Where we come to dance, sing, live…

When I opened CrossFit Equality over three years ago, I wanted to create an environment where everyone was welcome regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, waist size, sexual orientation, brand of workout clothing, elite athlete or current couch potato.

This morning as my partner, Lin said to me as she looked at the picture from the 5:30pm class yesterday, “look at the awesome diversity in this picture”, it was then I realized WE truly have created a welcoming environment.

Coach Ann's 5:30pm birthday WOD Crew!
Coach Ann’s 5:30pm birthday WOD Crew!

That got me thinking about the horrible mass shooting at the night club in Orlando. How that nightclub was a place not too much different than CrossFit Equality. As President Obama said “The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance, sing and live.

Can you imagine something so horrific happening to our place where we come together to be with friends, to work out together, to sweat together, to dance, sing and live? It is beyond all my comprehension.

My point with this blog is twofold:

First, a simple reminder to love one another regardless of whatever race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

Second, as a tribute to those who lost their lives in Orlando we will be doing the following workout courtesy of CrossFit Milk District in Orlando, Florida on Saturday June 18th at 9am (free for all CrossFit Equality members).

If you would like to help those in need below is a link to a legitimate go fund me that was created by Equality Orlando. 100% of the proceeds will go to those affected and need it most.

https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

Orlando Pulse

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