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Found Money

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Kids

February 02, 2014

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Schools and CrossFit affiliates are teaming up to improve fitness and brain function in children, and opportunities for funding abound if you know where to look. Chris Cooper explains.

Physical education has flatlined.

While the obesity epidemic rages and many schools lack the money, time or knowledge to implement a comprehensive approach to physical activity, CrossFit Kids is bringing fitness back into the curriculum, and the growing demand is creating new… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching

February 01, 2014

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Three affiliate owners in destination cities share secrets to dealing with visiting athletes while ensuring members receive the attention they deserve.

Visiting other affiliates for a workout away from home is part of leading a fit lifestyle, building the global CrossFit community, experiencing new coaching styles, bulking up the T-shirt collection and getting acquainted with the locals.

But visiting athletes can also create management… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 315

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

January 31, 2014

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On Episode 315 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Daniel Cook of CrossFit Black. This episode was webcast on Jan. 29, 2014.

3:14 Daniel Cook owns CrossFit Black, located in Sydney, Australia. He explained how Australians are doing CrossFit in record numbers, with more and more of them looking to compete in the upcoming CrossFit Games season, which starts Feb. 27 with the Open. Cook described his facility and… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

January 29, 2014

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District CrossFit sits just two blocks away from the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. So when a lone gunman fatally shot 12 people and injured three others on the base on Sept. 16, 2013, operations at the box ground to a halt.

“When it happened, we got, like, literally shut down. We weren’t allowed to leave or do anything. It was really scary and … it just kind of hit home,” said affiliate owner Andrew Killion.

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

January 25, 2014

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Steve Longan was worn out on working out, so he started running with the other guys at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau. But running wasn’t fun for him.

Then a friend told him about CrossFit. Eager to learn more, Longan suddenly found himself up against local athletes Kristan Clever, Katie Hogan and Becca Voigt.

“I didn’t want to say I got beat by a bunch of girls, but I didn’t get beat—I got buried by… Continue Reading

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Minarets and Muscle-Ups

By Bryan Anderson

In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

January 23, 2014

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At Cairo’s lone CrossFit affiliate, athletes sweat out the stress of living through the Egyptian Revolution. Bryan Anderson reports.

Adham Salloum, 26, is standing inside a health club on the edge of Cairo, Egypt. He grabs a pair of gymnastics rings and heaves himself up.

A dozen of his comrades are standing around him. They clap and they shout, urging him on: “Yalla, Adham!” (“Yalla” means “come on” in Arabic.)

He pulls on the rings again… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

January 21, 2014

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After home and work, there are “third places.” Eleanor Brown examines why we lost them and how CrossFit affiliates are bringing them back.

Melissa Chernaik spent 17 years working as a political consultant in Portland, Ore. She was driven and focused on her career, and her work was a large part of her identity.

“A big chunk of my friends were all in that same field,” she says. When she met new people, there would always be “that first… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Kids

January 16, 2014

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Nick Loera wanted to bring CrossFit to fellow students at Summit Tahoma. Through the help of the NorCal CrossFit community, he’ll be teaching his peers to squat in February.

Summit Charter High Schools are based on a philosophy that the students should drive their own learning, and 16-year-old Nick Loera took that to heart.

While Summit has a strong approach to developing learning and critical thinking in the classroom, the students lack any… Continue Reading

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