The CrossFit Podcast
Summary: The official podcast of CrossFit INC. Exploring all things fitness from training and nutrition, to affiliates and communities and the battle against chronic disease.
CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman describes the current health crisis as “The Mess.” With the addition of CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses specifically for health-care providers, “we’re making an impact,” Glassman says. Dr. Douglas Michaelsen attended his MD L1 last weekend in Aromas, California. As an avid CrossFitter and a health-care provider, Dr. Michaelsen understands “The Mess” and he wants to help. Learn more about "The Mess" here: • Greg Glassman: The World's Most Vexing Problem • CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.41: Greg Glassman and "The Mess" Sign up for the Email of the Day here! The CrossFit Podcast is also available on: iTunes Google Play YouTube
Regan Doele boldly posted “We Cure Type 2 Diabetes” on a sign outside his affiliate, Octane CrossFit, in Phoenix, Arizona. CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman is on a mission to enlist doctors, medical professionals and affiliate owners who understand “The Mess." Doele and Octane CrossFit caught Coach Glassman's attention. CrossFit affiliates have and will continue to cure Type 2 Diabetes.
CrossFit transformed Eric Conklin’s life in more ways than he could have imagined. He was obese, diabetic, anxious and depressed. Two years ago Eric changed his lifestyle. He started moving and eating clean. He attributes the support of his MW CrossFit family for guiding him on his transformation journey. He has lost over 150 lb., and his doctor claims that he's cured of his Type 2 diabetes.
Ronnie Teasdale is back on the show. The crew covers a variety of topics, including coffee enemas, the Polaris Slingshot, drinking urine, practicing celibacy and more. Don’t miss the fun.
Fibromyalgia plagued Olivia Vollmar with migraines and back and joint pain. On top of the physical pain, Vollmar admits that she was also dealing with mental issues relating to depression and body image. “CrossFit saved my life,” she says.
Bryce Bennett is a member of the U.S. Ski Team. His specialty is downhill skiing, where you need sound technique, speed and physical fitness to be successful. Bennett began working out in the gym as part of his training for the U.S. Ski Team, but the training regimens with the team eventually led to injury. After developing a bulging disc, he decided to look into other options. A friend brought him into Park City CrossFit in Utah, and the rest is history. “I got absolutely smashed by a soccer mom,” Bennett says about his first CrossFit experience. At that point, he knew CrossFit training was something he needed to pursue. He started training in his hometown gym, CrossFit Blizzard, in Truckee, California. “This is how you train for any sport in the entire world,” he says.
Nicole Aucoin, founder of Healthy Steps Nutrition and author of “Nourish: Grow Your Nutrition Business From the Ground Up,” is on the show. Aucoin is a former hospital dietitian and decided that she needed a new outlet for helping people eat well. “I wanted to teach people to live to eat instead of eat to live,” she says. For more information on how to implement her nutrition program for yourself or at your affiliate, visit her website: https://growyournutritionbusiness.com/
You may recognize her from our CrossFit Journal feature, “Famished, Force-Fed, 450 Pounds—and Finally Fit.” Athena Perez once weighed 450 lb. and admits that she was terrified to walk into a CrossFit gym. After overcoming her fear, she has since lost over 200 lb. Now Perez says she feels completely comfortable at her box, CrossFit Lakeville. Read more about Athena's inspiring journey on her blog, "Bean There."
Max Andruschenko is Ukrainian. He is married with seven children. He also owns CrossFit Bamyan in Afghanistan.
Peter Egyed joins the show to discuss his journey with CrossFit, from his early days as a Games athlete to his more recent experiences as owner of a thriving affiliate: CrossFit Fury in Goodyear, Arizona. For about a decade, Egyed and CrossFit Fury have been dedicated to making a healthy lifestyle accessible to the Goodyear community. Moving forward, Egyed is working with local businesses to build a more robust community by developing partnerships with an urban farm, a youth fitness and tutoring space, and more. Greg Glassman describes Egyed as “an unsung hero of the community.”
CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman describes the current health crisis as “The Mess.” With the addition of CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses specifically for health-care providers, “we’re making an impact,” Glassman says. Dr. Tom Siskron, IV, and Dr. Ken Sanders have attended the CrossFit M.D. L1 course, and they are on a mission to meld the medical world with the CrossFit world. Dr. Siskron manages CrossFit Medicus One, the first virtual CrossFit box dedicated to reversing chronic disease.
Amy West is a CrossFit athlete and a resident M.D. in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Harvard/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. As a physiatrist, West treats a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. West has noticed many parallels between the CrossFit methodology and the treatment options she recommends to her patients. In 2017, she presented a talk, “CrossFit Grand Rounds,” to physicians at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Watch her presentation here.
Greg Amundson started CrossFit at the original box in Santa Cruz, California in 2001 during the birth of the CrossFit movement. He joins the show today to discuss the early days as well as his recent book release, “The Warrior and The Monk: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Potential And Finding True Happiness.”
Craig Howard has been an affiliate owner for over a decade. Diablo CrossFit in Pleasanton, California is one of the earliest affiliates. Along with running a successful gym, Howard was also the 2013 CrossFit Games champ in the Masters Men (50-54) division. His passion for fitness and competition has clearly made an impact on the community.
Dr. Sean Rockett is back on the show. This time he is joined by his wife, Dr. Ronda Rockett, owner of CrossFit Launchpad. CrossFit Launchpad is one of the first CrossFit Health affiliates. “My mission,” Ronda says, “is being able to attract and help people with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and take a look at their labs, instill a CrossFit lifestyle, which includes the nutrition, sleep, positive mindset, and of course, the fitness piece.” As a former primary care physician, Ronda feels strongly that the CrossFit methodology can help prevent chronic disease.