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Opening a Community

By Dave Leys

In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 28, 2015

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Aptos, California, is located just south of Santa Cruz, where the first CrossFit gym was opened by CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. A quiet beach community, Aptos was once one of just a few towns on the coastline of Santa Cruz County that wasn’t home to a CrossFit affiliate. That changed in January when Level 1 Seminar Staff member and longtime CrossFit athlete Zac Pine made his dream come true and opened CrossFit Aptos… Continue Reading

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Story in the Atlantic

By Mike Koslap, Michael Dalton and Ian Wittenber

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 27, 2015

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The 2015 Atlantic Regional was a matchup of champions not to be missed: 2014 South East Regional champ Emily Bridgers faced 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games winner Samantha Briggs, while fellow 2014 South East winner Noah Ohlsen stared down four-time Mid Atlantic Regional champ Ben Smith.

Day 1 opened with two Hero workouts: Randy and Tommy V. As expected, Briggs, known as “The Engine,” set the bar high as she cruised through Randy’s 75… Continue Reading

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Waves Heal the Wounded: Operation Surf 2015

By Mike Koslap and Michael Dalton

In HD Videos

June 21, 2015

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For the second consecutive year, CrossFit Inc. sponsored Operation Surf Santa Cruz, held April 21-27. The program serves wounded members of the military by allowing them the opportunity to rehabilitate through what some call a “healing” outlet: the ocean.

“Operation Surf is a weeklong recreational rehabilitation surf clinic when we bring out our wounded warriors in transition—men and women—that were primarily injured in combat in Iraq and… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Tuluka: Row Problem!

By Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 01, 2015

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CrossFit Tuluka was the first affiliate in Argentina. Today, the founders run five locations and host more than 3,000 members.

Along with most other affiliates in the country, CrossFit Tuluka faces a unique obstacle. Due to strict customs regulations, owners struggle to outfit their gyms. The majority of the equipment found in Tuluka’s five locations has been manufactured in the country. It takes seven days to make a single barbell… Continue Reading

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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.

“I’m… Continue Reading

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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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