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Fight Like a Girl

  • Crossfit Spur 35 Hamilton Lane Glenmont, NY, 12077 United States (map)

 

On Saturday, October 21st 2017 at 9:00am CrossFit Spur will host the third annual Fight Like a Girl event to benefit To Life! 

The mission of To Life! is to educate our community about breast cancer detection, treatments and related health matters; and provide support services to breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends. Please visit To Life! website for more information http://www.tolife.org/breast-cancer/

This years Fight Like a Girl event will be a same sex partner workout consisting of 3 categories, allowing those of ANY ability level to participate and have fun! 

RX: Advanced level CrossFit athletes

Scaled: Intermediate CrossFit athletes

Beginner: Inexperienced CrossFit athletes


Why CrossFit? 

There are many studies linking exercise to the reduced risk or breast cancer as well as improving the quality of life of those amid treatment. This event aims to shed light on one of many ways in which anyone can utilize physical activity to improve the quality of life outside the gym. 


Women who get regular exercise (physical activity) may have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who are inactive (Susan G Komen)
Although not all studies show this benefit, when the evidence is looked at as a whole, regular exercise appears to lower breast cancer risk by about 10 to 20 percent (Susan G Komen)
Research strongly suggests that exercise is safe during and after cancer treatment and also can improve how you feel and how your body functions. (breastcancer.org)


Event Details:

Teams: 
Same sex partners (M/M or F/F)
Beginner category may be same sex or mixed gender

Prizes: 
Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female teams in both the RX and Scaled categories. 

The Workout: With a partner, complete the following for time. Work can be split in any way. 

6 Rounds - 5 Handstand Push Ups + 10 pull ups

(Scaled = 5 Hand Release Push Ups + 5 Jumping Pull Ups - Beginner = 5 Knee Push Ups + 5 Sit Ups)

30 Snatches

(RX = 135/95 - Scaled = 95/65 - Beginner = Plate Ground to Overhead 35/25/15/10)

150 Wall Ball Shots

(RX = 20/14 - Scaled = 14/10 - Beginner = 10/8)

*** Beginner category can be scaled beyond what is listed in order to accommodate any ability level. Those with little or no experience are encouraged to participate. Coaches will be on hand to help participants get through the workout.***


Fundraising:
100% of the proceeds from registration fees, sponsors, raffles and team fundraising will be donated to To Life!

Last year we set a goal of $5,000 which we exceeded by raising a total of $6,000!
This years goal is $7,000. Let’s get to work and surpass our goal once again!

Please contact john@crossfitspur.com with any questions or if you or someone you know would like to sponsor this awesome event!

Earlier Event: September 24
Farm to Fork Fondo - BERKSHIRES