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CrossFit Poipu: Hills for Bills

By Tyson Oldroyd and Eric Maciel

In Affiliation, HD Videos, Kids

December 23, 2014

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On Sept. 14, CrossFit Poipu hosted a trail-run fundraiser to sponsor local youth into the gym’s CrossFit Kids program.

“This whole event is being put together so we can raise money for kids over here to be able to come do CrossFit for free. A lot of (the kids) come from rough homes. … We pull them off the street and get them in the gym, and it changes their lives,” says Aaron Hoff, owner of the affiliate in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Legal

December 10, 2014

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As CrossFit gyms penetrate higher-traffic areas, some neighbors are struggling to adjust to the new levels of energy and noise.

“You're going to have to trust me here. Get out of your car, and I’ll drive it. Promise I won’t steal it.”

It’s winter in New York, New York. Jarrett Perelmutter has interrupted his coffee run to help a stranded motorist: A Ford Explorer is stuck in the filthy snow outside a laundromat. Sockless in his trademark golden… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 2: A Friend in Need

By Anne-Marie McClintock

In Affiliation

November 28, 2014

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A tragic death shakes an individual but unifies a community.

Our call for submissions has brought in more than a few tragic tales. As sad as these stories are, they are balanced by the strength of the affected people and the response of their communities.

CrossFit workouts have often been characterized as “group suffering,” and they make us stronger and fitter. In an inspiring reflection of that idea, members of CrossFit affiliates usually… Continue Reading

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Cops, Coping and CrossFit

By Ian Wittenber

In Affiliation, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

November 26, 2014

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In November 2013, the Oregon City Police Department lost an officer in the line of duty. That hadn’t happened in more than 100 years. As the new police chief in the small Oregon community, Jim Brand recognized the need to help the department cope with the loss of Reserve Officer Robert Libke, who was fatally shot after responding to reports of an armed man near a house on fire.

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

November 13, 2014

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Zach Forrest, owner of CrossFit Max Effort, welcomes up to 60 visitors to his affiliate each day. The 16,000-square-foot facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, is home to a community that welcomes everyone.

“The CFME community has stepped up,” says Forrest, who is also a member of CrossFit’s Seminar Staff. “They expect to take on the visitors, and they expect to welcome them and help them. It’s not like, ‘Oh, they’re visiting. We’re just gonna let them do their own… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

November 04, 2014

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Affiliate owners describe creative ways to offload work so they can focus on the big picture at their gyms.

When you open a CrossFit affiliate, you quickly learn you’re more than a coach, and if you try to tackle every job that comes your way, you might not find time to sleep, let alone time to train your clients and develop coaches and your business.

Imagine this very common scenario:

You wake up at 5 a.m. and… Continue Reading

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Fit to Teach Episode 1: Trust Me, You’ll Love It

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Affiliation, HD Videos

November 01, 2014

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With the encouragement of co-worker and CrossFit coach Meredith Davis, 18 Cannon School educators in Concord, North Carolina, started training at CrossFit Vitality. In this nine-part series, these teachers and administrators go through CrossFit fundamentals and try to determine the cognitive impact of the program.

In Part 1, meet Davis and Coach Steve Pinkerton, as well as teachers Angela, Jennifer, Hilary, Anne, Courtney, Joy, Haley and… Continue Reading

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Motown Solo

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

October 28, 2014

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In a city long at conflict with itself, Jarrod Bell runs the only operating CrossFit affiliate because, he says, it’s the right thing to do. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

The 400 m surrounding Detroit’s first and only operating CrossFit affiliate is a microcosm of the city’s decay.

There are overgrown lots—a couple outlined with rusted chain-link fences forbidding the curious—and abandoned turn-of-the-century Victorian-style brick homes whose vine-covered walls, broken windows… Continue Reading

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