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How I Lost 35 Pounds — Without Giving Up Ice Cream

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one Philadelphian’s transformation story. Want to share yours? Email me at ccunningham@phillymag.com. Who: Alyssa Porambo, 31, […]

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Be Well Philly Gift Guide: 5 Awesome Holiday Gifts for CrossFit Athletes

If you’ve got a CrossFitter in your life and your have zero clue what the heck to get said CrossFitter for the holidays, look no […]

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The Checkup: Here’s How Many Calories a CrossFit Workout Really Burns

• Researchers at Kennesaw State University tested a popular CrossFit workout and noticed an “impressive” calorie burn — to the tune of 261 calories in just 20 […]

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Meet ULiftU, the New Philly Nonprofit Using CrossFit to Change Lives

Earlier this week, I got an email from a guy named Wylie Belasik, pitching me an idea that sounded so smart and cool, I knew […]

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What I Learned After a Year of CrossFit

I joined CrossFit in August 2014 following a visit to my 11-year-old daughter during her first summer at sleep-away camp. I realized, the hard way, […]

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Weekend Guide: This 5K Ends With All-You-Can-Eat BBQ, Philadelphia Dance Day, and More

If at this exact moment, you’re thinking, “I just want to dance,” good news: You can do plenty of dancing (for free!) this Saturday. And […]

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Watch This: The Taylor Swift “Blank Space” Parody for CrossFitters

This Taylor Swift spoof won’t tug at your heartstrings quite like CHOP’s “Shake It Off” spoof, but if you’re into CrossFit, we’re guessing you’ll laugh […]

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Spotted: Orange Is the New Black Actress Doing CrossFit in South Philly

Calling all Orange Is the New Black fans: You’ll be pleased to know, Fig, also known as the money-hungry warden from the show, was spotted […]

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Let’s Discuss: Why Do You Work Out?

Yesterday, I read a really interesting piece on Well + Good titled “What You Can Learn About Fitness and Body Image from the Girls of […]

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The Checkup: How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn?

• Scientists at Kennesaw State University studied the calorie-burning power of one of CrossFit’s workouts — the Cindy, if you’re familiar with CrossFit workout names […]

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All the Reasons You Think You Hate CrossFit

I completely understand why people hate CrossFit. CrossFitters are an incredibly annoying group of people. They talk about CrossFit non-stop, they wear CrossFit sneakers, and they […]

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Free CrossFit Classes at the Comcast Center Tomorrow 

If you’ve yet to try CrossFit, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you: Tomorrow evening, Northern Liberties’ CrossFit Love is hosting a free fitness fair […]

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How CrossFit Made Me a Saner Parent

Before the CrossFit haters sharpen their knives, let me just preface this piece by saying that neither burpees nor deadlifts have helped me to become […]

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How Bradley Cooper Became My CrossFit Inspiration

I joined CrossFit in August 2014. I love the classes, and the community is phenomenal. In many ways, it feels like a co-ed fraternity. Everyone […]

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Opinion: In Defense of the Middle-Aged, Suburban CrossFitter

I felt compelled to write this piece after reading the New York Times Magazine essay, “Why Are Americans So Fascinated with Extreme Fitness?” In it, […]