On Saturday, June 29th, more than 60 participants gathered for CrossFit on the Common in Boston. We were situated at the Parkman Grandstand on the Boston Common which gave a terrific setting and ample space for all who came. There were several partners at this event including Reebok, Vita Coco, and RCF Back Bay lead by owner Michael Cahill. Participants received a gift bag filled with workout accessories along with a T-shirt which features the new Reebok One Series shoe. Participants also had the opportunity to give the new shoe a test run during the workout. All who tested the shoe had great feedback and are looking forward to it hitting our stores. Vita Coco got into the mix by providing free coconut water of varying flavors to the hardworking competitors.
The workout began with energizing music being pumped through the common by Michael and his team. His head coach went through some basic movements to get everyone familiar with CrossFit workouts and how to perform them properly. This acted as a good warm-up and to ensure everyone was on the same page in order to enjoy and benefit equally from the workout.
The workout of the day consisted of what is called a chipper, which is a partnered workout (everyone grabbed a buddy up and new friends were made). There were a set number of reps that must be completed as partners, 1 at a time. Meaning 1 person works while the other cheers the other on. Sit-ups, push-ups, burpees, lunges were all on the docket to name a few. This can be a tough workout, but with good support from your peers which CrossFit is all about, anyone can accomplish it.
The CrossFit Back Bay team meandered through the crowd of 60+ with encouragement and Vita Coco as everyone muscled through a hot day and challenging workout. There was no last place finisher that day as everyone finished together with a set of push-ups. There wasn’t a dry shirt on the common but there were a lot of smiles of satisfaction.