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If You Build It … by Nathan Whitman - CrossFit Journal

If You Build It …

By Nathan Whitman

In Affiliation, Videos

March 11, 2010

Video Article

CrossFit Highlands Ranch opened in April 2009, and a community quickly sprang up inside the box. That isn’t a unique phenomenon in the CrossFit world, but co-owner Nathan Whitman said it was somewhat unexpected in an area where people tend to keep to themselves.

In this snapshot of the Colorado box, Whitman talks about collaboration with other boxes in the area, programming and favorite WODs, as well as what makes his box special.

As for advice to new or prospective affiliate owners, Whitman believes it’s important to pace yourself when starting out.

“Don’t buy equipment that you don’t need right away,” he explains, pointing to a pile of heavy dumbbells that sat mostly unused while his members built up the strength to lift them.

5min 25sec

Additional video: Nuts and Berries by Zach Even-Esh, published Dec. 20, 2009.

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3 Comments on “If You Build It …”


wrote …

I have been Crossfitting now for about 6 weeks, here in COB Adder Talil Iraq (LOVE IT), and my Deployment is almost over. I live in Highlands Ranch Colorado, so, it is great that there is a box so close to home. Looking forward to joining the club soon!!!


wrote …

Nate is the best!!!


wrote …

Nate and the people at CFHR are great! I stopped by when I was out of town and had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you guys at sectionals next week!

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