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Weekly Wrap 10.17.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 10/17/2014 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

1. Race and America’s Gun Culture "Whites walking down Main Street with an AK-47 are defenders of American values; a black man doing the same thing is Public Enemy No. 1." ...

The Problem with Exercise Plans and Miracle Cures
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Besides giving dubious health claims street cred, the Internet allows self-appointed gurus to spread an insidious social hierarchy, in which health becomes the measure of one’s willpower, smarts, and achieveme ...

Four Reasons Churches Stink at Transformation (and What We Can Do About It)
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

The most important transformations are spiritual and emotional ones. Yet, the fitness community does transformations better than churches do. Though we have many stories of people ...

CrossFit: A Secular Church?
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 5:41pm | Type: Blog

I think CrossFit is like secular church. It offers more than weight loss or fitness. It speaks to our innate desires for community, purpose, and transformation. The first Christma ...

We All Need A Spotter: Church and CrossFit Gym
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

I was talking to my husband about why I am loving Crossfit and it made me realize that it is for some of the reasons I love church. I can’t lift my arms. They scream in muscle ...

Om Shaka Laka Laka: Three Myths and Two Truths About Yoga
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

William Broad (a science writer for the New York Times and a yoga practitioner for more than 40 years) takes on some of the claims about yoga and separates the wheat from the chaff, arguing that only some of t ...