There are 116 articles in this category.
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
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
November 17, 2013
No yoga pants can contain Emily Beers’ legs. And she’s fine with that.
Recently, Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson was reprimanded by mainstream media, Facebook users, angry Tweeters—you name it—for comments made during a Nov. 8 interview on Bloomberg TV.
In March, Lululemon recalled yoga pants due to “a level of sheerness in some of our women’s black Luon bottoms that falls short of our very high standards,” according to a release. In the… Continue Reading
After getting caught with a suitcase of cocaine in November 2011, Karl Thorson was sentenced to 30 months in prison. From a penitentiary in California, he talks about finding fitness behind bars.
“When released offenders feel isolated from the community and blocked from society’s opportunities and freedoms, they are more likely to return to a life of crime,” Rebecca Greenberg wrote in the sociology journal Verstehen.
In Karl Thorson’s… Continue Reading
Former WADA head Dick Pound rejects claims sports have purged themselves of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
The Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commended Major League Baseball in August for cracking down on doping in the wake of suspensions handed out to some of the sport’s best-known players.
“The MLB has approached the matter in a professional manner throughout, and we look forward to maintaining our close relationship as… Continue Reading
Pat Sherwood isn’t lost in Central America and doesn’t want your god-damn help.
Mistakes made and lessons learned.
As I write this, we have been living on motorcycles for 64 days and covered nearly 8,000 miles across seven U.S. states and nine countries. It has been amazing and overwhelmingly positive.
I could lie to help my pride and say that we’ve been prepared for everything and nothing has gone wrong, but… Continue Reading
Canadian Karl Thorson currently resides in a California penitentiary. Emily Beers explains how he got there.
The story of the convict has been told many times before.
Usually it’s recounted after the fact, once the former prisoner has proven to the world that he’s abandoned his old shady life and reformed himself.
This isn’t quite that story. This is the story of a man who is still in prison… Continue Reading
Motorcycle nomad Pat Sherwood says he understands the lure of gangs—and he’s proud to be a member of the CrossFit crew.
I understand why people join gangs. In my mind, your gang is simply the crew you share common interests with. It could be as tame as your neighborhood book club or as extreme as the local chapter of the Hells Angels.
Before anyone loses his or her shit because I’ve implied that I understand why someone… Continue Reading