Save a pair, save a life! This Sunday, September 30th from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, Invictus will be hosting the San Diego stop for the the Barbells for Boobs Pink Bra Tour. We are asking not only members of the Sea of Green community, but also anyone from participating San Diego Crossfit Affiliates to come join us for a fun workout, “Amazing Grace,” as we raise money for this awesome cause. There will be some awesome prizes and giveaways for this event and it should be a great time for all!
One of the sad realities of being a San Diego-based gym is that some of our favorite members eventually receive orders to serve our country from other places in the world. While we were so excited to get Richard back to San Diego after his last deployment, we are equally saddened that he and Patrice have been assigned to a post in North Carolina. We will miss you both!
I’ve gone through life with several female fitness heroes; as a kid in the 80s, it was She-Ra, Princess of Power (strongest woman in the Universe, twin sister of He-Man). At present, I am thoroughly inspired by the amazing Amazonian women who compete in the CrossFit Games. But one figure that I’ve always been physically motivated by for many years has been Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 – particularly in the quest to attain strict pull-ups. The scene where she rearranged the bed in her prison cell into a pull-up bar and knocks them out while planning her escape and how to save the world from apocalyptic destruction has always resonated with me.
Team Invictus had an amazing opportunity on Thursday to train with CrossFit’s Team USA, which is stacked with Rich Froning, Matt Chan, Jason Khalipa, Julie Foucher, Rebecca Voigt and Kris Clever. Team USA will be taking on Team Europe in London on October 13 in the first-ever CrossFit Invitational. (See short video below for more information and some glimpses of your favorite Invictus athletes training.)
Our crew was invited up to Los Angeles to help them train for what will be most of the Team USA athletes’
A lot of factors led up to me deciding to seek out a coach. We (my friend, and soon-to-be business partner) had been training out of a Globo-gym, and it burned down. We trained out of a garage for a bit, but then the depths of winter hit and that was tough to maintain when the barbells froze your hands. Then we opened an Affiliate, and starting a business and all of it’s priorities overtook my training and goals.