CrossFit during Pregnancy: First Trimester

Jessica Kohler - CrossFit Fringe - Columbia MO

6 weeks pregnant Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I advocate my experience is right for everyone. Please consult a doctor before embarking on any new fitness regimen, especially during pregnancy.  Yes. CrossFit during pregnancy. I’m sure those two words alone will set my blog up for SEO for quite a while […]



2014 Women’s Health Action Hero

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A few weeks ago, I received an unexpected by exciting email from Women’s Health Magazine that I had been selected as a Women’s Health Action Hero for 2014. They had a call for essays several months ago, and on a whim I wrote about my experiences with fitness over the years, and how CrossFit has […]



Battle in the Bluffs + Rant

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So fun weekend in Council Bluffs (basically Omaha), IA for the Battle in the Bluffs competition. Here are some pics from our time (my rant is at the bottom): Oh Andrew… Makenzie with a 55-lb dumbbell snatch Andrew getting impressively low in a pistol Stacie Tovar Thor, AKA Jared Stevens from CrossFit 417 did these […]



CrossFit Fringe #OgarSTRONG Fundraiser

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Hi guys — I know it’s already Wednesday, but I’m still coming down from the amazing fundraiser we held for Ogar over the weekend. We, with the help of the community, Ogar’s family, and our family over at Jeff City CrossFit raised over $7,000 to give to his recovery fund. That’s $2k more than our […]



Weekly Workout Recap (12/16-12/22)

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Ahh, great workouts last week! Sorry this is somewhat belated. I’ve been feeling all sorts of random since HOA. My back was bruised, I have been taking it super easy, and training and workouts have been somewhat spastic. Slowly, I’m gotten back to 4x a week, and working on specific skills and trying to build […]



HOA5-inspired CrossFit Partner WOD

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I’ve always wanted to post workouts on Kohler Created but have never felt brave enough. Blame it on being shy, or anxious about stepping out of my comfort zone. Lucky for me, we have some immensely creative coaches (Mitch Johnson rocks!) at CrossFit Fringe who like to come up with fun (read: tough) workouts for […]



I <3 Podcasts

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Health and Fitness Voices program and have been provided with the Motorola Razr HD and Samsung Tab 2and six months of service in exchange for my honest review and opinions about the product. Since transitioning back into a regular office job, I have totally rekindled my love of […]



CrossFit Fringe

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Health and Fitness Voices program and have been provided with the Motorola Razr HD and six months of service in exchange for my honest review and opinions about the product. So if you’ve managed to keep up with us the past few weeks (hard, we’ve been everywhere but […]



Weekly Workout Recap (6/3 – 6/9)

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I thought I’d toss a fun little butterfly pull-up progression vid in the beginning of our workout summary this week. Butterfly pull-ups are actually an movement Neil and I have some disagreement over. He outright refuses to do them because he feels like they are a cheap shortcut (ouch!). I don’t entirely disagree, but have […]



Weekly Workout Recap (5/27 – 6/2) + OPT Update

Great week at the gym last week! We celebrated Memorial Day on Monday with “Murph,” I coached my first two classes, and then closed the week with some new PR’s at the bar, including the deadlift video you can see below. I’ve officially been on OPT programming for a month, and I’m pretty pleased with […]