June 2011

June 30, 2011

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CrossFit 1525 (TX).

"Strengthening Weaknesses Strategy" by CrossFit West Santa Cruz (CA).

"10 Foods You Would Never Think to Grill" from How Stuff Works.

"Infographic Reveals the Best Times to Post to Twitter and Facebook" from Social Times.

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm." -- Colette

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June 29, 2011

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CrossFit Solus (TX).

Affiliate Question: If you had to leave suddenly for a week, could your business run without you?

"Six Lessons on Start-Up from Norm Brodsky" from Inc.

"Inexperienced? Who Cares?" from CrossFit Lisbeth.

"Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth." -- Virginia Woolf

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June 28, 2011

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CrossFit Nor'Easter (CT).

A blog post doesn't have to be long to communicate effectively. Check out "Hands On Coaching" from CrossFit Santa Cruz (CA) and "What Does It Take to Train Like an Athlete?" from CrossFit Bartlett (TN).

"Voltaire, Apple, and the Myth of Perfect" from Smart Data Collective.

"Many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business." -- Harry Houdini

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June 27, 2011

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CrossFit Fire (IL).

Affiliate Question: Do you know about this year's Affiliate Gathering in Montana in August? This is not your ordinary "convention" . . .

"Ask Questions" from CrossFit Hustle (KY).

"What Makes A Team Smarter? More Women" from the Harvard Business Review.

"Happiness hates the timid! So does science!" -- Eugene O'Neill

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June 26, 2011

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Kia Kaha CrossFit (New Zealand).

"Hire Someone From Waffle House" from The Cynical Girl.

"The Last 5%" from CrossFit West Santa Cruz (CA).

"I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest." -- Henry David Thoreau

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June 25, 2011

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CrossFit Providence (RI).

"Haters Gon' Hate" from CrossFit North Arlington (TX).

"Nurturing Them" from Launch Box RX.

"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." -- Leonard Cohen

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June 24, 2011

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Kitsap CrossFit (WA).

"What's Going On Here?" from Rainier CrossFit (WA).

"The CrossFit Blues" from CrossFit Lisbeth.

"YOU Be the Judge!" from CrossFit Proper (CA).

"Long have you timidly waded, holding a plank by the shore, Now I will you to be a bold swimmer, To jump off into the midst of the sea, rise again, nod home, shout, and laughingly dash with your hair." -- Walt Whitman

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June 23, 2011

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CrossFit Paradigm Performance enters the CrossFit Affiliate Snapshot.

Affiliate Name: CrossFit Paradigm Performance.

Affiliate Owner: Anthony Ronchi.

Affiliate Since: April 2011.

Location: Rochester, NY.

Square Footage: 13000 SF.

Number of Members? 30.

Number of Trainers? 3 (2 male, 1 female).

Describe your gym culture in one word: Athletic.

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June 22, 2011

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CrossFit Prime (PA) at Mount Rushmore.

Affiliate Question: We all know that one of the best ways to get new trainers is to grow them from your own membership. But what if you don't have that kind of time? How do you find a trainer now if you're in a bind?

Coach Greg Glassman will be speaking at Tony Blauer's Combatives Camp in Aug in Las Vegas: More info here.

"12 Social Media Tools Recommended By the Pros" from Social Media Examiner.

"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same." -- Toni Morrison

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June 21, 2011

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Atomic CrossFit (TX) gets cheered on at the CrossFit Games South Central Regionals.

Widgets for your blog: Get the CrossFit Games widget and the Fight Gone Bad 6 widget.

"Scaling Service" from Don't Buy Ads.

"I Hate You, CrossFit" from CrossFit Sioux Falls (SD).

"Endure, and preserve yourself for better things." -- Virgil

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June 20, 2011

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CrossFit Cedar Park (TX) huddles before Workout #4 of the Reebok CrossFit Games South Central Regionals.

"Post Wodum Depression: How to Beat Now What Blues" from Practice CrossFit (OH).

Affiliate Question: What's the number one thing you could be doing right now to help your business? And why aren't you doing it?

"Why 'Brain Gyms' May Be the Next Big Business" from Fast Company.

"To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way." -- Pat Riley

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June 19, 2011

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CrossFit 203 (CT), Reebok CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals.

"Sub 3 Fran" from Alternative Athletics CrossFit (MT).

"Making Your 15 Minutes of Fame Last" from Inc.

"We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change." -- Katherine Hepburn

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June 18, 2011

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CrossFit Barrie (Canada).

Check out the Fight Gone Bad 6 page on Facebook.

"No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!" from CrossFit FTF (CA).

"Please understand there is no depression in this house and we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist." -- Victoria, Queen of England

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June 17, 2011

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CrossFit 717 (PA).

Last weekend of Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals! Check the Games page for updates, as well as the Games Facebook page, and the Games Twitter List that relays all the Regional action updates as they happen.

"Zero to 10 Handstand Push-ups" from CrossFit London (Canada).

"The Ring of Fire" from CrossFit Lisbeth.

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." -- Muhammad Ali

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June 16, 2011

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Graham CrossFit enters the CrossFit Affiliate Snapshot.

Affiliate Name: Graham CrossFit.

Affiliate Owner: Darrin and Diana Shaw.

Affiliate Since: August 2009.

Location: Puyallup, WA.

Square Footage: 10,000.

Number of Members? 200.

