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Road to Conviction Episode 8: Faith

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

May 10, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 8, Tholin contemplates his future. After working in a restaurant kitchen for some time, he’s ready for a change.

“I’m grateful for the job, and I love my boss, and I love the people I work with,” he says, “but I don’t like working in the kitchen.”

Good fortune finds Tholin when CrossFit Edwardsville member Brian Hockett takes notice of Tholin’s work ethic in… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 7: Ground Zero

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

May 03, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 7, Tholin shares details of a romantic relationship that has been rekindled since he got out of prison.

“I don’t have very many friends,” Tholin says. “It’s nice to have somebody that’s there, you know?”

That somebody is Erin Cooper, who details their sordid past—starting at 14 with a crush and ending with Tholin’s putting a gun in Cooper’s face.

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In Athletes, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

April 30, 2015

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CrossFit saved Miranda Oldroyd’s life—literally.

In June 2012, the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member was involved in a terrible car accident. She remembers it vividly and wrote about it on her blog.

“I never lost consciousness,” she says, “but I was immediately in a ton of pain. I remember saying out loud, ‘It’s OK, it’s OK, you’re fine.’”

When she arrived at the emergency room, Oldroyd complained of significant neck pain.

“Several times I mentioned, ‘My neck… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 6: 100 Percent Commitment

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 27, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 6, we learn when things started to take a turn for the worse in Tholin’s youth.

“He was never a bad kid,” says Tholin’s mother, Diane. “He was always a good kid.”

But that changed by 16, Tholin says, when he began experimenting with a myriad of drugs.

“Because of the drugs and the partying and all that stuff, I got kicked out… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 5: CrossFit Is the Foundation

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 19, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 5, Tholin is seven weeks into CrossFit and he’s competing in his first Open competition.

As Tholin works, he explains he’s feeling happier in his life. And of course he’s spending more time at the gym—working on double-unders, repeating Open workouts and continuing to build relationships.

“Practice makes perfect,” he says after completing 50 unbroken… Continue Reading

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Practice Makes Progress

By Mike Koslap

In HD Videos, Nutrition

April 14, 2015

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After a divorce, Thomas Tompkins found himself overweight and unhealthy in Troy, Ohio. He was on various medications for high cholesterol and anxiety, among other things.

“There were some hard times,” he says. “Probably the lowest I’ve been, and it took a while to, you know, just to crawl out of it.”

Tompkins adds: “I’ve come to realize I think if you want to have a good relationship, you have to like yourself and put time into yourself.”

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Road to Conviction Episode 4: It Was a Process

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In HD Videos

April 12, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 4, we hear the story of Tholin’s reunion with his father, David. The two hadn’t spoken for more than two years when David went to visit his son in prison.

“I heard where he was at, and I thought it was time to reconcile and try to help him out,” David says.

Fletcher acknowledges he caused his father a lot of trouble in the past… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Leeds the Way

By Mike Koslap

In Affiliation, HD Videos

April 10, 2015

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Mike Rawlinson opened CrossFit Leeds after leaving an unfulfilling career at a financial company.

“I took a leap of faith and never looked back, really,” he says. “That was four-and-a-half years ago.”

Members at the affiliate in Leeds, England, are all smiles and boast stories of support and improved health.

“The whole CrossFit ethos is about making sure everyone is doing their best and getting to scale to where they need to be and grow to where they want to end up,” says member… Continue Reading

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