March 17, 2012
Neil Santiago and son Lucas Patrick.
"Disposable Heroes: What Will You Do?", free CrossFit Journal video - preview [wmv] [mov]
"CrossFit Is for Everyone" free CrossFit Journal article by Lynne Knapman.
Coach Glassman discusses the new CrossFit for Hope fundraiser (formerly FGB), coming June 9th - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - My Lost Youth.
Posted by Pukie at March 17, 2012 5:00 PM
Is this "Workout for Hope" Trademarked yet? ;)
The date is 17/03/2012... why do you yanks insist on being so different!!!
Is "45" a perfect score on the level 1 trainers course test?
Darcy, I'm sure someone will make a claim to that haha.
Where's the rest day classical music fix?
Sounds like an easy name to remember, and for a good cause...
Lynne and Chris - I salute you both, a very uplifting story and real proof of how inclusive and inspiring CrossFit is.
DHP - Anyone else notice how many people didn't remove their hats ? Not hatin, just sayin...
In regards to DHP. I LOVE CROSSFIT, but i cant stand its close connection to the military. American citizens ALL need to wake up and realize that nothing we do overseas has a damn thing to do with "defending freedom". Its about oil, feeding the weapons industry, and the ability to funnel public funds into private construction corporations. Bring all of our troops home, and stop drone striking innocent civilians in the sand!!!!
You're an idiot!
When CF was in it's infancy the US Military and law enforcement were integral in the growth and development of the program. They added much needed legitimacy to what, at the time, was revolutionary. How many times have you heard people describe CrossFit as "that Navy SEAL workout"? The assumption being, if it's good enough for the US Military, it must be great.
Not only has CF helped prepare numerous people of the rigors of their chosen branch/field, it has probably saved a life or two.
Dare we say, that without the US Military, LEO, firefighter and early responders CrossFit would not be where it's at today?
I know that our affiliate will never forget this.
As a Veteran and a 5+ year CrossFitter this counts as one of my more surreal days in this community.
First, let me just say that I couldn't disagree more with doing away with Fight Gone Bad. If you want to establish some Reebok fundraiser about the nebulous idea of "exercising for hope" do it as a different event. I raised money for FGB precisely because of who it was for.
Second, as a former imperialist who went overseas to "fight for oil, fund the weapons industry, and funnel public funds into private construction companies", it makes me a little bit angry to see comments like Kohl's here. CrossFit has a tie to the military because it used to stand for something beyond going to the gym. Hell, CrossFit was basically built up by Vets. All of the Hero workouts are for people who gave their lives in the service of their Country (or the "oil, weapons, and construction industries, as you say").
I cringe for the day when our first Hero workout isn't a true Hero who sacrificed everything for what they believed in, but instead is a person who lost like 500 lbs because they learned how to wear ReeZigs and do box step ups.
The "CrossFit for Hope" video looked like someone eavesdropped on a conversation with an iPhone while the talker was oblivious to it all. Creepy.
#10 - Military action has ALWAYS and will ALWAYS be about protecting the intrests of that nation. Protecting its people (at least the ones the ruling party cares about), their intrests and their businesses so they can continue to conduct business and continue to grow and expand.
That said, the reason you can post such things here in America, and not be censored or flat out arrested, is because of the underlying beliefs the nation was founded on, those that our miltary has fought hard and long to protect.
So it is about protecting our freedoms. Our freedoms to think and speak our minds, conduct and grow our businesses, and in the end continue to grow the wealth of our nation.
I am with #10. These wars are wrong and a waste of our best! I dare CF to find a hero who stood up and said "No, this is an illegal war and I won't fight it." they are out there.
Many of them gave up their careers over their honor.
I'm not going so far as to say those who did go and are still going are wrong to go. I'm not the one to make that judgement. But I want to reach out to those who saw it differently and made that hard choice.
Have we forgotten 9-11? The USS COle? and the numerous other terrorist attacks against us? The hard choice should not be whether to go or not, but whether to join the military or not. It's an all volunteer force. Once one makes that decision, there is no honor in not fulfilling your obligation. It saddens me every time I see a picture of one of our fallen heroes on this website, especially when I have known that person, but I appreciate the reminder of what they have done for us, for me.
Yall are all entitled to your opinion, but before you go spouting your mouths remember that without someone to fight for your right to be opinionated you'd be saying 4+4=5.
I'm proud of those heros who went and fought for the freedom of the people of Iraq.
Those people were getting totally screwed by their dictator. And by "those people" I mean the Shia.
Let's hope it works out for those people whose freedom the US military was fighting for.
You don't get it.
Supporting our best and brightest in the service of this country has nothing to do with supporting the policy that puts these men and women in harms way. This is a democracy. We are all responsible what happens to the people ordered to do our bidding. These are our neighbors, children, friends, relatives etc. Your comments harken back to the Vietnam era when soldiers were vilified by some citizens for doing what they were ordered to do. Do not confuse the members of the military with our elected officials that dictate policy.
" Mr. you are doing it wrong." -Little kid.