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.
Brooke Ence is back on the podcast, this time to talk about recovering from a neck injury, describe her approach to training for Regionals, and explain how she makes sure she’s balancing work and life. Balancing is less important, she says, when you’re “doing something that you love so much that you don’t feel like you need a break from it.” These days, Ence is doing what she loves at the gym, on social media and on the big screen.
Tia Wright is training for her seventh CrossFit Regional competition. Finishing the Open in third place in the West Region, she has high hopes to finally make it to the big show.
CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman sits down with the podcast crew to share stories, talk about the current health crisis and explain what CrossFit and CrossFit physicians are doing to fix it. “We’ve got corruption. We’ve got death … and that is the public health scene,” Glassman explains. “There is no doctor that isn’t seeing the problem, seeing the mess, and the mess is the unprecedented incidences in rates of disease with an utterly ineffective and extraordinarily expensive response.” Topics for the day also include CrossFit’s success in its court battle with the NSCA, Glassman’s reflections on writing for the Journal in the early days of CrossFit, and lucky socks.
Zionna Hanson, the founder of the nonprofit organization Barbells for Boobs, shows Matt how to perform a breast self-exam. "Z," as she is more commonly known, and Barbells for Boobs are leading the way in promoting breast cancer awareness, prevention and fundraising. For more information on how to get involved or donate, visit: https://www.barbellsforboobs.org/.
Todd Ellis made it a mission to integrate CrossFit into schools. With the help of the CrossFit Foundation, Ellis has begun this challenging journey. CrossFit PGK is a non-profit affiliate within Franklin Pierce School District, working toward restoring physical education and community function.
A positive, supportive CrossFit community clears the path to recovery. Founder Scott Strode and Chris Diggett of The Phoenix are on the podcast to talk about how their free sober and active community is changing the lives of so many. The Phoenix, with Per Ignem CrossFit, is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space for individuals who have suffered from substance abuse. For more information on how to participate or donate, visit: https://thephoenix.org/.
John Glaude has an incredible weight-loss story. His vlog, “Obese to Beast,” tracks how he transformed from being morbidly obese to fit and happy. It has helped motivate many others to transform their lives as well.
Ron Britt was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York as a healthy, active kid. In his early thirties he found himself going down the wrong path toward diabetes and obesity. He decided to make a change for himself and for his kids. Britt’s doctor prescribed medication for hypertension. He threw the prescription in the trash and eventually found a CrossFit box. CrossFit NYC and coach Erica Celini helped Britt take control of his health through fitness and nutrition.
CrossFit HQ liaison for @crossfit_italia and Seminar Staff member Matteo Pozzati is on the show. Sevan Matossian describes Pozzati's influence on the growth of CrossFit in Italy: “You are the park ranger for Italy, for the affiliates there—600 of them.” “The main goal is making them feel supported,” Pozzati says. Notable mentions: Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Greg Glassman, Chuck Carswell, Karl Steadman, Todd Widman, Jami Tikkanen, Sam Briggs, Tia-Claire Toomey, Kara Saunders (Webb), http://www.crossfitvenezia.com, CrossFit Venezia.
Marcus McClain is the CrossFit HQ liaison for Germany. As an affiliate owner and CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member, McClain helps manage and develop the CrossFit community in Germany. Notable mentions: United States Army paratrooper, CrossFit KH, Afghanistan, Iraq, post-traumatic stress disorder, Chuck Carswell, Karl Steadman, Todd Widman, Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Greg Glassman, Eva Claire Synkowski, Reebok CrossFit Nürnberg, Nicole Gordon, Jami Tikkanen.
Another CrossFit HQ liaison is on the show! Natalia Díez connects CrossFit affiliates all over Spain. She is a member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff and manages the @crossfitespana Instagram account.
Ricardinho Prudente is the CrossFit HQ liaison for the country of Brazil. He is also part of the CrossFit Seminar Staff. “Why CrossFit?” Sevan asks. Notable mentions: Greg Glassman, Daniel Chaffey, Stephane Rochet, Zach Forrest, Miranda Oldroyd, Nuno Costa, CrossFit Invictus, Punk CrossFit, Chuck Carswell, Lisa Ray, Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Cherie Chan, Austin Malleolo, Ben Bergeron.
Daniel Chaffey is the owner of Reebok CrossFit Louvre in Paris, France. As the French liaison for CrossFit HQ, Chaffey is the leading force in connecting CrossFit’s mission with the 421 affiliates in France. Notable mentions: Jimi Letchford, Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Greg Glassman, EvaClaire Synkowski, affiliation, affiliate owner, France, Austin Malleolo, Reebok CrossFit Louvre, Sajan translation services.
Troy Peterson is a veteran. He opens up on today’s podcast to tell his truths about addiction, depression and anxiety. Peterson believes he has been given a second chance at a happy life. CrossFit has played a major role in his progress, and he is looking forward to paying it forward. “The more truth that I speak, the better I feel, and the better I feel, the more people I can help,” he says. Notable mentions:Greg Glassman, weight loss, transformation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, recovery, sexual assault, child abuse.
Justin Gehrt used to weigh 405 pounds. Now, at 195 pounds, he is excited to tell his story and be a positive example of how CrossFit can change your life. Notable mentions: Kai Rainey, Gary Roberts, “Killing the Fat Man” series, Kirkland CrossFit, Greg Glassman, weight loss, transformation.