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Cops, Coping and CrossFit

By Ian Wittenber

In Affiliation, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

November 26, 2014

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In November 2013, the Oregon City Police Department lost an officer in the line of duty. That hadn’t happened in more than 100 years. As the new police chief in the small Oregon community, Jim Brand recognized the need to help the department cope with the loss of Reserve Officer Robert Libke, who was fatally shot after responding to reports of an armed man near a house on fire.

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

November 13, 2014

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Zach Forrest, owner of CrossFit Max Effort, welcomes up to 60 visitors to his affiliate each day. The 16,000-square-foot facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, is home to a community that welcomes everyone.

“The CFME community has stepped up,” says Forrest, who is also a member of CrossFit’s Seminar Staff. “They expect to take on the visitors, and they expect to welcome them and help them. It’s not like, ‘Oh, they’re visiting. We’re just gonna let them do their own… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

November 04, 2014

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Affiliate owners describe creative ways to offload work so they can focus on the big picture at their gyms.

When you open a CrossFit affiliate, you quickly learn you’re more than a coach, and if you try to tackle every job that comes your way, you might not find time to sleep, let alone time to train your clients and develop coaches and your business.

Imagine this very common scenario:

You wake up at 5 a.m. and… Continue Reading

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Fit to Teach Episode 1: Trust Me, You’ll Love It

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

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November 01, 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.

In Part 1, meet Davis and Coach Steve Pinkerton, as well as teachers Angela, Jennifer, Hilary, Anne, Courtney, Joy, Haley and… Continue Reading

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Motown Solo

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

October 28, 2014

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In a city long at conflict with itself, Jarrod Bell runs the only operating CrossFit affiliate because, he says, it’s the right thing to do. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

The 400 m surrounding Detroit’s first and only operating CrossFit affiliate is a microcosm of the city’s decay.

There are overgrown lots—a couple outlined with rusted chain-link fences forbidding the curious—and abandoned turn-of-the-century Victorian-style brick homes whose vine-covered walls, broken windows… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching

October 24, 2014

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Athletes look past a monster truck full of rottweilers to find a coach who’s 100 percent invested in his athletes.

Almost 100 people sent us stories of virtuosity in the week after we asked for submissions, and each was inspiring in its own way.

We heard about trainers who have changed lives, athletes who have overcome huge obstacles to find fitness, and communities that exhibit strength measured in something other than pounds… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Special Populations

October 20, 2014

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Old City CrossFit in Washington, D.C., is located near Gallaudet University, a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

“We knew there was a chance that we’d get some deaf members,” says Old City coach Erin Losie. “We had some ideas as to what we would do.”

Shortly after opening, Old City indeed became home to many deaf members. Coaches began to learn sign language, and a community… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

October 16, 2014

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Casey Parlett’s goal in life is to be the best coach in the world, and the 29-year-old has dedicated himself to changing the lives of others at CrossFit 760 in San Diego, California.

“To make that difference in one person’s life you get addicted to that,” Parlett says. “Every day that I walk in the door, I strive to be better than I was the day before, and I strive to be the best . I want to be known as somebody that… Continue Reading

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