June 24, 2013


Thanks for the great picture from Crossfit Jacksonville.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Nancy Schwarzer at June 23, 2013 5:38 PM

What does the twin prime conjecture have to do with crossfit. We get enough of this prime number crap forced on us by the media. Plus I have children that use my computer what if they came across this. I would have to try and explain the twin prime conjecture to them.

Comment #2 - Posted by: hollyhog at June 23, 2013 5:41 PM

Great staff/people from the Crossfit Mayhem seminar! It was amazing!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Josiah Garrett at June 23, 2013 5:45 PM

Fantastic weekend @ Trident CrossFit. Ridiculous trainers and learned entirely more than I thought going in. Was also not disappointed the least bit having the 2008 games winner in the trail run as our flow master instead of his more well known partner from Park City.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Mike Sutherland at June 23, 2013 5:47 PM

Crossfit really does have an amazing community. Though I do not belong to a box( none in my area) I wiill absolutely be participating in hope for cure. Thank you coach and thank you again Kate for being an amazing inspiration.

Comment #5 - Posted by: hollyhog at June 23, 2013 5:50 PM

Had a great time at the L1 Seminar @ Trident Crossfit this week. Learned a ton of new info. and all my faults were on full display for correction. All the coaches, flow master and fellow participants were awesome!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Cahba Kingwood at June 23, 2013 6:04 PM

Amazing weekend at Crossfit morristown! Learned so many awesome new cues and met some great new friends as well. Never met a more supportive group of people! Thanks guys!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Liz at June 23, 2013 6:04 PM

Great training from the Coach Chuck Carswell and the training team. Lea, Blanco, Donny, Chris, Andy and Cameron were awesome. Special thank you to Ryan from CrossFit SouthSide for being such a gracious host.

Good job to my fellow Trainers in my class. You all made this weekend special. Please capture my e-mail address and stay in touch!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Shellane Demarest at June 23, 2013 6:09 PM


Comment #9 - Posted by: jorge ortega at June 23, 2013 6:24 PM

Had a great time in Jacksonville. Classy group of instructors.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Chris at June 23, 2013 6:26 PM

The Level 1 course was way more than I imagined it would be! Thank you for a great weekend Trident CrossFit! My legs are killing me but I figured out some flaws with my wandering toe (thanks Andrea!), fixed my deadlift form (thanks Gregg!), picked up some excellent coaching cues (thanks Jason!), learned to keep my hands off my hips and found my built in weight belt (thanks Chriss!), learned a ton about foundtaional CrossFit, nutrition, and thrusters (thanks Maggie!), perfected my slow clap (thanks Eric!), and I finally got a few kipping pull-ups strung together (thanks Gretchen!). The whole package has given me much more confidence about coaching others. I can't wait to take it to the next level! Thanks!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Kate A at June 23, 2013 6:27 PM

AWESOME training staff at Crossfit Chicago this weekend! Abi is my hero, Jesse the worlds strongest comedian, Joe the instigator, Jonny the executioner and Joe De the Teacher. I'm amazed and inspired by the wealth and information you all had to offer. Thanks for a job well done :)

Comment #12 - Posted by: Pam at June 23, 2013 6:33 PM

Thanks to Trident Crossfit for hosting us this weekend! Flowmaster Eric ran a tight ship, but we all survived. Only problem is we get posted on a "rest day"?!?!? What's up with that?

Comment #13 - Posted by: Adam Simpson at June 23, 2013 6:38 PM

Outstanding weekend at Crossfit Jacksonville. Thank you for the knowledge and enthusiasm!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Joanne at June 23, 2013 6:47 PM

This weekend was a lot of fun. The instructors were awesome and extremely nice! I hope Lindsey's head feels better!

