10 Things I Keep in My Gym Bag

10 Things I Keep in My Gym Bag - Kohler Created

I love reading posts like these from athletes of all types/backgrounds, so I thought I’d create a post of my own about my gym bag necessities that stay with me at all times! Wrist Wraps for lifting. Nuun for those times when you need a little extra in your hydration plan — typically in summer […]



A little training update

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Can I even call what I do training anymore? I always emphasize to athletes at the box that they need to constantly evaluate their training and goals, and document their development wherever possible. I’m obviously terrible at taking my own advice, because I haven’t done that in months. But since I’m coming out of what […]



2015 Women’s Health Action Hero

2015 Women's Health Action Hero - Kohler Created

A few weeks ago, I received exciting news from Women’s Health Magazine that I had been selected as a Women’s Health Action Hero again for 2015. I reapplied on a whim and told them about the past year of CrossFit and how it allowed me to continue to train and be active through pregnancy and postpartum. I really enjoyed my […]



Start ’em early

Neighborhood walk - Kohler Created

So as I mentioned in our weekly meal planning post, the schedule at our gym has changed, pushing childcare back to the 6:30 pm class, which some parents might know puts us dangerously close to the “witching hour.” I think the biggest thing I overlooked going into parenting is that going to bed is a […]



3 Months Postpartum

Kaitlan (3months) - Kohler Created

Yes, switching to months because the math is just easier. She’s three months old! She’s definitely not a teeny tiny newborn anymore (I packed up those clothes today), and in the past month I feel like she’s become a little fireball of development. She surprises us with something new every day. I read that babies […]



Eight Weeks Postpartum

Kaitlan - Kohler Created

Please Note: Currently 10 weeks, but with this post, I will be caught up with postpartum updates! Oh my god, I’m the mother of a 2-month-old. The last eight weeks seriously just disappeared. People do not kid, it flies by so quickly, and yet sometimes so so slowly. I’m honestly excited as the days pass though […]



Breastfeeding with a busy active lifestyle: 7 weeks

Breastfeeding with a busy active lifestyle - Kohler Created

I’ve received requests for various topics in the postpartum realm, and a popular one has been breastfeeding with a busy active lifestyle that includes working full-time, running and consulting on several businesses and trying to fit in CrossFit training for myself. At 7 weeks, I am definitely not an expert, but I wanted to update you […]



Women’s Health Magazine Run 10 Feed 10

Women's Health Action Hero - Jessica Kohler

I received this awesome Women’s Health Action Hero workout tank just in time to tell you about 2014 RUN 10 FEED 10 details that were just released! They’ve released a slew of race dates for cities all over the country as well as the flexible option to sign up to run your own 10k, join […]



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 […]