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CrossFit athletes donate workout to Mother Emanuel fund

By on August 27, 2015

 WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — The outpouring of support for the families of the nine people who were murdered in a downtown Charleston church last week continued Saturday morning in an unusual place — a CrossFit gym.

Nearly 150 people signed on for the workout of the day at CrossFit Integrity that was designed to honor the nine lives lost in a mass shooting during a Bible study.

Brian Kost, CrossFit Intensity’s owner and head coach, said they did it because they wanted to reach out to the community and help raise money for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund.

“We’re just trying to get athletes and other CrossFit athletes around the community to come in and donate $20 and do the workout,” Kost said. “And whatever money is donated for those doing the workout, CrossFit Integrity is going to match.”

In the course of nine-minute intervals, the participants did as many sets as they could of six power cleans, 17 wallballs, and 15 burpees to symbolize the date — June 17, 2015 — of the shooting.

“We just love to see the community come together to raise the funds,” Kost said.

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Physical education takes on new meaning with CrossFit for kids

By on August 20, 2015

Crossfit has become a growing trend for adults for the past several years, but the training regimen has also found a niche for Havasu children. Christina and Shawn Loya have been members of Havasu’s crossfit community for about four years.

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How CrossFit helped this local vet find new direction, purchase Route 25 gym

By on August 20, 2015

For Iraq veteran Sam Cila, CrossFit helped him reclaim his identity after an ambush took his left arm and nearly cost him his life. Cila, who was inspired to join the U.S. Army after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, had

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Four of the Best CrossFit Moves

By on August 18, 2015

CrossFit is big business these days, but you don’t have to have to be a constant presence at the box to reap the fitness benefits. Walking lunges, deadlifts, and burpees can be used in any workout routine — not just

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New Research Shows How Beneficial CrossFit is

By on August 13, 2015

With nearly 10 million CrossFitters worldwide—60 percent of whom are women— many people can attest firsthand to the benefits of this high-intensity style workout program, yet little scientific research has looked at how effective it is. So the American Council

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How CrossFit can make you a better entrepreneur

By on August 11, 2015

Have you heard this one? An atheist, a vegan and a CrossFitter walk into a bar. I only know because they told everyone within two minutes. My mom told me that joke. Yes, she is super hip to popular culture, but that

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8 Reasons Boomers Should Try CrossFit

By on August 6, 2015

As we age, we naturally lose muscle mass, which causes our metabolism to slow, which means you could start building a spare tire by the time you reach your 30s. “When you do weight-bearing exercises, you start revving up your

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Danica Patrick Does CrossFit

By on August 4, 2015

Danica Patrick knows a thing or two about fitness. The auto racing star, who is also famous for her killer figure, is currently busier than ever now that the 2014 racing season is well underway, but she took a minute

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6 Myths the Haters Need to Stop Telling About CrossFit

By on July 30, 2015

The backlash against CrossFit, the hottest and most controversial fitness program since Suzanne Somers and herThighmaster, is as intense as any Workout of the Day. In spite of the hate thrown CrossFit’s way by commentators, the program and business continue

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What is CrossFit? The sport, science and state of mind

By on July 28, 2015

“Is there a single, perfect workout? A workout with the best weight training, plyometric, flexibility and endurance exercises? A workout with the precise number of sets and repetitions? A workout that tells the athlete exactly how much weight to use?