Comment #15 - Posted by: Jacob at June 23, 2013 6:53 PM

Phenomenal weekend in Morristown, NJ! Nicole, Joey, Joe, Doug, Sarah and Mario were amazing coaches, so knowledgable and so much fun to learn from! Thanks guys for such an awesome weekend :)

Comment #16 - Posted by: Kate at June 23, 2013 7:06 PM

I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend at Trident CrossFit. The staff (led by the one and only ’08 games trail run winner) was unreal! They were super friendly, knowledgeable, and had flawless form. I learned a ton! Already wishing I could go back tomorrow.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Quinn at June 23, 2013 7:15 PM

Far surpassed expectations! Thanks to all the trainers and Crossfit Southside!!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Adam at June 23, 2013 7:17 PM

Had a great experience at CrossFit Morristown with all the passionate coaches and eager students who proved that the health and fitness community is amazing! Thank you to Joey-CF Hamilton, Sarah- Arena Ready CF, Joe- Reebok CF One, Doug- HyperFit, Mario- CF Garden City and Nicole- CF Hampton Roads for your true inspiration and devotion to teaching with integrity. It feels great to move differently;)

Comment #19 - Posted by: Christopher Romulo at June 23, 2013 7:19 PM

Special thank you to the knowledgable coaches at CrossFit Southside!! It was an incredible experience from start to finish! I couldn't have imagined a better outcome when I signed up. I learned a huge amount and had a blast throughout! Thank you Chuck, Leah, Andy, Chris, Danny, Cameron, and Blanco for sacrificing your own personal time away from your training, affiliates and families to teach, guide and inspire us all. You guys rock!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Rebecca Sefscik at June 23, 2013 7:29 PM

Hollyhog... That was hilarious!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Grant at June 23, 2013 7:30 PM

This weekend at Crossfit Mayhem was just beast. The atmosphere was fantastic. Lisa, Kristin, Doug,Sara, and ESPECIALLY Jason...... Did an incredible job. Rich was MORE than accommodating and just his presence in the gym made the weekend. I left there totally inspired and ready to help people change their lives! The Crossfit seminar staff was so awesome!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Mary Catherine Williams at June 23, 2013 7:32 PM

Nothing but praise for the level of knowledge, professionalism and motivation brought to the table by the training staff at CrossFit SS. Truly an awesome group of individuals.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Matt and Arielle at June 23, 2013 7:39 PM

Great weekend @ crossfit Chicago L 1 course!!! The coaches were awesome and I learned alot!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Dylan Levin at June 23, 2013 7:42 PM

Absolutely LOVED this weekend at CrossFit Chicago! Cannot wait to get back to my box CrossFit Atavus and work on my form and start teaching others soon! Thanks Joe and Joe and Jesse and Abi and Jonny!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Beth at June 23, 2013 7:49 PM

Awesome experience this weekend with Joe d., Jonny, Abi, Joe and Jesse at Crossfit Chicago! So much knowledge shared especially loved the breakout sessions. Each trainer added their own personality to the class and I will steal some of their cues and teaching methods! Great to be part of a great community! Thanks to Crossfit Chicago for hosting awesome facility to train at!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Eazy at June 23, 2013 7:51 PM

Had a great time in CrossFit Sentinel Downtown in Korea
The Trainers are Good!! very nice~!!
Seminar was fantastic!
all things are great!

but i hard to understand the Crossfit.
because i can't English well.
but i got a passion and fitness motivation!

Thanks for all trainers and Good luck :)

Comment #27 - Posted by: Neunghan,YOU at June 23, 2013 7:53 PM

Amazing weekend at Crossfit Morristown! The instructors were awesome and very knowledgable.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Jason at June 23, 2013 7:53 PM

Amazing weekend at Crossfit Morristown! The instructors were awesome and very knowledgable.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Jason at June 23, 2013 7:53 PM

Don't worry, hollyhog, if they look up 'Twin prime conjecture' on Google they will get some questionable Transformers videos instead--which are not endorsed by Hasbro.

Don't ask me how I know.

