The CrossFit Community

August 10, 2009 6:00 PM

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For many, the CrossFit community is the biggest draw. The camaraderie and competition are infrequently shared in many environments, but found in abundance in CrossFit.

John Buffone and Marty Cej of BNN fame were a two man film crew at the 2009 CrossFit Games. They are producing news-styled, behind the scenes videos about the Games unlike anything we've produced before.

In this video they talk about the CrossFit community as a whole, and how the Games are an extension of this community.

The CrossFit Community ... [wmv] [mov]

15 comments on this entry.

1. Kevin Penner wrote...

August 10, 2009 8:26 PM

AWESOME!!!!! I Love this stuff!.....More please!

August 10, 2009 11:22 PM

This news-style video captures what I enjoy most about CrossFit. The community is what makes CrossFit the best sport in the world.

3. pat wrote...

August 11, 2009 12:29 AM

that last part w/ annie gets me fired up.

4. Tony W wrote...

August 11, 2009 4:42 AM

One of the best CF vids I have seen. Well done to its creators.

Unlike your typical CF video, its not a WOD demo.....its not an amazing physical achievement such as 106 straight pullups.....any yet it captures the heart of that special x-factor that bonds distant strangers from around the globe, inspires us, and drives us towards personal physical accolades that would not have been possible without such a brotherhood of cameraderie that fills each box, warehouse garage and web blog.

It's nice to be a part of the club isnt it.

High-fives all round!

5. Lindsey Smith wrote...

August 11, 2009 5:41 AM

Awesome!! Looooove it! Can't wait for 2010!!!

Great job Annie! I am sure you have already perfected the movement.

Christy, I will never forget your encouragement on that last chipper. Ultimate act of selflessness.

6. Lindsey Smith wrote...

August 11, 2009 5:44 AM

Ahhh... I meant Charity.... sorry, its early. Christy, you're awesome too girl. My bad ;)

7. Jake B wrote...

August 11, 2009 6:43 AM

That last part, the first one for Annie, wow....!!! Did you feel that?!?!

Awesome video, Thank you!

8. TomW wrote...

August 11, 2009 9:16 AM

John Buffone and Marty Cej's videos have been great and this was no exception! I hope there are more in the pipeline.


9. Tanya Wagner wrote...

August 11, 2009 9:37 AM

The CrossFit community is unlike any other in the fitness or athletic world and for this I am so thankful. I have competed in, organized, and witnessed a variety of competitive athletic events and there is not one that comes close to comparing to what happens between athletes as well as spectators at CrossFit "competitions". The camaraderie is indescribable and unbelievable to any outsider. This is the reason I believe we go back...even when the pain is so real in our minds.

Charity, I don't think I ever thanked you for the encouragement and the swig of water during the OH lunges in the chipper...THANK YOU! You were amazing. I heard it all through Dave Castro's mic and it was unreal :) Thanks for staying with the rest of us and pushing us to the end!

10. Kris Kepler wrote...

August 11, 2009 1:12 PM

fantastic video!

11. karl Eagleman wrote...

August 11, 2009 8:26 PM

Geesh, about brings tears to my eyes.

12. Aaron Arehart wrote...

August 11, 2009 9:19 PM

Outstanding video!

13. hetman wrote...

August 12, 2009 7:55 PM

This one was so good! More of the same please! Must confess, I did get teary-eyed watching it! Thank you.

14. Kelsi wrote...

August 14, 2009 2:40 PM

Awesome video! I didn't like seeing Angel cry though :( It almost made me cry...

If the crossfit community was not as strong as it is I would've had no problem leaving after that first workout kicked my ass... But nooo, after people take the time after they busted their ass to help coach and push you while you finish yours.. how are you going to let them down and never show again?! You aren't.. youre now the newest addition to the community and you aren't going anywhere! In fact the next day you're going to go back, and if you aren't last your going to help the people that are last finish and get threw that damn WOD... unless you cant move or are puking somewhere. Haha. :p

August 16, 2009 9:01 PM

This is my all time favorite CrossFit video... and I think I've seen them all!