Number of Trainers? 3 male/3 female.

Describe your gym culture in one word: Passionate.

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June 15, 2011

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CrossFit Black Box (FL).

"CrossFit Recess" from My Ignition.

"Free (limited) Biz Training for Military Only" from CrossFit LA. (Jun 24th deadline for submission.)

Get the 2011 CrossFit Games Widget for your blog.

"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

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June 14, 2011

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CrossFit Nemesis (AZ).

"CrossFit Attitude Featured" from RWS CrossFit (CA).

"Keep It Simple" from CrossFit Hustle (KY).

"Scholarships Awarded": a story of member generosity at CrossFit BGI - West Palm Beach (FL).

"In 2000, I told graduates to not be afraid to fail, and I still believe that. But today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality." -- Conan O'Brien

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June 13, 2011

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CrossFit Northwest Arkansas held a carwash and yard sale to raise money for the Disposable Heroes Project.

Has your affiliate ever held a carwash or something other than a WOD as a fundraiser?

Coach Greg Glassman recently spoke to the California Officer Candidate School for the U.S. Army: photo and info at CrossFit Amundson (CA).

"Love, Sex, Power, and Work" from The Cynical Girl.

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." -- Arthur Ashe

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June 12, 2011

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Jennifer Lawrence, co-owner of CrossFit NorthWest Tucson, competes in the Reebok CrossFit Games Southwest Regional.

"Pain in Your A**" from CrossFit South Bay (CA).

"Why I Want Google Offers and the Entire Daily Business Deals to Die" from TechCrunch.

"Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction." -- Sam Walton

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June 11, 2011

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"Melting" at CrossFit 365 (UK).

"Helping Others" from Taking The First Step.

"How Not to Look Like An Idiot in the Comments" from The Anti-Social Media.

"Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world." -- Grace Paley

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June 10, 2011

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Gateway CrossFit (MO).

"Is CrossFit a Fitness Program -- Or a Lifestyle?"
from Pioneer Valley CrossFit (MA).

"The Real Women of CrossFit Malibu" from CrossFit Malibu (CA).

"Most Creative Photos from Christian Parkes" by
Fast Company.

"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal." -- Gustave Flaubert

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June 9, 2011

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The CrossFit Cube (FL).

"You Must Work Mobility!" from CrossFit West Santa Cruz (CA).

"Get Strict!" from CrossFit Virtuosity (NY).

"9 Beautiful One-Page Websites for Design Inspiration" from Mashable.

"The path of least resistance is the path of the loser." -- Phil Weltman

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June 8, 2011

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CrossFit Center Mass: Team Workout, but you can't touch the ground while your partner works . . .

Affiliate Question: How do most new people contact you? Via email/Facebook/Twitter/phone call/walk-in?

"What Is a Hassle Map?" from Inc.

"The Reality of Sport" from Beyond the Whiteboard.

"Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore." -- Ray Bradbury

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June 7, 2011

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Zissou, immediately after the new rope was hung at CrossFit Epiphany (WA).

"Do Vs. Don't" from CrossFit Hustle (KY).

"Dry Mouth, Blood, and Community" from Flexfwd.

"That Standard is Stupid" from CrossFit Montgomery County (MD).

"It is important that people know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for." -- Mary Waldrop

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June 6, 2011

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CrossFit Synergistics enters the CrossFit Affiliate Snapshot.

Affiliate Name: CrossFit Synergistics.

Affiliate Owner: Glenn D'Avanzo & John Badaracco.

Affiliate Since: March 2011.

Location: Ashland, MA.

Square Footage: 4220.

Number of Members? 55.

Number of Trainers? 2 male + 2 coaches shadowing.

Describe your gym culture in one word: Supportive.

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June 5, 2011

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Mad CrossFit (New Zealand) and their "Bad As II Women's Open Lifting Competition."

Something to check out: Links as Rx'd.

"5 Attributes of the World's Greatest Business Leaders" from Open Forum.

"Friends are made through noble endeavors, all else are acquaintances." -- Greg Glassman

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June 4, 2011

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CrossFit Houston (TX).

"No Apology" from CrossFit Lisbeth.

"What (People) Want" from Seth Godin.

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." -- Erica Jong

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June 3, 2011

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CrossFit Katy enters the CrossFit Affiliate Snapshot.

Affiliate Name: CrossFit Katy.

Affiliate Owner: Neal Kay.

Affiliate Since: June 2008.

Location: Katy, Texas.

Square Footage: ~4000 sf.

Number of Members? ~135.

Number of Trainers? 4 Male / 4 Female, I'm the only full time trainer but get a lot of part time help!

Describe your gym culture in one word: Supportive.

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June 2, 2011

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CrossFit Victorious (TX).

"A Lesson Learned At Regionals" from Operator CrossFit (FL).

Ball Rules from SnoRidge CrossFit (WA).

"7 Tips Your Business Can Learn From Oprah" from Inc.

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right." -- Henry Ward Beecher

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June 1, 2011

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It's that time: Fight Gone Bad 6. Registration opens today. Mark your calendars for September 17, 2011. (And go here to get more info about this important event in the CrossFit community.)

"Plus Size" from Practice CrossFit (OH).

"I don't need to look like the girl on the cover . . . I'd rather know I could overhead squat her." -- Mindy Shardo

The June Painstorm is here . . .

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