Comment #30 - Posted by: buffedout at June 23, 2013 9:00 PM

Crossfit Level 1 at Cookeville I cropped and put the pic on FB, if you want tag to tag yourself just look up Harry Yon its on my wall.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Harry at June 23, 2013 9:11 PM

Great seminar from coach Chuck Carswell and his crew as Crossfit Southside in Jacksonville this weekend!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Raleigh Heth at June 23, 2013 9:26 PM

GREAT time this weekend at the ranch in Aromas. Great history,great time, GREAT COACHES!!! Can't wait to get out there and share what I learned! Don't forget to google scarecrow Camillie.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Larry at June 23, 2013 9:43 PM

Had an incredible time at The Ranch in Aromas, CA! Russell, Dave, Camille and Zac were so approachable, knowledgable, and down right kick ass! I am so thankful for my experience this weekend and I could have asked for better instructors! Thank you to Russell, Dave, Camille, and Zac for a killer weekend!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Joleene at June 23, 2013 9:53 PM

Fantastic course put on at Peak 360 Fitness! i couldn't thank the staff enough for being open to answer questions as they related to subject matter and some off topic questions. I went into the course with some experience but was amazed at the amount of stuff that I learned! The course was well thought out and flowed very well! All the instructors were very knowledgeable and passionate about what they were teaching! Again thank you very much!

Comment #35 - Posted by: Clint Harris at June 23, 2013 10:02 PM

Absolutely awesome weekend at CrossFit UNR! All the trainers were great and made it fun! I definitely have a better understanding of CrossFit now and a starting point for training others!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Matt Murphy at June 23, 2013 10:51 PM

Had a great weekend at the Sydney cert with the seminar staff. Thanks to Jen Hunter-Marshall and Dennis Marshall for taking time out to give some extra advice!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Mitchell at June 23, 2013 11:20 PM

What an awesome experience, feel so priviledged to have had coaching from world class coaches and athletes. Great to meet other CrossFitters from around the UK. Brilliant! Davs, Basti, Steve, Jobst, Jami, Denise & Simon...You can see these red shirts are passionate about what they do, great energy! Really Professional.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Candice Thomason at June 24, 2013 1:15 AM

Awesome weekend at Crossfit Central London, privileged to spend time with brilliant and humble Trainers. Thanks for sharing your knowledge so generously. Thanks especially to Steve Haydock for introducing me to 'International Cheat Night!':-D

Comment #39 - Posted by: Ben Coggan at June 24, 2013 1:57 AM

Great weekend spent with awesome trainers at CrossFit Chicago! Extremely knowledgable staff did a great job not only talking about the skills but teaching us and showing us how to teach others. Lots of information thrown at us in a short amount of time but they made it manageable to soak it up.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Ryan at June 24, 2013 2:56 AM

hollyhog wins today's comments, no further submissions necessary

Comment #41 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/200 at June 24, 2013 4:33 AM

The L1 training in Jacksonville this weekend was extremely beneficial and eye opening for any CrossFit athlete. The instructors were excellent and had great control of the class and presented the content in a very understandable manner. I appreciate the gracious host - Ryan - and the awesome facilities (CrossFit Southside)and equipment that we go to use for the training. TOP NOTCH CROSSFIT!!!

Comment #42 - Posted by: Chris at June 24, 2013 5:10 AM

Awesome weekend of learning and working at CF Southside. Thanks to all of the coaches who worked with us this weekend, and a big thank you to CF SS for hosting the 60+ participants in our Level 1 Course this weekend! Much love.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Ben L at June 24, 2013 5:19 AM

Thanks a lot to all Crossfit training staff, was a great weekend at Crossfit STF, Mexico!
Best Regards from Colombia

Comment #44 - Posted by: Luis Felipe Gonzalez at June 24, 2013 5:30 AM

Thanks a lot to all Crossfit training staff, was a great weekend at Crossfit STF, Mexico!
Best Regards from Colombia

Comment #45 - Posted by: Luis Felipe Gonzalez at June 24, 2013 5:30 AM

Thanks to CrossFit South Side in Jacksonville for the excellent Level 1 Trainer Course. All of their coaches were outstanding and the training was located in a great facility.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Mark Rudolph at June 24, 2013 5:38 AM

"unknown mathematician"...as opposed to what, a "'known' mathematcian"?

