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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How CrossFit Made me a Saner Parent

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Before the CrossFit haters sharpen their knives, let me just preface this piece by saying that neither burpees nor deadlifts have helped me to become a better parent. I’m a mother, not a meathead, so in order to understand how CrossFit has helped me, you’re going to have to trust that I’m not proselytizing right […]

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CrossFit Flirting: Talk Burpee to Me

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On a recent Saturday night at the Promenade Bar and Grill in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, the gym buddies Festa Radoni, 26, and Ellen Gerlach, 29, flexed their biceps, comparing muscles as a male friend snapped photos. “She’s much better at pull-ups,” Ms. Gerlach said, laughing as she elbowed Ms. Radoni. Over in […]

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CrossFit romances bloom among couples who love the high-intensity workouts

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One of the fringe benefits of becoming a CrossFit devotee, besides rock-hard abs, is the possibility of getting a date between all those grueling sets of pushups, handstands, and burpees, at least for those who are looking. While it hasn’t been tracked empirically (yet), reports are a plenty of CrossFit romances springing up, with devotees […]

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