Today, OUTWOD, the largest national organization for bringing together LGBTQ athletes and their allies to sweat together in a safe, inclusive group fitness environment, has announced a nationwide effort to raise funds for the victims of the Orlando tragedy at Pulse nightclub. OUTWOD will be hosting multiple events across the nation in New York City, Los Angles, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, and Nashville.
WHAT: OUTWOD for Orlando
DETAILS: Each city will be hosting the same workout. A suggested donation of $30 will be requested at the end of your registration.
WHEN + WHERE:
NEW YORK CITY: CrossFit South Brooklyn, 597 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
TIME: All classes will be dedicated to OUTWOD (8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm)
MIAMI: CrossFit Armed, 1400 NE 125th Street, Building B, North Miami, FL 33161
NASHVILLE: CrossFit Nashville, 3 C1TY Avenue, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37209
LOS ANGELES: The Rec Center CrossFit, 588 Matteo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
CHICAGO: Bucktown CrossFit, 2271 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
DETROIT: CrossFit in the D, 150 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
In teams of 2, perform the following 20:00 AMRAP:
6 Power Clean + Jerks (RX 155/105, Scale One 135/95, Scale Two 95/65)
16 Kettlebell Swings (RX 32kg/24kg, Scale One 24kg/16kg, Scale Two 16kg/12kg)
49 Air Squats
Rules: Alternate movements between partners. On the 49 - partners will decide how to split the reps. Partners will alternate their starting movement each round. For example, Partner 1 does 6 Power Cleans, then Partner 2 will do 12 Push-ups, Partner 1 will do Kettlebell Swings, the Partners will share the 49 reps and on the next round Partner 2 will begin with the Power Cleans...and so on for 20 minutes.
Notes: As always, OUTWOD is open to everyone and scaled movements will be provided on site for anyone needing to scale or those who have never performed these movements before.
To register for one of the OUTWODs above - simply click on the item below:
More info about OUTWOD:
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 $50,000.00 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.”