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WZA Stories: Josie Portell

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Josie Portell is a 2x WZA Champion vying for her 3rd title this weekend. Watching her on the competition floor, her intensity is unmistakable. We asked her about the phrase, “Never whine, never complain, never make excuses,” stitched on her chair.

“There’s going to be no point in doing that [whining]. So why do it? It’s just going to hurt you in the long run. Like, if something doesn’t go my way in a workout or the weight’s heavier than I thought or something, let it go and don’t complain or anything. Because it’s just going to hurt you.

Josie and her father, Bob, started Bar X adaptive, a program for athletes of all ages and ability levels. Bob explains, “We started with Josie as basically our first athlete and that was I guess almost two years ago. Now we’re probably at 15 athletes and we’ve got a bunch of new kids coming in now, but the main thing about our program is it’s inclusive. The athletes come in and do the same classes as everybody else. We just adapt the workouts. They’re in with all the other athletes and everybody else, so it’s not a separate adaptive class, it’s inclusive.” The future of Bar X Adaptive is also looking bright. When asked if Bob and Josie would ever take Bar X Adaptive on the road to reach more athletes, they said, “If the opportunity presented itself, we would obviously entertain, but right now, we’re trying to be the best we can with the athletes we have.”

Bob was also the inspiring force that sparked Josie’s CrossFit journey. Bob began CrossFit first, and Josie said she wanted to do it, as well. “She wanted to come to the gym and I started doing research. The gym owner was nice enough for her to come in and that’s kind of where it all started. I just started finding out how to adapt the movements and such, which is where we are today.”

 

Josie and Bob originally viewed CrossFit as a great way for Josie to condition for her basketball season. Being a natural athlete, Josie excelled and added CrossFit to her schedule which, at one point, also included school, basketball, track, and cheer. Now, as she begins to look at colleges, she now “just want[s] to keep growing, doing sports and just fine-tuning.”

Josie is hoping to take her talents to the University of Illinois and play Women’s Wheelchair Basketball for the Fighting Illini, and Bob will continue to grow their gym and adaptive program.

After Party | Veza Sur

By News, WZA Miami

The party never stops in Miami! Let’s keep the celebration going at the official 2020 WZA After Party on Sunday night! We’ve got the details on the place to be, so join us to raise a glass (or two) to all your hard work this weekend.

I’m so in, where are we going? Wodapalooza has rented out the entirety of Veza Sur Brewing Co. from 9 PM – 2 AM, we expect you to pack this place to the brim! Veza Sur is one of the hottest new breweries in town. The hot spot, which opened its doors in 2018, is a Miami-born brewery with Latin and American roots.

Who’s invited? Everyone! Spectators, volunteers and of course, athletes! Flash your wristband at the door and then dance the night away with us. We’ll have a DJ dropping beats and bartenders slinging craft brews and cocktails all night.

Jason Wiese: From 400 Pounds to Wodapalooza

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BY EMILY BEERS

Originally Posted by The Morning Chalk Up

 

Jason Wiese isn’t sure how much he weighed at his heaviest.

“I know I saw 397 pounds. I have no idea if that was the highest point or not,” said the 30-year-old Wiese.

Unlike many people who make lifestyle transformations, and who can pinpoint the exact moment when everything changed, Wiese doesn’t remember a specific event that prompted him.

“I don’t have an aha moment story, you know, like where I was sleeping one night and woke up scared and decided I needed to change my life,” said the six-foot-four Wiese.  

 

There wasn’t a specific moment, but there had been years of moments that slowly built up to a place where he lived with a constant lingering fear that wouldn’t go away.

“I lived with this fear of dying of a heart attack by the age of 35,” Wiese said. “And I guess eventually I just got tired worrying about whether I could make it through a hike with my friends. I’d always get so out of breath….I just didn’t want this to be the thing that controls me anymore. Didn’t want it to be the thing that holds me back.”

Small Steps

Some manage to change their diets and lifestyles overnight, this wasn’t the case for Wiese.

“I just decided to start taking small steps. First, I had to get over my fear of ‘what will people think of me’ in the gym, and just start doing it,” he said.

Wiese started out by doing some exercises his wife Nicole Wiese found on YouTube. Then he hired a personal trainer and later went to the YMCA and a Globo gym. He also started eating a bit healthier and managed to get down to 330 pounds in the following months.

