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Jeff Fuhring

Jeff, a former DI college soccer player, is a fierce competitor who uses his mental toughness to crush WODs and push his clients as well.
Daniel Garo from Norcal CrossFit

Daniel Garo

Daniel, a former pro baseball player, found that CrossFit filled a competitive void in his life after returning from an injury.

Jessica Latham

Meet Jessica Latham, a San Diego native who is passionate about healthy living. Of course, she also happens to be a CrossFit dynamo and loves working hard at the box.

Grace Wu

Gracie Wu uses CrossFit to help her enjoy the other parts of her life, from snowboarding to trekking through parts of South America for fun. Sounds good to us, too.

Michaela Xavier

Michaela, admittedly, "hated" CrossFit initially. Now she is a stellar coach, elite CrossFit athlete, and box owner with her husband.
Irene Mejia

Irene Mejia

Irene Mejia, once a "coach potato," has lost over 100 lbs since starting CrossFit in June 2010 and continues to celebrate every milestone along the way. She is truly inspirational.
Dallas Gotschall from LaLanne Fitness

Dallas Gotschall

Meet Dallas Gotschall, a San Francisco resident & member of LaLanne Fitness. Find out how the movie 300 rejuvenated his training regimen.
CrossFit athlete Riley Yamamoto

Riley Yamamoto

Riley, a portfolio analyst in his daily life, now does "Meathead Saturdays" with his CrossFit crew. And did we mention he loves front squats?
CrossFit SV athlete Neren Argente

Neren Argente

Neren is an amazingly dedicated CrossFitter who cooks up some mean Paleo meals. "The Enforcer" has only grown stronger with time in her CrossFit journey.
CrossFit SV athlete Chai Landicho

Chai Landicho

Chai is a runner-turned-CrossFitter who has rediscovered her self-confidence and built a strong community of friendships through CrossFit.
CrossFit SV athlete Leanne Chen

Leanne Chen

Meet Leanne, an engineer working in Silicon Valley. She likes her split jerks and her carbs, too. Did we mention she also makes sweat angels?
Coach Kristy Parrish from CrossFit Fairbanks

Kristy Parrish

Kristy started CrossFit three years ago in San Jose, and now she CrossFits in Alaska. Weightlifting is ideal when it's 50-below outside...
Monica Garzon-Wilson from CrossFit SV demonstrating a proper thruster

Monica Garzon-Wilson

Monica is a hard-working CrossFit mom who manages to balance work, kids, and her home with grace. Fun fact: She loves bench presses.
Coach Larry Pastor from CrossFit Silicon Valley

Larry Pastor

Larry is a great coach and a dedicated, experienced CrossFitter. Who knew that this former lab rat would grow into a natural firebreather?
Matt Bernan's tabata tale

Matt Bernan

Like many of us, Matt wishes he would have found CrossFit earlier in life. Now he pushes through WODs by thinking about delicious food...

Vicky Herana

Vicky is a corporate fitness manager who has used CrossFit to broaden her knowledge in training others. Ask her about her hook grip, too.

Amado Burgos

Amado learned about CrossFit from none other than his fellow trainer friends and learned to love it... but he does not (yet?) love burpees.
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4/24/14 Thursday Close Grip Bench Press - 5RM, then 2 x 5 at 90% 4 Rounds 45 sec Burpees onto Plate 15 sec Rest 45 sec Plate floor to Overhead 45/25 15 sec Rest 45 sec Double Unders 15 sec rest

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I have been doing CrossFit for almost two years. I had been warned about rhabdo and knew about the...
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4/24/2014 WOD: Push Press 3-3-3-3-3 Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets. 85% Then: 21-15-9 reps, for time of: Dumbbell Push Press, pick load Double Under

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Since joining CFW in 2012, Rick has been a consistent member of the early morning crew. At 54 years old, most people find excuses. Rick does not. His discipline and hard work has led him to see great gains in his strength, mobility, and skills. Good job Rick and keep it up!

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CrossFit Main Line, CrossFit R5 - Competitor W.O.D. Dynamic Effort Upper/Oly 3 Postion Squat Snatch (7x1@80%1RM **Floor & 3sec pause at knee) 3 Position Clean (7x1@80%1RM **Floor & 3sec pause at knee) Special Strength 60 GHD Sit Ups Taylor (Time) 4 Rounds for time of: 400m Run 5 Burpee Muscle-ups **All modification for MUs are allowed: ring, banded, jumping, etc.

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CrossFit Main Line, CrossFit R5 - W.O.D. Dynamic Effort Upper/Oly Early Work - Individual Warm Up (No Measure) Roll Out Rowing Warm Up • x10 each (arms, upper, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full) Bullet Proof Shoulders x10 Samson Stretch Each Leg x10 Squats x10 Push Ups x10 Pull Ups 3 Postion Squat Snatch (7x1@80%1RM **Floor & 3sec pause at knee) 3 Position Clean (7x1@80%1RM **Floor & 3sec pause at knee) Taylor (Time) 4 Rounds for time of: 400m Run 5 Burpee Muscle-ups **All modification for MUs are allowed: bar, banded, jumping, etc. Extra Credit 60 GHD Sit Ups

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We wanted to remind you that you are welcome to bring a friend or family member to join you for a Saturday morning group class! Our coaches will be able to assist anyone that needs modifications. All are welcome!

