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For CrossFit fans, it's as much a state of mind as a style of exercise
For CrossFit fans, it's as much a state of mind as a style of exercise

At 24, Brian Jaffe got a job in the entertainment industry, sitting behind a desk all day. In just a few short years, his physique was not what it used to be. "I got out of shape," says Jaffe, now 28. "I was at a job that didn't allow me enough time to work out, and so I was determined to do something about it." A friend suggested CrossFit, and Jaffe signed up. There he met Zee Brod. Within months, they were hooked on the training, which combines Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and aerobic exercises into workout routines that change every day. And after a year of going to the gym together, the two hatched a plan to open their own CrossFit gym. "We had...

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