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Old 05-30-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
Dave Wolf
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'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

I'm just finding it interesting to see what the effects will be through social media and the like of more 'high-profile' (for lack of a better term) people starting Crossfit. Sir Charles not too long ago, and just saw a comment from Biz Stone as I was scanning through my twitter feed. (If you don't know - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biz_Stone [WFS]).

Anyway, thoughts? Any other folks that you're aware of?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: 'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

If it gets more people working out intelligently and getting into shape, then it is a great thing. I live in an area where most people have never heard of CrossFit.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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Re: 'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

I suspect a lot of fit, high profile folks do these kinds of workouts. They just do them in their private gyms with their personal trainers, so nobody sees them at a "box." Then they eat meals designed and prepared by their chef/nutritionists.

...ah, my fantasy to be that wealthy...
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:29 AM   #4
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Re: 'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

I believe that in general most people in the United States are not familiar with CrossFit. I think that as more and more people see the results more high profile people will get involved.

At our gym we have had a few high profile clients ranging from musicians to pro athletes to CEOs
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:57 AM   #5
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Re: 'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

my issue with it is, that if crossfit becomes a fad for the celebs, (realizing that cf itself is not a fad mind you) that it will cause the opening of sub-par boxes and knock off websites to start up and will bring the credibility of crossfit down.

That being said... the more the merrier!
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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Re: 'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

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my issue with it is, that if crossfit becomes a fad for the celebs, (realizing that cf itself is not a fad mind you) that it will cause the opening of sub-par boxes and knock off websites to start up and will bring the credibility of crossfit down.

That being said... the more the merrier!
You speak as if this hasn't happened.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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You speak as if this hasn't happened.
True... but it will only get worse when the next celeb-utant decides to c-fit for a half a month and has Entertainment Tonight follow her coked out parade
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:15 PM   #8
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Re: 'High Profile' folks starting Crossfit

It already happened with Kelly Clarkson or some other C-lister a year or so ago and that fizzled out pretty quick. I think there are plenty of other threats to worry about in terms of watering down the CF brand before I'd start losing sleep over a few celebs giving it a shot.
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