August 5, 2015 ~
The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW District 8 luncheon was hosted by the LAVFW Rocket Post 4534 in Rockledge. The festivities were kicked off by 26.2 CrossFit’s Running Coach, Shane Turner explaining why CrossFit is such a great fit for the Military, Firefighter, Law Enforcement & First Responder Communities. He discussed the psychology behind the workouts and how CrossFit is especially beneficial for Military Veterans struggling with PTSD and depression.
To honor K9’s For Warriors work in bringing attention to the fact that our nation is losing 22 veterans a day, Coach Shane put a Stop22 mini-WoD together. Joined by 26.2 CrossFit teammate, Evan Cawthon, the two men demonstrated a METCON of 2 Rounds For Time: 22 Push-ups, 22 Squats, 22 Sit-ups and 22 Alternating Lunges.
The LAVFW Sisters split into two teams so they could count reps and cheer for either Team Shane or Team Evan. And of course, they were sure to keep a close eye on Evan, watching that his squat form was spot on! But the real Ooo’s and Aww’s came when Evan bumped up the workout with a little friendly competitive twist: the Jumping Lunge.
After the workout and throughout the luncheon, a few ladies commented on how their sons encourage them to get into #CrossFit. Others said they are aware of a Box near their homes. It was a very productive and enlightening event therefore on behalf of my LAVFW President, Bev Wall, thanks to 26.2CrossFit owner, Allie Newell, for supporting the LAVFW Rocket Post 4534‘s Stop22–K9sForWarriors Awareness Event. A very special thanks goes to Coach Shane and Teammate Evan for making our Stop22 event such a grand learning experience!
Donations raised from this event will go to the K9’s For Warriors & Stop22 project.