Murph at -55°C: Russia’s Timir Gym Could Be Northern Most CrossFit Box in the World

January 30, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Timir Black(@timir_black)

If you thought doing Murph was bad enough, try doing it at minus 55 degrees Celsius (-67 fahrenheit). 

The members of Timir Gym in Yakutsk, North East Russia, will have nothing but their firing hearts to warm themselves when they head out into the Arctic temperatures to complete the famous workout. 

Yakutsk is in Yakutia and is a remote region of Russia. It borders Siberia and the Arctic Ocean. It is home to the Sakha people. They comprise of a range of ethnic groups including Evenki, Even, Dolgan, Chukchi, Yukagirs. Many of the groups have traditionally, or still, rely on semi-domesticated reindeer to make a living. 

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