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    Project Triathlon 2015: Choosing A Gym

    Last week I announced my big, scary goal for 2015: competing in my first triathlon in six years. You can read all about how I came to this decision here. Sharing this goal on the blog wasn’t easy. I lost count of how many drafts I wrote, walked away from, deleted, and started again. But I knew it […] Read more…

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    2015: When Fit Crashing Isn’t Enough

    If you’re anything like me, you’re skipping over all of the New Years resolutions posts in your blog feed. Sure they’re positive and pretty and written from a good place, but something about them feels manufactured. Forced. Not getting down to the deep dark nitty-gritty of what this whole new year thing is all about: a […] Read more…

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    Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day 10k

    Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoyed a day full of family and feasting. I went home to visit my parents in Cincinnati for the first time since moving to New York City, and realized it was actually my first trip home in almost a year! Yikes – that’s […] Read more…

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    Fat Shaming the Fun Out of Thanksgiving

    Red flag. I’m calling it: the fitness community is fat shaming the fun out of Thanksgiving.  While I’m sure this isn’t a new phenomenon, the crimes against crescent rolls and cranberry sauce have gotten too great to overlook this year, and I decided it was time to say something about it. The Fit Crasher is part of that […] Read more…

New York City Reviews

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    NYC: fitBallet

    Crash Course: fitBallet is brings the intensity and strength of a bootcamp and mixes it with the grace and technique of ballet. You’ll do burpees, plié jumps, weighted arm sequences, push ups, killer core exercises, and more. Think of it as a functional fitness class sprinkled with key ballet concepts and movements. It’s a refreshing yin […] Read more…

  • Exceed Physical Culture

    NYC: Exceed Physical Culture

    Crash Course: Exceed Physical Culture offers a signature group fitness class involving a full body, high intensity strength and cardio workout. Each class uses a combination of tools such as TRX, kettlebells, medicine balls, bosu balls, jump ropes, rowing machines, tabata, HIIT, and bodyweight training. Exceed promises that no two 50-minute classes are ever the same […] Read more…

Washington DC Reviews

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    DC: GORUCK Light

    Crash Course: The GORUCK Light is an introductory course to the GORUCK events. It consists of a 5-7 hour ruck march in Washington, DC with various team-based events interspersed throughout the day. The GORUCK light, a five to seven mile rucksack march, is an introduction to the GORUCK events. If you’ve served in the military, you probably […] Read more…

  • Toolbox Pilates and Art Studio DC

    DC: Toolbox Pilates Art Studio

    Crash Course: Toolbox Pilates Art Studio offers a powerfully beautiful classical Pilates experience to Dupont Circle. The reformer class works deep into the core and moves gracefully between exercises, focusing on strength and form rather than speed. With relaxing music, exposed brick, and art everywhere, the studio’s environment creates an experience well worth the money. In […] Read more…

Travel Reviews

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    Cincinnati: CrossFit 513 United

    The fitness world is full of inspiring stories of men and women who quit their corporate day jobs to pursue careers that help people live healthier, more active lives. Read a few and you might be motivated to do the same – I mean, let’s be real here, I’d be lying if I said the […] Read more…

  • Shred415 St. Louis

    St. Louis: Shred415

    Crash Course: The Shred415 experience offers an instructor-led, high intensity interval training class that alternates between weight-training and cardio on top-of-the-line Woodway treadmills. Check the website for their full class schedule – more than 40 options every week! Well, hey there! My name is Angie, and I’m excited to join the Fit Crasher team! While I may be new […] Read more…