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Neurosurgeon credits Stephen Walker’s fitness with saving his life while he fought polymicrobial brain infection.
Stephen Walker’s moniker is “Mr. 5 a.m.”
Since he joined CrossFit Palm Beach in December 2012, he’s shown up every single day, most of the time for the 5-a.m. class.
Coaches have ribbed him on his aggressive workout schedule, stressing the importance of rest and recovery. Walker told them his time at the box is an investment in… Continue Reading
It’s July in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Ordinarily, athletes at Bodyshop CrossFit in West Kelowna would be working out diligently. Today, they’re visibly distracted.
The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games are playing live on a big-screen TV in the weightlifting area of the gym, so the athletes take uncharacteristically long breaks between sets of squats to catch a heat of Squat Clean Pyramid.
One man in the corner of the gym isn’t paying… Continue Reading
CrossFit Media photographers document the many tests of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games.
“This year is going to be the most challenging, physically and mentally, that you guys will ever encounter at the CrossFit Games. ... We are gonna ask a lot of you guys.” —Dave Castro
CrossFit athletes talk about their shift from aesthetic to performance goals and how they learned to be happy with the results.
In June 2016, a group of athletes ran hill sprints as part of Reebok CrossFit One Training Grounds, an invite-only camp for CrossFit Games qualifiers.
It was hot that day. At the top of the hill, after the sprints were done, seven of the women posed for a photo. Six of them had their shirts off… Continue Reading
Shane Upchurch explains what he learned about CrossFit training and coaching while recovering from a 2015 motorcycle accident.
On Aug. 8, 2015, I was hit on my motorcycle by a box truck that ran a red light. I suffered degloving of my lower left leg, three displaced ribs, a bruised lung and swelling of the brain. I spent one month in a hospital and underwent a free flap transplant to my… Continue Reading
Top athletes talk about their single-minded pursuit of the podium and how they filled the void when they stepped back from the sport they love.
Most of us define ourselves, in part, by our job, our family and our interests. But what happens when things change—who will you be then?
Rory Zambard—who started CrossFit at 14—took 14th place at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Now, at 24… Continue Reading
Theresa Couture uses CrossFit to rebuild her body after suffering a stroke.
Theresa Couture fell out of her wheelchair in her kitchen, sending the chair flying across the room. As she lay there, home alone, she knew she didn’t have the strength to drag herself to the chair and get back in it.
“That was the final straw for me,” said Couture, who has mitochondrial disease (mito), which manifests itself through dysautonomia, strokes… Continue Reading
Jackie and Justin Roth use fitness and healthy eating to improve quality of life and reduce disease symptoms, but the discipline and community they found at Mountain Loop CrossFit changed their lives in unexpected ways.
Jackie Roth was doing her best to prove gym owner Mitch Roehl wrong. In January 2015, she joined Roehl’s Mountain Loop CrossFit in Lake Stevens, Washington, and started working out twice a week. She continued to… Continue Reading