Although Haiti is one of the most impoverished countries in the Western world, Emily Beers is eager to make the trip to gain some perspective on her life, which was previously filled only with thoughts of competing in the CrossFit Games Open.
For Beers’ friend Julie Roberts, it’s her 13th time traveling to Haiti.
“I have a lot,” Roberts explains. “I have so much in my life, and I have had a lot of really cool experiences, and I have a… Continue Reading
CrossFit Inc. has revolutionized the business of fitness, and now hosts of others are riding the wave. Chris Cooper reports.
Greg Glassman introduced a new way to measure fitness objectively. When your Fran time drops or your front squat goes up, you’re getting fitter.
Harder to measure is the effect that Glassman’s ideas have had on the broader fitness community since he launched CrossFit.com in 2001. CrossFit has changed the landscape: powerlifters who have… Continue Reading
In the inaugural episode of Offline, an unscripted presentation of guests debating controversial subjects in the CrossFit world, the topic is CrossFit.com and other CrossFit Inc. media platforms publishing anything unrelated to fitness.
Host Russell Berger welcomes guests Chris Arace, a professional photographer; Kevin Lavelle, co-founder of Mizzen and Main; Baker Leavitt, co-founder of Kill Cliff; and Ivan Ruiz, marketing manager at AOD… Continue Reading
Washington state CrossFit affiliates not considered “instructional,” burdened with confusing tax. Maureen O’Hagan reports.
CrossFit Bellevue owner Leilani M. Cerrillo looked around one day and realized something: her clients were paying sales tax and her neighbors’ clients weren’t.
The gymnastics studio next door? Not subject to Washington state sales tax.
The cheerleading school? Not taxed.
But Cerrillo’s box? Taxed.
“I don’t see why my people are being charged sales tax and those people… Continue Reading
August 22, 2013
Patrick Miller is a typical kid from a working Midwestern town. This is his coming-of-age story in which there may or may not be a happy ending.
I am writing this brief article for a writing class that I am taking through a community college in my home town of Pontiac, Illinois. This is somewhat of a brief insight to the love and (passion) for the sport I have, but… Continue Reading
Can the uptight ever hang loose? Hilary Achauer examines her complicated relationship with surfing.
The paddle out was easy that day. I didn’t even get my hair wet. I sat on my board with my dry hair and forced myself to look at the ocean, at the sky. I looked at the people walking on the beach and made up little stories about the surfers around me.
For 15 minutes I tried… Continue Reading
Internationally known for his agricultural practices in Virginia, Joel Salatin calls it like he sees it—and there’s a lot he’s calling out.
Joel Salatin is possibly the most influential farmer in America.
He doesn’t work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Calling himself a “lunatic,” he’s most famous for his central roles in Food, Inc. and The Omnivore's Dilemma, as well as several speeches on the TED stage. Salatin abhors many commercial farming practices… Continue Reading
July 17, 2013
Best-selling author Eleanor Brown asks if the Internet is killing our ability to concentrate and analyze.
Something strange is happening to my brain: it can’t keep still.
And not in a good way. My mind is restless, hungry, desperate for a constant flood of input. At traffic lights, I reach for my phone to check Twitter. I click a hyperlink to an article that sounds interesting and give up halfway through because it’s… Continue Reading