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Old 04-26-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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Web resources for female CrossFitters

I can't change the fact I'm a guy and currently a solo affiliate owner/coach. My first trainer will be female but I'm not quit at that point yet.

So I'm looking to put together a list of blogs or websites to refer my female clients for inspiration.

For example I have a 17 year old female client who is on the fence. She hasn't quit committed to herself, her diet and training. There are a lot of very big women in her family. I'm as sensitive and supportive as I know how to be but lets face it I'm a guy and easily old enough to be her father.

I would like to send her a cool list of websites to check out. Hopefully to inspire her to commit to herself.

Got suggestions?
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

Some are more nutrition based but I really like all of these sites.

http://nomnompaleo.com/ WFS

http://strongisnewskinny.blogspot.com/ WFS

http://whole9life.com/ WFS

http://crossfitlisbeth.com/ WFS
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:32 AM   #3
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

http://www.stumptuous.com/(WFS, blog/website about women & working out)
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:56 AM   #4
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

You can't NOT mention WGM's blog. So inspiring! - http://wildgorillaman.blogspot.com/ (more or less WFS.. occasional scantily-clad ladies, but no actual nudity.)

Radical Hate Loss (Stephanie Vincent's blog) - http://www.radicalhateloss.com/ (wfs)

Rx Girls - http://rxgirlsmiami.com/crossfit-girls-blog/ (wfs)

Personally I love 70s big as well, they've had some great female targetted posts lately, but typically isn't specific to women if that's what you are after.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

I'd be honored if you checked out my new website, as well. We've been featured twice on the A-blog recently, much to my delight:

http:///www.modernathena.com (WFS)
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

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I'd be honored if you checked out my new website, as well. We've been featured twice on the A-blog recently, much to my delight:

http:///www.modernathena.com (WFS)
I second that.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:10 AM   #7
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

Thanks, Krista!
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #8
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

Sorry Becca your site has a fatal flaw in the message that womens bodies are fine just the way nature made them.

I really like the rest of the site but can't refer a 17 year old girl to it in good conscience.
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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Sorry Becca your site has a fatal flaw in the message that womens bodies are fine just the way nature made them.

I really like the rest of the site but can't refer a 17 year old girl to it in good conscience.
Thanks, Brendan - you need to do what you need to do and, trust me, that article has generated its fair share of controversy. I am sorry, however, that the baby is being thrown out with the bathwater, so to speak. You know, as a coach, that body image is a HUGE deal to a 17 year old and a lifelong battle for a lot of women, so having an opportunity to talk about it with her, even if it's couched in terms of "I don't agree with this article, but the rest of the site is great," might be a good thing.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:36 AM   #10
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Re: Web resources for female CrossFitters

Brendan~ I don't have a website to refer you to, but I just wanted to say: "KUDOS!" That is so great that you're going out on a limb to help one of your young female members; helping women build a positive self image is a HUGE part of CrossFitting, in my mind. The workout's often put one in uncomfortable positions, especially WODing side by side with men.

Keep up the good work =)
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