Comment #47 - Posted by: illiniJason at June 24, 2013 5:44 AM

Had an awesome time in Cookeville. The staff was excellent, as well as getting to meet some other awesome athletes.

Comment #48 - Posted by: Justin at June 24, 2013 5:46 AM

Great weekend at Guerilla Fitness CrossFit Morristown. Thanks to the awesome staff: Nicole Gordon, Joey Dill, Sarah Hopping, Joe Mastey, Doug "Baby Don't Hurt Me" Chapman, and Mario Lopez. Keep up the great work!

Comment #49 - Posted by: Rich at June 24, 2013 6:29 AM

Had a great time at CF Chicago. The course was packed full of info. In a strange way I wish it was longer. The staff was very passionate about CF which made it ten times more interesting.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Nathan at June 24, 2013 6:47 AM

Nicole, Sarah, Doug, Joe and Joey, I want to say that I was so excited to attend the Level 1 because of the knowledge I had about fitness. In the end it took you folks to show just how much I really didn't know! Thank you all!

Comment #51 - Posted by: Mark Z at June 24, 2013 7:29 AM

Thank you CF staff and EADO for putting on a great class in Houston. Definitely a very fun and educational weekend!

Comment #52 - Posted by: Niiko at June 24, 2013 8:10 AM

Awesome class with an all-star crew in Reno, NV! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

Comment #53 - Posted by: Jessica Ryder at June 24, 2013 8:16 AM

The weekend at Crossfit Mayhem was an awesome experience. Lisa, Kristen, Sara, Rich, Doug, and Jason are amazing trainers. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and great cues.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Dawn at June 24, 2013 9:48 AM

10 rounds:

3 weighted pull-ups, 25#
5 strict pull-ups
7 kipping pull-ups


Just 4 seconds slower than PR from 2010.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/180) at June 24, 2013 10:10 AM

Great weekend at CrossFit Eado in Houston! Knowledgeable staff did a great job teaching us and showing us how to teach others. We learned a lot in a short amount of time, surpass my expectations!

Comment #56 - Posted by: Ana Arias at June 24, 2013 11:32 AM

#54 Kevin C. - Just 4 seconds slower than PR from 2010.

Great job staving off the monster Kevin!

That's more PUs than I will do in a session any more - too sore after something like that. That's also why I start the "death-by-PU" at 6, vice 1.

Hope those lats don't freeze up on you day-after-tomorrow!

David T.

Comment #57 - Posted by: David T., M/53/5'8"/180 at June 24, 2013 11:42 AM

"it has become clear that Zhang achieved his result not via a radically new approach to the problem, but by applying existing methods with great perseverance." --CF to a tee

Comment #58 - Posted by: Lee at June 24, 2013 11:42 AM

CFK VN Wooo! Fun course!

Comment #59 - Posted by: Miri at June 24, 2013 11:49 AM

Thanks to the trainers at the Reno course. Miranda, Dave, Lindsey and Gabe. You guys were unreal. I couldn't have wished for more. I told the head office you guys need a raise. Lindsey, I hope your noggin feels better. :)

Comment #60 - Posted by: Ash at June 24, 2013 1:38 PM

Loved every second of the course, the coaches this weekend at Crossfit Central London are so confident which comes from huge amounts of knowledge and experience. I'm very happy i got to learn from them. Big thanks to Denise, Basti, Simon, Steve, Jami, Davs and Jobst!

Comment #61 - Posted by: David mccrea at June 24, 2013 2:59 PM

Great time out at the Ranch with Camille, Dave, Russ, Zac, Wes, Tosh and Shawn for the L1 Cert this weekend.

After being a CrossFitter for almost 4 years, I was impressed at how much there was to learn from the coaching staff.

Good luck to Wes and Camille at the Games, I'll be cheering from the stands.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Matt_P at June 24, 2013 3:31 PM

Thank you to all the coaches who came out to Crossfit Southside in Jacksonville over the weekend. I wish I could have spent a week learning from you guys. Very professional.

