CrossFit Somerville—located in densely populated Somerville, Massachusetts—appears to be a typical CrossFit affiliate. But look a little more closely and you’ll find a chicken coop, a beehive, flowers, plants, vegetables, herbs and more. The membership of CrossFit Somerville, led by affiliate owner J.T. Scott, started the urban-agriculture project to provide eggs and vegetables to the community.
“I built this community here in Boston… Continue Reading
CrossFit 614 owner Mitch Potterf sues Ohio State University on the strength of sworn statements from participants who say they were not injured in a study.
It started out as a great opportunity for Mitch Potterf. It was a chance for his athletes at CrossFit 614 in Columbus, Ohio, to participate in a scientific study at one of the most well-known research universities in the country.
More than three years later, Potterf finds himself suing… Continue Reading
March 11, 2015
Bartering seems like a great idea, but many affiliate owners warn that caution is required if you want to avoid trading a well-fed pig for an emaciated chicken.
When it comes to philosophies about bartering, affiliate owners are all over the map. And so is their bartering.
Some say they do it all the time and have never had a bad experience, while others are more cautious.
One affiliate owner admitted to bartering his coaching services… Continue Reading
CrossFit King of Prussia finds success with SAT-prep program.
He arrived a shy teenager. Skinny, hunched over, head hung, knees caving.
Today, things are different.
“Now he’s head high, ‘I can squat, I can lift weights, I can hold my own,’” Aimee Lyons said of Carter Buce. Lyons owns CrossFit King of Prussia in Pennsylvania.
But the 17-year-old is not just physically improved. He’s also mentally improved. After participating in CrossFit King of Prussia’s SAT-prep… Continue Reading
D.C. CrossFit affiliates weigh in as District’s Council re-examines legislation.
The District of Columbia has paused enforcement of its law requiring licensure of so-called “personal fitness trainers” while it hammers out the details of what, exactly, it’s requiring.
The law—most often called the Omnibus Health Regulation Amendment Act—makes D.C. the country’s first municipality to require licensure of personal trainers.
First introduced Feb. 28, 2013, the legislation went into effect March… Continue Reading
Peter Egyed and CrossFit Fury encourage members to grow their own in pursuit of improved health.
If you know Peter Egyed, you know he tends to go big.
“I will bite off more than I can chew and just figure it out along the way,” he said.
So when the 28-year-old announced his Arizona CrossFit affiliate would begin farming, few people were fazed.
Aimee Berencsi has known Egyed for eight years. Or, as she said, “from the… Continue Reading
For most of her marriage, Veronica Ledesma has taken care of her four kids and her husband Marcelo Elizaga, who played professional soccer for years.
But after discovering CrossFit and opening CrossFit Iron Tigers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she wants you to know one thing: “Here, the boss is me.”
Ledesma started CrossFit to lose weight after having her fourth child. Soon, weight loss became secondary to her passion for sharing CrossFit with others.
When… Continue Reading
Artist Karl Porter talks about how graffiti and CrossFit are healing wounds in the flashpoint city of Derry in Northern Ireland.
It was well past 1 a.m., and darkness blanketed the city of Derry, Northern Ireland. The streets were barren save for two teenage boys and their paint. Neither boy noticed the car’s approach until four masked men erupted from within. The vehicle was unmarked.
“That’s when we realized we couldn’t really run,” Porter recalled.
The men were members of… Continue Reading