Who Got the Most Instagram Followers from the Dubai Fitness Championship?
Outside of the CrossFit Games season, three competitions stand out as major off-season opportunities for CrossFit athletes to gain experience, exposure, and prize money—October’s Rogue Invitational, December’s Dubai Fitness Championship, and January’s TYR Wodapalooza. This past Sunday, December 4, competition wrapped up at the Dubai Fitness Championship, hosted in the largest city in the United Arab Emirates.
Two weeks prior to the competition, we logged the follower count of each of the 40 athletes competing. On Monday, December 5, we logged again. Here is a summary of the results.
Nine athletes went into the competition with over 40,000 followers on Instagram.
Instagram Followers Pre-DFC:
Brent Fikowski topped the field with 654,687 Instagram followers
In case you missed it: Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil caught up with Freya Moosbrugger’s mom to discuss all the emotions that go into watching your daughter compete.
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Nearly one in five people in Singapore are aged 55 or over. The Southeast Asian country is approaching the growing elderly population with the introduction of new legislation to incentivize wellness.Healthier SG 2023 is a government initiative aiming to shift medical focus from “sick care” to preventative care.
Gyms like CrossFit Innervate and Actualize CrossFit are utilizing functional fitness for aging adults through their masters programs. These classes highlight the power of community among the typically isolated or overlooked aging population and show the positive impact of preventative care.
2022 Legends Championship Preview with Rory McKernan
The 2022 Legends Championship, one of the few masters-only CrossFit events, will for the first time commence at CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tennessee. Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil caught up with Rory McKernan to chat about what goes into planning this premier event for the Master’s athletes and even gives us a look into programming for the division.
Recapping the First Hope in the Desert Competition
Last weekend fitness enthusiasts around the world joined together for one common cause: to support women’s safe access to sports in Jericho.
Hope in the Desert, a partner workout programmed via a free competition December 2-4, was a product of the non-profit organization Athletes’ Table, who aims to bring exercise to communities globally around in a way that’s “SIMPLE”: safe, inclusive, mentored, public, local and equitable.
During the first Hope in the Desert challenge, teams of two completed the chipper-style workout in Belgium, the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK and more. The wide reach speaks volumes according to co-founder and Athletes’ Table President, Jonah German, who said “It truly represents that uniting power of sport that we are working to bring to every community on the planet.”
We caught up with a couple of the participants who did the workout throughout the weekend, and they told us that it was powerful to push through a grueling metcon that had a deeper meaning associated with it — largely the intention of the competition.
The 2022 Legends Championship, presented by Mayhem Athlete, is set to kick off this week at the world-renowned CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tennessee. As a Morning Chalk Up Partner Event, we’ll be helping to bring you all the action throughout the four days of competition.
Check out the Legends Championship hub on our site for workout updates, a schedule of events in your local time zone (once available), the most up-to-date leaderboard and more
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