Beat The Streets: One Workout For A Cause

Oct 24, 2014 No Comments by

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 by

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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Take Five!

Oct 21, 2014 3 Comments

Relax, some of the best muscle-uppers today fell off the rings the first time they kipped too. You’d never know it, but that elegant movement you see now looked more like someone praying for lightening to strike while getting mauled by a tiger. And the less said about learning how to walk on your hands […]

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I Wanted To Be A Superhero So I Became A Trainer

Oct 20, 2014 2 Comments

I never wanted to be a trainer. Superhero; yes, then Marine and fireman and even a politician when I was 10, but never a trainer. I thought trainers were whores. Shills who stole money from honest folks who needed to put down the fork and sweat more. A man named Skip changed all that. Skip […]

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Forever Young

Oct 19, 2014 4 Comments

Forty-five minutes into a conversation I didn’t want to have, my friend diagnosed me. Delayed adolescence he called it, and you’ve got it bad he said. Do you know what that is because I didn’t? I had to Google it. Turns out it’s a lot of things: Living with your parents until your 40 is […]

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The Death Of Expertise – from The Federalist

Oct 18, 2014 No Comments

It’s planet Wikipedia, where you can’t tell anyone anything and everyone’s an expert. The following is from The Federalist. I am (or at least think I am) an expert. Not on everything, but in a particular area of human knowledge, specifically social science and public policy. When I say something on those subjects, I expect […]

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Can We Auto-Correct Humanity

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments

Instead of whipping out your phone every time something cool happens, the clip above says, just watch. Enough constant liking and speaking in fractured english. Enough living through status updates and hashtags and shares. Try being aware; present. “You used to be much more…muchier,” Carroll said. “You’ve lost your muchness.” Carroll didn’t have all the distractions […]

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In Your Words: Teen Gauntlet Edition

Oct 16, 2014 2 Comments

Recently, we gathered up our Teen CrossFit athletes for the Gauntlet, an ongoing nationwide fitness challenge. For Ernie’s son, Caye, it was his first throw-down. “He’s really excited to move into the Teens class,” Ernie said. Getting on the workout floor with a judge counting and the crowd screaming is a priceless wake-up call. Something […]

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PCF Kids Corner: Halloween

Oct 15, 2014 2 Comments

Halloween is frightening stories and scary movies, costumes and creepiness and treats. A way for us all to become someone we’re not. For years we’ve been bringing the screams back to one of the most fun holidays, while leaving the candy out. In the clip above, Mindy has a few ideas to make Halloween healthy, and exactly where […]

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