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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 13, 2014

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When the University of Nevada, Reno’s CrossFit affiliate first started running classes, eight people showed up. The next day, 16 people arrived. On the third day, 30.

“We knew we were on to something. We also knew we were in trouble because we had to go spend more money,” explains Jim Fitzsimmons, director of campus recreation and wellness.

Since then, the university’s affiliate has shared space inside the Lombardi Recreation… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 325

By Justin Judkins

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April 12, 2014

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On Episode 325 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two athletes who qualified to a CrossFit Games Regional. Alea Helmick placed first in the Open in the Mid Atlantic Region, and Brennan Fjord was second in the South West. This episode was webcast on April 9, 2014.

3:25 Alea Helmick was fifth in the Open in her region last year but took first in the Mid Atlantic in 2014. At… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 10, 2014

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Some know him as a coach, some as “the man in the short shorts.” Others know him as the winner of the fourth season of Maximum Warrior, a reality-TV competition for people with military experience.

Derek Hutchison, owner of CrossFit Coeur D’Alene in Idaho, is a man of many talents. Among them is his “modeling” in his affiliate’s video It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, celebrating this year’s CrossFit Games Open. In it he wore… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 03, 2014

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Brian Costello knows autism. His brother was diagnosed with the developmental disorder at the age of 2.

Today, the owner of CrossFit Long Island runs a class specifically for children and teenagers with autism and other mental disorders.

“The first class, I was nervous … I didn’t have a real solid plan,” Costello recalls.

But things went better than expected.

“They didn’t reject the hard work. … They seemed to embrace it a little,” he says.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 322

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 21, 2014

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On Episode 322 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Irving Hernandez, who posted the top score on Open Workout 14.2. Also on the show was Gavin Turner, an athlete hoping to summit Mt. Everest in May. This episode was webcast on March 19, 2014.

3:13 Irving Hernandez came up big on Workout 14.2 and logged an astounding 396 reps, beating second-place Rich Froning by 37. Hernandez talked about his… Continue Reading

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The saying goes that New Orleanians love Jesus, Sean Payton and Drew Brees. And during football season, not necessarily in that order.

On March 13, the Crescent City showed it also loved CrossFit as affiliate CrossFit NOLA played host to the live announcement of Open Workout 14.3 with Alessandra Pichelli and Stacie Tovar.

The event was complete with jambalaya, crawfish, Andouille sausage, beignets and an extended appearance by Payton, head coach… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 17, 2014

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The lounge at Nadia Shatila’s gym contains many leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany. It has a cache of whisky, a dartboard and a carefully arranged collection of assorted curiousities that would have impressed Charles Dickens.

In fact, CrossFit Belltown in Seattle, Wash., is one of the more striking boxes you’ll ever see, with an interior characterized by red brick, dark wood, and a host of personal touches and custom-designed… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 321

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 15, 2014

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On Episode 321 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed both ladies that will face off against each other for Open Announcement 14.3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first half of the show features Alessandra Pichelli who placed fourth at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Joining Justin on the second half of the show is Games veteran Stacie Tovar. This episode was webcast on March… Continue Reading

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