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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.

    Tue, Nov 19, 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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  • 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.

    Tue, Nov 19, 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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  • 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.

    Tue, Nov 19, 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

    Tue, Nov 19, 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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  • BLOG - YOUR SWEAT STORY

    Tue, Nov 19, 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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