Chicago Bulls College Prep’s superintendent set a plain goal: Provide the best health-and-fitness program of any high school in the country.
Likewise, the school adopted CrossFit and further hosted a Level 1 Certificate Course for its P.E. teachers.
“For our teachers to be able to see the quality of the L1 instructors can only immediately benefit what they do as teachers,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at the school.
He adds: “CrossFit preaches… Continue Reading
On Episode 331 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed South Central Regional competitor Jason Hoggan, as well as Cole Sager, who won the North West Regional. This episode was webcast on May 21, 2014.
2:16 Jason Hoggan was second in the Open in the South Central Region and hopes to qualify for the CrossFit Games for the second time when the Regional is contested from May 23 to 25. Hoggan talked… Continue Reading
Earthquakes, jail, sheep, tattoos, the haka and lots of boxes: The CrossFit Tour was in New Zealand in January.
In four episodes, CrossFit Inc. videographer Jordan Gravatt takes you to dozens of affiliates across the country.
In Episode 1, the CrossFit Tour crew stops at CrossFit Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. The town has been hit with multiple earthquakes, bringing people together through the disasters.
“We as coaches and other… Continue Reading
On Episode 330 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed multi-year CrossFit Games competitor Ashleigh Moe and North Central Regional winner Alexandra LaChance. This episode was webcast on May 14, 2014.
3:08 Ashleigh Moe qualified for three of the past four CrossFit Games as an individual but has decided to go team this year. She spoke about the decision she and her teammates made in August last year, and she… Continue Reading
It’s 5:45 a.m. in Sydney, Australia. Three-time CrossFit Games competitor Chad Mackay is finishing his breakfast. By 6:15, he’s got his first cup of coffee in hand and is off to coach the 6:45 class at CrossFit Active Waverton.
“Pretty much a standard day,” Mackay explains while he drives.
He’s at the chiropractor at 9 and at the exercise physiologist at 9:45. Just after 10:15, he’s stretching while he eats—with the clock running.
“It’s… Continue Reading
After 30-year-old Brittany Gill was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she did what any CrossFit athlete would: She used her chemotherapy IV pole for an overhead squat.
“I didn’t realize at the time how dangerous that particular thing was,” Gill says.
Chemotherapy drugs can be extremely harmful to skin, so throwing a pole overhead definitely wasn’t the best idea. But Gill started a trend. To stave off the boredom of seven hours of chemo, she began… Continue Reading
On Episode 329 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed South Central Regional competitor Roy Gamboa, as well as multiyear CrossFit Games athlete Lucas Parker. This episode was webcast on May 7, 2014.
1:55 Roy Gamboa finished 22nd at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, and he was first in the Open in the South Central Region in 2014. Gamboa has already tried out this year’s Regional workouts, and he explained… Continue Reading
Before the fame, Bob Harper was just a personal trainer who knew that if he wanted to get a break, he’d have to move to California and work hard. So he packed up his car and drove roughly 2,000 miles from Tennessee to the West Coast.
When he arrived, he “hit the ground running.”
He worked at various large gyms in the Los Angeles area and even spent time behind the front desk. Finally, he got enough paying… Continue Reading