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In Affiliation, Level 1 Seminar Staff

December 04, 2015

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CrossFit continues to grow in all parts of the world, and Russia is no exception. In December 2014, CrossFit offered a Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit Geraklion in Moscow. The course was translated into Russian by Level 1 Seminar Staff member Dmitry Andryukhin, and participants came from as far away as Siberia to hear the material in their native language.

Earlier, Andryukhin had sent an email to CrossFit Training to express his… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 12: Reconnecting

By Jill Zamoyta

In Affiliation

November 24, 2015

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Jill Zamoyta finds friends and fitness help her rebuild the mind-body link that was severed when she was abused.

Just over a year ago, we asked members of the CrossFit community to tell us why they train where they train. We received a large number of submissions, and we published 12 of them from October 2014 to November 2015.

In those 12 articles, we heard about affiliate owners who inspire their members… Continue Reading

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No Más

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Nutrition

November 16, 2015

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CrossFit Downey owner Oscar Ramos works to shatter cultural ties to Big Soda and educate his mostly Hispanic membership on the dangers of sugary beverages.

As a child, Oscar Ramos was not allowed to go outside to play unless he drank his entire “fat bottle” of lime-flavored Gatorade.

A 32-ounce bottle of the so-called thirst quencher contains 56 grams of sugar, or about 14 teaspoons—more than double the 6-teaspoon daily limit the World Health Organization… Continue Reading

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Bring the Fight

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Legal

November 12, 2015

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CrossFit Founder and CEO asks California community for help in support of statewide health-warning labels on sugary drinks.

Change is afoot. As CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman explained Big Soda’s many evils to CrossFit athletes during the first few days of the California Invasion, seismic shifts were happening outside affiliate walls.

On Nov. 6, the University of Colorado School of Medicine announced it would return a US$1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Co. Days… Continue Reading

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Culture Club

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Coaching

October 27, 2015

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What does your CrossFit affiliate say to members without saying a thing?

Anthony’s truck sagged on the driver’s side as it approached my parking lot. The balding powerlifter had worn out its springs as surely as he’d worn out his welcome at every gym in town. And now it was my turn to send him away. I met him in the parking lot and placed my hand on his door before he could get out.

When I opened my second gym in 2008, my… Continue Reading

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Never Miss the Jerk

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Coaching

October 16, 2015

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Affiliate owners work to please every client, but when an athlete is clearly unsuited to a gym, it’s time to take action.

Doug Chapman has seen it all: stalking, rudeness, willful ignorance.

There are many reasons he’s asked clients to leave his affiliate, CrossFit Ann Arbor in Michigan. And since opening the gym in 2005, he’s come to recognize the red flags early.

“When they’re noncompliant for instruction to a class,” Chapman said… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 11: Dig In

By Jason Taylor

In Affiliation

October 07, 2015

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In the 11th edition of the Virtuosity series, Jason Taylor explains how a great gym inspires its members, who then pay it forward by inspiring each other to apply a rugged attitude to training and life outside the box.

Tough workout coming? Dig in.

Heading into a challenging situation at the office? Dig in.

Dealing with a family issue? Dig in.

CrossFit Inc. is sending Taylor US$500 for writing about the never-quit mentality that… Continue Reading

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Mop and Fail

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation

September 28, 2015

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Nobody wants to do burpees in dog hair and someone else’s sweat. Affiliate owners around the world share how they tackle the common and tedious task of keeping their floors clean.

Jessica Kates Chadwick dreaded mopping her gym.

“Mopping was work. Seriously, it was my active-recovery day and I put it off often because it sucked so bad. Lots of trips to empty and refill the bucket,” said the owner of CrossFit Confederation in Louisiana.

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