Each year on Memorial Day, CrossFit gyms across the country take on the workout “Murph” as a way of paying tribute to the men and women who lost their lives while serving our nation. The workout is named after Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who was killed in an unimaginable battle in Afghanistan in 2005 (a story made famous by the book and movie, Lone Survivor).
Here’s the workout:
1 Mile Run
1 Mile Run
*pull-ups, push-ups and squats can be partitioned however you choose
We will continue this tradition of honoring our fallen service members at TwinTown Fitness on Monday, May 30.
We will run the workout in five, hour-long heats beginning at 8:30 Memorial Day morning. Heat time reservation and “Murph” t-shirts (available on a pre-order basis only) will both be handled on sign up sheets at the gym. Grab a spot in a heat and order a t-shirt the next time you’re in the gym!
Remember, we have a complete training program laid out to prepare you for the workout. Check out the details here.
We will also have a BBQ/potluck in our parking lot throughout the morning and afternoon. This will begin after the first couple heats have finished. We’ll have a grill going and will be providing some food, snacks and beverages, but feel free to bring something to share!
There is no charge to participate in the event, but we are accepting donations ($25, suggested) for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. Donations can be handled the day of the event and charged to your Wodify account, or you may donate with cash or check.
This Memorial Day, it’s on! Rain or shine, come sweat it out with us and the rest of your TwinTown people.