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  • Maddy Espinoza: Not Your Average Teenager

    When Maddy would lift in front of the wrestling team it would regularly be more than any other guy on the team could lift.  She felt that there may have been some intense jealousy over what she was doing not only in school right in front of these boys, but also at CrossFit ® as a competitive athlete.

    “I think they bullied me as a way to kind of get to me and stop me from doing what I love. But I’m still here and I’m doing even better than last year.”

    Maddy Espinoza: Not Your Average Teenager

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    Maddy Espinoza By Genevieve Gyulavary Maddy Espinoza is a sophomore in high school, a 15 year old girl just dreamin’ about the day when she can drive herself to school....

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  • Lauren "luluskie" Herrera: Athlete, Wife, Nurse - Using Fitness to Cope
    “When I interviewed for my current position the central question they asked me was how I coped- ‘you’re going to see some really sad things here. How are you going to cope with that?’ My response to that was that I loved exercising. When I’m exercising I’m not thinking about anything else other than the task I have to accomplish. That’s how I cope.” ~Lauren Herrera
    Lauren "luluskie" Herrera: Athlete, Wife, Nurse - Using Fitness to Cope

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

      Lauren Herrera, affectionally known as “luluskie” - if you’re one of her 80k Instagram followers, is a 2x Regional individual athlete and 3x CrossFit® Games team athlete. Not only...

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  • Amanda Marie, or Simply Mander has created an audience through simply being herself. In her words, here is how it all began.

    “The other day I was on the assault bike and I was almost to the point of dry heaving and I was just asking myself why do we do this? I want to conquer something and I love the feeling of accomplishment when I do.”

    Interview of Simply Mander, and article by The Chestee Blog Editor, Genevieve Gyulavary. 

     

    Amanda Marie, or Simply Mander has created an audience through simply being herself. In her words, here is how it all began.

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    We exist in a time where there is so much to be excited for in the fitness industry. With a seemingly inexhaustible stream of information, podcasts, sound bites, and videos...

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  • Detours - a candid conversation with Leah West Casciano.

    The detours are the most beautiful and heartbreaking parts, they teach us what we’re made of and who we were meant to be.

    Article by Genevieve Gyulavary

     

    Detours - a candid conversation with Leah West Casciano.

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    The detours are the most beautiful and heartbreaking parts, they teach us what we’re made of and who we were meant to be.  You cannot be part of this community...

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  • “I am the luckiest.”  ~an in-depth interview with athlete Kelsey Kiel

    “I graduated college with a BA in business administration and marketing. I knew nothing about CrossFit® or nutrition, and I made fun of my friends who did CrossFit®, which was weird considering all the off-season stuff we did in soccer was my jam, like squatting and deadlifting, but no light bulbs went off about that. I was also a big partier coming out of college, LOTS of drinking and eating so CrossFit® wasn’t on my radar.”

    Article by Genevieve Gyulavary

    “I am the luckiest.” ~an in-depth interview with athlete Kelsey Kiel

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    Kels Kiel is a 26-year-old crossfitter from Philadelphia, PA. If you haven’t ever heard of her you can go check out her gallery on the gram (@kelskiel) where she highlights...

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