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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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  • An Intimate Interview with Masters Games Athlete Amy "Pistol" Mandelbaum

    The barbell was heavy. Heavy. Amy emphasized the word. It was a way to get out aggression, a way out of her own head. She had just moved from New York City- this bright, in your face, loud, yet majestic place to what any native pavement pounding city dweller would call, “the country”.

    “I needed a place to put all of that and as soon as I touched that barbell I fell in love with it.”

    Interview by Chestee Blog Editor, Genevieve Gyulavary.

    Photo courtesy of Irene Penny.

    An Intimate Interview with Masters Games Athlete Amy "Pistol" Mandelbaum

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    Amy Mandelbaum aka: Amy “Pistol” Mandelbaum, returned from the 2012 CrossFit Games unable to lift her left arm. While she suspects this injury had been brewing over the entirety of...

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  • Good vibes only. That gift is rare. Here is the story of Quiana Welch.


    “I want people to think outside of the box. Stop being afraid of getting out there and doing things like oly lifting and trying something new. I know people like to see themselves represented. If I can be THAT person and to show others that they can do these things too, I will be. You don’t see a lot of people like myself walking around [in this space]. Because of that, people begin to think they are unwelcomed or they aren’t allowed to do certain things.”

    Society, media, and maybe even our own friends and family want us to be less, to take up less physical space to make themselves feel more comfortable. Taking up space where it matters most, especially in an underserved arena, can fill the void for those who have long wondered if they were always meant to feel small.

    Article by Genevieve Gyulavary

    Good vibes only. That gift is rare. Here is the story of Quiana Welch.

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    “I want people to think outside of the box. Stop being afraid of getting out there and doing things like oly lifting and trying something new. I know people like...

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  • BLOG - YOUR SWEAT STORY

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    THE STORIES NOT ONLY SHINE THROUGH OUR THREADS. THE TRUE LIGHT IS THE SUCCESS OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE LOVE TO TELL. SHARE YOUR SWEAT STORY WITH THE SQUAD. @THECHESTEE...

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