From the CrossFit Journal published May 2010, Russell Berger says, "Hero workouts are symbolic
gestures of respect for our fallen. CrossFitters from all over the world, regardless of country or allegiance, throw themselves wholeheartedly at these intentionally gut-wrenching workouts that serve as a tribute to our lost protectors." He also says "It's a way to immortalize the fallen and remind ourselves that even in their untimely deaths these fellow CrossFitters were committed
to the safety and freedom of the rest of us."
For CrossFit Power Valley we have/had several members who have or are currently serving our country, officers of the law, fire fighters, paramedics, etc. We have close relationships with them, they are a part of our family, we sweat, laugh, bleed and cry with them on a daily basis. We recognize that what they do for a living puts their life on the line every single day they walk out the door and they're aware of that. For many of us the thought alone is enough to make us quiver with fear. These men and women are heroes in the flesh and I feel like it's important to honor both those who have fallen and all who are with us protecting us and doing the things many of us don't have the stomach or courage to do. With that said, we extend a heartfelt Thank You, to ALL our service members, we appreciate you. We are thankful and grateful to have the opportunity to work by your side, help prepare you for the dangers you face on an everyday basis and have you as a part of our community.