Fitness: A Borderless Responsibility

With the 2016 CrossFit Games behind us, all of us coaches are taking a deep breath. The CrossFit Games week is stereotypically the busiest week of the year by a large margin. With scores of visitors dropping-in and Games athletes cramming for the test, the gym is buzzing in a way that no other week can match.

I couldn’t help but sit back amidst the hustle and bustle and respect the common thread. It’s eye opening to see Scandinavians, Latin Americans, Russians, Spaniards, and the French rushing to 110 Lincoln to be a part of our conversation. At the end of the day, there is a unifying appreciation for movement and furthering personal potential.

In fact, in the wake of some controversy in this year’s Games regarding some polarizing politics surrounding guns, it reinforced how different we all are, not just geographically but philosophically. People from all over the world made it a point to come here with numerous opposing beliefs and customs, yet the idea of improving one’s body and mind transcended all of that.

We talk about it often, but this fitness conversation is universal. Training isn’t a preference. It’s a duty, and it sees no borders, language, or political affiliation.


Logan Gelbrich


7/25/16 WOD

Complete 6 rounds for reps of:

In 2 minutes..

:60 Plank Hold

12 Kneeling Med Ball Slams

Max Alternating DB Snatches (60/40)

-Rest 2 minutes-