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Bring the Fight

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Legal

November 12, 2015

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CrossFit Founder and CEO asks California community for help in support of statewide health-warning labels on sugary drinks.

Change is afoot. As CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman explained Big Soda’s many evils to CrossFit athletes during the first few days of the California Invasion, seismic shifts were happening outside affiliate walls.

On Nov. 6, the University of Colorado School of Medicine announced it would return a US$1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Co. Days… Continue Reading

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Culture Club

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Coaching

October 27, 2015

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What does your CrossFit affiliate say to members without saying a thing?

Anthony’s truck sagged on the driver’s side as it approached my parking lot. The balding powerlifter had worn out its springs as surely as he’d worn out his welcome at every gym in town. And now it was my turn to send him away. I met him in the parking lot and placed my hand on his door before he could get out.

When I opened my second gym in 2008, my… Continue Reading

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Never Miss the Jerk

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Coaching

October 16, 2015

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Affiliate owners work to please every client, but when an athlete is clearly unsuited to a gym, it’s time to take action.

Doug Chapman has seen it all: stalking, rudeness, willful ignorance.

There are many reasons he’s asked clients to leave his affiliate, CrossFit Ann Arbor in Michigan. And since opening the gym in 2005, he’s come to recognize the red flags early.

“When they’re noncompliant for instruction to a class,” Chapman said… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 11: Dig In

By Jason Taylor

In Affiliation

October 07, 2015

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In the 11th edition of the Virtuosity series, Jason Taylor explains how a great gym inspires its members, who then pay it forward by inspiring each other to apply a rugged attitude to training and life outside the box.

Tough workout coming? Dig in.

Heading into a challenging situation at the office? Dig in.

Dealing with a family issue? Dig in.

CrossFit Inc. is sending Taylor US$500 for writing about the never-quit mentality that… Continue Reading

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Mop and Fail

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation

September 28, 2015

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Nobody wants to do burpees in dog hair and someone else’s sweat. Affiliate owners around the world share how they tackle the common and tedious task of keeping their floors clean.

Jessica Kates Chadwick dreaded mopping her gym.

“Mopping was work. Seriously, it was my active-recovery day and I put it off often because it sucked so bad. Lots of trips to empty and refill the bucket,” said the owner of CrossFit Confederation in Louisiana.

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

September 21, 2015

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CrossFit Enhance in Decatur, Illinois, is not a typical CrossFit affiliate. Opened in 2009, the facility is part of the Decatur Memorial Hospital complex, and it caters to staff and patients, as well as a vast outside membership.

“This is what preventative medicine looks like in the flesh,” says CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. “Everyone else is paying lip service to it.”

Ken Smithmier, president and CEO of Decatur Memorial, says he… Continue Reading

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Squats and Tots

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation, Kids

September 20, 2015

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Four CrossFit affiliates share their strategies for keeping kids safe and minimizing the logistical headaches of gym-based child care.

Tacheena Rubio drives a long way to work out. There are CrossFit gyms closer to Rubio’s house, but she makes the hour-long commute to CrossFit Wilmington in North Carolina because the affiliate offers something others don’t: child care. Rubio has three girls, ages 1, 8 and 13.

“The main reason for choosing this gym… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

September 09, 2015

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CrossFit Black Five never runs short of laughs and smiles.

Former personal trainer Darren Freeman and former engineer Craig Massey head up the coaching staff at the affiliate in Manchester, England, and the two have been described by members as being similar to a “married couple” and sharing a “bromance.”

“They’re so funny together. They just bounce off each other in terms of the banter,” says member Caron Denny, smiling.

A fondness for the staff is felt among all… Continue Reading

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