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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 6

By Sevan Matossian

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The scale now reads 225.4 lb.—a drop of about 45 lb. from when Gary Roberts started working out at Oceanside CrossFit.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “equally fitnessed as a 20-something-year-old-girl”—the physical and mental changes in Roberts are becoming increasingly apparent. Although he moves on to a higher level in the workouts, he’s concerned about being beat by the women.

“I’m a little psychologically kicking myself because I… Continue Reading

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It’s Mom’s Turn

By Julie Olson

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May 03, 2012

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For the last eight years, Julie Olson put everyone else’s needs first. Then she found CrossFit—and herself.

I’m not a CrossFit trainer, a competitive runner, or even an accomplished athlete. I am a suburban mom of three little kids who has spent the last eight years putting everyone else first, who wolfed down Lean Cuisines at the kitchen counter at 8:30 at night, who guzzled Diet Cokes and who thought, “I know I… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 5

By Sevan Matossian

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April 29, 2012

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Finally, we meet the wife.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “Not all of us are going to eat like we are cavemen”—we hear from Gary Roberts’ wife about what life has been like since her husband started his CrossFit transformation.

It’s the beginning of Week 5 and the Mrs. is noticing a trend.

“The only thing we talk about now is diet and CrossFit,” she says. “And so I think for me that’s the part… Continue Reading

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April 26, 2012

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Angie Fontes’ husband discovered CrossFit and inspired their family of six to lose a combined total of more than 185 lb.

On Oct. 6, 2011, we began our second Paleo challenge. I was determined to win this time. I spoke to my husband, and he was on board to bring the kids in 100 percent as well. We would be preparing 100 percent Paleo food for six people and even constructing CrossFit Kids WODs at… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 4

By Sevan Matossian

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April 25, 2012

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The last time Gary Roberts weighed 230 lb., he was in his 20s. Now, at almost 40 years old, he’s down to 236 lb. after a few weeks of WODs at Oceanside CrossFit and eating Paleo.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “I don’t think I will every buy cereal again”—Roberts talks about his improved mood, a better relationship with his 15-year-old daughter and revamped eating habits.

“I was such in a rut in… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 3

By Sevan Matossian

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April 21, 2012

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For the past eight years, Gary Roberts says he’s been going through an identity crisis.

He’s contemplated suicide, gone to counseling to better his relationship with his teenage daughter and tied his happiness to his business.

“To me, what I see is the majority of people in the world have these big dreams and big thoughts, but rarely do people actually take the actions and get up and go do it,” he says.

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Fashionista Finds CrossFit

By Nicole Biscuiti

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April 19, 2012

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Her work colleagues want fitness tips, and her CrossFit friends ask for fashion advice. Nicole Biscuiti on balancing a fashion career with CrossFit dreams.

I am a public-relations executive in the fashion industry: I manage PR for Bloomingdale’s in two of its five Florida markets. My life is similar in some aspects to that of Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Wears Prada. Five to six days a week you can find me… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 2

By Sevan Matossian

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April 17, 2012

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“Week 2: Ready to get my ass kicked.”

Gary Roberts knows it’s going to take work to reclaim his body and his fitness at Oceanside CrossFit, and he’s up for the challenge in Episode 2.

After experiencing new and amazing levels of soreness following a short chipper in his first week, Roberts is fired up for more workouts, and trainers Laura Patefield and Chris Sheets are happy to deliver.

At first, Roberts thought CrossFit was only about… Continue Reading

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