July 22, 2014
Every gym has the occasional body-odor problem. Three CrossFit coaches share their strategies for dealing with a smelly athlete. Emily Beers reports.
Although it was years ago, Andrew Swartz still gags when he thinks about the stench.
“His body odor was different than anything I’d experienced. It didn’t seem to be restricted by the laws of physics as we know them,” the longtime CrossFit coach said of a… Continue Reading
(Corrects to describe Danie du Preez as a former Tae Bo instructor.)
Two-time CrossFit Games athlete Danie du Preez owns and operates CrossFit B4C in Africa, the first affiliate on the continent.
“I like to be first in a lot of things in my life,” he says, “and to have the first CrossFit box in Africa is one of the things I wanted to achieve.”
A former Tae Bo instructor, du Preez lost many clients when he changed the… Continue Reading
British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”
In Part 1, Burgess discusses his desire to improve his life with Brett… Continue Reading
Greg Glassman opened the first CrossFit gym in 2001, and on June 20, 2014, Royal Docks CrossFit became the 10,000th affiliate worldwide.
Hollis Molloy of CrossFit Santa Cruz remembers the good old CrossFit days, the days when CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman hosted every single Level 1 Seminar, when the entire group—including Glassman—went for pizza and beer after the course.
Molloy, who started CrossFit at Glassman’s original CrossFit gym… Continue Reading
CrossFit Leicester in Leicester, U.K., hasn’t been around long, but you wouldn’t know it based on the commitment of its coaches and the camaraderie of its community.
“I absolutely love it,” says member Kaz Willmer. “It gives me a reason to get up in the morning.”
Partners Andy and Jennifer Osborne exhibit incredible passion for their business.
“I’ve been into fitness for about the last 15 years,” Andy says, “always been into functional training, and CrossFit just… Continue Reading
In October 2012, Donnie Savella suffered an injury that eventually led to paralysis of his legs. He set a goal to get back into competitive shape by 2015. This year, he competed in the CrossFit Games Open, one year ahead of schedule.
“One day I was fit, I was working out, and the next day I was in total paralysis. The reality of being in paralysis was frightening for me,” Savella says.
After completing his four-month physical-therapy… Continue Reading
On Episode 335 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit TNT owner Rochelle Thayer, as well as Level 1 Seminar Staff member Nicole Gordon. This episode was webcast on June 18, 2014.
1:37 Rochelle Thayer owns CrossFit TNT in St. Charles, Missouri. She’s good friends with Kevin Ogar and is organizing the Battle for Courage fundraising event. Ogar suffered a spinal-cord injury at a competition on Jan. 12… Continue Reading
Experienced affiliate owners share key aspects of their coach-development programs, while owners of newer gyms explain how they’re planning to raise their own coaches.
Ultimately, the goal of a CrossFit affiliate is simple: creating excellence. This includes excellence on the part of the athletes and coaches, as well as excellence for the affiliate as a whole.
Because affiliate owners have the ability to run their businesses as they see fit, they often seek to develop… Continue Reading