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Grow Your Mo

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

November 17, 2011

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Jimi Letchford rallies the CrossFit community to participate in Movember, a mustache-growing fundraiser to benefit men’s health. Hilary Achauer reports.

Take a look at the men around you. Notice anything … different? A dark shadow on their upper lip? Facial hair sprouting on the normally smooth and clean-shaven?

In any other month of the year, you could chalk it up to laziness or a belated attempt to join the mustache trend. Not in November. In this month, men… Continue Reading

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“With CrossFit, you can be fit for life—it’s not just fit for rowing,” says Olympic gold medalist Anna Cummins (Mickelson).

CrossFit Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash., is home to Cummins, who won the silver in 2004 and gold in 2008 with the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team in the women’s eight event.

Dan Cerrillo, owner of CrossFit Bellevue, tells the story of Cummins’ fundamentals classes and how she stunned her coaches with her athletic ability before they… Continue Reading

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New Jersey Gets Nasty

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

November 10, 2011

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Hilary Achauer talks to Jessica Murden about the first annual Nasty Northeast Throwdown, an event designed to build a sense of community among New Jersey affiliates.

There are more than 40 CrossFit boxes in New Jersey, and most of them have a neighboring box within a 10-minute drive. Despite this proximity, Jessica Murden, director of marketing and social affairs for CrossFit ACT in Saddle Brook, N.J., noticed the boxes… Continue Reading

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It's All for the Boobs

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

October 25, 2011

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Hilary Achauer checks in with Barbells for Boobs, a month-long event to raise money for breast-cancer screening and diagnostic procedures for women and men under age 40.

In 2010, more than 400 affiliates in five countries participated in Amazing Grace, raising over $300,000 for breast-cancer screening.

In 2011, the event is even bigger. It runs throughout the month of October, and as of Oct. 13 $300,000 had been… Continue Reading

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