“Check in” for Charity at the Cove!
As many of you know our very own Nassim E. has started the Run,Row,Ride: Go the Distance Charity Foundation supporting the kids from the “Community of Strength Project“. It is started with her new found obsession with rowing, but also based on her desire to give back to those in need. The goal is to run, row or ride massive distances (we are talking in the millions of meters!) in hopes of raising money for the youth of Baltimore.
The Community of Strength is a charity launched by the WODfather himself, Geo Rockwell, that “empowers at-risk youth through CrossFit and provides mentorship and guidance to prepare them for life after high school”. It has been an amazing and positive force for a number of youth in downtown Baltimore and Nassim has decided to take this to the next level. Partnering with Baltimore City Community College the Run,Row,Ride: Go the Distance foundation looks to provide mentorship and education support upon graduating high school. Just $264 will help a Community of Strength Project student athlete pay for a three-credit course at Baltimore City Community College, such as English 101. Such a small contribution can make a big difference in someones life.
The program athletes are so inspiring and we at the Cove would love to support Nassim and her other fellow Covie exercisers (Corey N, Meridith N, Terry S, Reza, Katie R. and Keith O). For the month of March we are going to start a “check-in for charity” drive. Each time you come to the Cove we would encourage you to check in via Facebook and mention that you are here to support Run,Row,Ride: Go the Distance. We will contribute 10 cents for each check in — and more importantly we will be spreading the word to the larger Maryland community about this great cause. Of course you are ALSO welcome to join the cause and row for dollars! Each one of the above athletes has set up their own fundraising page and we hope to collectively make a huge different in these kids’ lives.
So, come on in… and then “check in” and let’s make a difference!
Take 15 minutes to find a heavy 5 Rep Deadlift]]>
WODEvery 3 minutes for 12 minutes compete the following: 15/12 Cal Row 12 Sit Ups ___ Chest to Bars Fitness: 7 RX: 10 RX+: 15 Coach’s Tip: If you do not have chest-to-bar pull ups, we recommend you try “jumping chest to bar” pull-ups instead of regular pull ups. This movement appeared in last year’s Open and it would be great for our scaled athletes (and those that don’t have unassisted chest to bars) to give it a go! Pending class sizes, one group will start on the deadlifts and one on the Metcon.
Coach Chris delivering a dose of squat therapy to the evening class…