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Is olive oil a part of your diet?

Olive Oil 101 Olive oil is on the healthy fats list for a good reason: Extra virgin olive oil has high levels of monounsaturated fats that help decrease blood cholesterol levels by reducing LDL—often considered the bad cholesterol—and increase HDL—the good...

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Tips for Better Joint Health

When we think about working out, our muscles are usually top of mind. After all, most of our fitness goals seem to surround our muscles: Add 20 lbs to my back squat. Improve my pulling strength. Improve my pushing strength. Etc. We do much less thinking about our...

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Optimize Your Recovery Time

Whether you are training for an endurance race, weightlifting meet, the CrossFit Games, or life in general, your ability to quickly recover from your most recent training session has a direct impact on the quality and results of your next training session. The faster...

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5 Common Rowing Mistakes

Rowing is certainly a mode of exercise that people can progress very quickly in. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a talented athlete to start rowing and make their country’s national team within just two or three short years. The point is only to say it doesn’t take...

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Rip Tips

If you’re swinging on bars doing pull-ups and throwing around kettlebells and barbells, chances are you’re going to rip your hands at some point. For you veterans: Do you remember your first rip? Were you excited because it felt like a rite of passage into the world...

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Choosing Movement Progressions

Choosing progressions doesn’t show weakness: It shows intelligence Handstand push-ups are on the agenda today: 5 sets of 5 reps as challenging as possible. Some athletes kip, others do strict deficit sets, but the great majority choose a “progression” to get through...

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What you can expect from your Coach for Life

One of the things we pride ourselves on at The Foundry is being able to provide all our clients with a Coach for Life. What’s a coach for life? Well, it’s something you won’t find at many gyms! The majority of fitness facilities are marred by a constant revolving door...

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Why you’re not PR’ing anymore. Or are you…

When personal bests become few and far between… When you first start training, you can pretty much expect to hit a personal best nearly every day you show up, and sometimes they’re huge PRs. Two years later, personal bests might only happen once a week. A year after...

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Take your fitness with you on the road

Fitness while traveling is like a day with a substitute teacher when you were in grade school: Full of slacking off and acting out. Traveling as an adult often means ditching your normal, healthy routine—like eating well and working out—and adopting a less healthy,...

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Staying Committed

Whether we’re talking about fitness or dating, there’s no better feeling than the honeymoon stage. You know the stage: Those first few days, weeks, and maybe even months when your newfound relationship or passion for the gym is novel and you’re overtaken by giddy-ness...

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Are you socially fulfilled?

Loneliness @ 1,000 friends It’s one of the biggest paradoxes of our time. Through technology, it's never been easier to be in contact with other people. But in reality, as many studies have shown, our dependency on screen time is causing our relationships with one...

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Breathing and Performance Workshop at The Foundry

Importance of Breathing Mechanics Understanding why breathing is important to us is an easy concept to grasp…without air, we do not survive. However, very few people understand the true importance of breathing habits, and how proper training can improve quality of...

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