Like the cuts — his posts are direct and brutal — also hitting back at critics in pointing out how the results in early events, mirrored the final standings.
Cutting the field to ten after Saturday’s sprint was arguably the talking point of the Games, and the conversation continues.
“Be better. Be better,” Castro said mercilessly at the final press conference. “Come back more prepared next year to excel at anything that’s thrown at you. All these guys did that, they all excelled at what was thrown at them when it was thrown at them.”
Clearly, sprinting is a sore point.
Games veteran Julie Foucher told the Morning Chalk Up: “Dave is really good at sizing up the community and knowing where we’re lacking and where we need to be pushed.”
Now a big player in the CrossFit Health space, Julie believes the timing of the cut post sprint was very thought out and “decisions like that will move our sport forward.”
“I know that all of those athletes who got cut because of that event are going to be better at sprinting next year and I know that our whole community is going to put more emphasis on sprinting,” she added.
“You can make the argument that it’s just an equally important physical skill to have as a heavy one rep max weightlifting.”
WATCH: The Journey Begins — 2019 BKG CrossFit Games EPISODE 1
Take an inside look with VIRUS as BK Gudmundsson trains in the days leading up to the 2019 CrossFit Games, as well as competes on Day 1 of competition. This year’s CrossFit Games was one to be remembered as BKG went head to head with three-time CrossFit Games Champion Matt Fraser. THIS YEAR WAS DIFFERENT.
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COACH NEEDED — Land Warrior CrossFit in Suffield, CT is hiring a Level One certified coach.
TRAIN WITH BEN SMITH — CrossFit Krypton in Chesapeake, VA is hosting a CrossFit Training Camp on September 28 – 29 with Ben Smith and Adam Klink. There are no skill requirements or pre-requisites to attend.
ROW FOR CROWS — Crossfit Prototype in Westborough, MA is hosting a music and fitness fundraiser on September 7. All funds raised will go to Calling All Crows, a nonprofit organization that supports women’s rights through music and activism.
PHOENIX UNBROKEN — The Phoenix is holding a competition and fundraiser on September 14 at The Phoenix Orange County. All proceeds go to help foster a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance use disorder and those who choose a sober life.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
…and here is Rich Froning, to Rich Froning: “That’s a bold strategy Cotton. Let’s see how it plays out for them.”
Atlas Games 2020 Dates Announced — The CrossFit Atlas Games, a sanctioned event, announced their 2020 dates are March 13-15 in Montreal, Canada.
Tia-Clair Toomey on Final Event Photo — Tia-Clair Toomey, Fittest Woman on Earth, posted a photo yesterday of her final rep, of the event, of the 2019 CrossFit Games.
— “Thankyou FL Sports Guy for capturing such a special moment between Shane Orr and I where we made eye contact on my last rep at the end of my last event at the Crossfit Games. It’s moments like these, I’ll cherish forever.”
Mat Fraser Reflects on the Season — Mat Fraser took a moment to reflect on his 2019 CrossFit season.
— “This training season will always hold a special place in my heart. Lookin back and grateful for the company, in and out of the gym, each day with Tia-Clair and Shane #HWPO.”
Heather Del Castillo was living in Florida, coaching CrossFit and running her own health coaching business when the Florida Department of Health sent a cease-and-desist order, fined her $750, and threatened her with jail time if she continued providing nutritional advice. Del Castillo was forced to shut down her business.
It all started in 2014, when Del Castillo, a health coach and Level 2 CrossFit coach, started Constitution Nutrition, providing one-on-one health coaching as a privately certified health coach. The next year, Del Castillo moved from California to Florida, taking her already successful business with her.
But in May 2017, Del Castillo was forced to shut down after a licensed dietitian filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Health alleging that Del Castillo was offering nutrition advice without a state license, engaging in the unlicensed practice of nutrition and dietetics.
“I literally didn’t even know I was doing anything that was wrong,” Del Castillo told the Associated Press in May.
The state of Florida Department of Health subjected Del Castillo to an undercover sting operation using an undercover “client” to solicit dietary advice from her, fined her, and threatened her with jail time if she continued providing nutritional advice.
So what went wrong?
To offer nutrition services in Florida, you need a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in a relevant field of study; then you must complete 900 hours of supervised practice, pass a licensure exam, and pay a fee of $165. Violators can face up to a year in jail or $1,000 in fines, per violation, merely for giving adults advice on diet and nutrition.
Last year, the Florida legislature considered legislation that would have created an exemption for health coaches, trainers and other non-dietitians who provide diet advice. The bill, HB 1047, would have amended the current law to clarify that it is legal for an individual to provide nutritional advice as long as that individual makes it known they are not a licensed dietitian or nutritionist.