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The community at NIKA

One of our goals for 2020 is to get out of our four walls more often. But why? CrossFit Nika has an amazing community of…

The best core exercise

You can do all the crunches and sit ups and planks you want, but the best core exercise available is one you’re already doing if…

Unwritten Rules at NIKA

When you walk into NIKA for the first time you may notice there are no rules displayed anywhere. A lot of “globo gyms” will have…

Top 3 Hurdles to Getting Fit

Last year I asked our members a question, “What’s the hardest part of getting fit?” I had my assumptions going into it but was surprised…

Shared Suffering

What are Hero WODs? Why do we do them? Hero WODs are created in member of/in tribute to a first responder or member of the…

How can CrossFit help you, part 1

Last night, after the workout, I heard someone say, “I’m not coordinated enough to do that!” I’m guilty of using that phrase as well as…

Let’s talk shoes!

So you’ve tried CrossFit, found you liked it and are sticking around, but your shoes look nothing like the more experienced CrossFitters in your gym….

How to have a healthy pregnancy

Coach Jess is back for another question that was not one of the internet’s most popular fitness questions, but very easily could be, “Can I…

Squats, squats, squats

In this episode of our “Ask a Coach” series, Coach Sarah answers another of the internet’s most popular fitness questions. This time about the most…

Body weight movements = mass gains?

Next up in our “Ask a Coach” series, Coach Adel answers, “Can you build mass with body-weight exercises?” Yes, body weight movements, also know as…

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