Each year, rates of chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, obesity, and liver disease – conditions once associated with the sick and elderly – rise among children, from toddlers to teenagers.
And yet each year, more schools reduce their physical education programs. Recess is becoming a thing of the past. Cafeteria food, deeply flawed nutrition education, and sugar-stocked vending machines only contribute to the problem. And schools where children grow up in poverty, food deserts, and disadvantaged communities pose even greater challenges to kids’ health.
As adults, we ask ourselves: What can I do today to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the world, in my community, in my neighborhood, on my block, for the better?
Our community knows the answer. Kids need to move. To play. To stand up from their desks and couches and go outside, go to the gym, learn how to move and nourish their bodies in a safe and healthy community. Many CrossFit affiliates have already answered the call, with over 1,800 CrossFit Kids Registered Programs. There are over 1,000 CrossFit programs in schools today.
But we can do better.
CrossFit btwb + Saved by the Barbell
We’ve partnered with The CrossFit Foundation to host the Saved by the Barbell leaderboard. Join us with CrossFit HQ and the CrossFit Foundation on September 1, 2018 to help build the life-saving culture of CrossFit for Kids in our schools, our parks, our neighborhoods, our communities. With your help, we can put the kids who need it most on a path to life-long health. That’s what Saved by the Barbell is all about.
Proceeds from the workout will support the development and growth of CrossFit programs for kids in schools, recreation centers, and communities everywhere. Your efforts will fund training for teachers, put new equipment in schools, and support the health and fitness of thousands of children.
To join us, register here and do the workout on September 1, or host an event at your affiliate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt and access to the Saved by the Barbell leaderboard. Your registration account gives you full CrossFit btwb access for 35 days, at which point you can choose to continue with a CrossFit btwb subscription. The Saved by the Barbell leaderboard and your score will remain active whether or not you decide to continue as a CrossFit btwb member.
Saved by the Barbell
3 rounds for max reps of:
1 minute of burpees
1 minute of wall-ball shots
1 minute of deadlifts
1 minute of med-ball sit-ups
1 minute of hang power cleans
Rest 1 minute
Men: 20-lb. ball, 115-lb. deadlifts and cleans
Women: 14-lb. ball, 75-lb. deadlifts and cleans
(📸: Anchors Aweigh Photography)