Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us. However, it is not limited to sharing with just those around us. It is also for the person that we have never met or will ever see. There are plenty of people around us that are not as fortunate as us and could use a helping hand. Naughty or Nice is an annual, global outreach opportunity put on by Faith Rx’d to serve local children and families in our community. CrossFit Forward was a perfect match for hosting this event.
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of this gym and community. You guys gave so generosity and asked for nothing in return. As a gym, we came together the best way we know how, which is through our fitness. In true Forward tradition, we welcomed all the new faces to the gym with open arms. I watched as our members began to coach others in between their sets. CrossFit has always been something more than just a workout for us. We want to see the person beside us succeed more than we want ourselves to succeed. I never been so proud to be a member of CrossFit Forward. The magic of Christmas was on full display. Christmas is a time for family. Without you guys it would not be the same, Christmas means family and that especially means the Forward Family.
There is a famous quote by John Homes, “There is no better exercise for the heart than reach down and lifting people up”. This quote is illustrated in our gym everyday when we encourage and push each other to become stronger. For the Naughty or Nice WOD, we went beyond the walls of our gym to lift up those in need during the giving season.
Here’s the total impact CrossFit Forward has made in our community:
$170 donated to Toys for Tots.