Girls Do Big Things at Girls Gone Rx
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This past weekend was a highlight of the winter at our sister gym CrossFit Fenway, where teams from all around the greater Boston area competed in the Girls Gone Rx Boston competition. PRs were broken, prizes were won, and money was raised, all in the effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and make a contribution to the Bright Pink charity.
This all-female competition consisted of three person teams and a total of 19 teams participated. The CrossFit Fenway coaches made use of every inch of the gym and split the events into four heats in order to accommodate such high interest from this competitive group of women in Boston.
“Girls Gone Rx has provided an amazing platform for women and CrossFit,” said Molly Abgarian, Manager of CrossFit Fenway. “It was an honor to host this collaboration with them this past weekend.”
“Not only did this competition give athletes a healthy, supportive and safe atmosphere to compete in, but we also raised over $10,000 to help educate women about early detection of breast and ovarian cancer,” added Abgarian.
One of our Reebok CrossFit Back Bay members, Chuhan Zhou, loved how the event gave her an opportunity to push hard while bonding with her fellow teammates. “It is a truly empowering experience to be in an all girls competition and to have only women on my team,” said Zhou. “We supported one another and carried it throughout the morning of competition.”
One of the more unique aspects of the event was the wide range of experience amongst the competitors. For many, this was their first CrossFit competition, while others used the competition as an opportunity to tune up for the CrossFit Open and test their fitness progress. The finishing order came down to the results of the final event, a synchronized workout made up primarily of burpees, toes-to-bar, and wall balls. The top three teams of the morning all came out of our Reebok CrossFit Back Bay gym, with CrossFit Kells and CrossFit New England rounding out the top five.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants who came to represent their local boxes and traveled from outside of Boston, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Many were represented including CrossFit Kells, CrossFit New England, CrossFit Tilt, CrossFit North Andover, CrossFit 860, CrossFit Aisling, CrossFit Blue Diamond, Vagabond CrossFit, CrossFit Route 1, Reebok CrossFit ONE, CrossFit Brutality, CrossFit 781, as well as Reebok CrossFit Back Bay and CrossFit Fenway.
The event was also made incredibly special by our vendors from BlackBird Donuts, Saloniki Greek, VoyedgeRx, FitVine Wine, Bear Grips, and MiniLuxe. Every competitor won gear from MiniLuxe, FitAid, Vayne Apparel, Nova3labs, and Fuel for Fire. Winners were awarded prizes from The Chestee, Rip Fix, Goat Tape, FitAid, Nova3Labs, VoyedgeRx, and Fashletics. Finally our amazing photos and videos were taken by Rx Photography. Thanks to all for making this day a big success!