OUTWOD Orange County - May 2016


LGBTQ OC'ers Band Together for Group Fitness Event Benefitting the LGBT Center OC

Today, OUTWOD, the largest national organization for bringing together LGBTQ athletes and their allies to sweat together in a safe, inclusive group fitness environment, will be expanding for the first time to the Orange County community. The inaugural workout and event will be hosted in conjunction with CrossFit Chalk on May 7, 2016, with proceeds benefitting the LGBT Center OC.

OUTWOD was founded by LGBTQ athlete and advocate, Will Lanier, who has grown this unique organization to a network which expands across multiple markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Dallas, and Nashville and includes over 2,000 members nationwide including NBC’s Biggest Loser fitness personality, Bob Harper.

“I’m so proud of everything OUTWOD has accomplished in its four short years,” shared Lanier. “In a time where the LGBTQ community is fighting for equality and respect, OUTWOD is honored to unite a tribe that can come together to not only raise awareness and funds, but also raise heads because nobody should feel that they have to keep their heads down in times like these.” 

Since its inception in 2011, OUTWOD has been the catalyst for over $30,000.00 in donations to LGBTQ friendly charities and organizations including the Ali Forney Center, the Family Equality Council, Immigration Equality, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the New York City LGBT Community Center, and more.

“OUTWOD events are open to all LGBTQ community members and friends,” said Lanier. “In the same way being a feminist means you stand for equality of the sexes and doesn’t require you to be female – joining a local OUTWOD event means you’re hopeful for a better tomorrow, regardless of your gender, sexuality or orientation.”

Event Details:

What: OUTWOD Orange County

Where: CrossFit Chalk, 121 18th Street, Cosa Mesa, CA 92627

Arrival Time: 11:00am

GO Time: 11:30am

Cost Per Participant: $30.00


In teams of 4:

Partner 1 + Partner 2

8 min AMRAP

100m sprint

5 Hand Release Push Ups

10 DL (Performance RX 225/155, RX 185/125, Athlete 135/95)

Alternate Rounds between P1 + P2

Partner 3 + 4

8 min AMRAP

150m row sprint

5 Burpees over Erg

10 Pull Ups (Performance RX C2B, RX Chin Over, Athlete Scaled)

Alternate Rounds between P3 + P4

3 minute rest and switch AMRAPs.

After both pairs have completed the AMRAPs, rest 3 minutes then...

For time:

100 G2O (Performance RX 135/95, RX 95/65, Athlete 75/55)

Score is TOTAL rounds and reps for AMRAP 1 and 2 and time for part 2.

After WOD Social: TBA

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About LGBT Center OC

The LGBT Center OC was established as a volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. We are one of the oldest gay and lesbian community centers in the United States.

At the LGBT Center OC, all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBT population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities.

The LGBT Center Orange County provides services to more than 10,000 individuals annually across a broad spectrum of culture, ethnicity, age, and economic background. Programming is especially designed for gay men, lesbians, youth, the transgender community, the Spanish-speaking LGBT community, the bisexual community, and LGBT families.

About CrossFit Chalk

CrossFit Chalk is a 5500 sq ft fitness coaching facility featuring CrossFit and Olympic lifting programs. The facility includes men's and women's locker rooms, kid's area, massage room, and retail store. Nutritional counseling and personal training is also available.