• March 8, 2024By Patrick Clark

    With the official start of the 2024 CrossFit Games season occurring last Thursday with the Open announcement, we decided that would be an appropriate time to unveil the B.Friendly Fitness “Friend of the Week”. The purpose of the “Friend of the Week” is to recognize athletes within the functional fitness community for their achievements not

  • March 7, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Image Credit – Alexander Pettersson One of the earliest and most consistent supporters of me in my journey throughout CrossFit coverage and practicing it in my own life has been WODProof app, and they are here for you too. Since the beginning, the WODProof team have sought to bring the easiest, most user-friendly and practical

  • March 6, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Dates: March 9-10 Location: Turkish Gymnastics Federation. Istanbul, Turkey Competition Overview Another busy week for the “2024-25 B.Friendly Fitness World Tour“, it’s week two of the CrossFit Games Open and also the second stop of the tour. Brian Friend finds himself in Istanbul, Turkey for the Eurasia Throwdown Finals after spending a week in Riyadh,

  • February 26, 2024By Brian

    Dates: February 29-March 2 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Competition Overview SandClash 2024 will be the fifth annual edition. Starting in 2019 the competition featured 75 athletes from 11 gyms from around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has seen an increase in the number of athletes participating, and the number of attendees every year; and

  • February 21, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Fresh off the road after a 20-stop inaugural “2023-24 B.Friendly Fitness Offseason World Tour”, dates and competitions for the “2024-25 B.Friendly Fitness World Tour” have been announced with next weekend’s Sandclash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kicking off the current 12-month, 33-city tour, that will have the B.Friendly Fitness team providing fitness competition and CrossFit community

  • February 15, 2024By Brian

    After 20 stops in 26 weeks it’s time to reflect on the biggest lessons learned. These are my own personal opinions when it gets down to it, but they are largely founded in consistent observations and repetitive conversations from several competitions during this offseason.   Who, What, Where, When, and How to Watch This is what

  • February 8, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Picsil Pamplona, Spain The final stop (stop 20!!!) of the “2023-24 B.Friendly Fitness Offseason World Tour” brings us back to Europe in what was a late add to the tour. We were in Spain back in September for the Madrid Championships and have returned in February for a much less well known competition,

  • February 1, 2024By Brian

    A late add to the 2023-2024 “B.Friendly World Tour”, I am on the way to Spain this week for the 20th and final stop on the tour before the Open (I measure CrossFit years from Open to Open), the Picsil Pamplona Arena Games. This competition came on my radar relatively recently as I started seeing

  • January 30, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: The Fittest Experience Taylor, Texas, USA This is stop 19 of 20, and it brings me to Taylor, Texas (north of Austin) for what was the 16th edition of this competition. I learned a ton about this competition and its history this weekend through conversations with athletes, coaches, event organizers, and staff who

  • January 30, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit : Rafael Paredes Wodapalooza was one of the first competitions I ever went to. After going to the North Central Regionals in 2014, and the CrossFit Games in 2016, it was WZA in 2017 which was my third ever elite CrossFit competition I attended as a fan. In one way or another, I