Why CrossFit isn’t just a fad workout

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If CrossFit seems to be everywhere, that’s because it is. There are close to 12,000 affiliate boxes, that’s “CrossFit-speak” for gyms, across the globe. That’s up from just 13 affiliate gyms in 2005. As college athletic programs, police academies and military bases jump on the bandwagon, it proves that this worldwide phenomenon is not just […]

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techie startups obsessed with crossfit

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At lunchtime on a Thursday, two shirtless men emerged amid thumping music from a warehouse in the Mission District, panting profusely – their bodies glistening with sweat from an Olympic-style workout. One of the men, Dylan Enright, walked halfway down the block to take a breather, then returned with an invigorated smile. “Why do I do CrossFit? Because […]

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The best gym for startups

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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 Provides Balance to Physical Fitness

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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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4 reasons why CrossFit really works

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If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, then learn how CrossFit works and why it’s an effective system for getting people in shape — and keeping them there. The month of January will see a huge spike in gym memberships, as people follow up on their New Year’s resolutions to get in […]

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IN CROSSFIT OR OLYMPIC LIFTING, LAUREN FISHER IS A POWERFUL PRESENCE

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Lauren Fisher never just blends in. On Nov. 16 in Tempe, she spent nearly 12 hours on the IronMan Arizona course, watching her older brother Andrew complete his second IronMan triathlon in personal-record time. But even in a sea of ridiculously fit triathletes, Fisher, trademark ponytail flopping, muscular quads on display under Reebok short-shorts, stood […]

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The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

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In general, CrossFit workouts can be pretty brutal. They test the limits of your strength, speed and endurance, and you’re often completing the exercises in a group setting where other guys are taking you to school. Whether you’re someone looking to try CrossFit or a veteran CrossFitter looking for a new challenge, we have the workouts that you want. […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Done Right

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As we come to yet the end of another year, the season of detoxes, pretoxes, and New Year’s promises (or should I say compromises?) is amongst us. Here are some useful tips to take into consideration before you take on any new ambitions. 1. Consistency is key Thanks to Peggy for sharing this one on […]

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