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December 14, 2013

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Charter school with CrossFit as its physical-education program receives conditional approval.

On Dec. 3, the San Diego Unified Board of Education voted 6-1 in favor of granting conditional approval to Empower Charter School, making it the first school to name CrossFit as a foundation in its petition for charter. About 40 green-clad supporters, including CrossFit originals Greg Amundson and Josh Everett, were in attendance for the… Continue Reading

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Build a CrossFit Snowman

By Lori Hubbard

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December 10, 2013

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While some boxes can send their CrossFit Kids outside to build real snowmen, others have to get creative and use a bit of imagination.

Lori Hubbard’s fun winter game involves fitness, teamwork, memory work and math skills, and it’s perfect for groups of young athletes.

Aside from the obvious benefits of the game, this snowman won’t melt and make a mess in the gym.

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In Kids, Rest Day/Theory, Special Populations

November 30, 2013

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Noble and Empower charter schools find CrossFit fits their mandate to pursue excellence in education.

The Noble Network of Charter Schools is located in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago: Englewood, Garfield Park, West Humble Park. Ninety-five percent of its students live below the poverty line, and many of the schools in the neighborhood are equipped with metal detectors to curb violence. When students enter Noble schools in the ninth grade, they’re… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Rest Day/Theory, Special Populations

November 26, 2013

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Chicago student wins charter-school “education lottery” and earns full college scholarship.

Daniel Rodriguez won the lottery when he was 13.

A kid from Chicago’s inner city, Rodriguez faced a bleak outlook. His mom is from Puerto Rico, his dad from the Dominican Republic, and English is not the first language of either parent. Rodriguez struggled in elementary school, and his parents feared for his future in high school.

“I was so far behind as… Continue Reading

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In Kids

November 22, 2013

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What if everything we “know” about resistance training for children is based on myth? Chris Cooper investigates.

In 1842, England’s Children’s Employment Commission observed a disturbing trend: children working in coal mines were notably shorter than other British children. This was cause for alarm. In their rudimentary version of the Sickness-Wellness-Fitness Continuum, 19th-century British scientists used height as a primary indicator for health. A short child was, by definition, unhealthy.

The commission blamed the… Continue Reading

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In Kids

November 03, 2013

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Assistant principal Chris Spurlock reviews the effects CrossFit Kids had on the P.E. program at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

In the 2013 school year, our school undertook a major change in its physical-education department: we implemented a CrossFit Kids curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 12.

The results were immensely rewarding. While I learned many things, three in particular have become very apparent from an administrator’s point… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

November 02, 2013

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At Chicago Bulls College Prep, school administrators have been using CrossFit as the physical-education program for two years. The facility is a campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

A general problem in the U.S. is that physical-education teachers aren’t held to the same high standards as academic teachers, says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at the school and a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. At Noble, the P.E. teachers strive for… Continue Reading

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Mummy Circle

By Connor Stewart Martin

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October 30, 2013

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Connor Stewart Martin, wrapped in bandages and lumbering toward you with arms outstretched, describes a Halloween-themed game for CrossFit Kids.

Many children associate Halloween with trick-or-treating and wolfing down mountains of candy. This CrossFit Kids game is perfect for getting young athletes thinking about fitness instead.

Easy to set up and play, Mummy Circle can also be used as a warm-up activity, or you can scale it up by… Continue Reading

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