Julie Foucher, MD – Family Physician
Pat Sherwood – CrossFit Linchpin Owner
Athena Perez – Scaled Nation CrossFit Owner
Nick Nwabueze, MD – SteadyMD Physician
Tom McCoy, DO – Vital Human Medical Director
“It’s really cool if you get the beast in your gym who already has a 475-lb. deadlift and now it’s 505. Fantastic. You get a senior citizen who — they were contemplating selling their house because it had stairs, and now they don’t have to sell their home. … so much cooler and more rewarding and fulfilling,” Pat Sherwood says, highlighting some of the biggest rewards of CrossFit during a panel discussion on CrossFit and chronic disease.
The panel was part of a series of discussions hosted by CrossFit Health at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, with Dr. Julie Foucher moderating.
Family physician Dr. Nick Nwabueze agrees that while we all love the spectacle of the CrossFit Games, the real power is in getting the word out that CrossFit is a solution for problems that plague people daily — treating metabolic dysfunction, lowering blood pressure, and improving overall health.
In this discussion, healthcare practitioners and affiliate owners discuss limitations of the conventional healthcare system, the power of the CrossFit affiliate to transform health, and how we can make CrossFit more approachable to a broader population.