This last year I saw Casey compete at the FTF Affiliate Challenge and knew right away she would be an athlete to watch. I caught up with her several months back while doing an article about CrossFit Nipomo (where she happened to be training), and somehow convinced her to do a future athlete profile for bilderz.com
It has been nearly a year since Josh Golden got thrust into the spotlight during a much-debated Disqualification for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.
I was lucky enough to be granted the exclusive interview by Josh about what happened. What I found was that Josh is not only an incredible athlete, but a humble, sincere man, who just wants to help others get fit. The whole thing bothered him deeply, and would have destroyed most people’s love of the sport and community. Luckily, Josh isn’t most people.
During the past year, Josh grew his Affiliate (CrossFit Nipomo), trained hard, put the past behind him and prepared to take the CrossFit world by storm in 2014.
I’ve been waiting for the right moment to write about one of the coolest pieces of equipment I’ve come across in a while. Since the Open is near completion, and the Regional’s are right around the corner, I felt this was the perfect time. Like a medieval piece of torture equipment, re-designed for the modern era, The Flipper by Milo Fitness is designed to make any WOD a grueling test of you or your teams true fitness level.
The Flipper made quite a splash during the 2013 FTF Affiliate Challenge. With its unique design, varied functionality, and solid construction, it gathered a lot of interest as it sat there on the convention floor waiting for it’s chance to shine, and shine it did.Teams, most who had never laid eyes on The Flipper prior to the comp, were in for a real treat.
I’ve had a couple weeks to reflect on the 2013 FTF Affiliate Challenge. The past couple of weeks have been hectic. Valentines day, a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate, and a subsequent family wide bout of the stomach flu (still in effect as I write this), have put me a bit behind schedule.