Gold Behind Those Clouds – from CrossFit HQ

Oct 31, 2014 No Comments by

Jarrod Bell runs CrossFit BMW, Detroit’s only affiliate. We all know the stories: “Detroit’s doomed. A tomb of crumbling brick with an old car smell. A vacant lot that hasn’t been bulldozed yet.” Bell doesn’t care. He’s running his joint in the biggest city ever to file bankruptcy and he’s doing a great job for […]

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In Your Words: Tish

Oct 30, 2014 3 Comments by

It’s Tish’s two year CrossFit anniversary. To celebrate, she did what any self-respecting CrossFitter would do: She trained. “It’s a lifetime commitment … we wanna be those parents that are strong, setting examples for our family,” she said describing her and Ben’s fitness outlook. Once a marathon runner, Tish has traveled far on the barbell, […]

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PCF Kids Corner: Weightlifting And CrossFit

Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment

Since Presley began CrossFit, she has competed in The Gauntlet at the CrossFit Games, three Olympic meets and a host of local throw-downs. In the clip above, she talks about preparing for the platform. “For an Oly meet I took off a whole month of CrossFit,” she said. Now, a day after her seven-kilogram meet […]

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All A Man Wants Is Faith

Oct 28, 2014 3 Comments

He told me to go ahead. That what his silver-haired wife wanted was on the bottom shelf and it would take a while for his old bones to get. I smiled and laughed uncomfortably, surveyed his pleated khakis, dark brown belt, matching cain and military hair cut. Was he was asking for help, or just […]

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Ohio Strong

Oct 27, 2014 2 Comments

One day you’ll arrive weary at Cleveland International, stumble off the plane and look at a sign that reads “Welcome to the heartland, strongest state in the Union.” That’s what Ohio is: Scarlet red and grey brawn with bengal-stripes and a bulldog attitude. Home to Rogue Fitness, The Arnold Classic, Westide Barbell, hundreds of CrossFit […]

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Beat The Streets 2014 Recap

Oct 26, 2014 1 Comment

One year ago we started teaching CrossFit to kids at the local youth center. At “Beat The Streets” last Saturday, we raised $2,500 to keep that initiative growing. CrossFit is fitness first, but fitness that soon grows into a potent community everyone deserves regardless of age, activity level or economic status. A program we believe […]

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Credential Measuring Contest; CrossFit Wins – from The Russells

Oct 25, 2014 No Comments

If I didn’t now better, I’d say some people attack CrossFit for fun. Why else would they make accusations without proof: Fear? The following is from the NBC Connecticut recently conducted a “Troubleshooters” investigation called “Questioning the Certifications of Your Personal Trainer”. The Troubleshooters claim to “ask the tough questions” and “solve problems”, exposing […]

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Beat The Streets: One Workout For A Cause

Oct 24, 2014 No Comments

Beat the Streets brings fitness and the CrossFit community to everyone. The workout kicks off at 9 a.m. and you’re invited to join, hang out for the morning, or simply donate to the cause. We’ll never be sure how many lives we touch, but if we don’t try, we’re sure to touch none. Register here […]

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In Your Words: Kari

Oct 23, 2014 2 Comments

Two short months ago, Kari joined her first CrossFit class. “I was afraid of trying … in the L1 class they show you how to modify,” she said. Afraid or not, you couldn’t tell. Kari has stayed after class to work skills from day one. She’s nearly mastered the rope and continues to bank time […]

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PCF Kids Corner: CrossFit for at-risk youth

Oct 22, 2014 3 Comments

It’s one thing for excited souls to show up on your front door ready to give CrossFit a try. It’s a completely different thing to take CrossFit with you, giving young people an opportunity they may have never had otherwise. Sometimes they hate it and who could blame. To a kid who’s never trained intensely, […]

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