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Corporate Community at HGST

By Michael Cordano and Jason Khalipa

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October 26, 2014

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Jason Khalipa, seven-time CrossFit Games competitor and owner of NorCal CrossFit, recently teamed up with HGST Solutions to run classes at HGST. The tech company has incorporated CrossFit into its corporate-wellness program, and Mike Cordano, president of HGST, says it helps with employee health and community at the company.

“We’re in the midst of a big, strategic transformation as a company. CrossFit’s one of the things we’re using to enable transformation, and, as you see from… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Special Populations

October 20, 2014

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Old City CrossFit in Washington, D.C., is located near Gallaudet University, a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

“We knew there was a chance that we’d get some deaf members,” says Old City coach Erin Losie. “We had some ideas as to what we would do.”

Shortly after opening, Old City indeed became home to many deaf members. Coaches began to learn sign language, and a community… Continue Reading

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October 16, 2014

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Casey Parlett’s goal in life is to be the best coach in the world, and the 29-year-old has dedicated himself to changing the lives of others at CrossFit 760 in San Diego, California.

“To make that difference in one person’s life you get addicted to that,” Parlett says. “Every day that I walk in the door, I strive to be better than I was the day before, and I strive to be the best . I want to be known as somebody that… Continue Reading

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The Year of the Thruster

By Ian Wittenber

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

October 12, 2014

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In this video filmed in June, members of CrossFit’s Seminar Staff are delivering the second of two Level 1 Certificate Courses in Shanghai, China—the first Level 1s offered in the most world’s most populous country. About half the seminar’s 20 participants speak English, while the other half speak Mandarin, so all content is translated.

“Language barrier is always something that has to be negotiated,” says staff member Brett Fforde.

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October 08, 2014

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In January 2014, CrossFit hosted its first Level 1 Seminar in Israel. Seminar Staff member Russell Berger took the opportunity to spend an extra week traveling the country, visiting its affiliates and experiencing the culture. In this six-part series, explore the Holy Land with Berger and the local community.

In Part 6, Berger is at Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Jordan River, and he’s about to take part in a spiritual experience.

“(The baptism) is something I… Continue Reading

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Kupuna

By Jon Gilbert and Jay Vera

In Affiliation, HD Videos, Special Populations

October 04, 2014

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K.C. Stallsmith is the owner of CrossFit AllStar in Waimea, Hawaii. When she first opened the affiliate, she was eager to share CrossFit with her community.

“I felt like I had an opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to introduce it to our community in an important way,” she says, “and that was to allow everyone accessibility to the methodology because truly I think that’s what (Greg) Glassman had in mind. ”

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September 26, 2014

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In 2014, CrossFit hosted its first Level 1 Seminar in Israel. Seminar Staff member Russell Berger took the opportunity to spend an extra week traveling the country, visiting its affiliates and experiencing the culture. In this six-part series, explore the Holy Land with Berger and the local community.

In Part 5, Berger visits the Dead Sea, one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. The salinity creates a harsh environment in which marine… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

September 22, 2014

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Wilna Appel is the owner of CrossFit Power Beyond Measure (PBM) in Pretoria, South Africa.

Appel and her brother, Gerhard van der Merwe, are former professional athletes and now full-time trainers.

“We both love … new stuff, and CrossFit was the thing for, I think, both of us … . There’s always new things to learn,” Appel says.

For the brother-sister duo, the focus is community and personal relationships.

“It’s not about the numbers for us… Continue Reading

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