Revolt Fitness ran its very first beach day workout and it was a total success. We kicked off Cinco de Mayo by breaking a sweat so that we could kick back a few coronas afterwards.
Getting outside the gym is something that we will be doing often. It is great getting together with all the wonderful people that make up our community. We will continue to plan fun outings for both the adults and the families to partake in.
Thank you to all that came out and went hard for this inaugural beach wod!
No Retreat No Surrender!
Next up we will be doing Memorial Day Murph on 05/26 at 8am!
If you have never done Murph before then take a few minutes to read through the following. Murph has to definitely be one of the most well known HERO WODs in CrossFit and it is a pleasure to throw down once a year in his name.
The Origin of MurphThe workout Murph is named for Murphy, who lost his life during a mission to capture a Taliban leader in Afghanistan. Murphy and his SEAL team were trapped in a firefight behind enemy lines. Unable to call for backup where they were pinned down, Murphy abandoned cover and went into the open to call Bagram Air Base. He completed the call but was shot in the process, and he eventually died of the gunshot wounds. Only one soldier from Murphy’s team survived: Luttrell. Posthumously in 2007, Murphy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery.
In August 2005, the workout Murph was posted on CrossFit.com. The combination of gymnastics bracketed by one-mile runs was one of Murphy’s favorite workouts, and he called it “Body Armor.” Appel was the one who started the association between Memorial Day and Murph.
“I started doing CrossFit in 2006 and heard about the workout Murph, so I started doing Murph on Memorial Day,” Appel said. The next year, in 2007, Appel took the idea to his gym, Albany CrossFit, and proposed the idea of everyone doing Murph on Memorial Day.