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Check out our class shedule and pricing here: Don't forget our new members special, $125 for one month of unlimited ($50 savings!) until the end of May.

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W.O.D. 4.23.14 5 Rounds: 5 Front Squats (155/225#) 200 Meter MAX EFFORT Sprint *Full recovery is allowed before starting the next round.

CrossFit Durham posted on Facebook

Dave is coaching the 6:30 and 7:30 WODs tonight and rumor has it there will be prizes up for grabs

CrossFit RDU posted on Facebook

Hey guys, sorry for the late notice but gymnastics class tonight is canceled. Normal class time next week.

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The Firestarter Challenge is a local competition geared toward the novice and intermediate CrossFitter being held at Triangle CrossFit June 21-22. Individuals compete on Saturday and teams (4-person - 2M/2F) compete on Sunday. Registration is open now, but don't wait to sign up if you're interested in competing because local competitions are filling up fast!

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As many of you know, CFDer Shane Jones has been on an adventure to climb Mt. Everest. Unfortunately, due to the recent accident there, the climbing season has been called to a halt and Shane will be coming home. Congratulations to Shane and his team for even attempting this great feat! Get home safe!

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Registration info for anyone competing in the June 28th meet in Wilmington. Sign up early!

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On June 28th, CrossFit Wilmington and the Wilmington Weightlifting Club will be hosting the USAW-sanctioned 2014 Summer Lift Off. Click the link below and SEMINARS tab to sign-up!

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I left Talon’s Easter Throwdown not long after my final WOD. I was sore, tired, sweaty and...
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USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coaching course hosted by the Harrisburg Weightlifting Club on May 24-25. You can now obtain the latest education and newest title before having to coach 2 lifters to National events. Once you have obtained this certification, you then automatically get promoted to National level coach once you have your 2 athletes to National events. Registration ends 5/19, but it is also capped at 30 people, so register early before it sells out! This will be taught by renowned coach Harvey Newton, former Executive Director of USA Weightlifting and multiple Olympic, International, and National team coach. The ONLY prerequisite to register for this course is having obtained the level 1 Sports Performance Coach certification. Contact us for more details, or click the link below to register.

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Summer Camp/Class info! Registration for camps ends June 1, and classes will be capped at 12 participants. Reserve your spots online now, before they sell out.

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Happy Hump Day! As you all know, this Saturday is our Balls4Balls fundraiser event. If you haven't already signed up online, you have until Friday to do that and donate some $$$ to a great cause- testicular cancer! We are releasing the WOD today, it is a fun partner WOD that everyone of all levels can do and participate in, so invite your friends and family! FOR TIME: 100 WallBalls (20/14) 100 Partner Sit-ups 100 Burpees w/ the WB (alternating - pass to your partner) 400m Run w/ the WB (pass to your partner) *20 Min Cap*

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The other Welliver... 50% of one fittest husband and wife duos on Earth.

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Here's a great event to check out this weekend or donate to the cause!

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Instructor Jonathan demos "pushing into" a Bench Press Set Up - Tuesday's 3:45pm class.

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We're going to be hosting an Olympic Lifting meet here in June. This meet will be for CFDV members only. Check it out at the link below.

CrossFit Indian Trail posted on Facebook

OK Gang our spot for the Hero WOD @ CrossFit Harrisburg is at 2:00 on May 17th. The flyer is posted on the page. We NEED 20 Athletes to go and participate. Who is in? Please add your name for me. This is for a great cause and is lots of fun. Dinner afterward is even better! :) Thanks ~ Jess

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It will be 65 degrees and sunny around 6:30 PM this evening. So yes, Endurance WOD. And yes, we will be outside.

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I have been reading a lot of posting of people trying, but not getting there or simply tired of...
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Shout out to CFDers, Shikha Sachdeva and Greg Wehn, for taking home 2nd place Women's Intermediate Division and 13th place Men's Intermediate Division respectively, in this past weekend's Festivus Games at Morrisville Community CrossFit!

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Respect. Proud of our CrossFit Wake Forest athletes who completed the Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll half. The sky is the limit!

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Ordering supplements. Let Dan know what you need. Protein, fish oils, glutamine, creatine, ZMA, glucosamine, etc... Check out some of the new drinks i the cooler. The FIT AID is a very clean recovery drink. For you caffeine junkies, the BANG is HIGHLY caffeinated. You have been warned.

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Happy Wednesday! Reminder there will be gymnastics class tonight at 7 PM and we are going back to the basics for beginner and intermediate athletes. We will be focusing on rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges. This class is a great addition to our normal programming and can really help build confidence in body awareness.

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Of all the "athletic jeans" kick starter campaigns out now, this one looks the best to us. Thanks for sharing, Adam and Hannah!

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Wishing Coach Elise a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Watch this MobilityWOD before attending tonight's class!

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