December 2014

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December 31, 2014

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The individual PDF articles published in December 2014 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

“Coach, Counsler or Both?” - Saline
“Breaking the Sound Barrier” - Cooper
“Seasons in the Abyss” - Beers
“The Death of Diversity” - Cooper
“Torpedo School 4: Up From the Depths” - Palmer
“Virtuosity 3: Learning to Fail” - Dunham
“‘You’ve Gotta Try CrossFit!‘” - Beers

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

December 31, 2014

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Kevin and Erin Harrington were looking for a way to change their lives, and they found it in Southern Moon CrossFit. The welcoming environment in the Greenville, South Carolina, affiliate keeps them coming back.

“Everyone was very supportive and encouraging,” Erin says of her first visit. “When you’re overweight and going to a gym to work out for the first time, it can be intimidating because a lot of people either ignore you or… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

December 29, 2014

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Referrals are key to a running a successful box, and many affiliate owners have found organic ways to generate and bring new faces into the gym.

One of the founding tenets of CrossFit affiliation is letting the excellence of your training, your coaches, your facility and your community create referrals so you don’t have to devote your life to lead generation and sales.

In other words, professional coaches help their clients achieve tremendous levels… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 361

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

December 28, 2014

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On Episode 361 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Tyler Quinn of CrossFit Minneapolis and blind athlete Austin Clark. This episode was webcast on Dec. 24, 2014.

2:39 Tyler Quinn and his partners own four affiliates in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, area. With the holidays in full swing, Quinn explained how he handles drop-ins and ensures visiting athletes get a great workout. As coach to multi-year CrossFit Games athlete… Continue Reading

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Fit to Teach Episode 8: Where Teachers Can Dream

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In HD Videos

December 27, 2014

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With the encouragement of co-worker and CrossFit coach Meredith Davis, 18 Cannon School educators in Concord, North Carolina, started training at CrossFit Vitality. In this nine-part series, these teachers and administrators go through CrossFit fundamentals and try to determine the cognitive impact of the program.

It’s time for the final workout with the original group from Cannon School. After 12 weeks of CrossFit, these educators will be… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

December 26, 2014

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CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman said, “We fail at the margins of our experience.” As such, confronting failure is a large part of a fitness program designed to expose you to a host of movements, take you out of your comfort zone and prepare you for any eventuality.

Learn the air squat and you’ll soon be faced with a barbell squat. Get comfortable with the bar on your back, and it’s time to put it overhead… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Kids, Special Populations

December 24, 2014

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The Wellington School, located in Columbus, Ohio, is an independent private school for students in preschool through Grade 12. Four-time CrossFit Games athlete Lindsey Smith is its athletic director.

The school is also home to TWS CrossFit. When Smith accepted the job at the prep school, a Wellington parent who does CrossFit reached out to ask how CrossFit would be implemented into the athletics program.

“(The parent) gave us some restricted… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Poipu: Hills for Bills

By Tyson Oldroyd and Eric Maciel

In Affiliation, HD Videos, Kids

December 23, 2014

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On Sept. 14, CrossFit Poipu hosted a trail-run fundraiser to sponsor local youth into the gym’s CrossFit Kids program.

“This whole event is being put together so we can raise money for kids over here to be able to come do CrossFit for free. A lot of (the kids) come from rough homes. … We pull them off the street and get them in the gym, and it changes their lives,” says Aaron Hoff, owner of the affiliate in Kauai, Hawaii.

The… Continue Reading

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