BLOG / 06.19.18

Neural Gliding/Back Pain/Stretches

Low back pain can be caused by many things. If you experience this, tightness can transfer to the piriformis (inner hip) and lead to pressure on the sciatic nerve. Today we have sumo kettle bell deadlifts in our workout, performed with a wide stance. This version of a deadlift places less strain on the lower back […] Read More
Meet David Maturo

BLOG / 05.24.18

Meet David Maturo

David Maturo grew up in Darien, CT where he both played hockey and baseball throughout high school; in addition, winning a state title for hockey during his junior season. David moved to Stratford 3 years ago, soon after he discovered CrossFit. He studied communication and human performance at Southern CT State University. David has coached youth […] Read More
Meet Dr. Ryan VanNieuwenhuyze

BLOG / 05.21.18

Meet Dr. Ryan VanNieuwenhuyze

Dr. Ryan VanNieuwenhuyze grew up in Manchester, CT and attended Quinnipiac University for both his Bachelor’s of Health Science Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees. Dr. VanNieuwenhuyze has an extensive athletic and weightlifting background which he employs with his athletic patient population, but has experience treating individuals of all capabilities, from the geriatric and […] Read More
Meet Sara Beckert

BLOG / 05.16.18

Meet Sara Beckert

Sara will be leading our new Flexibility and Core class Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 7:30 AM. Sara Beckert is an exercise physiologist that holds an MS in Human performance from SCSU and an M.Ed in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. She holds a personal training certification from NSCA-CSCS. After breaking my arm in four places, […] Read More

BLOG / 04.19.18


The other day I was listening to a podcast by Justin Su’a, and he was discussing social skills that lead to being a better leader. I thought these fifteen skills were pretty solid to living a better life and positively affecting all those around you. 1. Speak less and ask more questions. 2. Celebrate other […] Read More

BLOG / 04.12.18

The power of your thoughts

How many times do you put yourself behind the eight ball before you truly give yourself a chance to win? Think about all the instances where you went into trying to achieve a goal, that is right at your fingertips, but often fell short. In these instances what were the thoughts going through you head […] Read More

BLOG / 04.05.18

Celebrate daily victories

Success just is not about what you will get in the end. True success is the learning, growth, and strength that occurs in the process of what you are doing. That is the difference between fulfillment and achievement. Too often people go into a new goal and focus only on that goal. They don’t see […] Read More
Meet Brittany Marella

BLOG / 04.04.18

Meet Brittany Marella

I was a competitive gymnast until 18 years of age, and continued into college for cheerleading for a year. When I turned 16 years old, I was given the opportunity to coach gymnastics. Fast forwarding 5 years, I was the head Coach of 3 competitive gymnastics teams working children aging from 6-13 years old. But […] Read More
Meet Chris Bruno

BLOG / 04.03.18

Meet Chris Bruno

New York City native, Chris Bruno, comes to CFM as not only our front desk manager greeting you before your workout, but also our in-house social media / marketing director. Many of you have surely seen his work during the CrossFit Open. Additionally, his work has been featured on, as well as various social […] Read More

BLOG / 02.22.18

The Five Pillars

With in life there are things that I call the five pillars. These are things that body cannot do without and when taken away (after some sort of extended time) there will be a negative affect. When looking at these pillars there also lies concepts of prioritization from a health and wellness perspective for longevity […] Read More