CrossFit CoronaVirus, Fittest Baby on Earth, Diversity

Today we have some Sanctional headlines, the CrossFit CoronaVirus, Tia-Clair Toomey’s Diet, and CrossFit diversity for Black History Month.

Good morning and welcome to the WODDITY podcast for news about CrossFit. We are a daily podcast, Monday through Friday, doing CrossFit news in five minutes or less.

My name is Ben Garves and today is Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020. 

Sanctional Updates

Let’s start with a quick roundup of news from upcoming 2020 Sanctional events:

GoWOD has put together a pretty epic team for WODAPALOOZA in two weeks. The GoWOD Mobility First team will feature Streat Hoerner, Andrea Nisler, Luke Schafer, and Taylor Williamson. Each of them have a long list of CrossFit Games, Regionals, and Sanctional appearances under their respective belts.

The West Coast Classic is giving away a free trip to their Sanctional to one lucky registrant in their Community divisions, which could be a Team of 3 or Age Group athlete. The winner will receive a round trip flight and four nights in a hotel. All you have to do is register, follow the Instagram page, like their post, and comment and @mention an athlete. Links to all that are in my show notes and at 

CrossFit CaronaVirus

Morning Chalk Up has joined the list of news sources with stories on the Corona Virus outbreak. Brittney Kleyn published a story talking through the impact of the virus scare on the Asia CrossFit Championship and a number of athletes and affiliates in impacted areas.

Tia-Clair Toomey Diet

If you’re curious what you’d have to eat while training to become a three-time consecutive Fittest Woman on Earth, Women’s Health has broken down everything Tia-Clair Toomey eats in a day. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but there is definitely a long list of colorful crunchy things.

CrossFit Black History Month

Here at WODDITY I’m ramping up for some special features during the month of February. It is black history month and I am going to feature stories from the community – coaches, athletes, affiliate owners, media members, Sanctional representatives, and more – about their experiences with diversity in the sport. To give you an idea for who I’ve reached out to, the list includes Jason Khalipa, Chyna Cho, Chandler Smith, Zack George, Dre Strohm, Tola Morakinyo, Steph Chung, and Brenda Castro. 

The response has been awesome, with confirmations from EZ Muhammad, Tommy Marquez, Ant Haynes, Adrian Conway, Jonathan Haynes, and sport photographer extroadinairre Rick Stephens. Sprinkle in an awesome feature from Marcus Lowther, a CFL3 and owner with his Endurance, Gymnastics, and WAG certification, and it’s going to be a really cool month. 

I would LOVE to add your story to the list. All you have to do is record a 1-3 minute audio segment and email it to It could be as simple as a voice memo on your phone. Your segment can be a story about your experience with diversity in the sport, an observation you’ve made as a member of the community, or anything, really. I’m excited to hear what you have to say.

Adee Cazayoux Pregnant

Closing it out with some exciting news for those deep in the community: Adee and Michael Cazayoux are preggers. Adee is the brain behind the phenomenal Working Against Gravity nutritional guidance company, and Michael is a former CrossFit Games team champion, multiple podcast host, and current CEO at WAG. Fittest Baby on Earth potential. They are looking at a July or August due date.

And that’s it for news about CrossFit for Monday, February 3rd. Thanks for listening. Please be sure to rate, review, subscribe, and share. For WODDITY, I’m Ben Garves. Unless something breaks, let’s rendezvous back here on Monday. 

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, and Facebook. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.