August 02, 2012
Through Steve’s Club and CrossFit, a high-schooler found discipline, community and hope for the future.
Kevin accomplished two major goals in one week: he graduated from high school and got a muscle-up. Both accomplishments were the result of perseverance, hard work and some help from Steve’s Club National Program.
Steve’s Club is a national network of programs that makes it possible for underserved youth of any socioeconomic background to join in the… Continue Reading
July 26, 2012
Dave Newman never intended to start a business; he just wanted a better jump rope. Hilary Achauer catches up with the founder of RX Jump Ropes and finds out how it all began.
I had been struggling with double-unders. I was able to do them when warming up, but any sort of grip fatigue or WOD-induced nervousness led to me repeatedly stepping on the rope. This time, it was a disaster. I… Continue Reading
July 19, 2012
Just as weightlifting builds strength, difficult experiences build character. Bradley Berlin explores how stress is relative and attitude is everything.
I started CrossFit roughly a year and a half ago after watching the 2010 CrossFit Games. I was under the impression I could start training for a new sport and it would make me $25,000 within the next year or two. Great deal, huh? Yes, it would… Continue Reading
July 05, 2012
As a chiropractor and ultra-marathon runner, Dennis Lesniak spent many years being suspicious of CrossFit. Then he found out it really works.
I was first exposed to CrossFit in the fall of 2006 when a few people in chiropractic school heard of it from their military buddies. Some of our friends began embracing the lifestyle, but I thought I was better than CrossFit. I was stronger, faster and fitter. CrossFit… Continue Reading
June 29, 2012
Life is short. Ryan Carbone reviews three ways to make it better—in CrossFit and beyond.
Like CrossFit, life is filled with complexities and convolutions that can often make it exceedingly difficult.
And yet, despite the difficulties that are inherent in our lives and in CrossFit, they can both still be awesome if you keep in mind three things: attitude, awareness and authenticity.
I like to call these the “three A’s of awesome.” Internalizing these ideas… Continue Reading
June 21, 2012
Emma Miles is a Washington teenager who’s actually pretty extraordinary.
In many ways, Emma Miles is a typical teenage girl. She’s a 14-year-old middle-school student from rural Pasco, Wash. She lives with her family on a small farm. She’s active in 4H, where she shows sheep every year at the county fair and loves riding her horses. She lives a peaceful country-girl life. Miles is also a dedicated volleyball player. She’s played on… Continue Reading
June 14, 2012
Inspired by her nephew, Tammy Mendenhall made a promise that 2011 would be the year she got in shape.
On Dec. 1, 2010, I made a promise to myself that next year was my year to get into shape and lose weight. I was 48 years old, and I needed to change something.
On Jan. 3, 2011, my friend Emily Shumway told me what time the newbie class started… Continue Reading
June 07, 2012
Candy Rice had never been an athlete. Then she discovered CrossFit, and everything changed.
A few years ago I was a typical mom, running kids here and there. Taking care of myself was last on the long list of things to do. I had always been thin and never really worried about my weight or what I ate. I would grab food on the go and never really read… Continue Reading