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After OSU Settlement, CrossFit Gym Owner Files Second Lawsuit

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott After OSU Settlement, CrossFit Gym Owner Files Second Lawsuit

Back in autumn of 2016, news broke that The Ohio State University had settled a lawsuit filed against it by a local CrossFit gym owner, Mitch Potterf. At issue was a published claim made by an OSU-led research team, that participants who enrolled in a CrossFit study dropped out because of “overuse or injury” caused […]

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The Ohio State University Settles Lawsuit With Local CrossFit Gym Owner

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The Ohio State University Settles Lawsuit With Local CrossFit Gym Owner

Local gym owner, Mitch Potterf, made waves back in 2015 when he filed a lawsuit against The Ohio State University. At issue were claims made in a university study that assessed CrossFit as a means of improving physical fitness. The study found that Crossfit could improve fitness levels, but the gym owner challenged published researcher […]

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Local Litigation: CrossFit vs The Ohio State University

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Local Litigation: CrossFit vs The Ohio State University

It’s not every day that a local lawsuit makes the pages of Retraction Watch, Slate, USA Today and Bloomberg Business. But the lawsuit between CrossFit affiliate Fit Club’s Mitch Potterf and The Ohio State University has been getting a lot of attention in the press… that also includes a mention by 60 Minutes. The lawsuit […]

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The CrossFit Ballet

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The CrossFit Ballet

Professional ballet dancers have beautiful bodies. In the field of classical dance, issues of physical aesthetics are so important that Balanchine’s School of American Ballet has long required that applicants have “well-proportioned” bodies with suitable “anatomical structure”. So when marketing teams for fitness regimens look for endorsements from ballet stars, it’s typically for stuff like […]

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CrossFit: Part Deux

Mitch Potterf Mitch Potterf CrossFit: Part Deux

If you read my first article on CrossFit and you are still here congratulations. I’m sure you are stronger, fitter, smarter, better looking and a whole lot cooler person. If not, there is still hope for you… just click here, spend a few minutes catching up, and we’ll be on our way to more awesomeness. […]

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Fitness: 7 Things You Need to STOP Doing

Mitch Potterf Mitch Potterf Fitness: 7 Things You Need to STOP Doing

Quit wasting your time doing these seven things, and you will be well on your way to your health and fitness goals in 2014 and beyond: 1. Bread & Pop Seriously… stop. I don’t care what any of the giant farm-lobby-supported health organizations say; bread is the ultimate processed carb. I’m not saying that the […]

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CrossFit – Myths and Misconceptions

Mitch Potterf Mitch Potterf CrossFit – Myths and Misconceptions

It’s a new year, resolutions are being made and on top of the heap are health and fitness promises. Most gyms will be frantically busy for the next few months until things slow down and all the determination is replaced with excuses. Chief among the fitness to-do lists is Crossfit. Crossfit is one of the […]

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