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With three older brothers, Lauren Fisher quickly learned how to play with the boys.
“She would just never back down,” says Fisher’s mom, Linda.
At 12 years old, Fisher started training at CrossFit 209 Sport in Stockton, Calif. As with other athletes who start CrossFit early in life, Fisher improved quickly and reached a high level of fitness at a young age. Last year, at 17, she competed at the 2012 NorCal Regional and finished… Continue Reading
The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe lives in the remote Mojave Desert in Needles, Calif. Despite athletic roots, people in the tribe today suffer from diabetes and obesity, conditions that affect other North American aboriginals at epidemic levels.
Timothy Williams hopes to change that.
Now bike-less, Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber are in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Day 98 of their “motorcycle” adventure from the U.S. to Chile.
The duo has dedicated four days to visiting affiliates in the country’s capital. Among them is CrossFit Underdog, which Blas Raventos started in his bedroom in his parents’ house.
“It was normal for me to have six, seven people at the same time here,” he says while standing in his bedroom.
He has since graduated from… Continue Reading
Globetrotting Pat Sherwood explains how trainers can explore the world via the CrossFit affiliate network.
During our 100-plus-day journey through the Latin American CrossFit community, an idea has been presented to us numerous times. First, I heard murmurs in Mexico. Then I heard the same suggestions as we pushed south through Central America. As we made our way through country after country in South America, we… Continue Reading
Tony Blauer had him picked out: he was the guy with the tank top and lots of tattoos.
At the seminar in Australia, Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses, chose him as a volunteer to demonstrate how speech choices can defuse a potentially violent situation.
He told the guy, “I’m gonna stare at you, and when it gets uncomfortable, just say, ‘Hey, what are you lookin’ at?’” Blauer… Continue Reading
On Episode 306 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Alamo CrossFit owner Amanda Taylor, as well as Justin Bergh, General Manager of the CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast on Nov. 28, 2013.
2:21 Amanda Taylor owns Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, Texas, and she described how her business plan has evolved since she affiliated in 2007. Taylor talked about learning from mistakes and explained how doing so pushed the gym toward… Continue Reading
November 27, 2013
Holidays force many CrossFit athletes to leave the comfort of their boxes and face questions about their workouts, eating habits and bloody shins from friends and family who think they’re completely insane.
In the classic ’80s movie Say Anything, John Cusack’s character, Lloyd Dobler, is sitting at the dinner table and trying to explain his commitment to a sport nobody has heard of.
It doesn’t go well.
“What I’ve been doing lately is… Continue Reading
It’s Day 95 and Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber are in Tucumán, Argentina. About 30 miles into this leg of the trip, Sherwood’s motorcycle goes kaput.
With the help of Max Benejam of CrossFit San Miguel de Tucumán, he’s able to get the bike to a mechanic. The diagnosis isn’t good.
“They kept saying this word fundido. And they’re like, ‘I think the motor is fundido,’” explains Sherwood. “And I’m like, ‘Fundido, like, I don’t know that one,’ and so as… Continue Reading