CrossFit Kanna Radio

CrossFit Kanna Radio
“Fit for Life” - all things CrossFit, fitness, nutrition, and in between for everyday people. CrossFit Kanna is located in Ambler, PA.

44 - Michael Cazayoux: Addiction, Vulnerability, and Future Parenting
Oct 17 • 59 min
Michael Cazayoux is a 2x CrossFit Games winner on Team Hack’s Pack UTE, founder and podcast host of Brute Strength, and co-owner and podcast host of Working Against Gravity. We talk about: -growing up “with” Harry Potter —heroine addiction as a teenager…
43 - New Nutrition Program
Sep 26 • 10 min
Coach Rachel and Coach Chris talk about Kanna’s revamped nutrition program and what it entails. It works as a stand-alone option (no, you don’t have to workout here) or an add-on to your CrossFit membership. We also now do corporate nutrition challenges!…
42 - Katelyn Mathe: Baker to Realtor and Getting Married in Iceland
Jul 26 • 35 min
We are starting a new series where we interview members of CrossFit Kanna and hear their story. Katelyn Mathe grew up thinking she was going to be a baker but then found a passion for real estate. We talk about things you should know before buying or…
41 - Coach Fox: Quitting Her Corporate Job to Live Her Perfect Day
Jul 18 • 36 min
Coach Fox wears a bracelet that reminds her, “Actually, you can.” After being in the corporate role for years, she realized that path wasn’t leading towards her perfect day so she quit and is now at Kanna full time. Listen to our latest podcast to hear…
40 - Dr. Alex Stoner of Core3PT: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Jul 2 • 54 min
We talk all things pelvic floor with Dr. Alex Stoner from Core3PT and how pelvic floor dysfunction (like peeing yourself while jumping rope) is common, but not normal and it CAN be treated! For more information, go to:
39 - Kanna Origin Story - part 2
Jun 18 • 51 min
Coach Lam and Coach Chris continue from part 1 talking about the origins of Kanna. They talk about what they did before the doors opened, how the name and logo came about, the most expensive piece of “equipment,” and more.
38 - Kanna Origin Story - part 1
May 14 • 30 min
Chris and Lam talk about the origins of Kanna, specifically: -what career Chris was doing before Kanna and how he started thinking about opening a CrossFit gym -doing research by dropping into 70+ CrossFit gyms -who SHOULDN’T open a business -two major…
37 - EC Synkowski and the 800g Challenge
Mar 28 • 41 min
We interview EC Synkowski who runs OptimizeMe Nutrition and created the 800g Challenge where participants are encouraged to eat 800 grams of fruits and veggies per day. We talk about the challenge, nutrition in general, fitness, book recommendations, the…
36 - Advice for New CrossFit Coaches
Mar 13 • 56 min
Coach Rachel and Coach Chris sit down to discuss what they would tell a new CrossFit coach and what sets apart good and great coaches. Although they are both CF-L3 certified, this fact has almost nothing to do with what’s really important: caring for your…
35 - Pregnancy, BIRTHFIT, and Chiropractic with Chiropractic Community Center
Mar 1 • 34 min
We interview Drs. Kristin and Mark Legnola of Chiropractic Community Center about all things chiropractic, pregnancy, postpartum and more. This is a great episode to learn more about what chiropractic is, who it’s for, and why you might consider seeing a…
Ep: 34 - Get to Know Coach Fox
Jan 7 • 50 min
When did Coach Fox start CrossFit? Is she always so positive? What time does she wake up? How was she proposed to? Does she like vacuum lines in her carpet? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
33 - Wendy Fry: Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, and the Ketogenic Diet
Nov 29, 2018 • 49 min
We talk to Wendy to learn more about her daughter who has Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. We also talk about how the ketogenic diet has played a role in her daughter’s health and just how stringent they need to be when administering such a diet.…
32 - Pat Barber: Kids, Knives, and The Craziest Travel Story Ever
Oct 24, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode we have the pleasure of talking with CrossFit OG, Pat Barber. We cover everything from his current nutrition and working out; surfing; his own CrossFit story leading up to the Games and beyond; the CRAZIEST travel story you never want to…
31 - Coach Chris
Sep 28, 2018 • 47 min
Dori and Rachel interview Coach Chris and learn more about his background and how he got started with CrossFit!
