CrossFit can greatly improve running


CrossFit is a heavily debated topic among the endurance community and fitness enthusiasts. There’s no denying its popularity, but can it make you a faster, stronger, better runner? What is CrossFit? First, let’s start with what it is, and how it might be different from other forms of cross-training. Many cross-training programs use stability balls, crunches […]

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CrossFit disciples include wide spectrum of athletes


Rain pelted the parking lot and lightning flashed overhead as the loud claps of thunder Thursday night competed with the clanging of metal weights inside CrossFit Roscoe. The garage doors were open to reveal the inside of the spacious workout center, but the handful of athletes inside seemed oblivious to the noisy spectacle outside. They […]

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CrossFit movement gains strength at the Beaches


A mix of physical training, competitive fitness, and a lifestyle when taken to its fullest, CrossFit has grown in acceptance and popularity since the concept originated in 2000. In Jacksonville, its popularity is especially strong in the Beaches communities, which boast five of the eight listed CrossFit gyms on the First Coast. “I chose to […]

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businessman proves CrossFit not just for the young

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska -- Airmen, soldiers and civilians participate in a Crossfit fitness program at Hangar 5 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson after duty hours, Wednesday, July 13, 2011.  (U.S. Air Force/Justin Connaher)

Don’t tell Charles Nailen he shouldn’t do something. At age 66, the Dothan business owner is more active than most people half his age. An avid runner for many years, Nailen decided he needed another challenge. That’s when he decided, at a friend’s suggestion, to take up the intense strength and conditioning program known as […]

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CrossFit is a growing trend: doctors say its a great form of exercise


There are over 12,000 CrossFit gyms in the world. As the trend continues to grow here in Eastern North Carolina, many people are wondering how safe the phenomena is. The workout includes strength training, rowing, and flexibility. “It’s different every day, we do different workouts so you don’t get bored,” athlete, Manny Vidao said. Coach […]

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CrossFit Provides Balance to Physical Fitness


Robby Blanchard believed he was in great physical condition. After all, he was a personal trainer at Global Fitness in Stow and ran boot camps for clients eager to get in shape. However, after taking an introductory seminar in CrossFit, Blanchard was faced with the harsh truth about his physical fitness. “I took the class […]

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What I Learned After a Year of CrossFit


I joined CrossFit in August 2014 following a visit to my 11-year-old daughter during her first summer at sleep-away camp. I realized, the hard way, that I was no longer the center of my daughter’s universe, so I decided that I needed to invest energy in building my own social life. So I joined CrossFit; I’d […]

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CrossFit athletes donate workout to Mother Emanuel fund

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 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 […]

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Physical education takes on new meaning with CrossFit for kids

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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. They’ve owned and operated Increased CrossFit, on 2169 Swanson Avenue, for the past three. Their […]

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