Though he was happy with his progress, Wiese still wanted more. That’s when he found Together We Rise CrossFit in Indianapolis, Ind. It was the summer of 2018.

What spoke to Wiese right away was the concept of having goals beyond just weight loss, which is exactly what CrossFit gave him. It’s what had been missing, he explained.

Photo Courtesy of Jason Wiese

Setting and Achieving Goals through CrossFit

CrossFit helped him realize the value of both action-based and tangible fitness goals, and that they were more fun to chase than just a number on the scale.

“I don’t want to be skinny or thin. I want to be strong. I want to be more flexible. I want better endurance. I want to be able to lift 200 pounds over my head. Those are my goals now,” he said. “I don’t want to be measured by the scale. My self-worth isn’t on the scale.”

Having these types of performance-based goals also made it a whole lot easier for Wiese to take care of the other things in his life, like his nutrition and sleep and recovery.

For Wiese, this meant shifting his relationship with food and following a diet that fuels him to be able to perform his best. He turned to counting his macronutrients for this, which he said has been incredibly useful.

“I understand now what I need to eat for my body to survive and thrive,” he said.

And though it was not his main focus, the more he concentrated on his newfound fitness goals, the more he continued to shed pounds. Today, Wiese weighs 265 pounds, 133 pounds less than the heaviest he remembers seeing on the scale.

But again, that’s not the important part, he insists.

What is important is how he feels today, namely the confidence he has in himself.

“Mentally, I know I can achieve anything. I know what I’m capable of. I know that I’m strong,” Wiese said.  Emotionally, he’s a lot happier, too.

“I don’t want to be sitting down anymore. I want to be active…I’m just happier. And one of my favorite parts of the day is when my wife and I come home from the gym and cook dinner together,” he said, adding that they’re both in a better place today than before CrossFit.

Photo Courtesy of Jason Wiese

Competing at Wodapalooza

The next step in their journey together: To compete at Wodapalooza in Miami, FL together next weekend in the new beginner division in their first live competition.

“When they first announced the beginner division I was absolutely excited. I want to be involved in that world. I want to be part of it because I fell in love with CrossFit. I’m terrified, but I’m so excited,” Wiese said.

He’s incredibly thankful for the opportunity.

“There has never been a place for me in the competitive world of CrossFit, except for watching in the stands or from my couch,” he said. “And even though I’m not an elite CrossFit athlete, this is still a sport to me. It’s what drives me.”

Tia-Clair Toomey vs Sara Sigmundsdottir has fans salivating for Wodapalooza this weekend

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Written by BRIAN FRIEND

Originally Posted by South China Morning Post

Arguably one of the biggest Sanctionals of the CrossFit season, Miami’s 2020 Wodapalooza is also poised to be the premier display of talent before August’s 2020 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

A field of about 40 competitors, most of whom have significant experience, will be joined by a few up-and-comers looking to make their mark from February 20-23. There are no cuts or a skewed scoring system, and the field is large enough that every placing in every event matters. There will be a lot going on this weekend, so here are the most important storylines as CrossFit turns its eyes to South Beach.

Three-time defending female champion Tia-Clair Toomey will face off against red-hot Icelandic star Sara Sigmundsdottir, which will be the marquee draw of the competition.

Toomey has earned the right to be the favourite in every competition. Not only did she become the first woman to win three times at the CrossFit Games, she did it in a row and by the largest margin of victory.

Toomey is the defending champion at Wodapalooza and finished first or second in every event last year. She is also the defending champion at the Rogue and the Mayhem Classic, and she’s starting to amass a record similar to four-time defending men’s champion Mat Fraser. It’s becoming difficult to remember the last time she didn’t win.

Sigmundsdottir is the only one of the “big three” Icelandic “Dottirs” who hasn’t won at the CrossFit Games, but she has done a lot of winning in other competitions lately. She’s won the Open three times, including both in the last calendar year. She’s a three-time Regional champion (2015-2017). She’s already won two Sanctionals this year in Ireland and Dubai and won one last season at Strength in Depth.

And yet, recently she’s been largely disappointing at the CrossFit Games. Last season Toomey and Sigmundsdottir clashed three times and Toomey won all three competitions in convincing fashion. And yet, Sigmundsdottir seems like the best chance anyone has to dethrone the champ.

