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Talking Elite Fitness

Summary: CrossFit Games Analysts Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez, alongside filmmakers Heber Cannon, and Marston Sawyers, bring you all the latest information, updates, and analysis on the sport of fitness, and the CrossFit community.

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 Fitness with Friends #45 - Athena Perez | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:25

Athena Perez is a Transformation Life Coach and CrossFit L1 trainer who's new book is entitled Lifting the Wait.  It chronicles her abusive and traumatic childhood, the unhealthy relationship with food that resulted from it, and how she came to weigh 500 pounds.  Athena found CrossFit in 2017 and immediately started turning her life around.  Since then she has lost 225 pounds, earned her L1 Certificate and is planning on opening her own affiliate.

 Podium Picks #13 - Rookie Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:59

You have to start somewhere.  Before some of the biggest names in CrossFit became the dominant athletes we know today, they turned heads as rookies at the Games.  Who takes the gold when it comes to making a first impression?  In this episode of Podium Picks, Sean and Tommy give us their top rookie moments from single event domination to record setting wins. 

 Fitness with Friends #44 - Arielle Sanders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:42

Arielle Sanders is an up and coming black CrossFit athlete who trains at Terminus Strength and Conditioning in Atlanta, GA. She has been a vocal advocate for improving diversity in the CrossFit space. We talk to her about what she thinks needs to be done in order to improve diversity, what it was like to take over Lindy Barber's Instagram account and why a conversation with incoming CrossFit CEO Eric Roza gives her hope for the future

 #79 - Athletes, Assemble! Mayhem Moved and The (CrossFit) Titan Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:57

Games Athletes are taking fitness with friends to a whole new level!  Sean and Tommy talk about the newly formed Professional Fitness Athletes' Association, what its goals are and how we might see it interact with competition organizers.  Another competition has been postponed as Mayhem Madness pushes back to late August.  Plus, CrossFit athletes continue to shine on Mt. Olympus and familiar faces return in Crazy Things We Saw.

 Podium Picks #12 - Fourth of July | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:42

It's a star spangled edition of Podium Picks!  This episode promises plenty of fireworks as Tommy and Sean unveil their favorite things about celebrating America's birthday.  Put on your red, white and blue, grab an extra helping of that fruit salad and light up a sparkler or two because you're in for some freedom-soaked fun!

 #78 - Dave Debrief, Welcome Back, Carroll and Scholarship Sentiments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:45

Sean and Tommy have a lot to talk about following their interview with Dave Castro.  They discuss where they agree with him, where they don't and what they could have done better while talking with him.  There's a lot of good news to talk about this week.  Nicole Carroll is back and CrossFit announced its new scholarship program.  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw This Week and a teenage Games athlete needs your help.

 Fitness With Friends #43 - Dave Castro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:58

Dave Castro returns to talk about everything going on with CrossFit and the CrossFit Games in the midst of the sale of the company to Eric Roza.  We talk about the perceived problems with the culture at HQ, addressing diversity in CrossFit and the immediate and long-term future of the CrossFit Games.

 Podium Picks #11 - Dad Moves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:33

It's the father of all Podium Picks episodes! Put on your Air Monarchs, sit back in your favorite recliner, make sure nobody is messing with the thermostat and grab a cold one as Sean and Tommy rank their top dad moves. Do you think you're Mr. Fix-It? Do you overestimate your sports skills? Are you obsessed with changing the oil? If so, you may find yourself on this week's podium.

 #77 - Under New Ownership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:36

Greg Glassman is out.  Eric Roza is in.  The former tech executive and founder of CrossFit Sanitas in Colorado is your new Owner and CEO of CrossFit.  Sean and Tommy talk about their first impressions of Eric, the things he's said so far that they like and what things they think still need to be done.  Plus, CrossFitters continue to dominate the Titan Games and a fun-filled dose of Crazy Things We Saw.

 Podium Picks #10 - Rogue Invitational Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:27

It's a return to competition on this week's episode.  From monster lifts to incredible feats of endurance, Sean and Tommy take a look back at the top moments from the Rogue Invitational.  Will Tia's 270 take gold, or will she be upstaged by the Engine from England?  Will Chandler Smith, Hayley Adams or even Coach B pull off an upset?  We know what athletes stood on the podium, now it's time to find out what performances, events and even commentators earned a medal. 

 #76 - Delay of Games, Dave's Districts and Rogue Invitational Recap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:32

The CrossFit Games have been pushed back. Tommy and Sean discuss the reasons for the delay and what good may come of it.  Will you volunteer as tribute for your District?  Dave Castro unveils a new plan to give affiliates a greater voice.  The Rogue Invitational took place this past weekend.  Tommy and Sean break down the results, tell you who turned in the most impressive performances and what surprised them about our first competition in months.  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw and Community Support.

 Fitness with Friends #42 - Honorable Judge Gerald Parker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:24

Honorable Judge Gerald Parker was elected to the Common Pleas Court Bench, General Division, in November of 2018, taking office in early January of 2019. He is the first African-American male judge to hold that position. He serves on the Offender Supervision and Security Committee as well.  Judge Parker is also a CrossFitter and has helped put together a program along with Centerville CrossFit that introduces kids on probation to fitness.

 Podium Picks #9 - Childhood Toys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:53

There's no playing around on this episode as Sean and Tommy unveil their podium picks for their favorite childhood toys.  Sean brings out some radical 80's classics while Tommy yells, "Cowabunga!" and slams his way through the 90's.  There's no nerfing this episode as you'll get super soaked with nostalgia.  Prepare to have your day transformed with a walk down memory lane!

 Friyay Q&A (On a Monday) - June 15, 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:19

It's a special Monday edition of our weekly Q&A session and we wanted to make it available to everyone given all the craziness that has been going on.  We respond to questions regarding the revelations from Andy Stumpf, affiliation, L1 Seminars and the steps CrossFit needs to make in order to prove they're moving in the right direction.

 #75 - You Can't Spell "Dave Castro" without CEO, Matt Chan the Titan Man and Rogue Invitational Preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:01

The tumultuous week continues.  Greg Glassman is out as CrossFit's CEO and Dave Castro is in.  But does it matter?  Sean and Tommy talk about the move and what else they think needs to be done. Matt Chan gets revenge at the Titan Games while Dani Speegle continues to dominate.  We finally have a competition to talk about!  The Rogue Invitational takes place this weekend.  Sean and Tommy give their thoughts on who to watch and what events the can't wait to see. 

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