Comment #63 - Posted by: William davis at June 24, 2013 3:32 PM

Bestes Wochenende@Crossfit Central London! Vielen Dank an die grossartigen Trainer Denise, Steve, Davs, Basti, Jobst, Jami und Simon!! Ihr habt uns sehr professionell aber jeder auf seine eigene coole Art unterrichtet...ich habe letztendlich mehr aus diesem Kurs mitgenommen als erwartet!!!!

Comment #64 - Posted by: Raja von Mengersen at June 24, 2013 4:16 PM

Hollyhog - I'm with you. CrossFit HQ is turning into one big mathematicians' club. I'm not sure I like where CF is heading.


Comment #65 - Posted by: Kizza m/30/183/78 at June 24, 2013 4:45 PM

big shout out to crossfit southside in jacksonville. thanks to all the coaches. learned a lot of new information.

Comment #66 - Posted by: justin hoyt at June 24, 2013 5:06 PM

Definately a great hands on experience at Jacksonville's CrossFit SS to adquire technique and expand knowledge in the ''sport of fitness''. The staff was amazing, attentive, detail oriented. With a name tag or not they remembered my name and that is very important. Coach Chuck, Chris, Cameron, Leah, Donny, Blanco thank you for setting a milestone in my journey. This is just the beginning for me and I'm not in a hurry. Just want to be among the best.

Best regards from Puerto Rico,


Comment #67 - Posted by: Jennifer Collazo at June 24, 2013 5:12 PM

A big thank you to Nadia and staff at the level one in Las Vegas, NV. Max Effort was a wonderful host box and the coaching and level of training from all the coaches was amazing. So informative.

Comment #68 - Posted by: July at June 24, 2013 5:17 PM

Eric O Conner 08 trail run winner
Chris Spealler 2cd place

Comment #69 - Posted by: Alex /buck at June 24, 2013 6:29 PM

Awesome time at CrossFit Southside in Jacksonville over the weekend. Incredible experience and I learned much more than I ever expected to. Great L1 staff all around. The amount of experience and passion they all shared made the weekend great!

Comment #70 - Posted by: Eric Dingler at June 24, 2013 6:41 PM

I had the best time at Trident CrossFit! I wish it was longer than two days, only because I enjoyed the community bonding and wanted to keep learning more. I can't wait to save up and take the next course! But only if I get the '08 Trail Run Winner is my flow master again! Eric O'Connor was so funny and very good at his lectures. (although he did play A LOT of pranks on us) I loved all of the coaches, they each taught me so many things. I was a little confused by Maggie's explanation of the nutrition but I am already starting to take certain things out of my diet to see what affects me and what doesn't. I love Jason's lectures and his tattoos. I was so happy to have Gretchen teach me, and pull me to the middle of the group, to show me how to do the deadlits correctly. I will be practicing them more often. Greg was so helpful, with a cool way of guiding me through the muscle ups. And I can't say enough good things about the Smiths! Chriss and Andrea are the coolest, most down to earth, but so energetic coaches I've ever met. They do this all the time and I'm sure they see a lot of faces, but they take time to remember you! All of the CF coaches are awesome and I hope to be great like them one day... And of course my dream job would be to work for CFHQ <3 Thank you Eric, Jason, Chriss, Andrea, Maggie, Gretchen and Greg!

Comment #71 - Posted by: Liz Harris at June 24, 2013 7:09 PM

Great photos!

Comment #72 - Posted by: joshcrabtree at June 24, 2013 7:15 PM

Awesome time at Peak 360 in Miami! Mike G. and company were great!

Comment #73 - Posted by: Ryan at June 24, 2013 8:46 PM

Awesome time at CrossFit Ranch this weekend. Had the opportunity to learn a lot from very knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Mark at June 24, 2013 9:14 PM

The Ranch! Thanks to all of the trainers who made the weekend in Aromas at CrossFit Ranch amazing.

