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Scoping out Your Practice

By Lon Kilgore

In Coaching, CrossFit

December 22, 2015

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Personal trainers are encouraged to define and take ownership of their profession.

In the fitness industry, scopes of practice appear to overlap and create identity crises. How does a personal trainer’s practice differ from that of a fitness trainer, an exercise instructor or any other practitioner in the realm of exercise and fitness? Does each of group of practitioners have an associated scope of practice describing the duties and limits of the work… Continue Reading

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A Better Beautiful

By Greg Glassman

In CrossFit

December 08, 2015

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When asked to provide an introduction for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games program, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman did more than that: He redefined beauty for a new generation of athletes.

“A Better Beautiful” was originally published in July 2013, and we represent it here as a reminder of what’s possible when form follows function.

Additional video: “Letting Beauty Speak” published Oct. 5, 2013.

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Label You Unforgiven

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, Legal, Nutrition

November 22, 2015

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CrossFit Founder on health-warning label for sugary beverages in California: “We know sugar is poison.”

A health-warning label on sugary beverages in California is the first step in addressing chronic-disease epidemics, public-health advocates said.

“Putting a skull and crossbones on a Coke can is the beginning of the end for sugary drinks. And it should be,” said Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health… Continue Reading

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Explosive Problem

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit, Legal, Nutrition

November 20, 2015

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A forum of nationally recognized experts gathered Nov. 13 to discuss the sugar-fueled diabetes epidemic that’s costing billions.

The obesity epidemic that began about 15 years ago has resulted a new health crisis: a diabetes epidemic.

In a Nov. 13 forum at National University in La Jolla, California, a panel of nationally recognized experts gathered to talk about solutions for reducing the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages. Each of the speakers talked about the terrifying increase in… Continue Reading

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No Más

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Nutrition

November 16, 2015

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CrossFit Downey owner Oscar Ramos works to shatter cultural ties to Big Soda and educate his mostly Hispanic membership on the dangers of sugary beverages.

As a child, Oscar Ramos was not allowed to go outside to play unless he drank his entire “fat bottle” of lime-flavored Gatorade.

A 32-ounce bottle of the so-called thirst quencher contains 56 grams of sugar, or about 14 teaspoons—more than double the 6-teaspoon daily limit the World Health Organization… Continue Reading

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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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The High Road to Accreditation

By Nicole Carroll

In Coaching, CrossFit

November 09, 2015

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Nicole Carroll explains how ANSI accreditation reflects CrossFit Inc.’s dedication to the highest standards of excellence in the fitness industry.

Certification programs, such as the Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3) credential, are commonly used to evaluate and recognize the qualifications and competence of individuals. When a certification program is of high quality, it can be an effective way to distinguish those who are qualified from those who are not; however, not all certification… Continue Reading

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Scaling CrossFit Workouts

By Jeremy Gordon, CF-L4

In Coaching, CrossFit

October 05, 2015

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Jeremy Gordon shares scaling strategies to help coaches ensure their athletes are getting exactly what they need from each session.

“Ahead of efficacy is safety.” —Greg Glassman, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO

Safely scaling workouts for a wide range of athletes without sacrificing attention to non-scaled athletes—it’s an essential CrossFit coaching skill. Effective scaling at an affiliate demands an understanding of CrossFit programming theory, awareness of your athletes’ capabilities and limitations… Continue Reading

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