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CrossFit Enhance in Decatur, Illinois, is not a typical CrossFit affiliate. Opened in 2009, the facility is part of the Decatur Memorial Hospital complex, and it caters to staff and patients, as well as a vast outside membership.
“This is what preventative medicine looks like in the flesh,” says CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. “Everyone else is paying lip service to it.”
Ken Smithmier, president and CEO of Decatur Memorial, says he… Continue Reading
CrossFit Black Five never runs short of laughs and smiles.
Former personal trainer Darren Freeman and former engineer Craig Massey head up the coaching staff at the affiliate in Manchester, England, and the two have been described by members as being similar to a “married couple” and sharing a “bromance.”
“They’re so funny together. They just bounce off each other in terms of the banter,” says member Caron Denny, smiling.
A fondness for the staff is felt among all… Continue Reading
Shane Davis and Michael Livingston were stuck in careers that didn’t fulfill them. Then they made a decision to change their lives. In October 2013, the two opened CrossFit Luminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now their lives are constantly varied.
“Part of why I like (owning an affiliate) is it allows me to do so many different things on a daily basis and constantly challenge myself,” Davis says.
But in April 2014, disaster struck. The affiliate caught fire… Continue Reading
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August 26, 2015
Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us a spicy breakfast pie with chorizo and plantains.
In a preheated cast-iron skillet, Massie starts cooking the chorizo before quartering the blackest plantains he can find and adding them to the pan.
“The thing I like about this dish is that maybe it’ll expose you to two ingredients that you haven’t used before,” he says of chorizo and plantains. “I recommend incorporating both of them into your diet.”
Some people want a huge house and fancy cars. Eduardo Aranguiz is happy living in a small loft above his affiliate, CrossFit BEF in Santiago, Chile.
“I am really happy living here,” he says. “I completed my dream.”
Aranguiz, who found CrossFit through YouTube videos from the 2008 CrossFit Games, traveled to Santa Clara, California, to meet NorCal CrossFit owner Jason Khalipa and obtain his Level 1 Certificate before opening his affiliate in 2014. Inspired by… Continue Reading
A lover of Indian food, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us chicken tikka masala served with spaghetti squash.
“’Tikka’ means ‘chunk,’ and ‘masala’ is really just any spice mix,” Massie says.
This flavorful recipe includes ginger, garlic, onion, cilantro and a homemade masala. To spice it up, Massie adds cayenne and chili pepper, but that’s optional depending on your yearning for burning.
To put the meal in the Zone, Massie recommends weighing the chicken… Continue Reading
In late July, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss licensure regulations for personal trainers in the District. He met with city-council representatives and others regarding Omnibus Health Regulation Amendment Act directives, which are still to be determined.
The law, which came into effect in March 2014, made D.C. the country’s first municipality to require licensure of personal trainers. Enforcement is currently on hold while the… Continue Reading
Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us slow-cooked ribs and sweet potatoes. Watch as he takes a meat-and-potatoes combo and makes it Zone-worthy.
“Three-block portions that are tough to beat,” Massie says. “It’s the meal that I call ‘ribs and sweets.’”
Start by preparing the ribs because they’ll take the longest to cook. Massie bottles his own rub—Paleo Nick’s Super Radical Rib Rub—but he’s got a spice recipe for dressing… Continue Reading