Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and the gym will open at 8 am. Brett has offered to run a 9 am class, if that works better, so feel free to show up either time. We definitely want everyone to have fun and get a great workout. However, don’t forget the true purpose of Memorial Day. It is a day to remember and honor those who died while serving our nation’s armed forces.

It has become tradition to perform the workout Murph.

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

Though we perform Murph, we also recognize the other Hero WODs and the thousands of soldiers who do not have a workout named for them. Thank you to you all.

If you would like to support our troops, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Your Memorial Day gift honors the memory of our fallen heroes, and secures the future of those who fought for our country. It supports the recoveries of more than one hundred thousand injured warriors, caregivers and family members. Help bring independence back to our nation’s brave veterans. Please give today.

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