Greg Amundson started CrossFit at the original box in Santa Cruz, California in 2001 during the birth of the CrossFit movement. He joins the show today to discuss the early days as well as his recent book release, “The Warrior and The Monk: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Potential And Finding True Happiness.”
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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/.
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.
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.
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.
Sevan Matossian, Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough, “Dancing With the Stars,” “Defining Brooks Laich,” Brick CrossFit, nutrition, Zone Diet, ketogenic diet.
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.
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.
Shiloh is 12 years old. He’s been doing CrossFit for 5 years, and he’s all in.
Shiloh Ellis, Mike Burgener, CrossFit Free, CrossFIt New England, Ben Bergeron, Katrin Davisdottor, “kettlebells4kids,” Chandler Walker, CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course.
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.”
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.
Prior to the Team Series Week 1 Live Announcement, James Hobart and Austin Malleolo join the CrossFit Podcast and get personal with Sevan Matossian.