May 02, 2016
CrossFit affiliate owners discuss how to build a healthy schedule of get-togethers and events that will help grow and strengthen the community.
Affiliate owners give many reasons for opening a CrossFit gym: a love and passion for CrossFit, the thrill of owning a business, and a desire to build a community, among others.
Almost no affiliate owner ever opens a CrossFit gym because of a love of event planning.
However, many owners have discovered… Continue Reading
Colleen Baz presents CrossFit’s DeCO’s program for the Girls Athletic Leadership School.
In 2014, CrossFit DeCO began its relationship with the Girls Athletic Leadership School. GALS is a unique school with its curriculum rooted in the importance of movement and the mind-body connection. Four days a week we are teaching this group of teenage girls how to move well and how to feel confident. What we couldn’t have imagined was how CrossFit would… Continue Reading
CrossFit RRG helps John McPherson and P3 CrossFit set precedent by fighting off rhabdomyolysis lawsuit.
In September 2011, Adam Gottlieb walked into P3 CrossFit, John McPherson’s affiliate in Houston, Texas. Under the supervision of one of P3’s trainers, Gottlieb performed a free introductory workout that consisted of a 500-m row, 40 air squats, 30 sit-ups, 20 push-ups and 10 pull-ups. Gottlieb became nauseated during the… Continue Reading
When drop-ins arrive at your gym, coaches recommend a friendly, inquisitive approach for best results.
Ask questions. Lots of questions. When it comes to coaching strangers, that’s the advice from affiliate owners in some of the country’s most visited spots.
Inquire about such things as medical conditions, how long the athlete has been doing CrossFit, his or her home gym, among other things, advised Charlotte Psaila, owner of CrossFit Kapaa on the Hawaiian… Continue Reading
With owner Olivia Heather and head coach Geoff Halston at the helm, CrossFit Tumuora has been transforming the Cook Islands community through its emphasis on an active lifestyle and good nutrition since July 2013.
“The Cook Islands is in a dire situation where we’re actually the second most obese country or population in the world, as well as the most overweight,” Heather says.
“About 90 percent of our population is overweight, and 64 percent of them are… Continue Reading
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
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
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