Comment #75 - Posted by: Tyler at June 24, 2013 9:48 PM

Thank you so much for an amazing course! I learned so much and really enjoyed the part on nutrition! Instructors were amazing and thanks to Trident for allowing this course to be taught at their location. Best fitness course I have ever taken!!!!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Greg Bartholomew at June 25, 2013 2:31 AM

Had the best weekend at Crossfit London, learnt loads, made some wicked new buddy's and loved all our coaches, specially Denise who always managed to put things in a way even I could remember and Jami who seriously helped me with my butt!!!
Thank you all so much

Comment #77 - Posted by: Debbie waite at June 25, 2013 2:48 AM

M/ 39/ 135 lbs/ 5'-6"
I did a different WOD last night.
This was my Rehab workout #4... back starting to feel a lot better.
For 20 Minutes repeat for AMRAP:
Row 250 meters then do 25 pushups
I completed 9 rounds with about 40 seconds to spare so I did another 10th round and completed in about 21:30
I was still nursing my lower back and it felt pretty good overall. I was not killing it on the Erg but going at a decent clip. I started to break up the pushups at the 4th round into 20+5
Last pushups were tough 10,5,5,5
I stretched quite a bit and went home.
drank a smoothie with lots of greek yogurt, some frozen starwberries, blueberries and walked the dog. Took a hot shower and was in bed at a decent hour.

Comment #78 - Posted by: Anton at June 25, 2013 7:57 AM

I traveled to Alexandria, VA this weekend to attend the CrossFit Level 1 course. I was not a huge advocate of CrossFit before, simply because I have been working out my entire life, for multiple sports and was pretty damn good at it. I own a gym in Va. Beach and wanted to give my clients proper "CrossFit" guidance when they attended and asked about techniques. I played Division 1 football as a Strong Safety, and traveling with me were two of my trainers. One a former MLB pitcher, and the other is a professional MMA fighter. Our plans for the weekend were to, walk in, sit down, listen to non sense for two days, and leave with a certification that we know CrossFit, because with our backgrounds we couldn't learn much more about fitness, right?.... DEAD WRONG!!!!!! The experience that I received from Eric O'Conner and the rest of this professional staff, blew my mind! I learned more in two days than I have in my entire life about fitness, no joke! For all of the nay sayers and negative bloggers about "drinking the CrossFit Kool-Aid", I simply ask that you attend this class. If you have attended, then speak freely, but if not..... I think you would learn a lot more than you think about the CrossFit mind set. This class challenged me mentally and physically and I now have a new appreciation for what CrossFit TRULY stands for. By the way, the Kool-Aid is grape and it tastes pretty dam good! I would like to thank Eric for his overall attitude and ability to connect with everyone in the class. A big thank you to Chirss and Andrea for opening up their amazing gym to us for the weekend! Thank you to Jason MacDonald, Gregg, Maggie, Dave and Gretchen. You guys ROCK, don't change!!!!! Good luck in the games Gretchen, you will dominate. Thanks again guys!!!!!!

Comment #79 - Posted by: Vec at June 25, 2013 12:45 PM

How can we get a copy of the picture from our group?? CrossFit EaDo!!?

When I click on larger image it's all the pictures together and each picture is really small.

Comment #80 - Posted by: Leslie at June 25, 2013 7:55 PM

Crossfit UNR. Great class, bumbed we did not do Fran, but still supper tough and fun! all of the instructers knew their stuff, but extra shout to Dave. Great instruction bud, I like the way you teach bro.

Comment #81 - Posted by: Daniel at June 26, 2013 8:50 AM

Great class with amazing coaches! Crossfit EADO has an amazing setup!

Comment #82 - Posted by: Jeremy Suber at June 26, 2013 4:34 PM

Thank u for staffs.
i will advanced better crossfiter than yesterday~!

Comment #83 - Posted by: SANG YUB UM at June 27, 2013 12:49 AM

Thanks to the instruction at CrossFit South Side (Jacksonville) I performed my first strict muscle-up using their techniques. It's amazing what a different perspective can do!

Comment #84 - Posted by: Mark Rudolph at June 29, 2013 2:14 PM
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