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In this episode we sit down with a woman who has fought her whole life to get to where she is, she has cut hair, is currently a corrections officer, won the virtual Hyrox Champion in 2020, she was a 2018 CrossFit Games athlete. She grew up a tom boy and looked for ways to show the world she was a bad ass! She has plans to make a big change in her life and we can't wait for her to share those details soon.
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We sit down with Christmas to talk about being a mother, overcoming addiction and a wild childhood working as a contractor in Iraq which changed so much for her, the mental health struggle coming back to the states, being the first woman to work on a Sprint Cup Pit Crew, Her 2 stints on Big Brother, and understanding that she needed to create a brand at the beginning, so that she would be able to start a business that would be multi-facetted and enduring until today and into the future.
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EZ and Patrick talk to us about why they started the Project Onyx, what their mission is, who they are trying to serve, and what the core values are and what they mean. We finish talking about the future and how to grow Project Onyx and expand throughout the country.
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Colten Mertens is a wrestler turned CrossFitter with the work ethic and humility of a future Champion. He's climbing up the ranks quickly and has his eyes set on the big stage at the 2021 CrossFit Games in Madison.
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This Olympic Ice Hockey hopeful turned CrossFit athlete has a long resume of sports successes from Hockey to Martial arts. Carolyne is also an advocate for women to have opportunities in Professional sports. Find out how she became such a powerhouse in our sport and what's next in 2021 for Carolyne.
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We had the privilege of getting to know one of the original CrossFit "Nasty Girls" Annie Sakamoto. Find out why early on, she didn't want to compete at the CrossFit Games, how she feels about the benchmark that bears her name, and the details of her Affiliate, CrossFit Santa Cruz Central.
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We sit down with Sam and Nicole to hear about their 2019 and 2020 seasons and how they have dealt with the Pandemic. How they decompress from competition in very different ways, Sam's attempt at Hyrox. Sam's Spotify Playlist, and the podcasts she listens to and her book. Online competitions pros and cons. Fun questions with the couple, Nicole's real estate career. We finish up with the charity work that both are involved with in very different ways.
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Paige discusses her life as a gym rat who just loved working out! When she found CrossFit it was a match made in heaven. She started on the strength side as a beginner and experienced the slow climb to elite competitor. This is such a fun hour with Paige, hope you enjoy!
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We sit down with Cheryl to discuss her time growing up in Florida, going to college only to find out that her Grandmother needed her care so she moved home, began to overexercise and under eat, which took her to a rehab facility to battle Anorexia. After completing the rehab Cheryl was looking for a way to workout in a safe way and this is where she found CrossFit, where she actually decided to gain weight to be competitive. She has earned two trips to the CrossFit Games and learned so much that she now helps others by coaching CrossFit and Nutrition and prioritzes this in her life. She hosts a podcast "The Inner Athl-Eat", does online coaching and helps as many people as she can.
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We talk with Tommy about his upcoming wedding, what this COVID-19 year has meant for Talking Elite Fitness. Then we discuss all that has happened over the last year in CrossFit and our thoughts on what is to come, Finally, we talk about how to deal with trolls in the podcast space.
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Danielle discusses how she had planned to adjust her plan in the 2020 season prior to the pandemic taking that away. We talk about her early athletic career in Track and Field where she was unable to attend Regionals due to the NCAA's being the same weekend. When she was able to attend she finished top 10 at the games. This year she joins the Sin City Crew and we talk about that as well as her tattoos, her Nikes, and so much more.
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We sit down with Becca Voigt Miller to talk to her about the transistion from college basketball player to finding a similar community in CrossFit, then through her unprecedented run as a CrossFit Games Athlete, then turning into business owner when she opened CrossFit Training Yard. We also talk about how she met her husband, her Friday Finds at Trader Joe's, her dog tucker and how she loves to dance, plus a lot more.
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We talk to Stephanie Roy, 2X CrossFit Games Master's Champion, French Canadian Athlete who has participated on a team with Pro 1 Montreal, qualified for regionals in the open division while being of Master's age and competed again Katrin Davidsdottir, Kari Pearce and Carole Ann Reason-Thibault. Stephanie was also the fittest police woman in the world in two different years. Suffered a traumatic injury to her leg and during the course of rehab found CrossFit, She has also judged at some of the biggest Sanctionals... and so much more!