YAI is an organization that helps developmentally disabled adults to navigate the world with as little assistance as possible. This includes job training, how to use public transportation, and how and when to take medications. Small things we take for granted, such as proper hygiene and making themselves something to eat, can be arduous and stressful events. With guidance and reassurance these tasks start to become routine.
More importantly, YAI gives them a voice through advocacy programs that fight for their rights to be treated as equal citizens.
I worked as a direct service provider for YAI for four years helping 12 adults learn to stand up for themselves, ride the bus, cook meals, food shop and how to represent themselves at doctor's visits. The work was gratifying. I was able to watch people overcome obstacles they once thought insurmountable.
I still think about these guys often and this race is one way in which I can stay connected to them.
I started a team again this year. It would be great if you joined me and a spent a morning running around Central Park for a good cause. If not, maybe you'd like to donate a few bucks anyway. Either way, thanks.”
- Coach Rich
In memory of Navy Lt. Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, New York, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd name it Body Armor. From here on it will be referred to as Murph in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Heats will occur at 9am, 10am, 11am.
CrossFit Greenpoint is excited to host another of year of smashing. We're happy to have lots of new faces since last year's event and I'd like to take a moment to explain a bit about the Smash Games.
The Smash Games is an annual in-house competition that's meant to promote a fun and exciting day of fitness and exercise. Most often, the workouts are team oriented (with themes and outfits encouraged).
At the end of the day, Smash Games is meant to be an encouraging and fun filled day.
If you want to check out photos from the last two years, follow the links below!
Smash Games 2018 Photos
This year, Smash Games will be done in TEAMS OF THREE. THREE FOLKS, THREE WORKOUTS.
The competition will offer the following divisions :
OPEN - ONE DIVISION
If you want to do the Smash Games but are unsure about partner situations, come talk to us and we'll help you partner up!
If you have any questions, please reach me at email@example.com
A team of 8 CFGers are racing a 120 mile course in the desert near Zion National Park, Utah. Runners will complete 3 legs each, totaling 15 miles per person, over the course of 24+ hours (relay style).
Team Tropical Space Aliens is signed up for the CrossFit division and mostly hopes to have the most fun possible at 6,000+ feet elevation, but would be stoked to bring home the kettlebell trophy!
Chelsea Fierst, Lauren Chilcote, Lauren Weinstein, Justin Wolfgang, Richie Goelz, Vicky Wong, Timur Tisuray, Molly Brau Wheeler
More event info here: https://www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/zion_ut#overview