As an owner of a CrossFit Affilate, it is one of the greatest pleasures to give back to our community. On the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our country, we hosted the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation’s care package event. In August 2011, Spc. Douglas J. Green was Killed in Action, while deployed to Afghanistan with the army. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. To honor his life, Doug’s mother, Suni Chabrow, created the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation. Because Doug loved the care packages his family sent, Suni made it her mission to provide care packages to members of the Armed Forces when they are deployed overseas. Each year, we host at least one of these amazing events, where hundreds of people come together to serve our troops stationed overseas. Mix 94.1 did a huge “Munchies for the Military” drive at a few local Sam’s Clubs, collecting more than 45,000 items and $22,000 for postage. What an honor to host–what an important way to give back to the men and women who are serving our country as a direct result of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. This is just one of the many ways CrossFit RA supports our community–truly the best part of our mission for the gym.
Yes, we love to workout… we love to change people’s lives by increasing their fitness and achieving goals together. But community is where it’s at!!! When you join a good CrossFit gym, you find friends from all walks of life and you get to form new relationships–things you don’t get at a regular gym. And when you join CFRA, you aren’t just joining a good CrossFit gym–we pride ourselves on being a GREAT CrossFit gym–where you find friends that end up being FAMILY. Come in, see what we mean… try us for a free week and fall in love with the people, the WODs, and a new way of envisioning your fit-self. You won’t regret it!