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CrossFit is Life?

CrossFit is hard. So is life. There is a huge connection to what happens to me in and outside of the gym. How I think about a workout, visualize it, approach it, complete it, and think about it after has a correlation to how I approach life.

1: Analyze the WOD (CrossFit talk for the workout of the day): I think about all of the possible ways to approach a workout so that I can be efficient and effective all at once. I want to produce the best results.

Life is like that for me. Before I do anything I am analyzing. I always want to get the most out of everything. It can be a trip, a gathering, or work that needs to be done. Visualizing things is the first step to making it happen.

2: Approach the WOD: My mental state has to be there as I approach the WOD. We all have bad days and I am no different, but when I approach a workout I try to keep a positive mentality. I don’t think about failing, I don’t think about the work I didn’t finish, I’m also not thinking about the argument I had with my wife or family. I have to stay focused and positive.

I tell members to get out of their own way. If you are the one talking yourself out of a workout you’ll most certainly fail. The same is true for life. You can set yourself up for failure or success. You should be your biggest fan. 

3: Complete the WOD: By now I have chosen the best approach, but there will be variables. I have to be able to go with the flow and change my game plan during the WOD.

Life is like that. We can plan and prepare, but we need to be able to go with the flow, we also need to be able to be intuitive when we have to think on the fly.

4: Post Workout: It’s shake time, but it is also a time to reflect. First, the question is did I die? No? Well, then could I have held on to the bar for more reps or gone faster? Maybe I could have rested less. I’ll work to not make that mistake again. What worked best? I’ll definitely do that again.

Every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and grow. Always be a student.

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Chemnitz Daniel
23:53 21 Nov 20
I have been a member at RADD for two and a half years. The owners and coaches are knowledgeable and passionate about... what they do. The individual attention provided to their members is what has given me the confidence, motivation and accountability to reach my fitness and nutrition goals. Although a Crossfit gym, they are much more. They strive to provide individual support when it comes to fitness, nutrition and mindsetread more
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brian Rosen
21:34 21 Oct 20
I’ve been a member at Radd CrossFit since 2013. The coaches are all knowledgeable and supportive of all members no... matter what level you are at in your nutrition and physical journey. The members at Radd are like family members and the entire community is extremely supportive! Through group classes, accountability coaching and one on one coaching I have learned valuable nutrition and exercise lessons that I can utilize for life. I highly recommend starting your fitness journey at Radd!read more
Diane Yodice
Diane Yodice
15:44 14 Oct 20
If I can describe the philosophy of RADD in a few words it would be, "You can do it!" This may sound like a common... phrase, but RADD lives by this philosophy from workouts, to eating, to lifestyle changes, and to overall mental and emotional health. RADD cares about the WHOLE person and helps you to achieve your goals. They treat you like family and they care about their people. Every coach works with you at your own pace and caters workouts to what you can do, and then pushes you to your next level. At first a CrossFit workout seemed like an impossibility to me but I once I took the plunge, I loved it because RADD made me feel that I can do it. Since every workout is structured to your abilities and what challenges you, everyone feels welcome in group settings and everyone supports each other. The RADD family helped me to become a better me both inside and out!read more
Laura Kaveney
Laura Kaveney
18:19 13 Oct 20
I recently joined RADD after moving from the city to Glen Cove, and so far the experience has been great! The owners... and staff have been incredibly welcoming, from the moment I requested information Dan reached out to me immediately (like, within a minute of pressing submit) and wanted to learn about my goals as well as what drives me to be fit and healthy. Since it’s a family run business, there’s definitely a personal touch you sense right away, they care a lot about their members and the quality of the space and equipment. With Covid, the safety measures in place have made me feel comfortable, and I’ve really enjoyed the workouts so far. The programming is well balanced and thought out, and it’s been great to help me get back in shape after quarantine. Everyone is super friendly and accommodating, I highly recommend RADD to anyone passing through the area or looking for a new CrossFit gym or fitness community.read more
Arleigh Rothenberg
Arleigh Rothenberg
02:00 14 Sep 20
RADD CrossFit is incredible. I am so impressed by their professionalism, level of expertise, and their ability to meet... the needs of each client, even when each client is at a different point in their fitness journey. The RADD community is equally as amazing. I can feel and see my improvement, and I'm so happy to have joined RADD! Thank you!read more
Sophia Capobianco
Sophia Capobianco
01:27 03 Feb 20
A very welcoming and supportive community. RADD has taught me all aspects of fitness and how to live a healthy... lifestyle. The Coaches that work there dedicate everything to their members and the community. Love the different classes that are accessible to all ages. I have been there for about 3 years and can see myself a life long member.read more
Jeannette Anobile
Jeannette Anobile
14:56 19 Jan 20
I have been going to RADD since October 2018 and have only had wonderful experiences. I started with no prior... experience, the coaches tailored the classes to my ability and helped me get stronger! They are truly a community! Every coach is approachable and understanding. Rob, Dan and Diana really do want the absolute best for their members. The nutrition support is amazing. They inspire you to work to your best. I have seen amazing changes and improvements to my body. Thank you RADD!read more
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Sierra Werz
15:25 18 Jan 20
So grateful for RADD and their coaches/members, best thing you can do is walk through those doors!!
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Richard Olson
03:21 22 Sep 18
Great gym and amazing workouts! Coaches are professional, knowledgeable and motivating. Members are really friendly... and welcoming.read more
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