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A Link Between Church and Obesity?

Today I read a really interesting article on CNN entitled, "Frequent Church-Goers Frequently Fatter." A great headline, by the way.  But the gist of the article is that a study has shown that people who attend church regularly are significantly more likely to have a…
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March 31, 2011
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Church of CrossFit (9): CrossFit Cult?

Up until this point, I’ve been examining CrossFit from a very positive light.  Is there a dark side as well?  Some in the fitness community say yes.  When I called XSport to cancel my membership, the lady on the phone said, “Oh, yeah my brother…
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February 23, 2011
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Church of Crossfit (7): Heroes and Saints

Every movement has its saints.  These individuals are the ones who embody the movement; they set the standard for what others aspire to become.  In this post, I’d like to explore the “saints” of the Church of CrossFit: professional CrossFitters. There are two groups of…
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February 16, 2011
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Church of Crossfit (2): The Seeker-Sensitive Gym

For the sake of context, I should probably begin by describing my experiences at the big gym that I joined.  XSport fitness is a 24-hour one-stop fitness shop.  Crossfitters call gyms “boxes” and the large gyms “big boxes”, or more disdainfully, “Globo-gym” (after the hilarious…
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February 4, 2011