Annie Thorisdottir recently announced her pregnancy; Kara Saunders is in the process of making a comeback after having her first child; Katrin Davidsdottir withdrew from Dubai with a back injury, and as incredible as Sam Briggs is, she has nearly a dozen years on Toomey, which is only getting harder and harder to overcome.

If Sigmundsdottir is unable to threaten Toomey for the title in Miami this month, I’m not sure where else to look, unless one of the up-and-coming athletes has a breakthrough moment at Wodapalooza.

The women’s field is full of Americans who will be vying for not only the last spot on the podium but to separate themselves from their compatriots. There’s an odd disparity between the men’s and women’s competitions over the last decade. The last time a non-American man earned the title of Fittest on Earth was Finland’s Mikko Salo back in 2009.

However, the last time an American woman won at the Games was Kristen Clever in 2010. The top American women to watch in Miami are each intriguing in their own way: Kari Pearce, Brooke Wells, Amanda Barnhart, Haley Adams and Danielle Brandon could all potentially have breakout moments at Wodapalooza.

The biggest news on the men’s side isn’t who is competing, but who isn’t. That includes Fraser, the four-time defending Games champion. He’s coming off a dominant performance in London at Strength in Depth last month in which he won five out of the seven events. This extends his streak of winning every live competition he’s entered since the 2015 CrossFit Games.

While Fraser isn’t in the field, several of the men who are clambering to dethrone him are – notably, last year’s second-fittest man Noah Ohlsen and 2018’s second-fittest man Patrick Vellner.

If they want to send a message to Fraser, it doesn’t just mean winning in Miami, it means dominating there because if Fraser was competing, that’s what he would most likely do.

In the team division, Mayhem Freedom, led by icon Rich Froning, finished in fifth place last year. That is unheard of for any team he’s been a part of. They revamped their roster and went on to win in Asia and take third place at Rogue before, somewhat surprisingly, running away with the title (their fourth in five years) at the Games last August.

If that wasn’t impressive enough after the shaky start to last season, Dre Strohm stepped down from the team and was replaced by eight-time Games veteran and Froning’s old Regional rival, Scott Panchik.

Mayhem took the floor at Strength in Depth last month and after a poor placement on event one, won five of the remaining six events and have already secured an invitation to the Games. The field of teams lining up to challenge them in Miami is a bit stronger.

Team GoWod and Team Meat Gone Bad feature athletes from teams who have also already qualified for the Games. Though these teams don’t comprise the exact rosters we’re likely to see in Madison this summer, they are impressive rosters that will push Mayhem in several events, which is sure to make Miami a thrilling competition in all three categories.

The VIP Experience at WZA Miami 2020

By News, WZA Miami

Now is your chance to see Wodapalooza like never before! Join us for an unforgettable VIP experience with exclusive access to unique events and special access.

VIP Ticket Perks:

  • Access to the VIP Beach Daily – Includes VIP Lounge, Dedicated restrooms & Exclusive Bar Access
  • Dedicated seating at Bayside Stage (map to follow)
  • Dedicated seating at Flagler with access to VIP decks (map to follow)
  • Dedicated entry lines at check in
  • VIP Exclusive Workout led by Sam Dancer. Saturday at 7 am at the Deck

VIP tickets are selling out, get yours now!

DROPPING IN: WZA MIAMI EDITION

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Looking to hit up a gym while you’re in Miami for Wodapalooza? Look no further! Here are some of our Community Partner’s premier facilities:

DOWNTOWN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

15 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 6:00- 9 am, 12:00 pm, 4:15- 7:15 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:15 pm
Saturday: 9:00- 11:00 am

Open Gym Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Pricing:
*WZA SPECIAL*
5 Day Pass: $125
3 Day Pass: $65
1 Day Pass: $25

CROSSFIT SOUL

8354 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am, 9:0 0am, 4:30- 6:30 pm (Minus Thursday), 7:30 pm (Minus Friday)
Saturday: 10:00am
Sunday: Closed

Drop-In Pricing:
Class: $20

CROSSFIT UNBOUNDED

10395 NW 41st St Suite 101, Miami, FL 33178

Class Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 6:30 – 9:30 am, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:30- 9:30 am, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am

Drop-In Pricing:
Class – $20

CROSSFIT WYNWOOD

56 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137

Class Schedule:
Monday – Thursday. – 6:15 -9:30 am, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 6:15 – 9:30 am, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am & 10:00 am

Open Gym Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am to 4:15 pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Drop-In Pricing:
Class: $25
3 Class Pass: $60

FREAKIN CROSSFIT

200 SW 172nd Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Class Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 9:35 am, 4:20 pm – 8:15 pm
Saturday Team: 9:00 am, 10:15 am
Sunday: 10:15 am

Drop-In Pricing:
Contact the gym for pricing.

