10,000 Double-Unders in 30 Days: RPM Training Co’s 10k Challenge Kicks Off January 3
Twenty eight million: That’s how many double-unders the 4,000 participants in RPM Training’s 10k Challenge performed during last year’s event, raising $130,000 in 30 days for charities who work with underserved youth. Registration is now open for the eighth 10k Challenge, kicking off January 3.
Remind me: RPM Training Co., founded in 2012 by brothers Josh and Shane Rogers, is best known to the CrossFit community for their premium speed rope. As of 2021, the company also offers an entire line of redesigned at-home gym equipment.
- Most recently, RPM Training also launched a training platform called Atom, a complete at-home functional fitness training experience, coached by CrossFit Games athlete Pat Barber.
The 2022 10k Challenge Details: The challenge itself simply involves participants logging double-unders (or single-unders as a scale) over the course of 30 days, with the ultimate goal of logging 10,000 jumps from January 3 to February 2.
- To deliver the funds raised for underserved youth, RPM Training Co. and their charitable initiative the Iron Compass partner with charitable organizations that serve youth in the functional training, outdoor and action sport communities.
- This year, they have partnered with three charities: FYR (formerly Steve’s Club National Program), STOKED and a scholarship program with the Capitola Junior Guards, all of which are focused on helping low-income or underserved youth develop physical and mental strength, resilience and confidence, and purpose through community.
One big thing: In 2022, 10k Challenge participants will log their jumps, form teams, and interact with a global community via RPM’s newly released Atom platform, where they’ll have access to full Atom classes coached by Games athlete Pat Barber, mobility tips from Dr. Kelly Starrett of The Ready State, and special offers from 2022 10k Challenge sponsors, such as LIFEAID, Momentous, and Strike MVMNT on their personalized Atom dashboard.
Worth noting: So far, perennial CrossFit Games athlete Noah Ohlsen, as well as five-time Grand World Jump Rope Champion, Tori Boggs, and WIT Fitness head training and professional footballer Gustavo Vaz Tostes, are among the high-profile athletes who will be participating for the second straight year. New ambassadors include five-time Ironman Eric Hinman and American Ninja Warrior Grant Mccartney, as well as RPM Training Co.-sponsored surfers Kyle Thiermann, Griffin Colapinto (2021 U.S. Open Champion) and Crosby Colapinto.
The big picture: According to RPM Training Co. co-founder Shane Rogers, giving back to the community, especially younger athletes, has been a goal of the company since the beginning.
- “It has always been a really big, important component of what we do, not only us as founders, but the greater team…everybody always rallies around this,” Rogers said.
- He added: “It’s just something we’re really passionate about, especially supporting opportunities for underserved or at-risk youth, bringing them training and mentorship. We see what this kind of training has done for us as adults, the community piece, the ability to escape your day-to-day, check out for a minute and just work hard together with people who are like-minded. The commitment to bring those opportunities to youth who otherwise couldn’t access them has really driven us and inspired our community.”