How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn


In 1995 out of a small gym in Santa Cruz, CrossFit was born. The small gym sparked a flame, which has grown at an incredible pace into unbelievable popularity. If you do not do CrossFit yourself, chances are you know at least five people who do. And even those who are not avid members of a CrossFit gym […]

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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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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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CrossFit on Vacation


After spending months getting in shape for a long-awaited beach vacation, you all too often find that hard work undone within days because of high-calorie drinks, indulgent meals and zero workouts. But what if you could maintain your edge while enjoying paradise? That’s the inspiration behind a new series of vacations hosted in exotic locales […]

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CrossFit Helping People Recover From Injuries


QUINCY, ILL. — QTown CrossFit is giving a new meaning to the popular fitness training. These high-intensity functional movements are being done by athletes around the world. But QTown is taking away the high-intensity portion for a class to help bodies with a little more wear and tear, be able to do everyday movements. “Our […]

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CrossFit in the Military


Army 1st Sgt. Shawn Jarvis doesn’t need a fancy four-year fitness study — like the one pitting CrossFit against unit PT at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas — to tell him what he already knows: CrossFit works better than traditional unit PT. “I drank the CrossFit Kool-Aid because I’ve seen the results, not only with myself, but with my […]

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You don’t have to be a CrossFitter to apply some of their strategies for mental toughness to your own workout. Here are three tips to develop a stronger mind and a better physique! If you saw any of the 2014 CrossFit Games in July, I’m sure you noticed some of the incredible physiques cheering in […]

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Is CrossFit Beneficial for Kids?


For thousands of people across the country, going to a regular gym just doesn’t cut it. Instead, they prefer CrossFit routines: like swinging kettlebells, flipping tires, and doing squats and dead lifts until they drop. Now kids as young as 4 are taking part. The idea behind CrossFit Kids, says co-founder Jeff Martin, is to pair […]

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Dana Stubblefield: Beyond the NFL


We sat down with Dana Stubblefield, two-time NFL Pro-Bowl defensive lineman and former Defensive Player of the Year with the San Francisco 49ers. Dana now lives in San Jose, CA and is currently a CrossFitter at CrossFit Silicon Valley, where he’s become the beloved ringleader of the 9am crew. To call Dana strong would be a huge […]

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