CrossFit Mums aka The Incredible Shape-Shifting Women

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A woman’s capacity to change is amazing. In particular, women’s bodies bloom in pregnancy and shrink postpartum. Incredible! Mommies are shape-shifters. This isn’t magic or folklore, but where magic and folklore are born. CrossFit teaches functional fitness. And, since mums need to function, CF is perfect for mums: the whole world relies on mum’s ability to one-arm-curl a sleeping, car-seat-ensconced … Read More

CrossFit Canmore Challenge

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An impressive turnout at CrossFit Canmore’s grand opening celebration last Saturday. Brave first-timers, post-natal moms, pregnant women, and seasoned crossfitters gave 110% during each of the three challenging workouts. A psyched crowd cheered as participants suffered through overhead squats, a 2000m row and box jumps,  and 50 burpees and 50 pull-ups. Sarah Hueniken and Josh Briggs took home first prizes in … Read More

Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter?

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By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS for the NYTimes In an experiment published last month, researchers recruited schoolchildren, ages 9 and 10, who lived near the Champaign-Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and asked them to run on a treadmill. The researchers were hoping to learn more about how fitness affects the immature human brain. Animal studies had already established that, when … Read More