30 - CrossFit Games Changes
Sep 7, 2018 • 34 min
Coaches Dori and Chris sit down to discuss the major changes coming to the CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games
29: Emotional Lifecycle of a CrossFitter
Aug 24, 2018 • 33 min
Coaches Rachel and Chris talk about the common ups and downs of starting CrossFit, why PR’ing all the time is common in the beginning, and some warning signs that your CrossFit gym is not a great fit for you
28: We go to Orange Theory
Aug 1, 2018 • 23 min
Coaches Rachel, Dori, and Chris head to Orange Theory (North Wales/Gwynedd) and take a class. We talk about the experience and similarities/differences to CrossFit. Thanks to Coach Lisa for the class!
27: Lam and his CrossFit Level 1 Course Experience
Jul 24, 2018 • 38 min
Lam talks about his experience at the CrossFit Level 1 course. We talk about the type of people that might want to take the course, the general format of the weekend, and more
26: Chuck Bennington CrossFit Gymnastics
Jun 15, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we chat with Chuck Bennington, lead coach for CrossFit Gymnastics about: -His background in the military and finding CF -CF Gymnastics - shapes and how they translate to weightlifting -Rx = understanding -Being a dad -Books he recommends…
25 - CrossFit is for Anybody, But Not for Everyone
May 24, 2018 • 34 min
Coaches Rachel and Chris discuss how CrossFit differs from other fitness routines due to the in-depth coaching and how this means it can be for anybody, but maybe not everyone. Coach Rachel also talks about how CF improved her golf game and her experience…
24: Coach Rachel and Gymnastics Specialty Course
May 3, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode we get to know our newest staff member, Coach Rachel. Rachel talks about being overweight as a teen and finding high intensity exercise to lose the weight, then using CrossFit to change her body composition. We also talk about her recent…
23: Becca N. - Calories and Performance
Mar 22, 2018 • 29 min
Becca wanted to lean out and increase performance in the gym, but at 1500 calories, she wasn’t eating enough! This episode walks through our process of increasing her calories and the results she has seen in and out of the gym. Some of the effects…
22: My Training at 34 - Coach Chris
Mar 14, 2018 • 34 min
Taking a page from Robb Wolf, Coach Chris describes his nutrition, sleep, and training habits over the past year. This is also in blog post format at
21: Q+A: More supps; Career advice; food timing
Feb 7, 2018 • 38 min
-supplements preworkout and post workout; rest/Deload weeks; acquiring skills; career advice; injuries and mobility; food timing
20: Q+A: Breakfast; Pre and Post Workout; Puking and Peeing
Jan 24, 2018 • 45 min
Breakfast - what do you do when you get sick of eggs? Weight belt placement? Alternating upper and lower body days? Cheat weekends? Three best mobility exercises? If you could build an athlete ground-up, where would you start? When should you start using…
19: Paleo and Zone Nutrition 101
Jan 17, 2018 • 64 min
Audio from a nutrition info session we ran in the fall of 2017. For full video, check out our YouTube page!
