Profiles

  • From Hobby to Business

    When CrossFit 859 opened in 2012, it had not one owner. Or two. Or three. It had eight. “We had a crazy idea to open...

  • Hale to the Victors!

    Jason Williams has a lifelong quest to find the world’s perfect burger. From Napa Valley to the United Kingdom, Williams has scrounged the food industry...

  • Defying Expectations with WheelWod

    In 1997, Chris Stoutenburg fell from a balcony and was labeled as a high paraplegic. But he has defied all expectations since his accident, and...

  • Reaching for the Peak

    Sitting in his bedroom in Barcelona, Spain, Guido Trinidad had a revelation that would alter the rest of his life. “I’m going to run a...

  • A Panchik Family Affair

    Scott Panchik, a now four-time CrossFit Games Athlete, was introduced to CrossFit by his dad in 2009. His father had been following CrossFit HQ’s programming...

  • Calling in the Experts for Regionals

    Fred Lowe won the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in Men’s Middleweight Weightlifting. He was also the first American middleweight athlete to Clean and...

  • CrossFitting Through Cancer

    Halfway through the 2016 CrossFit Open, Anthony Saric sat the Affiliates of CrossFit Geelong down. He didn’t want to talk about PRs, or how he...

  • The Catalyst

    “You have to fire me by Friday.” Chris Cooper told his head Coach those words on a Tuesday in 2013. He had just flown back from...

  • From Dance to Dumbbells

    Becka Adams was sitting on her couch, flipping through TV channels, when she saw Julie Foucher driving a sled down the field at the 2012...

  • Fighting Fire with 555 Fitness

    The No. 1 cause of firefighter deaths is not fire, said Robert Piparo. It is cardiac-related diseases. As the director of 555 Fitness, a nonprofit...

  • Getting Technical

    David Cornthwaite played soccer for Principia College. After graduation, he went on to coach Prinicpia High School’s soccer team. He ran to stay in shape,...

  • Jumping Across the Pond

    It must have been fate that CrossFit HQ did not grant Olly Goddard the name ‘CrossFit Ipswich’ when he opened his Box in 2009, in...

  • The Super Smiths

    “Avengers Assemble!” The two-word catchphrase is iconic in the world of comic superheroes. When it is called out, the 17 core characters that make up...

  • The Traveling Trainer

    While competing for the Portuguese National Swimming Team in Brazil, Hannah Caldas had been doing CrossFit for a few months and decided she did not...

  • An Adaptive Athlete’s Program

    The definition of CrossFit, according to Greg Glassman, is (everybody say it with me) functional movements that are constantly varied, performed at high intensity. And...