People who can hoist barbells loaded with hundreds of pounds can also raise lots of money. Thatâ€™s the idea behind District CrossFitâ€™s Charity Pro-Am this Saturday.
The event (10 a.m., 1525 Half St. SW; dcfproam.eventbrite.com), which will benefit the TAPS Navy Yard Relief Fund, is bringing together a half-dozen CrossFit Games athletes. Theyâ€™ll demo a workout, and then coach folks â€” who can participate for $50 â€” on how they can do the same moves. Spectating is free.
â€śWorking with other athletes, you can see where you want to go, and what you can push toward,â€ť says Jenn Jones, above. The two-time CrossFit Games competitor and former Washingtonian is coming in from Texas to participate.
Donâ€™t have as far to travel? Thereâ€™s an Uber discount available. Other event vendors include Reebok and Rose Physical Therapy.