Spring Break. WoooHooo! Right? Back in the day Spring Break meant a pligramage to a place in the sun, water, alcohol, and girls. Nowadays, for me, it means anyplace warmer and drier than the Pacific Northwest, maybe a beer or two with dinner, and water slides at the hotel with my kids. Not quite the picture of wild and crazy but it suits me just fine.
A couple weeks ago we made our way to Phoenix, AZ for a few days away from the daily grind, in between sessions of laying by the pool and rounds of putt putt I was able to squeeze in a wod at Core CrossFit. If you're ever in the area I definitely recommend a visit.
The day I dropped in had a cool wod programmed of 5 X 3 Push Jerk and a Met Con of EMOM (for 18 min) of alternating 1 rep Squat snatch (@ 80% 1RM) and ME (max effort) HSPU. Great wod. Creative mix. Coach DJ had a great technical eye and passed along some sound advice. He actually, without prompting, took the time to write a quick note of their philosiphy on improving O-lifting. First time in 60+ boxes that a coach has done that which I find pretty awesome. So Thanks DJ.
I had the opportunity to speak with the owner Tom Colvin and asked,"What are you most proud of in regards to your gym?" His answer came quick...
"We have a really cool Kid's program that we've all worked hard to create. Our gym is located in a low income area. Most of the kids don't have anything to do after school. During workouts as we would run down the street, they would cheer for us. Then they started to run along side us. They started to come to the gym and peer through the windows and wait for us to run.
Very cool! Do any of your boxes have a story as to how they are impacting the local community?