Attention Kickball Team: This Wednesday is our first game! We plan to meet at Galena Hills Park in Draper (12500 S. 550 W.) at 7:30pm to hand out shirts and get on the same page before our 8:00pm game. Please text Hillari prior to Wednesday at 801-243-6810 to let her know if you can make it or not. We are so excited! Bring on the championship!
Reminder: This Saturday we will be taking the WOD up to Tibble Fork Reservoir for some paddle boarding! We plan to start the WOD at 9:00am and then have a light breakfast afterwards. Anyone that has access to a paddle board should bring it, we have some but we can always use more. There will be NO WOD’s at the gym that day. There is NO phone service at the lake so please make sure to get there as close to 9:00am as possible. The address is: American Fork Canyon Rd American Fork, UT 84003. It’s about 13 miles up American Fork Canyon, click here for directions. Please let Hillari know if you have any questions. We can’t wait to get out and end the Summer by using our fitness outside the box with all of you!
Today we will do a WOD in honor of local Green Beret Aaron Butler. Here is a note from his friend Dayton Smith to help you better understand the reason for the workout. There will be options for scaling and teamwork so please come get your WOD on!
If you haven’t heard, sadly this last week our nation lost a Green Beret to the war in Afghanistan named Aaron Butler. I was fortunate enough to know this great man and was greatly influenced by his life. In honor of his life of service and sacrifice I came up with a hero workout to do in his honor. I would encourage everyone to do this workout in some form to show gratitude.
Aaron was one of the most passionate humans I’ve ever met. He took honor in his discipline and mental toughness. I’m sure he would thank his father for helping him develop these attributes. I remember him telling me about a rope his dad had hung from a tree in the backyard and from a young age he had to perform a number of rope climbs every day when his father got home before he could do anything else including eating dinner.
Aaron spent the entire 9 years of his adult life in the service of others. He enlisted his senior year of high school choosing to go to boot camp instead of participating in his class graduation ceremony. Aaron also served a 2 year church mission in Ghana Africa during his military service.
Aaron was only 27 years old when he died. May we always remember and strive to follow his example of selfless service.
Please share and spread the word that the entire Crossfit community may show their respect.”
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”