Soda Suit Fizzling Out

California federal judge denies beverage-association motion to stop San Francisco from requiring warnings on sugary-drink ads. Should the American Beverage Association appeal a recent federal judge’s order denying its preliminary-injunction motion against a San Francisco ordinance, it will have “an uphill battle,” said an attorney with the Public Health Law Center. “The order was very […]

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Warm and Happy

CrossFit coaches share their favorite warm-up games to get athletes laughing and moving. “High knees, lunges and PVC pass-throughs!” While lunging her way across the room for what feels like the millionth time, an athlete steals a jealous glance at the wildly giggling CrossFit Kids who are playing a tic-tac-toe racing game in the next […]

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Class Action

Affiliate owners share the various ways they’ve tailored the group-class model to create strong businesses that produce fitter clients. Johnny DiGregorio opened CrossFit Pasadena in 2008. What started as a small community grew into a group of more than 240 members training in a 5,600-square-foot gym. Membership fees were about US$175 a month. By 2013, […]

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Animal Plan It

The mechanics-consistency-intensity progression works whether you’re training dogs or beasts of the barbell. Everything changed when I put each lifter on the platform alone with the group watching. In the final week of a two-month focus on the snatch and clean and jerk, I had athletes list three snatch attempts based on confidence and form: […]

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Hope for Rain

CrossFit funds construction of life-changing dam in Rabai, Kenya. Since 2011, CrossFit Inc. and its affiliates have participated in starting and finishing school buildings, constructing pit latrines, nailing desks together, and celebrating success stories with community elders in various villages in Africa. Affiliates and CrossFitters around the world fund the projects by donating through Hope […]

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Potential

In “Potential,” Patrick Cummings presents his poetic meditations on how women in CrossFit are transforming the definitions of strength and femininity, opening up new possibilities for women in general. As women push their limits during workouts, he suggests, they become role models for other women seeking to discover what they can do. “We can discover […]

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