CrossFit: Rate or hate?

Reporter Maddison Northcott doing the 'duck walk' as part of an exercise circuit at a CrossFit gym in Papanui.

Parking down the street to get a quick jog in before I embarked on my first CrossFit class was the first in a series of painful, rookie errors.

The long road to recovery

Fi Glasgow has taken up exercise to help improve her mental health.

In the time it took to close her car door, Fi Glasgow's world was "ripped away" by crippling anxiety and depression.

Oscars and a pilgrimage

Christchurch man Hammond Peek is doing the Summer Starter as preparation for walking El Camino de Santiago, in Spain.

Award-winning Christchurch sound recordist talks Lord of the Rings and a Spanish pilgrimage.

Walking a kind of therapy

Andrew Garfield hits the pavement in his home suburb of Aranui.

Andrew Garfield's weekly trek through Christchurch is what keeps him going - and his disability at bay.

The first rule of Fight Club video

Reporter Maddison Northcott, right, training for the Summer Starter.

To say I'm a coward is an understatement. I'm terrified of pain, have zero co-ordination and am incompetent at most sports at best.

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