Recovering addicts maintain sobriety with CrossFit fitness

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At 22, Marissa Kullman was spending $100 a day on heroin, sometimes more. A year and a half ago, Sam Calvanese’s life consisted of unhealthy relationships and a lack of self-confidence because of her heroin addiction. After both made the decision to become sober, they used the support of a fitness community to help rebuild […]

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Learning to Love Working Out (and CrossFit)

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have always hated exercise. Since I was a round little schoolgirl I groaned when it was time for PE. It meant having to run around and kick or throw or catch a ball — none of which I was good at. I always preferred sitting over running. I liked my heart rate at a resting […]

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Why CrossFit is Better Than Yoga

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Here’s what we know: Going to the gym is a top resolution every year—and most people fail at keeping it, at least for the long run. According to new data from data intelligence firm Cardlytics, 46 percent of new gym customers drop off by the end of January, and nearly 80 percent of them give […]

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5 Lessons I Learned as a 50+ Crossfit Competitor

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I have been a “Crossfitter” for 5 years. When I started Crossfit, I really didn’t know anything about it. I wanted to get in shape for my daughter’s wedding and saw on Facebook that a couple of college friends were doing it. It looked like a tough “boot camp” type experience. Since I wanted to […]

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Train Your Brain With CrossFit

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ercise isn’t just a pastime to help you lose weight. Exercise does just as much, if not more, good to you brain as it does your body. It’s common sense that after a workout, you feel exhausted and drained. These feelings create positive and long-lasting effects on both your body and your mind because you […]

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Why Workouts are better with your “swolemate”

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Long, long ago, before there was even CrossFit, a poem was written with this famous line: “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” If the poem had been written today (and by a much less talented poet), it might read something like, “In the spring is Open season. I’ll […]

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Three ways crossfit made me a better human

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We’ve heard the jokes: You know someone does CrossFit because it’s ALL they talk about! I used to laugh (and agree) with this before I started my own CrossFit journey. Now, just shy of three months into my own experience, I’m starting to understand on a deeper level, why the workout is more than a […]

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Take a look around your local gym. You might expect to see the majority of women congregated around miscellaneous cardio equipment or perhaps mid-way through a spin class, while men are picking up the weights. But that scene is changing, and it’s changing fast, as more women take up serious weight training. “It’s no longer […]

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The 8 most common crossfit mistakes

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Yes you love CrossFit results, but is there such thing as training too often? (Photo: Tempura) Five years ago, not many people had heard of CrossFit, let alone participated in any sort of CrossFit Workout of the Day (a.k.a. WOD). Today, CrossFit has become one of the fastest-growing sports. There are currently more than 9,000 affiliate […]

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What i learned after a year of crossfit

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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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