CROSSFIT DOWNTOWN MIAMI

1311 NE 1 Ave, Miami, Fl 33132

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 6:00-10:00 am, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm
Sunday: Closed

Drop-In Pricing:
1 day – $20, 2 days- $35, 3 days- $50

The WZA Strong Experience

By News, WZA Miami

The WZA Strong Experience:
Friends, Competitors, and Business Partners Dominick Maurici and Rafael Paredes

Last year, Wodapalooza introduced WZA Strong, a brand new competition. It was inspired, petitioned for, and run by a CrossFit legend, Rob Orlando. He has been wanting to do something like this for a long time and was absolutely ecstatic about being able to do so this year in Miami. Rob programmed the events and tested them all himself. We asked him if he would have won the competition and he smiled saying he wouldn’t have won, but maybe top five or ten.

As the competition got underway,a variety of shapes and sizes of athletes came in. There were big guys who looked like they could handle heavy farmer’s walks and stones all day, but when it came to large sets of double unders or an AMRAP of muscle ups, might struggle. Then there were smaller guys, no doubt strong, but you still had to wonder how they would cope with a 250 lb atlas stone or an 800 lb yoke.

We picked out an athlete early on who was recognizable from the CrossFit scene, and he was gracious enough to talk with us between events and tell us a bit of his story.

Dominick Maurici was a 6 times regional athlete in the southeast, he finished as high as 5th in 2012. His last Regional competition was in 2016. He has three kids now and primarily does the one hour class workouts at his gym these days. He also works with Rob Orlando for Crossfit.com, coordinating strongman seminars in the southeastern United States. When he heard about WZA Strong coming to Miami he called up his business partner and friend, Rafael Paredes,and suggested they sign up.

Maurici owns Caution CrossFit in Hialeah,FL just outside of Miami. Paredes, is the owner and head coach at GMA Crossfit in Pembroke Pines, FL. They co-own Caution Strong which is an online programming platform, which offers programming for athletes in CrossFit, Strongman, or a combination of both.

In events 1-3 Dominick looked like the regional athlete we used to know him as. He repped out 54 reps on a Tabata style, increasing weight, deadlift event, including 9 reps at the final bar which weighed 405 lbs. Then he turned around and ripped out 16 muscle ups in a two minute window to put himself in first place overall after the first round of events. Paredes also did great in the morning events, accumulating 53, 9, and 7 reps respectively on that triplet of workouts.

Watching these two men on the deadlift portion of the event was awe-inspiring, because they both fall into the category of athletes whom you would have thought could crush the muscle ups, but might struggle with the heaviest deadlift bar. Maurici is 5’7” and told us he only weighs 175 lbs these days. Paredes is one inch taller and weighs 5 lbs more. When we asked Dominick about the event mid-way through the day he couldn’t stress enough how great it was to be back on the competition floor, especially here at Wodapalooza, and even more so to be competing alongside his good friend.

As the event went on Dom and Raf continued to do really well even when the weights were heavy. In the double under portion of the event 5 and 6 combo Maurici placed second. In the same combination of events Paredes was incredibly impressive with the atlas stone, which as previously mentioned got as heavy as 250 lbs; he took a 3rd place in that portion of the event.

Heading into the final event, which was an ascending weight yoke carry race, both men were solidly in the top ten, and Maurici had an outside chance to podium. The weights started off light, but eventually got very heavy, building from 260 up to 800 lbs. Both Maurici and Paredes held their own against some much larger men, they finished tied for 6th on that event.

Minutes later the podium was announced and it turned out Maurici had done enough to stand on the podium in 3rd place. Paredes finish 6th overall in the competition. Both men punched well above their weight classes if you ask me.

