This Saturday we will be participating in a WOD called "Saved by the Barbell" and accepting donations to help increase the number of CrossFit Kids programs in schools. Here is a little about the cause:
"Saved by the Barbell is an annual, world-wide CrossFit community Labor Day workout and fundraising effort to bring CrossFit to more kids everywhere.
Each year, rates of chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, obesity, and liver disease – conditions once associated with the sick and elderly – rise among children, from toddlers to teenagers.
And yet each year, more schools reduce their physical education programs. Recess is becoming a thing of the past. Cafeteria food, deeply flawed nutrition education, and sugar-stocked vending machines only contribute to the problem. And schools where children grow up in poverty, food deserts, and disadvantaged communities pose even greater challenges to kids’ health."
Here is the full article: https://crossfit.com/foundation/crossfitforkids
CrossFit has also been shown to help kids with autism. A news article highlighting a gym in California had this to say about the experience:
""I had never worked with anybody like that so I said I would be more than willing to give it a shot. He was non-verbal. After working with this child for 6 months I saw all kinds of awesome things were happening. He would start saying these little sentences and seeing him grow from there was just outstanding. I was amazing to see how much this helped him."
We want to contribute to this cause and help get kids to improve their lifestyle with fitness in order to remain healthy for their lifetimes.
1 Mile Run
50 Wall Balls 20/14
40 Box Jumps 24/20
20 Power Snatches 115/80
40 Wall Balls 14/10
30 Box Jumps or Step Ups 20/16
15 Power Snatches 85/60