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Finding a Common Bond: Chriss Smith Jr.

By Mike Koslap and Jay Vera

In Affiliation, HD Videos

August 02, 2016

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Trident CrossFit founder Chriss Smith Jr.’s outgoing personality is a positive force at the affiliate in Alexandria, Virginia. He grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas, and traveled a lot since his father was in the military. He says it helped mold who he is today.

“Obviously, I’m a little bit shy so have trouble making friends—not.”

A retired U.S. Navy SEAL, Smith says words like “solidarity” come to mind when he reflects on his time in the service. When he left the… Continue Reading

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When Wellness Becomes Fitness

By Michael Dalton

In Affiliation, HD Videos

July 29, 2016

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CrossFit KMC is located at the Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Illinois, and is one of the first CrossFit affiliates to open on a hospital campus.

KMC CEO Steve Tenhouse and Director of Health and Wellness Services Josh Newton are using CrossFit to give the hospital a new focus: keeping people out of the hospital.

“A lot of health care organizations are reactive and prescriptive in nature,” Newton says.

KMC leaders wanted to change that.

“We really sat… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

July 27, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 8, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses the process of hiring trainers with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of … Continue Reading

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In Competition, HD Videos

July 14, 2016

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Watch as Sevan Matossian catches the fittest men in California during their most exposed and most triumphant moments at the California Regional, held May 13-15 in Del Mar, California.

In a hotly contested region thick with CrossFit Games veterans, nothing is guaranteed.

Dan Bailey, last year’s California Regional champion and fourth-place Games finisher, came into the competition as a favorite to take the title again, but… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

July 12, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 7, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses the importance of healthy relationships among affiliate owners and coaches with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole… Continue Reading

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July 01, 2016

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Gordon Heather of the Cook Islands will tell you he’s a kitesurfer first and foremost. He’s also a CrossFit athlete and former Olympian. At 18, Heather competed in the 100 meters in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, clocking a time of 11.41 seconds. When he found kitesurfing, his life changed.

“Kitesurfing has become a way of life for me,” he says. “My day goes by what the wind is doing.”

In CrossFit, Heather enjoys the variance and draws parallels between it… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 28, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 5, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses hiring new coaches with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots, and David Tittle of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 16, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 5, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses the importance of nutrition with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots, and David Tittle of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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