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Is CrossFit a Cult?

So we’re a cult. So what? We CrossFit. We seek to better ourselves through an odd brand of functional fitness, and maybe, in this pursuit, we help others.

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Top 10 Rejected Slogans for CrossFit Watertown

As promised, here are the ones that got away. (And, to the nuns at St. John's School, who tried so hard to teach me to be a good girl: look away. Save yourself the agony.)


Top 10 Rejected Slogans for CFW

10.) You say "Puke" like it's a bad thing . . .

9.) When you cough up blood, you know you're doing it right.

8.) Now you're really f***ed.

7.) Turkish Get-up? Let me show you the Turkish "Get-Down!"

6.) That pole's not just for pull-ups, honey.

5.) Laugh and the world laughs with you. Puke and we'll laugh at you.

4.) Thruster? I barely know her!

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CrossFit and the Warrior Within

Most of us are not Marines or Navy SEALs. We’re not cops or firefighters. Most of us don’t live heroic lives or even talk about bravery in any real context. We know little of real need, and less of sacrifice. Instead of facing danger daily, most of us face boredom daily; there is too much of everything in America. We have wants and large appetites. Discipline is relegated to putting half a teaspoon of sugar in our tea, or buying a smaller car to save on gas, or skipping dessert. Like it or not, this is modern-day America. We...Read more

The CrossFit Watertown Mindset

1) I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, from hour to hour, from minute to minute. But in that minute, I will do the very best that I can.

2) Lactic acid is my friend. The wind is my friend. Anything that opposes me is actually helping me to become stronger. If I had no opposition, I would be weak.

3) If I can run, I run. If I have to walk, I walk. When I am forced to crawl, I crawl. And then I rest and live to fight another day.

4) I fear...Read more

Hit It to Me, Meat!: CrossFit, Effort, and Tattooing Fran on Your Soul

Ever play softball? There are three types of outfielders in softball, and I don't mean right fielder, center fielder, and left fielder. You can’t tell the type of outfielder by where they stand: it's what's in their mind that matters. The same standard applies to every CrossFitter but, first, to understand this concept, let's go mentally to the softball field ...
Green grass, warm sunshine, a slight breeze – and this horrible sinking pit in your stomach. You’re Outfielder #1: the “Please, God, don’t let them hit it to me” player. You’re not certain you can catch the hard-hit ball,...Read more