. This particular member told me that his goal was to attend classes three times per week for six weeks. At the six week mark, he would up to four classes per week. As he is telling me about some health issues from the past and all the shenanigans life can hurl your way, I was thinking

The Importance of Hydration

January 3, 2018

By Coach Debbie Leonti Ever wonder why you are feeling more sore than normal?  Or maybe feeling a bit more fatigued than usual?  There are many reasons as to why we may be feeling this way, but when clients come to me and I hear these symptoms, I will immediately ask, "Are you drinking enough water?"  Some answer immediately with an easy "yes", but as we dig a bit deeper, they are no whe

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