Maurici said being able to get out there and compete again in this less stressful setting was more than just fun, but also reinvigorating for him. He said he’s going to try and find a way to get more competitions in going forward seeming to have rediscovered his passion for them.

Dominick and Rafael are an example, of which there are countless at Wodapalooza. Thousands of athletes competed in either the Gauntlet, Weightlifting Faceoff, or WZA Strong last year; or in one of the 34 divisions that competed over the subsequent three days of competition. Every athlete has a story, every athlete has a life outside of competition. But the joy, thrill, and the fulfillment that comes with being up there on that stage, that’s the celebration of the hard work we’ve put in, and a validation of that fact that we are all Strong.

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Written By Brian Friend

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Complete Guide to the 2019 WZAOC Team Challenge

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Complete Guide to the 2019 WZAOC Team Challenge

The WZAOC Individual Challenge is over but who wouldn’t want more WZA?! The second act of the WZAOC kicks off with the Team Challenge. Teams of 4 (MMFF) take on 10 workouts that must be completed over a 10 day period. 

The first step is to register! One teammate (the team captain!) registers for the entire team. Registration is open now and closes on December 16th, the same day scores are due.

Workouts are progressively released on our social channels (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) and emailed out to registered athletes starting on December 6th with scores due on December 16th at 8pm ET. Movement standards, video requirements, and scorecards will also be available on our website once they are announced.

This is a great opportunity to come together and test your fitness on a worldwide level with like-minded athletes around the world! Don’t miss out on 10 days of fun with your fit friends as you push your limits and potentially earn a spot on the floor at WZA Miami! 

That being said, we’ve gone ahead and pulled together some of your top questions on the WZAOC Team Challenge!

 

PROBLEM: MY BFF LIVES NOWHERE NEAR ME

NOT a  problem! Teams are NOT required to be in the same location in order to participate and do not have to complete the workouts together. All workouts are designed to be performed independently and at any time. Athletes do not have to be from the same gym, city, state, or even country!  Keep in mind that if you and your squad earn a spot to compete in Miami, all four athletes will compete together across all three days. 

 

WHAT ABOUT THOSE VIDEOS?

If you are interested in stepping on that competition floor at WZA Miami in February, video submission from all team members (including athletes in the Scaled and Beginner divisions!)  is required after the conclusion of the Team Challenge. The WZA Team will request specific videos from specific workouts, but exactly which workouts will not be revealed until after the Challenge ends! We recommend having all your videos locked, loaded, and ready to go prior to the deadline! See a full list of important dates and deadlines here!

 

Once your team has completed a workout, your team captain (the rad person that registered your team) is responsible for submitting the team’s scores. They will have a “(C)” next to their name when you log in to Competition Corner. To submit videos, you have the option of uploading all the videos to a single Dropbox folder and sharing that link with us OR creating a playlist on YouTube with all the videos and sharing that link with us. If you need further assistance, shoot us an email at [email protected]!

 

WE’VE GOT A MIXED CREW, NOW WHAT?

If an athlete on your team has to perform the alternate version of a workout, the entire team must perform the alternate workout. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this! However, you may mix the prescribed and alternate workouts throughout the challenge. For example, if your team does workout #1 Prescribed, workout #2 Alternate, etc. that is okay! 

 

If your team submits some alternate workout scores, you are still eligible for Open Registration, as long as you complete all the workouts in their entirety and submit the required videos. Submission of the requested video(s) at the end of the Challenge is CRUCIAL in maintaining your eligibility. Remember, you are NOT required to perform the workouts in the same video, same gym or even at the same time as your teammates, however, all athletes attempting to compete at WZA Miami (through either qualification or Open Registration) are required to submit videos of their workouts.

 

As a side note: in the event, you’ve already registered for WZA Miami and one of your original teammates cannot compete with you any longer, you are allowed a one-time substitution (prior to January 31st, 2020) for a fee. All you have to do is email [email protected] and they will help you take it from there!

 

UH-OH, OUR QUAD JUST BECAME A TRIO!

In the event that a teammate you originally registered with cannot complete all the WZAOC workouts, there is still a chance to qualify! Team Captains can replace teammates at any point during the WZAOC Team Challenge (Dec. 6-16th) through Competition Corner. Any athlete substituted midway through the Team Challenge must complete ALL the team workouts before the score submission deadline on December 16th. No team substitutions or score submissions may be made after score submission closes. See a full list of important dates and deadlines here!

