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Shane Davis and Michael Livingston were stuck in careers that didn’t fulfill them. Then they made a decision to change their lives. In October 2013, the two opened CrossFit Luminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now their lives are constantly varied.
“Part of why I like (owning an affiliate) is it allows me to do so many different things on a daily basis and constantly challenge myself,” Davis says.
But in April 2014, disaster struck. The affiliate caught fire… Continue Reading
August 28, 2015
Many athletes earned the label by coming to a crossroads in life and deciding to take a path leading away from old habits. CrossFit affiliates are there to support those choices with a community founded on fitness, friendship and healthy food.
For Annie Kolatsis, CrossFit Mother City in Cape Town, South Africa, provided the backup when she made her decision to move past an “allergy” to exercise. Kolatsis said she struggled through… Continue Reading
Some people want a huge house and fancy cars. Eduardo Aranguiz is happy living in a small loft above his affiliate, CrossFit BEF in Santiago, Chile.
“I am really happy living here,” he says. “I completed my dream.”
Aranguiz, who found CrossFit through YouTube videos from the 2008 CrossFit Games, traveled to Santa Clara, California, to meet NorCal CrossFit owner Jason Khalipa and obtain his Level 1 Certificate before opening his affiliate in 2014. Inspired by… Continue Reading
CrossFit Defense shows Theresa Smith she already has the tools she needs to defend herself.
Like many other CrossFit gyms, Raise the Bar CrossFit in Ontario, Oregon, is in an industrial area.
We want our members to be able to work out in a place where they can be themselves, and industrial areas are home to large warehouse spaces where weights can be dropped and music played loudly at all… Continue Reading
In March 2014, Richard Beddie—CEO of the Exercise Association of New Zealand and spokesperson for the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)—made unfounded claims in the media that CrossFit training has caused deaths.
“CrossFit has resulted in six deaths overseas and rendered an Australian man paraplegic,” Beddie told Stuff.com.nz. Beddie later denied making the statement, though the reporter who quoted him asserted she had been entirely accurate.
Not… Continue Reading
CrossFit Pottstown in Pennsylvania is part of Pottstown Athletic Club, a non-profit youth organization. The affiliate provides an alternative outlet for troubled youths who may not be able to afford to participate in traditional sports.
CrossFit Pottstown and the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation partnered up to develop a mutually beneficial relationship within the community. David Kraybill, president of the Health and Wellness Foundation, is happy with the outcome thus far.
July 11, 2015
Nick Evans and Matt Healey like to have fun.
That fun includes lifting in Speedos, handstand-walking across the street and dancing—lots of dancing.
The two coach at CrossFit Cronulla in Cronulla, Australia, a beachside suburb in southern Sydney.
The affiliate started in 2011 in Evans’ mother’s garage. Within a few months, it was growing so rapidly Healy and Evans asked their parents to co-sign a loan to obtain a larger space about five minutes from the ocean.
“We were… Continue Reading
Lon Kilgore examines the potential negative effects of licensing on the fitness industry—and those it serves.
Licensure for personal trainers has recently created a tremendous amount of banter, politicking and press.
In March 2014, Washington, D.C., became the first area to require licensure of personal trainers, although the law has not been enforced due to very confusing details and a subsequent review process. In May 2015, the Department of Health’s Physical Therapy Board—the… Continue Reading