Competing on the first weekend of Regionals, Canada West athletes knew the top dogs on the men’s side: last year’s Games athletes, Lucas Parker and Tyson Takasaki. But the women’s side was wide open with last year’s qualifiers—Heather Gillespie and Erin Light—not competing.
“It’s going to be a real dogfight because there are only two spots,” Parker said before the event. “But now there’s a good 10 or so guys that could put up a… Continue Reading
On May 4, 2013, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero faced off against boxing welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather. After 12 rounds, the decision was unanimous: Mayweather retained his title.
Guerrero began picking apart the defeat.
“There’s more stuff I could have done in the gym,” he says.
The 31-year-old had known Dave Castro, CrossFit Inc.’s Director of the CrossFit Games/Director of Training, since turning professional 13 years earlier, and Castro had been… Continue Reading
Chicago Bulls College Prep’s superintendent set a plain goal: Provide the best health-and-fitness program of any high school in the country.
Likewise, the school adopted CrossFit and further hosted a Level 1 Certificate Course for its P.E. teachers.
“For our teachers to be able to see the quality of the L1 instructors can only immediately benefit what they do as teachers,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at the school.
He adds: “CrossFit preaches… Continue Reading
Earthquakes, jail, sheep, tattoos, the haka and lots of boxes: The CrossFit Tour was in New Zealand in January.
In four episodes, CrossFit Inc. videographer Jordan Gravatt takes you to dozens of affiliates across the country.
In Episode 1, the CrossFit Tour crew stops at CrossFit Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. The town has been hit with multiple earthquakes, bringing people together through the disasters.
“We as coaches and other… Continue Reading
She trains in the morning, focuses on school during the day and then trains again in the evening.
And since her last time competing in the Games, in 2012, Foucher has been improving her gymnastics technique by working with two gymnasts: Mike Canales, formerly of Ohio State University… Continue Reading
It’s 5:45 a.m. in Sydney, Australia. Three-time CrossFit Games competitor Chad Mackay is finishing his breakfast. By 6:15, he’s got his first cup of coffee in hand and is off to coach the 6:45 class at CrossFit Active Waverton.
“Pretty much a standard day,” Mackay explains while he drives.
He’s at the chiropractor at 9 and at the exercise physiologist at 9:45. Just after 10:15, he’s stretching while he eats—with the clock running.
“It’s… Continue Reading
After 30-year-old Brittany Gill was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she did what any CrossFit athlete would: She used her chemotherapy IV pole for an overhead squat.
“I didn’t realize at the time how dangerous that particular thing was,” Gill says.
Chemotherapy drugs can be extremely harmful to skin, so throwing a pole overhead definitely wasn’t the best idea. But Gill started a trend. To stave off the boredom of seven hours of chemo, she began… Continue Reading
Before the fame, Bob Harper was just a personal trainer who knew that if he wanted to get a break, he’d have to move to California and work hard. So he packed up his car and drove roughly 2,000 miles from Tennessee to the West Coast.
When he arrived, he “hit the ground running.”
He worked at various large gyms in the Los Angeles area and even spent time behind the front desk. Finally, he got enough paying… Continue Reading