Staying Active With An Injury

Juli performing some one arm action during a WOD! Earlier this year Juli was ready to tackle her first CrossFit Open when an unfortunate accident left her with an injured arm and the need to sit out her first Open… or so she thought. Even though she wasn’t doing the workouts as written we were … Continue reading Staying Active With An Injury


Why you should sign up for the CrossFit Open In October!

With this years second CrossFit Open coming up in October i thought it was important to share this interview between myself and our member Jen N. Jens CrossFit journey started in January of 2019, which was about a month and a half before the CrossFit Open that took place from February to March of 2019. … Continue reading Why you should sign up for the CrossFit Open In October!

Pregnancy and CrossFit

Kaitlyn Ellis and Jeff Capizzi Some of the benefits of exercising while pregnant include: reduced the risk of gestational diabetes, lower levels of swelling and decreased back pain. Women who begin their CrossFit journey before becoming pregnant can safely continue their journey while pregnant but with some specific modifications. Unfortunately advice about exercising while pregnant … Continue reading Pregnancy and CrossFit

Q&A with the Rowing Champ – Jim

  A Man and His Machine Jim has been a part of our community for a long time and Back East just wouldn't be the same without him. He has worked hard to achieve many milestones in the CrossFit realm, including a masters competition. Everyone knows Jim loves rowing, but something that may not be … Continue reading Q&A with the Rowing Champ – Jim

Member Spotlight – Lucida

Lucida - consistent, hard working and dedicated. Lucida came to us all the way back in 2015 not having any previous CrossFit experience or any type of fitness regime in place at all at the time. Looking back, we can't help but be so proud of Lucida and how far she has come these past … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Lucida

Member Spotlight – Keera

As a coach there are certain moments that occur that open our eyes to just how much one of our athletes have grown since starting CrossFit. Last week I was coaching the Wednesday 6:30pm class where the second portion of class focused on a gymnastics EMOM where you had to choose a movement and perform … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Keera

Member Spotlight – Julia

From time to time we like to revisit our member's feedback from their first couple weeks at Back East to see how their mindset and goals have changed since joining. This one caught my eye in particular since it has been just about a year since we gained this wonderful human being as a member … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Julia

Member Spotlight – Danielle

Consistency, hard work, dedication and a desire to improve all describe Danielle when it comes to not only CrossFit, but her health and wellness.  Danielle's CrossFit journey started out like most people's - intimidated by weights, easing in to new movements and slowly gaining confidence to excel in the sport.  Fast forward a few years … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Danielle

Member Spotlight – Erin

"I can't think of anything that I would change about the experience I have had at Back East so far. The people are friendly and the coaches are very easy to talk to. The programming is different from where I came from, and I love that I have never left the box feeling like I … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Erin

Fun Facts staring Luis Diaz!

Favorite CrossFit workout or movement? The snatch We can find you most frequently at the 6:30 pm class! How long have you been doing CrossFit? About a year and a half What is your nickname? LD If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one person, who would it be? My younger brother Kevin. … Continue reading Fun Facts staring Luis Diaz!