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In Affiliation, Legal

February 17, 2015

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D.C. CrossFit affiliates weigh in as District’s Council re-examines legislation.

The District of Columbia has paused enforcement of its law requiring licensure of so-called “personal fitness trainers” while it hammers out the details of what, exactly, it’s requiring.

The law—most often called the Omnibus Health Regulation Amendment Act—makes D.C. the country’s first municipality to require licensure of personal trainers.

First introduced Feb. 28, 2013, the legislation went into effect March… Continue Reading

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The Ground and the Fury

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Nutrition

February 15, 2015

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Peter Egyed and CrossFit Fury encourage members to grow their own in pursuit of improved health.

If you know Peter Egyed, you know he tends to go big.

“I will bite off more than I can chew and just figure it out along the way,” he said.

So when the 28-year-old announced his Arizona CrossFit affiliate would begin farming, few people were fazed.

Aimee Berencsi has known Egyed for eight years. Or, as she said, “from the… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

February 13, 2015

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For most of her marriage, Veronica Ledesma has taken care of her four kids and her husband Marcelo Elizaga, who played professional soccer for years.

But after discovering CrossFit and opening CrossFit Iron Tigers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she wants you to know one thing: “Here, the boss is me.”

Ledesma started CrossFit to lose weight after having her fourth child. Soon, weight loss became secondary to her passion for sharing CrossFit with others.

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In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

February 09, 2015

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Artist Karl Porter talks about how graffiti and CrossFit are healing wounds in the flashpoint city of Derry in Northern Ireland.

It was well past 1 a.m., and darkness blanketed the city of Derry, Northern Ireland. The streets were barren save for two teenage boys and their paint. Neither boy noticed the car’s approach until four masked men erupted from within. The vehicle was unmarked.

“That’s when we realized we couldn’t really run,” Porter recalled.

The men were members of… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Legal

January 28, 2015

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Lon Kilgore reviews recent legislation affecting personal trainers and discusses what it might mean for CrossFit trainers and affiliate owners.

In 2014, Washington, D.C., passed legislation giving the D.C. Board of Physical Therapy regulatory authority over fitness professionals, who also had to register with the mayor’s office in order to practice.

Omnibus Health Regulation Amendment Act of 2013 established DC Code 3-1209.08 with an effective date of March 26, 2014… Continue Reading

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Authority Figures

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation

January 20, 2015

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By establishing expertise, great coaches can make connections with current members as well as potential clients.

Before 2001, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman was teaching CrossFit, but few knew about it. In 2001, CrossFit.com went up, and in April 2002 the CrossFit Journal site followed and became home to Glassman’s foundational writings about the program.

Through articles such as “Foundations,” seminars, technique videos and other media output, the CrossFit message spread from… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

January 16, 2015

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ZZ CrossFit is one of 110 affiliates in Argentina and home to about 200 members. The box is located inside a 3,000-member globo gym in Buenos Aires, and coach Pope Garcia says he initially expected more members to migrate to CrossFit training.

“We expected to have more visitors from inside the gym, and the opposite happened,” Garcia says. “Ten percent of our (CrossFit) athletes came from inside the gym.”

The rest of ZZ’s members found the… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Media

January 14, 2015

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With basic technical skills and some practice, affiliates can create great images that showcase their businesses.

One of the most humbling aspects of CrossFit is how it exposes weaknesses—and not just in the realm of fitness.

Each CrossFit gym has a website that requires a modest degree of skill with words, videos and pictures, and these sites can showcase the strengths and weaknesses of those who manage them.

Even if you have the… Continue Reading

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