“We need less attention on intensity and more attention on attendance. If our athletes show up 5-6 days per week, we can nearly guarantee results–even with a moderate effort.”- Ben Bergeron
PRVN and ValorFit Team Up for Veterans Day Giveaway
On November 11, families and individuals across the United States will be honoring the men and women that have served in our country’s armed services. As Veterans Day approaches, PRVN and ValorFit have partnered to create a large-scale giveaway for affiliates, combined with a fundraiser, which will provide free CrossFit gym memberships for veterans.
Why this matters: ValorFit, a provider of Veterans services, emphasizes the significance of fitness as a method of support and healing. ValorFit’s mission is to place veterans with vetted Crossfit affiliates across the country, instilling positive behavior and lifestyle changes, and helping them to transition back into civilian life and society post serving.
“ValorFit is committed to the belief that a Veteran’s confidence and self-worth isn’t left on the battlefield, but is renewed through purposeful daily activity within a dedicated local community of group fitness facilities and gyms designed to drive strength, wellness, and to foster meaningful relationships that inspire individual success, growth, and empowerment.”
This partnership between ValorFit and PRVN is one that will help to rehabilitate and strengthen everyday superheroes, “through the life changing tools of community and fitness.”
The details: There will be two prize packages given to two affiliates, which will be selected via a drawing on November 12th. The number of entries a gym receives in the drawing, correlates to how much money is raised. The breakdown is as follows:
Raise and Donate $500 or more = 5 Entries
Raise and Donate $1,000 or more = 10 Entries
Raise and Donate $2,000 or more = 20 Entries
Raise and Donate $3,000 or more = 30 Entries
Raise and Donate $10,000 or more = 100 Entries
The prize packages: The two winning affiliates will be awarded the following:
Donations: All inquiries can be made on the PRVN website, where individuals can request more information, and enter the giveaway.
The bottom line: The contest will last another seven weeks, and is one that PRVN and ValorFit will use to help change lives for veterans throughout the country. The funds raised from this Veterans Day giveaway will be donated to help pay for Veterans’ gym memberships as well as aid in putting on events in the community to raise awareness for veterans and their plight.
Gaux and Do It
Marqaux Alvarez doesn’t let fear inhibit her curiosity for life. Instead, she has learned to just “Gaux and do it.” With an endless list of passions and places to be, here are a few ways she embraces life’s journey:
Wins only last a few minutes. You’ll spend so much more time chasing goals than celebrating them, so learn to love the process.
I enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day, but with moderation and accountability the next morning.
Hydration is a lifestyle. I add a teaspoon of salt to my morning water, and bring my YETI bottle everywhere I go.
💪 🔥 Next month’s fourth annual Crash Crucible in Spartanburg, SC features “The Re-Tour,” where all the events will be revamped versions of previous CrossFit Games and Regionals workouts.
The stacked field includes 2023 Individual Games qualifiers Colten Mertens and James Sprague, 16-17 Teen champion Ty Jenkins, and Masters legends Elijah Muhammad and Kenzie Riley.
A livestream of the event will be available on the Sevan Podcast YouTube channel.
The Fittest off the Coast Online Qualifier starts on September 28. There will be 41 divisions competing at the January competition in Charleston, SC. Register now!
🎙️ 🎙️ The Weekly Buzz: Check out the new collab between the Morning Chalk Up and Kettlebells and Cocktails and get caught up on some of the top community, affiliate, and sport stories of the week.
On this episode: The CrossFit Games are headed to Fort Worth, the Rogue Invitational prize purse grows, Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr 🐐 is making her return to the competition floor, Brooke Wells goes to HWPO, your members might be able to use their HSA to pay for their CrossFit membership, and more.
CrossFit Games Athletes to Star in Australia's Gladiators Reboot
Four CrossFit Games athletes are set to star in the revival of the Australian version of the television show Gladiators.
On Tuesday September 26, an official cast photo was released on the official Gladiators Australia Instagram, confirming Games athletes Khan Porter, Katelin van Zyl, Alethea Boon and Harriet Roberts as castmates, alongside 10 other athletes.
Other Gladiator cast members include two Ninja Warrior contestants, an Ironman, a former professional rugby player, an F45 trainer, a powerlifting champion, a multi-world record holder and a Hollywood stunt woman.
The Gladiator reboot will be hosted by former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis and former professional rugby league player Beau Ryan.
According to a story published in the Daily Mail:
Gladiators and Contenders will compete against each other in the ultimate test of speed, strength, stamina, agility and power.
There will be a mix of new challenges as well as obstacles from the original 90s Gladiator series, including Hang Tough, Duel, The Wall, PowerBall, Pyramid and The Eliminator.
The bottom line: The show is set to air on Australian screens in 2024. UK fans get ready as the BBC is also planning a reboot of the UK Gladiator series.
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