 

I CHANGED MY MIND, I WANT TO GO TEAM!

If you’ve already snagged one of the coveted spots for WZA Miami as an individual, congrats! Unfortunately, any athlete who accepts an individual invite from the WZAOC cannot participate on any WZAOC or WZA Miami Team at any point during the competition season, unless you plan on giving up your individual spot. If this is the case, please email [email protected].

 

WHY NO MORE TEAM OF THREE?

This year we’ve said farewell to teams of three and all teams are Co-Ed teams of four. We’ve got two main reasons for this shift: 

  • WZA originated with the desire to provide a CrossFit Games-like experience to the average Joe aka, the 99%. Nothing speaks more to this then aligning their team divisions, from the Elite to Scaled with this same format.
  • This format gives more athletes (400+) the opportunity to compete on the bay, under the bright lights at WZA. More chances for more people to experience an inclusive yet challenging weekend competition.

 

AFTER THE CHALLENGE, WHO QUALIFIES?

Here’s the breakdown for qualifying teams! 

  • 1st to 30th – Qualify for Elite Teams
  • 31st to 130th – Qualify for Rx Teams
  • 131st to 230th – Qualify for Intermediate Teams
  • 231st to infinity – Eligible for Scaled or Beginner Teams (Open Registration)

 

Got more questions? Shoot us an email at [email protected]. Otherwise, we’ll see you on the leaderboard.

Wodapalooza Raises Funds for Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

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WZA Raises Funds for Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

Our hearts are broken by the devastation in the northern Bahamas this week from Hurricane Dorian. Early estimates report that roughly 60% of Grand Bahama Island is flooded and 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

A short plane or boat ride away, The Bahamas are a frequent place that we go to celebrate fitness, community, and life. Each time we visit, the Bahamian community gives of themselves to help us celebrate and now, more than ever before, this community needs our help.

We, here at Wodapalooza, are committed to helping our community, friends, and neighbors in The Bahamas rebuild their homes, communities, and livelihoods.
 

We have aligned with WZA Community Partners and Gyms to send provisions to The Bahamas and we are asking you to help us by donating. Below are a variety of ways that you can give back to The Bahamas and affected communities:

 

Drop off needed items at your local gym

These are the gyms we know are accepting donations, if you know of others accepting donations, please email us at: [email protected] so we can add them to the list.

  • CrossFit Soul – Miami, FL – (305) 668-2898
  • Peak 360 CrossFit – Miami, FL – (877) 236-6731
  • CrossFit Unbounded – Doral, FL – (786) 393-4948
  • Zoom Fitness – Doral, FL – (305) 306-9886
  • CrossFit Yellow Falcon Miami – (786) 703-2601
  • CrossFit Wynwood – (305) 741-0730
  • Train8Nine – Miami, FL – (305) 912-3963
  • Freakin CrossFit – Pembroke Pines, FL – (954) 442-3356
  • CrossFit Tamiami – Miami, FL – (786) 360-5471
  • CrossFit Downtown Miami – Miami, FL – (305) 915-0358
  • CrossFit Armed – North Miami, FL – (786) 709-5677
  • Caution CrossFit – Hialeah Gardens, FL – (786) 558-4163
  • Training Pit CrossFit – Hollywood, FL – (305) 345-0457

 

Donate Funds through GoFundMe

Team WZA has set up a GoFundMe account for the WZA Community to donate for the families and communities affected by Hurricane Dorain. 100% of all funds raised will go to assist in relief efforts in The Bahamas.

DONATE HERE!

 

Thank you for helping us give back to the families and communities that have given so much to all of us.

BTS: Chandler Smith Crushes Indy WZAOC – WOD 5/6

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BTS: Chandler Smith Takes on Indy WZAOC – WOD 5/6

Chandler Smith takes on WOD 5/6 of the Indy WZAOC at Bayfront Park in Downtown MIami. See how he approached the workout, how he feels about the Beatles, and his estimated heart rate while completing the WOD.

 

2019 WZAOC – Indy WOD 5/6

With a 15 minute running clock:
21-15-9
Thrusters (95, 65lb)
Calorie Row
Burpess Over the Rower

With Remaining Time, 1RM Clean & Jerk