Thursday 160929

45-30-15 Reps / seconds for time:
GHD sit-up
Hip extension
L sit hold
Plank hold

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Fitness for a cause

Fitness for a cause


If you are not familiar with the Do More Charity Challenge, it is a fun CrossFit team competition in which one of the events is the team chooses a charity to raise money for and, based on the amount of money they raise is a place in the event.  We have several Verve athletes competing this weekend and I wanted to take a chance to let you know a little bit about who they are raising money for, and if you feel so inclined, you can help them place well in this event!

LU BIRDS BANDITS– Competing for Anchor Center for the Blind (follow this link to learn more).  Anchor Center for the Blind a not-for profit organization dedicated to providing early intervention/education to blind and visually impaired children throughout the state of Colorado. Our staff of highly trained vision specialists, therapists and teachers strive to foster the full potential of children who are blind by providing exemplary education, therapy and family support services.  The mission of Anchor Center for Blind Children is to teach visually impaired infants, young children and their families, providing hope and a nurturing environment where children reach their highest potential. Amelia Dwyer and team wrote the following regarding why they are raising money for this organization:

“We compete and raise money in honor of our friend Lucia who was born with Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS) – a rare chromosomal syndrome. Lucia attended Anchor Center for Blind Children and it was a place where she thrived. We’re excited to raise money on their behalf.”

—If you would like to donate to this cause you can go to this link.

SCD TEAM RISE -Competing for Steve’s Club Denver (follow this link to learn more).  Steve’s Club Denver will bring fitness to the at-risk kids in the Denver metro area. Our crew is made up of kids in other sports (e.g., lacrosse, soccer, etc.) who are looking to gain strength and endurance, kids from the surrounding neighborhood, as well as kids sorting through a tough past. Together with the mentors and coaches of Steve’s Club Denver, we foster resilience to stress and aim to improve the lives of all involved. We care just as much about outcomes related to mood stability, decision-making, and social functioning, as we do about more easily measurable variables such as benchmark times, lifted pounds, or total rounds. Our group is passionate about fitness and every factor that is needed to sustain a life with regular exercise. In case there were any concern, we are also fully capable of having a boatload of fun along the way.  Lexi and Joel along with 2 other awesome team members are excited to help raise money to support programs for these kids along with furthering their fitness and education. 

—If you would like to donate to this cause you can go to this link.

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