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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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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Women’s weightlifting: Strong is the new skinny

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Walking into CrossFit Las Cruces, a spacious gym at 2305 E. Nevada on an early November evening, more women than men could be seen practicing lifts and loading barbells with stacks of weight. “A lot of classes, there’s more girls than guys here,” said Doris Arciero, 44, a member of CrossFit Las Cruces. “The girls are kind of dominating now, […]

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CrossFit: The new way to fitness

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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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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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8 Reasons Boomers Should Try CrossFit

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As we age, we naturally lose muscle mass, which causes our metabolism to slow, which means you could start building a spare tire by the time you reach your 30s. “When you do weight-bearing exercises, you start revving up your metabolism—and it keeps burning for many hours after your workout,” says Brost. “Also, the more […]

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My Attempt to Become a Better Person Through CrossFit

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We gave the writer Edith Zimmerman a monthly column because we love her. But like everyone, she could be better, so we asked her to write about doing things that improve herself. Follow her over the next year as she gets better and better until she reaches perfection in March 2016. Have you ever seen […]

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SKINNYFIT: How to get bikini ready with crossfit

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Open any magazine and you will see what we all preach against. Airbrushed, too-thin models, who represent the so-called ideal that is in reality, mainly because of the Photoshopping techniques, unattainable. These are women who starve themselves and yet despite having nearly zero fat not a hint of an abdominal muscle can be seen. We […]

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Teen a World Class Crossfitter

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Coweta teen Morgan Gross is the top scorer in the world in her division in the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Open. Gross outscored thousands of CrossFit girls to become world champion in the 14/15 scaled division of the CrossFit Open. It’s quite an accomplishment – but is even more impressive considering Morgan had never worked out […]

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