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.
“We believe that the animals deserve the utmost respect because they’re the ones making the ultimate sacrifice,” says Randy Strauss, the co-president and CEO of Strauss Meats. The Strauss family provides the very best meats, which Randy says is because of "our commitment to the welfare of the animals we raise, the sustainability of our planet, and the health of our families.” Strauss Meats aims to educate consumers about the benefits of eating healthy, grass-fed proteins. The Strausses are drawn to CrossFit because they share a commitment to creating healthy communities focused on making smart lifestyle choices. Notable mentions: Randy Strauss, Jerry Bussen, ethical agriculture, Greg Glassman, Strauss Meats, “Obesity: The Post Mortem,” Dave Castro, Rogue Fitness, Bill and Caity Henniger, Concept 2.
Brooks Laich has played in the National Hockey League since he was 20, spending time with the Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs along the way. Now, at the age of 34, he is transitioning away from hockey and finding a new passion: CrossFit. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough, “Dancing With the Stars,” “Defining Brooks Laich,” Brick CrossFit, nutrition, Zone Diet, ketogenic diet.
n her teenage years, Alexandria Tolton suffered from a serious eating disorder. She believes that CrossFit has helped her overcome bulimia and understand how to live a healthy life. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Alexandria Tolton, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Greg Glassman, eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, nutrition, Windsor CrossFit.
You might recognize them from the CrossFit Journal feature, “Our Why: Fighting Diabetes for Family.” Dani and Travis Raine tell their story of weight loss and reversing diabetes. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Dani Raine, Travis Raine, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Greg Glassman, Kai Rainey, “Our Why: Fighting Diabetes for Family.”
Gary Roberts is a producer and editor for CrossFit HQ. He also starred in CrossFit’s original series, “Killing the Fat Man.” Today he joins the podcast crew once again to discuss the upcoming release of “Killing the Fat Man: Season 2.”
Jason Ackerman is back on the show. Today he talks about best processes and practices for an affiliate owner. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Jason Ackerman, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Ronnie Teasdale, Leif Edmundson, Pat Sherwood, Chris Cooper, “Two-Brain Business,” Emily Abbott, Kirsten Pedri, Grandma Betty Anderson, David Osorio, Hollis Molloy, Wes Piatt, Dave Castro, David Tittle, Dr. Sean Rockett, Patrick Vellner, Kara Webb, Kara Saunders, Tia-Clair Toomey, Gregg Martino, Travis Bagent, Christian Lucero, Adrian Bozman.
Jason Ackerman is a Certified CrossFit Coach (C-L4) and member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff. He believes the way to a healthy and sustainable nutrition plan is flexible eating, and he is passionate about helping his clients have a positive relationship with food. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Jason Ackerman, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Ronnie Teasdale, Greg Glassman, Chris Cooper, The Zone Diet, David Osorio, Gary Roberts, Josh Murphy, Matt Bickel, Chris Spealler, “The Worlds Most Vexing Problem,” Nicole Carroll, “Jedi Knights,” Brian Chontosh, Roz Glanfield.
Ronnie Teasdale is a five-time, jorts-wearing Regional athlete. With CrossFit as his foundation, Teasdale now dabbles in a range of activities, including unicycling, tightrope walking, meditation, and even something called "Psychedelic Seduction." Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Ronnie Teasdale, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Cara Hipskind, CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course, Zach Forrest, Josh Everett, Stephane Rochet, Annie Sakamoto, Greg Glassman, Rob Wolf, Taoist philosophy, "Psychedelic Seduction," meditation, Ryan Fisher.
Liang Kong was the first Chinese coach to join the CrossFit Seminar Staff. CrossFit is rapidly gaining traction in China, the world’s most populous nation, with an average of one new affiliate opening each week. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Liang Kong, Dale Saran, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, CrossFit Seminar Staff, CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course, Vijay Raj, Erin Cafaro, Cherie Chan, Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Leah Polaski, Kevin Lim, Michael Dalton, Gary Roberts, Karianne Anthes, Karl Steadman.
Shiloh is 12 years old. He’s been doing CrossFit for 5 years, and he’s all in. Notable mentions: Shiloh Ellis, Mike Burgener, CrossFit Free, CrossFIt New England, Ben Bergeron, Katrin Davisdottor, “kettlebells4kids,” Chandler Walker, CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course.
Dr. Sean Rockett is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He’s also a member at CrossFit New England and part of the Games Medical Team. Rockett is experienced in treating injuries. As a CrossFit athlete, he’s also familiar with human movement and injury prevention. Check out his blog “321GOMD.com” for tips and tricks. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Dr. Sean Rockett, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Jonji Barber, Mat Fraser, Stephane Rochet, Ben Bergeron, Heather Bergeron, "321GoMD.com," Patrick Vellner, Kirsten Pedri, Hayley Matossian, Rich Froning, Dan Bailey, Katrín Davíðsdóttir, Dave Castro, Patrick Vellner, Ben Bergeron,
Karianne Anthes didn’t know how much CrossFit would change her life when she started training a group of women at a local park in Morristown, New Jersey. By 2008, she had opened her own affiliate, CrossFit Morristown. There, she serves a double role as passionate affiliate owner and coach. She is now a Certified CrossFit Coach (CF-L4), as well as Dave Castro’s whisperer during the Games. Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Karianne Anthes, Paul Farmiga, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Dave Castro, Jon Gilson, Maggie Tincher, CrossFit Morristown, Tom Brady, Todd Widman, Greg Glassman, Hope for Kenya, Josh Bridges, Bill Anthes, David Osorio, "Behind the Scenes" series
Dan Bailey enters the “un-safe” room once again. Sevan and Matt provide 10 suggestions to make today’s guest better, including, “Stop missing the Games.” Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Dan Bailey, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Cara Hipskind, Hayley Matossian, Sam Dancer, Aaron Hoff, Matt Bickel, Nicole Peyton, Jason Khalipa, Miranda Oldroyd, CrossFit Video Contest, Worldwide: Diabetes Video Contest, Mexico: Concurso de video, Brazil: Competição de vídeos, Danny Broflex, Rogue Fitness, Kevin Daigle, RIch Froning, Hilary Froning, Bill Henniger, Caity Matter Henniger, Dave Castro, Scott Panchik.
Paul Farmiga had emergency open-heart surgery. He claims that CrossFit helped him through the procedure physically and mentally. Listen to his story and contact him for more details. If you want to learn more about Farmiga's story, send your questions through the form on his website (https://takeheart.today/contact/) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Notable mentions: Paul Farmiga, Karianne Anthes, Dr. Bob Spears, Greg Glassman, Guerrilla Fitness: Montclair, CrossFit Morristown, CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course.
Chris Spealler has competed in seven CrossFit Games as an individual. He’s not only a legend in the CrossFit world but also an affiliate owner, husband and father. He recently released his autobiography, “Speal: A David and Goliath Story.” Notable mentions: Sevan Matossian, Chris Spealler, Andréa Maria Cecil, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, CrossFit Video Contest, Josh Bridges, Mikko Salo, Rob Orlando, Kara Webb, Annie Thorisdottir, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Rich Froning, “Speal: A David and Goliath Story," Aaron Hoff, Dan Bailey, Heber Cannon, Noah Ohlsen, Katrin Davidsdottir, Ben Bergeron, Heather Bergeron, Dave Castro, Rob Forte, Mat Fraser, Jason Khalipa, Tahoe Throwdown: Rogue Vs. Again Faster, Pat Sherwood, Josh Bunch.