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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… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 5: CrossFit Is the Foundation

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 19, 2015

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

In Episode 5, Tholin is seven weeks into CrossFit and he’s competing in his first Open competition.

As Tholin works, he explains he’s feeling happier in his life. And of course he’s spending more time at the gym—working on double-unders, repeating Open workouts and continuing to build relationships.

“Practice makes perfect,” he says after completing 50 unbroken… 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… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 2: CrossFit’s a Rope

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 29, 2015

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

In this episode, Tholin completes the on-ramp classes at CrossFit Edwardsville in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

“(The on-ramp is) our foundational program for athletes who are new to the game or who are coming into CrossFit from a non-traditional background,” says affiliate owner Greg Skelly. “I make sure that we’re all on… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 1: It’s Almost Symbolic

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 22, 2015

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

In Episode 1, we meet Tholin, learn how he found CrossFit and see his first workout at a CrossFit affiliate.

While in prison serving three years of a five-year sentence, he saw the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games on ESPN. Intrigued, he started doing CrossFit and tried to research as much as possible. Though his resources were limited, he had some… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 5: Therapy

By Ryan Saunders

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 01, 2015

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In Virtuosity 4, we heard how CrossFit helped an athlete regain her athleticism after an accident. Virtuosity 5 deals with therapy as well but addresses issues that go well beyond sore muscles and creaky joints.

Ryan Saunders lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and he’s found the best form of therapy is the barbell in his garage. Saunders explains CrossFit’s prescription of constantly varied functional… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, LEO/Mil, Workouts

January 11, 2015

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Randal D. Simmons was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 7, 2008. The 51-year-old was a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and a member of the SWAT team.

In addition to his service as an officer, Simmons often dedicated his free time to community outreach for at-risk and underprivileged youth.

“By the time that (Simmons) passed, he had mentored and ministered to over 1,000 kids,” says Simmons’ wife, Lisa.

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Cops, Coping and CrossFit

By Ian Wittenber

In Affiliation, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

November 26, 2014

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In November 2013, the Oregon City Police Department lost an officer in the line of duty. That hadn’t happened in more than 100 years. As the new police chief in the small Oregon community, Jim Brand recognized the need to help the department cope with the loss of Reserve Officer Robert Libke, who was fatally shot after responding to reports of an armed man near a house on fire.

In a rare quiet moment during a… Continue Reading

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