Saved by the Barbell is an annual, world-wide CrossFit community Labor Day workout and fundraising effort to bring CrossFit to more kids everywhere.
Each year, rates of chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, obesity, and liver disease – conditions once associated with the sick and elderly – rise among children, from toddlers to teenagers.
And yet each year, more schools reduce their physical education programs. Recess is becoming a thing of the past. Cafeteria food, deeply flawed nutrition education, and sugar-stocked vending machines only contribute to the problem. And schools where children grow up in poverty, food deserts, and disadvantaged communities pose even greater challenges to kids’ health.
As adults, we ask ourselves: What can I do today to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the world, in my community, in my neighborhood, on my block, for the better?
Our community knows the answer. Kids need to move. To play. To stand up from their desks and couches and go outside, go to the gym, learn how to move and nourish their bodies in a safe and healthy community. Many CrossFit affiliates have already answered the call, with over 1,800 CrossFit Kids Registered Programs. There are over 1,000 CrossFit programs in schools today. But we can do better.
Join CrossFit HQ, CrossFit 203 and the CrossFit Foundation on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to help build the life-saving culture of CrossFit for Kids in our schools, our parks, our neighborhoods, our communities. With your help, we can put the kids who need it most on a path to life-long health. That’s what Saved by the Barbell is all about.
Proceeds from the workout will support the development and growth of CrossFit programs for kids in schools, recreation centers, and communities everywhere. Your efforts will fund training for teachers, put new equipment in schools, and support the health and fitness of thousands of children.
The gym has signed up to host the event on Saturday, Sept. 1. Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt and access to the Saved by the Barbell leaderboard. We will run ONE large class in 2 heats Saturday Sept 1st. Our CrossFit Kids class will kick off the event with their own special heat Thursday after Kids class in the main gym between the 5 and 6pm classes! Bring any donations the day of or Register/donate HERE!
Saved by the Barbell
- 3 rounds for max reps of:
- 1 minute of burpees
- 1 minute of wall-ball shots
- 1 minute of deadlifts
- 1 minute of med-ball sit-ups
- 1 minute of hang power cleans
- Rest 1 minute
- Men: 20-lb. ball, 115-lb. deadlifts and cleans
- Women: 14-lb. ball, 75-lb. deadlifts and cleans
SCHEDULE ALERT: Our summer “tween” classes are over and the 4 pm class is back as a regular class. See you there!!!!