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Welcome to the Fold

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation, Coaching

April 23, 2013

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Affiliates have many options for integrating new members. Emily Beers talks to five gym owners who explain what they do and why.

CrossFit affiliate owners are free to run their businesses any way they like as they pursue excellence and bring fitness to their clients.

They can make their own decisions as to how they integrate new clients into the gym, whether they’re going to offer specialty programs, how they’ll develop and… Continue Reading

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Dieter’s Room

By Emily Beers

In Coaching, Olympic Lifts

April 10, 2013

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In B.C., Canada, 71-year-old Dieter Stamm invests in the sport of weightlifting and the young athletes he coaches.

It’s a Saturday morning at Semiahmoo High School in White Rock, B.C.

It looks like an ordinary day at a weightlifting club. A dozen or so athletes, aged 9 to 25, are cleaning and snatching in a very unspectacular, almost beat-up weight room. The white walls are nearly barren, the weights… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

April 07, 2013

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Alongside CrossFit Media’s Carey Peterson, two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn dissects his 285-lb. snatch via slow-motion footage.

As he settles into his start position for his heaviest snatch of the day, he’s thinking three things: build tension in the back, feel the shoulders in front of the bar, and be aggressive on the extension. As he takes a deep breath and locks in his back, he feels the tension he’s created, he says.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 270

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

April 06, 2013

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On Episode 270 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Jax owner Meghan Russell and CrossFit Vitality owner Steve Pinkerton. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

3:12 Meghan Russell owns CrossFit Jax, “The Hotbox,” and her team is six spots away from qualifying for Regionals. She explained how they plan on making it to the next level of competition, as well as… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 269

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 269 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit King of Prussia owner Aimee Lyons and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Joe Alexander. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

2:12 Aimee Lyons started CrossFit King of Prussia in 2008 and changed locations four times in the first year. The affiliate has continued to grow and is now adding an additional 1,200 square… Continue Reading

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Distance Learning

By Hilary Achauer

In Coaching

March 29, 2013

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Hilary Achauer explores the advantages and disadvantages of remote coaching in a sport built on community and personal interaction.

Traditionally, coaching involves a great deal of immediate interaction between trainer and athlete.

An athlete bangs out five thrusters before stumbling forward on the sixth. Frustrated, she drops the bar, and her coach is talking to her before it stops bouncing. The trainer tells the athlete… Continue Reading

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Meet Sara Wilkinson

By Sara Wilkinson

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Sara Wilkinson isn’t your typical mom.

“I don’t drive a minivan. I drive a jacked-up Jeep with a lift and a winch. And I have tattoos, and I’m getting my hair colored all purple next week,” she says. “I don’t do that to be crazy or rebellious or someone I’m not. I’ve just always been a little different.”

The 35-year-old started CrossFit just because she wanted to be in shape.

“I never, ever had the intention to teach or… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 268

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 268 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Mitchelton owner Lily Cosgrove and Josh Everett. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

3:12 Australian Lily Cosgrove is a former lawyer who is now a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff and co-owner, with her husband, of CrossFit Mitchelton. She talked about how the CrossFit Games Open is going Down… Continue Reading

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