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Company commanders participate in 8th TSC Crossfit Challenge

By Spc. Erin Sherwood - October 16, 2013

8tscSCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Company commanders throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command got a chance to get their fitness on, Oct. 4th, during a Crossfit challenge on Schofield Barracks.

The tournament, hosted by the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, saw more than 40 officers participate throughout the 8th TSC.

“I’ve done Crossfit before, but this is the first Crossfit challenge I’ve done with 8th TSC,” said Capt. Catherine O’Brian, the the winner among the female Crossfit competitors and company commander for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Military Police Brigade. “I thought it was fun. It’s nice to have a little competition.” Read more

Okinawa Crossfit team wins Asia Regional Competition

Members of an Okinawan Crossfit team stand on the first-place podium spot after the Crossfit Asia Regional Competition in South Korea June 2, 2013. Samuel Johnson, Braden Buckholz, Naoyo Arasaki, Christian Wagner, Kirsten Arnold, Tara McCall and Brent McCall contributed to the overall victory of the team. The Okinawan military, dependent and civilian joint team competes later in the year for the Fittest Team on Earth title in the Crossfit games in Carson, Calif.

Okinawa Crossfit team win Asia Regional Competition

Marines Compete In The “Ugly Games”

Good photo of the HMMWV pull portion of the Ugly Games that the Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) competed in.  The Marines were divided into five teams. The teams completed 10 events that pitted section against section for the honor of being crowned the winner of the Ugly Games.  Events included a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle tow, weapons disassembly and reassembly, tire flip, one-mile and three-mile relays, causality evacuation course, kettle bell throw, fireman’s carry relay, grenade toss and a tug-of-war.


Soldiers, civilians stay fit during lunch hour

By Wallace McBride, Fort Jackson Leader

ft_jacksonFORT JACKSON, S.C. — The CrossFit fitness program has been gaining in popularity on Fort Jackson since its formal introduction on post early last year.

The group of a dozen active participants has grown to several dozen active members since 2012, drawing a crowd to the 187th Ordnance Battalion building at 2250 Sumter St. at noon each day for a rigorous workout.

“CrossFit is considered to be constantly varied, highintensity, functional movements,” said Rick Ellis, operations specialist at Moncrief Army Community Hospital and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. “We do everything from kettle bells to pushups to dips to pullups to running … that’s the ‘constantly varied’ part. There’s no routine, so your body never gets used to it.”

Started in 1995, CrossFit is an exercise program that combines weightlifting, sprinting and gymnastics that, working together, improves a person’s endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. Workouts are typically short — 20 minutes or less — and require intense physical exertion. And the variety of exercises in a single session changes daily. Read more

CrossFit for Hope at Camp Mabry

By Capt. Adam Musil (Army National Guard) 

Crossfit for HopeSweat was flying and muscles were pumping at Camp Mabry as Texas National Guardsmen, state, and federal employees worked out to raise money and awareness for the fight against childhood leukemia.

The event was conducted by CrossFit Camp Mabry, a nationally accredited for non-profit CrossFit affiliation comprised mainly of Texas Army National Guard Soldiers and Airmen. The goal of the event, conceived by Capt. Erik Fuentes, was to raise funds and awareness for Leukemia.

“Various CrossFit groups around the country conducted ‘Hope for Cures’ events earlier this summer, but we wanted to conduct ours during leukemia awareness month. My mother in law was diagnosed with the leukemia so the disease really hit home. Also, we have a member of our work out group that has been dealing with leukemia affecting their child,” said Capt. Erik Fuentes, CrossFit Instructor. Read more

Minuteman CrossFit

By Army National Guard Sgt. Doug Huddy, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs

minutemanCAMP CURTIS GUILD, Mass. – In a corner building of this 280-acre military facility, Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers are training as they fight, using the functional movement techniques of the popular CrossFit workouts to enhance Soldier readiness, improve physical fitness test scores, and… put a smile on their faces?
“This is the happiest group of Soldiers I’ve seen in the Guard!” said Army National Guard Sgt. Carmalina Rowe of the 272nd Chemical Company, as she smiled, caught her breath, and wiped the sweat from her brow.

The Soldiers may be all smiles now, but moments ago, they were grunting and sweating their way through a physically taxing workout, custom designed by Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Sharp, founder and head coach for Minuteman CrossFit. Read more

Keeping Soldiers Active First Prong on Performance Triad

Story by David Vergun, U.S. Army

triad“As an Army we must be ready and resilient. {To achieve this] we need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives,” said Army Surgeon Gen. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, commander of Army Medical Command, said. The Performance Triad includes activity, nutrition and sleep.

Lt. Col. Scott Gregg, an Army physical therapist and expert on how physical activity affects the body, said soldiers already understand the importance of working out to build strength and stamina. But citing work done by obesity expert Dr. James Levine, he said new studies suggest that workouts alone are not a guarantee of good health.


For soldiers and family members who are sitting all day in an office or driving a vehicle, a 30-minute workout, while beneficial, is not enough to keep the pounds off and stimulate the body’s metabolic engine, Gregg said, citing Levine’s work. Read more

CrossFit Andersen relocates to Hot Spot

by Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham
36th Wing Public Affairs

andersenANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — CrossFit Andersen, originally operated out of the Coral Reef Fitness Center, has been relocated to a designated area at the Andersen Hot Spot beginning August 2. The Andersen Hot Spot is located in building 25005, on Hansell Ave.

The new dedicated CrossFit area is located in the basketball court of the Hot Spot and is considered a significant upgrade for the organization due to its prime location and extra space.

According to trainers, CrossFit is a strengthening and conditioning program designed to help people improve their fitness levels. Andersen’s CrossFit community has tripled in size since its inception in March, which caused the group to search for a more suitable training area. Read more

Fitness community takes part in ‘Crossfit For Hope’ on FOB Gamberi

By Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade 

crossfit_hope_2LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Forward Operating Base Gamberi fitness community showed up in solidarity to participate “Crossfit For Hope,” July 5.

Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, and civilian contractors who enjoy participating in Crossfit took part in the annual event.

According to the web site, the workout is conducted by athletes worldwide on the same day to raise awareness of the fight against children’s cancer and other illnesses.

“Crossfit affiliates across the world on the 5th of July are all going to do this work out,” said Lt. Col. William T. Johnson, commander of the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Read more

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