King of CrossFit


Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Greg Glassman, a brash, former gymnast who created the CrossFit workout, now the basis for a chain of gyms that has become the largest in history. The following script is from “The King of CrossFit” which aired on May 10, 2015, and was rebroadcast on September 13, 2015. Sharyn Alfonsi is the […]

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Personal Trainer to the Stars opts for CrossFit


  Mackie Shilstone, the fitness guru and personal trainer to pro athletes including tennis ace Serena Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has a high tolerance for punishing workouts. He says the best way to train top athletes is to learn their sport and exercise alongside them. “I become them—I’m a chameleon,” Mr. Shilstone […]

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CrossFit Champ Jason Khalipa shares success secrets


Three-time Team USA CrossFit member, 2008 CrossFit champion with six Top-10 finishes, Jason Khalipa just competed in his eighth CrossFit Games. Perhaps even more than for his 2008 title, Khalipa is known for his 2009 comeback. During the opening 7.1-mile run, he went so hard that he collapsed on the course several times, finishing 72nd […]

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Seth Rollins Endorses CrossFit


The World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is having a reign that many stars would envy and it shows you how much faith the WWE have in its undisputed future. He sat down for an interview and spoke about his former brothers, his fitness routine and the reason Shield happened in the WWE. Below are excerpts […]

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CrossFit expands waistlines shrink


Over the past four years, Phil Gothard has observed a noteworthy trend at his Dubuque CrossFit gym. “Typically if someone can make it for three months here, then they are hooked,” he said. “By that point they can see their lifts getting bigger, their times getting faster, their fitness profile getting more balanced.” Still, Gothard […]

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CrossFit: The new way to fitness


Tres Heaton, a recent college graduate, steps up to the barbell stacked with numerous plates on either side. As sweat drips down her face, she concentrates on one thing: beating her previous record. Heaton’s dead lift, a movement of standing up with the barbell, is accompanied by blaring rock music pumped through the gym’s speakers as well as several […]

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The best gym for startups


It’s surreal to see an entire startup engineering team that could double as a crew of volunteer firefighters. Yet, for the growing list of startups that are sending their workforce to the Navy Seal-friendly gym phenomenon, CrossFit, having an entire team of buff employees is surprisingly realistic. “We carry so much more energy throughout the […]

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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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