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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 don’t know how to deal with… 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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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. Then add… 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.

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Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Legal

December 10, 2014

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As CrossFit gyms penetrate higher-traffic areas, some neighbors are struggling to adjust to the new levels of energy and noise.

“You're going to have to trust me here. Get out of your car, and I’ll drive it. Promise I won’t steal it.”

It’s winter in New York, New York. Jarrett Perelmutter has interrupted his coffee run to help a stranded motorist: A Ford Explorer is stuck in the filthy snow outside a laundromat. Sockless in his trademark golden… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 2: A Friend in Need

By Anne-Marie McClintock

In Affiliation

November 28, 2014

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A tragic death shakes an individual but unifies a community.

Our call for submissions has brought in more than a few tragic tales. As sad as these stories are, they are balanced by the strength of the affected people and the response of their communities.

CrossFit workouts have often been characterized as “group suffering,” and they make us stronger and fitter. In an inspiring reflection of that idea, members of CrossFit affiliates usually… Continue Reading

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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.

In a rare quiet moment during a… Continue Reading

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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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