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What’s in Coach’s gym bag?

via GIPHY   Hello Athletes,  Here is a quick list of what is in my gym bag. It is full of small pieces of equipment that help me going during those long workouts and allow me to push myself to my max. I have also included a list of vocabulary we use in Crossfit...

Things to know before your First Weightlifting Meet

Before signing up for a meet… Become a USAW member (https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org) Check weight - this is not to do a weight cut but to know where you are and what weight class to sign up for. If you are sitting in the middle of a weight class DO NOT stress...

CrossFit Hero WODS

CrossFit Hero WODS

CROSSFIT "HERO" WODS These CrossFit Hero WODs listed below are some of the most intense workouts that you could experience. They are intended to be performed with intense effort, in honor of our fallen Heroes. Don’t think of yourself. Instead think about the Hero that...

Silvia's Dark Spot Turned Bright!  Lights ON

Silvia's Dark Spot Turned Bright! Lights ON

Here at CrossFit Illumine our athletes represent a vast array of different ages, stages, seasons of life, goals, fitness and ability levels.  Sometimes an athlete’s ability potential can be hindered by an injury. Whether you’re the average Joe or Jane who stepped off...

Welcome Coach Andrew Black!

Welcome Coach Andrew Black!

We are so excited to welcome such an experienced and knowledgeable coach to our full time team!  Andrew Black has completed the training at an accelerated pace due to his 8+ years of experience coaching.  I don't think we ever even got to see him in a green CIT...

August Programming

August Programming

In month of August we will be retesting a number of benchmark strength and conditioning pieces from April and May.  In terms of the distribution of higher-threshold work, aerobic work, and strength development, the programming this month does include more volume with...

August Programming

August Programming

In month of August we will be retesting a number of benchmark strength and conditioning pieces from April and May.  In terms of the distribution of higher-threshold work, aerobic work, and strength development, the programming this month does include more volume with...

Be The Light

Be The Light

By Coach KJoy 5 years ago, I walked into a little store front garage like space. In it I saw wooden boxes, rowing machines, a metal structure looking like it belonged on a playground (A.K.A a rig, as I did not know the term back then). I saw coaches, athletes, and...

Coach Kristin's High Dive Moment!

Coach Kristin's High Dive Moment!

My daughter and I love the water and spent this past Memorial Day holiday together at the pool. We both enjoy the “low” dive, but only she the “high” dive. I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a fish out of water when it comes to the high-dive (meaning twelve very long...