18: Jon Dobzelecki: From 400 lbs. to Nutrition Coach
Jan 3, 2018 • 59 min
We chat with Jon Dobzelecki from Performing Nutrition and how he went from almost 400 lbs. to nutrition coach. We talk about his time growing up in the States and then Hong Kong; his yo-yo dieting with Weight Watchers, and how a $50 bet in college got him…
17: CrossFit Kanna’s Holiday Survival Guide
Dec 13, 2017 • 21 min
Coach Chris gives some tips on how to stay on top of your training and nutrition through the holiday season
16: Melissa Hemphill - BIRTHFIT Nutrition and Self-care
Nov 28, 2017 • 49 min
This week we talk with Melissa Hemphill: Air Force Captain, Biology professor, wife, mother of 3, and BIRTHFIT Regional Director. We cover topics like nutrition, mindset, and self-care, but so much more including Melissa’s personal life events and…
15: Dori Fleekop - Hard Work + Adaptive Athlete Seminar
Nov 21, 2017 • 80 min
We talk to Dori Fleekop, coach at CrossFit Kanna. We learn about his background and how he went from 205 lbs. to 150 lbs. by simply working for it. We also talk about how he found CrossFit in Europe, how he came to Kanna, and his experience at the…
14: Nast Whitson - BIRTHFIT Tribe
Nov 14, 2017 • 89 min
This week we talk with Nast Whitson, BIRTHFIT Regional Director, CrossFit coach, running coach, and so much more. We talk about having a tribe, her journey from track star, med school to fashion career change, books she likes, being a “pressure releaser,”…
13: Dr. Lindsey Mathews - BIRTHFIT
Nov 7, 2017 • 51 min
We interview the founder of BirthFit, a movement that encourages a state of readiness for expecting mothers by focusing on four pillars: nutrition, fitness, chiropractic, and mindset. Coach Chris recently attended the BirthFit coaches seminar and wanted…
12: Kyle Bryant - FARA and Positive Outlook
Oct 31, 2017 • 61 min
Kyle Bryant is one of the most positive, upbeat people you’ll meet. He also has Friedreich’s ataxia, a degenative neuro-muscular disease. We talk about FARA, CrossFit, and having a positive outlook.
11: Brad N. - Working Out Injured
Oct 24, 2017 • 41 min
One of our members, Brad, joined with an existing shoulder injury. We sit down and talk about both the physical and mental aspects of working out while injured and Coach Chris shares his story, too.
10: Lam N. - Adversity, Money, Kids
Oct 16, 2017 • 71 min
Get to know Lam Nguyen, our General Manager. We talk about everything from immigrating, taking care of siblings, money, school, kids, and even a little CrossFit!
9: Motivation & Accountability
Oct 6, 2017 • 35 min
Lam and Chris riff on motivation, how to stay accountable for nutrition and working out, and a quick recap of the BirthFit seminar
8: Dr. Jackie Halpern - Sleep Hygiene
Sep 28, 2017 • 56 min
Dr. Jackie Halpern specializes in PTSD and sleep hygiene. Here she offers several tactics and best practices to get the sleep you need.
7: Tips for CrossFit Competition Spectating and Box Etiquette
Sep 22, 2017 • 54 min
Lam and Chris talk about what to expect at a competition as a spectator, plus the unspoken rules (until now!) of box etiquette
6: 10 Tips for CrossFit Beginners
Sep 14, 2017 • 50 min
Ten things that people new to CrossFit should (and shouldn’t) do.
5: Jen Fugo - Gluten Free School
Sep 8, 2017 • 64 min
Gluten free, protein shake, eczema, leaky gut, auto immune disease, cortisol, eating healthy with family and friends, gluten-free snacks, and more
4: Dr. Jaime Zuckerman - Anxiety, Stress, Worry, and Parenting
Aug 30, 2017 • 42 min
Anxiety, Stress, Worry, and Parenting with clinical psychologist Dr. Jaime Zuckerman
3: Strength Days, Rest, and Gear for CrossFit
Aug 23, 2017 • 28 min
Why do we do strength aka barbell lifts? How much rest should I take between lifts? Belts, shoes, wraps, and sleeves - when should I use them and do I need them?
2: For time vs. AMRAP workouts in CrossFit
Aug 16, 2017 • 7 min
Coach Chris talks about the difference between “for time” workouts and AMRAP workouts and the pros and cons to both
1: A Cheap, Easy Paleo Meal
Aug 10, 2017 • 2 min
Our first episode! Here’s a really quick and cheap Paleo dinner for a family of 4