1. Behind The Why at CrossFit Prototype

    Behind The Why   This is a post that I could go on for days talking and get all sciencey/fancy on some points but I’m going to keep it simple. If you want some science, just ask me or one of our coaches next time you see us : ) The big thing here it to talk to you all about the “Why” behind what we do from the exercise component but also our deeper CrossFit Prototype community “why”. As…Read More

  2. Prototype Open 19.1 Breakdown

    Hi Everyone! The Prototype Open is back and better than ever! We have over 120 of our amazing members signed up and competing on two teams. The teams are Baby Got Black (#BabyGotBlack) led by 2018 Community Member of the Year Dr. Annie Powell and team Abominable Snow Monsters of the North (#TeamAbominable) led by 2018 Community Member of the Year Col. Brent French. As you all know, 19.1 is now of…Read More

  3. Do great people come to CFP or is it the community?

    By: Mike Collette (Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit Prototype) Community is defined as a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals; having a particular characteristic in common. (Merriam-Webster.com). I like to believe that our community at CrossFit Prototype is like none other. Back in 2012 when we were establishing our business and CrossFit as…Read More

  4. 15 Life tips from one of the top Strength Coaches of all time

    By: Michael Collette (Owner/Head Coach of CrossFit Prototype) This past weekend was the annual 3 Day Perform Better Summit in Providence RI.  I have been attending this summit since I was in college and every year I attend I learn, grow, and get fired up from the experts in our industry. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to listen and meet world-renowned strength and conditioning coach, Al Verm…Read More

  5. Summer Travel WODs from CrossFit Prototype!

    By: Mike Collette (Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit Prototype) It’s that time of year and if you are like me you will be doing some traveling! Whether it’s a long weekend trip or you will be away for several weeks at a time, it’s important that you maintain that awesome routine you are in when your away from our fitness gym! Like I discussed in my last blog post (Stopping is easy, starting is no…Read More

  6. Tips and Tricks So You Don’t Rip!

    By: Caitlin Pond (CF-L1, Prototype Endurance Coach) Tips and Tricks for Hand Rips Hand rips can be the most devastating thing to happen to an athlete mid-WOD. They not only kill your momentum during your workout but can take you out of the your CrossFit fitness gym for days. You never really know how much you use your hand until you can’t. Showering, driving, writing, eating - everything becomes…Read More

  7. Stopping is easy, starting is not

    By: Mike Collette (Head Coach and Owner of CrossFit Prototype)      As the weather picks up and the season starts to shift towards the warmer weather, we are all more apt to skip workouts for dinner and drinks with friends. Life can get busy and other social/fun events can take precedence. I get it. I am human just like you are! However, did you know a recent study showed that less than 1 hr …Read More

  8. How do you get “Abs”?

    By: Mike Collette (Owner/Head Coach of CrossFit Prototype) A popular question I often get asked is "how do I get abs?!" What this question means to me is "how do you get to the point where you can see the definition of my abdominal wall?" Something that stuck out to me when I was in college was at a cadaver lab we had the opportunity to shadow at Springfield College. Here, we saw three subjects, a…Read More

  9. Prototype’s of the Month: Jen and Joe Gries

    1.) Share your CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey. We actually met at Boston Sports Club in Lexington. I (Jen) had just graduated from college and wanted a free gym membership, so I got a job working at the front desk scanning members in. This cute guy kept coming up to talk to me during his workout, and eventually (finally) he asked if I wanted to go see Harry Potter with him. Eigh…Read More

  10. Memorial Day Murph Strategy and how you will PR!

    By: Michael Collette Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit Prototype To start, it’s important to recognize and remember that Memorial Day is a time where we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. In CrossFit and throughout the thousands of affiliates around the world, we honor Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005 e…Read More