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In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit

February 28, 2016

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Emilio Zuniga showcases the drive of Jose Luis Sanchez.

Photographer Emilio Zuniga met Jose Luis Sanchez the day these photos were taken. “He just showed up and started working. I was at the gym at the right time that day,” Zuniga recalled. Sanchez is a retired U.S. Marine who was wounded by an IED in late 2011 in Afghanistan. “Since then I have become an Adaptive Athlete hoping to inspire and motivate others,” Sanchez… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

February 26, 2016

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Nancy Hoshaw survived a heart attack at 48 and breast cancer at 60. At 73, she’s entering the CrossFit Games Open, which kicked off Feb. 25. While some compete to be named Fittest on Earth, Hoshaw is competing with time and age—and she’s winning.

After seeing decrepit women on a trip to Israel, Hoshaw decided a slow slide into a retirement home wasn’t for her.

“My goal is to stay healthy and independent. I cherish my… Continue Reading

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New Year’s Newbies

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Coaching

February 22, 2016

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Affiliate owners offer advice on how to handle the rush when January and February bring prospective clients with fitness goals for 2016.

New year, new you—now at a discounted rate!

It’s a phrase globo gyms around the world know well as they seek to draw New Year’s resolutioners who have pledged to get in shape.

Many CrossFit affiliates, however, take a different approach.

“I learned from experience I cannot lower the price … because it… Continue Reading

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After struggling with her health for years—surviving cancer and developing Type 2 diabetes—Patti Goldenson decided to turn her life around. Since joining CrossFit South Bay in Torrance, California, she’s lost 135 lb. and no longer needs to take diabetes medication.

Goldenson’s journey began after she broke her back at work. While she was in recovery, her physical therapist, Ron Satow, invited her to a contest at his gym. He was surprised when… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

January 23, 2016

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In this video, Rommel Cinco describes his personal journey with CrossFit, and Madeline and Jimi Letchford share what he means to the community at Cinco CrossFit in Ladero Ranch, California.

Cinco was the first member to join the Letchfords at their new box. He recalls coming in for the first time and seeing “guys going up and down the rope like spiders.”

He almost walked out but instead started coming every day. Now he’s the “spirit of… Continue Reading

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No Más

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Nutrition, Spanish

January 22, 2016

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Oscar Ramos, el dueño de CrossFit Downey, trabaja para destruir los lazos culturales con la Gran Soda y por educar sus miembros—la mayoría que son Hispanos—en los peligros de las bebidas dulces.

Cuando era niño, Oscar Ramos no podía salir a jugar hasta que se bebiera “la botella gorda” de Gatorade sabor limón.

Una botella de 32 onzas de la auto-proclamada bebida extintora de la sed contiene 56 gramos de azúcar, o alrededor de14 cucharaditas—más… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Nutrition

January 19, 2016

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Open happiness or open diabetes?

Big Soda’s advertising would have you believe its products are all part of a healthy, active, vibrant life. The reality is much different: Sugary sports drinks and sodas are fueling chronic disease and ruining the health of millions. It’s time to push aside celebrity endorsements, catchy jingles and clever slogans to tell people the truth: Sugar is toxic.

From Nov. 8 to 19, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman visited nine… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

January 11, 2016

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In this video, CrossFit Games veterans Rich Froning, Dan Bailey, James Hobart and Josh Bridges join Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro and X Games gold medalist Lance Coury for an epic ride from Placentia, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The journey leads the six riders through six states in six days, with four of them on motorcycles supplied by Triumph. Along the way, they cover 2,260 miles of open highway and dirt… Continue Reading

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