The Sale of CrossFit, Inc.

About three weeks ago, CrossFit’s owner and CEO, Greg Glassman, made some inappropriate comments on Twitter, relating the government’s response to COVID-19 to the government’s response to racism.  He also responded to an affiliate owner’s request to disaffiliate with profanity and disrespect.  Finally, it came out that his treatment of women had been consistently disrespectful ...

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What Do You Stand For?

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  — Winston Churchill What do you STAND for?  Quite literally, what would make you stand up out of your chair and say, “That’s not right!”  What personal set of guidelines can you fall back ...

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CFKI Mythbusters: “CrossFit is not for me”

“I don’t think CrossFit is for me.”  – My mom What is CrossFit?  CrossFit is a super-intense exercise program to be done with your shirt off, in a large group, with barbells so heavy they could snap your neck if you look at them wrong.  You have to be able to jump on a box ...

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My Gratitude Journal

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  — G.K. Chesterton One of the things that I’ve written a lot about over the years has been my morning practice of breaking out my journal and writing.  I follow a process that I learned from ...

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One Day At A Time

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”  — Aristotle Onassis We are all going through a tremendously challenging time right now, being locked down without a lot of constructive outlets for our energy and our desire to connect with others.  During these “darkest moments”, it can be very ...

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Durability

“I’m losing so much strength.” “I’m going to get buried under the barbell when we go back to the gym.” “I miss weightlifting!” If you or someone you know has been afflicted with these thoughts, you might be a CrossFitter during COVID times!  But not to worry, this pandemic will eventually pass, and you will ...

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Last Words

A friend sent this message to us and asked that we share it anonymously.  Super powerful stuff, I can’t stop reading it.  _______________________________   “The shell on the water is a challenge to the man. You don’t go up the river if you don’t pull the oars”   If you were to die today, what ...

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False Summits

“I like mountains, always have done. Big obstinate bits of rock sticking up where they’re not wanted and getting in folk’s way. Great. Climbing them is a different matter altogether though. I hate that.”  — Mark Lawrence One of the things that is so difficult about the coronavirus situation in the US is the uncertainty ...

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On Purpose

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”  — Thomas ...

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Everything is Different; Everything’s the Same

I can’t believe I haven’t high-fived anyone in like three weeks.  As a coach, that is everything.  To let you know how proud of you I am for accomplishing that feat of endurance you just pushed yourself through.  To share in your elation after snatching that heavy barbell for the first time. It feels so ...

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