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Josh Everett and his son Luke, bringing awareness to Autism.

Josh Everett and his son Luke, bringing awareness to Autism.

Lift Up Autism

This Saturday, September 26th, Verve will be hosting the “Lift Up Autism” workout to help raise money and awareness towards Autism. The workout will be Verve’s WOD for all classes and will be open to any one interested in participating. In similar fashion to other workouts hosted this way, we will not be asking for any drop in fees but rather ask that funds be donated to the cause. What is the cause you ask?

Josh Everett, TrainHeroic, and the CrossFit™ community rallied together in spectacular fashion to support the Autism community in a worldwide workout event called LiftUpLuke in October of 2013.

This”competition for a cause” specifically sought to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and most importantly, turn a global spotlight on the measured and severe impact of Autism on families and individuals around the world.

This year, they are upping the ante and doubling down the efforts to take the impact of the event to another level. On September 19th, 2015 they are rebooting the event under the more inclusive name of “Lift Up Autism” and calling athletes and coaches everywhere to mobilize around this cause.

The workout is a 5 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible), tilted “Luke”:

4 Power cleans, 155#(105#)
24 Double unders
10 Pull-ups

Because we are inviting and encouraging all those interested to participate, please remember that CrossFit is infinitely scalable. We can accommodate all levels of fitness, including those new to CrossFit or those who have never done it before. 

How can you get involved? Click here to go to the main website, register as an athlete, and look up Verve as the host gym. *Verve has it’s host date listed as September 23rd, this is incorrect.* You will also be able to donate the day of. Please go to Verve’s online schedule and reserve your spot in a class on MBO (this includes non Verve members). 

This is what our community does best, it rallies behind a cause. It helps support friends and families affected by bringing awareness through a good old fashion, butt kicking workout. Plus, it’s only 5 minutes. 


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