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Meet Maggie Dabe

By Maggie Dabe

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Originally from Ecuador, Maggie Dabe came to the U.S. to go to school and learn English. She did both and then became a U.S. citizen.

But despite her associate’s degree in international business, Dabe wanted to do more “just to make me feel like I was doing something, (like) I was making a difference and helping other people.”

So she became a firefighter. At her firehouse, she met her future business partner and fiancé, Jeff… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 261

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 261 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Generation owner Barry Weidner, as well as Chase Ingraham of CrossFit’s Level One Seminar Staff. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

1:03 Justin read an email from Morgan B. about how his members generously helped a local middle-school wrestling team gear up for the season.

5:36 This week’s Words of Wisdom focused on… Continue Reading

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Meet Kurtis Bowler

By Kurtis Bowler

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When CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman arrived in Washington in September 2003 for a one-day seminar that ended with Helen, Kurtis Bowler immediately knew he had not been doing CrossFit at all in the preceding months.

“Prior to that, I thought I was doing CrossFit,” Bowler says. “But it turned out all I was doing was not resting as much between weightlifting exercises.”

At 19:35, he finished “dead last” in Helen.

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Meet Karl Steadman

By Karl Steadman

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Karl Steadman took the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course about eight years ago at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, Calif.

“We emailed Jeff Martin and said, ‘We’re coming out. Can you recommend any places to stay? He’s like, ‘Holy shit, you’re comin’ all the way from the U.K.? You’re staying with us,’” Steadman recounts of the CrossFit Brand X co-owner. “It was something that never stopped—this idea of paying it forward.”

The act was quintessential CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Meet Joe Alexander

By Joe Alexander

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

January 02, 2013

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Joe Alexander is a flowmaster for CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Courses, and he loves teaching.

“The most passionate thing about CrossFit for me is it allows me to compress many different interests I have into one entity,” says Alexander, whose academic background is in psychology and neuroscience. He’s also coach to 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games second-place finisher Matt Chan.

“This allows me to do something that I believe is… Continue Reading

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Meet Denise Thomas

By Denise Thomas

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

December 27, 2012

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About four years ago, Denise Thomas was working out at a sports performance center in New York. There, she did sprint mechanics and what she thought was Olympic weightlifting.

“This guy would always come in the gym and he was like this big dude … and I was just like, ‘What’s his deal?’” Thomas recounts. “And one day he comes in and … his hands are bandaged up and he’s doing pull-ups. And I’m like, ‘What the hell is he doing?’”

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Meet Lindsey Smith

By Lindsey Smith

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

December 20, 2012

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Lindsey Smith is a CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member, P.E.-department chair and athletic director at the Columbus School for Girls in Ohio, a wife, mom to a 4-year-old, and a CrossFit Games competitor.

“I honesty just wake up every day and I’m like, ‘OK, here we go: let’s see what we got,’” she says of her busy schedule. “One day, one minute, one hour at a time.”

Smith adds that she wouldn’t have it any… Continue Reading

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Meet J.P. Bolwahnn

By J.P. Bolwahnn

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J.P. Bolwahnn is untraditional: in his mid-30s, he’s a business-administration student at the University of San Diego, where he also plays football.

“There’s no other 35-year-old playing running back in college football right now,” he says with a laugh.

Bolwahnn is also a Level 1 Seminar Staff member, a member of Mike Burgener’s team for CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Courses, and a trainer at CrossFit USD.

“He’s an outstanding leader,” says USD… Continue Reading

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