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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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Road to Conviction Episode 3: Moving Forward

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 06, 2015

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

In this episode, Tholin’s at work discussing how important the gym and community have become to him.

The halfway house Tholin lives in works on a five-level system in which higher levels permit more freedom. Now at Level 4 status—he skipped Level 3—Tholin can be out of the halfway house for six hours a day. For as many hours as his body… Continue Reading

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inFlux Bonus Content: Warehouse Gym

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

March 30, 2015

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In the multi-episode “inFlux” series, we see dynamic people using their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion. Delve a little deeper into their adventures in this bonus content.

In this installment, Points North Heli-Adventures owner Kevin Quinn talks about his CrossFit journey and offers a closer look at the warehouse gym housed at his facility in Cordova, Alaska.

Quinn, who was introduced to CrossFit by Travis Weaver at CrossFit… Continue Reading

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inFlux Bonus Content: Heli Safety

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

March 23, 2015

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In the multi-episode “InFlux” series, we see dynamic people using their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion. Delve a little deeper into their adventures in this bonus content from “Episode 2.”

In this installment, Myles Lewis, Travis Weaver and Kyle Railton of CrossFit Avalanche and CrossFit Blizzard take “Helicopter 101,” according to Points North Heli-Adventures owner Kevin Quinn. They learn how to load and unload safely… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

March 18, 2015

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In this three-part series, get to know Coach Mike Burgener, who runs the CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course and coached the American Women’s Junior National Team for about a decade beginning in the mid-’90s. He’s also the man behind Mike’s Gym, a two-car garage in Bonsall, California, that serves as a USA Weightlifting Regional Training Center.

In the final episode, we learn how Burgener’s now-famous garage gym came to… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

March 10, 2015

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In this three-part series, get to know Coach Mike Burgener, who runs the CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course and coached the American Women’s Junior National Team for about a decade beginning in the mid-’90s. He’s also the man behind Mike’s Gym, a two-car garage in Bonsall, California, that serves as a USA Weightlifting Regional Training Center.

In Episode 2, we learn where Burgener’s coaching career took him after he met and married his wife.

“I was invited to… Continue Reading

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