Crossfitters Pushing Themselves To Honor Fallen Heroes

Crossfitters Pushing Themselves To Honor Fallen Heroes

In Bartlett, they are working out with a mission this September 11th. All day, athletes at Crossfit Bartlett have been lifting, jumping and sweating in honor of our fallen heroes.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - In Bartlett, they are working out with a mission this September 11th. All day, athletes at Crossfit Bartlett have been lifting, jumping and sweating in honor of our fallen heroes.

Crossfitters do these all the time. The workouts are dedicated to the memory of a fallen crossfit athlete who was a member of the military or fire or police.

“It does. It does. It makes you push a little bit harder to complete it yes it does,” crossfitter Ruth Lasley said.

CrossFitters know the Hero Workouts are some of the hardest. They should be. They're dedicated to those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

“These people work hard every day. Their jobs are very physical and demanding,” crossfitter Michelle Sleiman said.

“I purposefully made sure I made time for my CrossFit today so I could do it in remembrance of our heroes,” Lasley said.

Lasley spent her lunch break at the gym sweating with her fellow athletes.

CrossFit Bartlett's 9/11 remembrance workout is 20 minutes of nonstop pull ups, box jumps,
and lifting.

“We pick these workouts on these days because we're able to do things we do because these people sacrifice for us,” Justin Emmons of CrossFit Bartlett said.

It was created in honor of a California police officer.

Today everyone who completes it, is honoring, not just him, but all the police officers and firefighters who lost their lives 12 years ago on September 11th.

They've invited all police officers fire fighters and members of the military to workout for free for the day.
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