5 Steps to Your Best Performance

By Elisabeth Akinwale | February 22, 2017 | 6 Comments

The 2017 CrossFit Games Open begins this week.  At this point no one is going to get significantly more fit over night, but there are some concrete steps you can take on and around game day to maximize your performance.   The list of elements that go into being mentally and physically prepared to create your […]

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Two Homes, One Task

By Elisabeth Akinwale | January 19, 2017 | 12 Comments

I’ve been co-parenting for the past six years.  There are certain aspects that, while they are our normal, they aren’t easy.  At times I check myself when I think, “why haven’t I gotten used this yet?”  Besides working to be a great mother in general, I consider managing the co-parenting relationship and a child’s adjustment […]

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How My Son Helped Me Win a CrossFit Games Event

By Elisabeth Akinwale | January 10, 2017 | 10 Comments

There’s a moment in my CrossFit Games life that always seems to come up, no matter how many years pass…the 2011 Killer Kage. I’m not mad when it comes up. It’s a lovely memory. Recently I was chatting with one of my personal coaching clients after she had returned from her holiday travel. She has […]

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On Bended Knee

By Elisabeth Akinwale | September 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Just yesterday I was saying in conversation with a friend that I’ve been feeling hopeful that issues of race, inequality, and oppression are firmly back in the forefront enough that we as a society have […]

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The More Things Change

By Elisabeth Akinwale | June 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

This is a repost of a piece I wrote in late 2014. “I’m Not Trying To Be That Diesel” There’s this insidious thing that won’t seem to go away, and it is the incessant chatter about athletic women’s bodies- is it ok for women to have muscles? Is strong really better than skinny? I don’t […]

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