Cross­Fit teams bring home medals from Fes­tivus Games

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS SATURDAY -

Three teams from Cal­houn- based Cross­Fit Os­car Mike took the podium at the Fes­tivus Games which was re­cently hosted in Wood­stock, Ga.

The Fes­tivus Games is a func­tional-fit­ness com­pe­ti­tion with four work­outs that was hosted world­wide on Satur­day, Oct. 14 at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions for beginner and in­ter­me­di­ate ath­letes.

In the women’s novice divi­sion, Dolly Baker and Tif­fany Gar­land took first place, while also rank­ing fourth world­wide for the first fit­ness event and in the top 100 over­all. Heather Les­sis and Erica Lee placed third in the same divi­sion, and ranked 16th world­wide in the dead­lift event.

Frank Gur­ri­eri and Erick Fri­day took se­cond place in a com­pet­i­tive race to win the men’s in­ter­me­di­ate divi­sion. They also fin­ished 94th in the dead­lift event and placed 129th world­wide.

“Our whole gym could not be more pleased with how our teams rep­re­sented us at the Fes­tivus Games,” Cross­Fit Os­car Mike owner and coach Matthew Les­sis said. “Their hard work ab­so­lutely paid off, but I’m espe­cially proud of the ex­am­ple they set for our mem­bers and their com­mit­ment to hav­ing fun while work­ing out.”

Les­sis ex­plained that Cross­Fit is much more than what you see at a com­pe­ti­tion.

“Cross­Fit is a fit­ness reg­i­men that any­one can do,” he added. “We be­lieve that tak­ing part in Cross­Fit at least three days a week can treat and pre­vent chronic disease symp­toms, im­prove your mood and sta­bi­lize your over­all well­ness. It’s our per­sonal mis­sion at Cross­Fit Os­car Mike to en­gage peo­ple in our en­cour­ag­ing com­mu­nity that sup­ports ev­ery­one’s well­ness goals and per­sonal achieve­ments.”

About Cross­Fit Os­car Mike: Cross­Fit Os­car Mike is an of­fi­cial af­fil­i­ate of Cross­Fit® with a mis­sion to pro­vide a wel­com­ing and en­cour­ag­ing en­vi­ron­ment for peo­ple at all fit­ness lev­els to pur­sue and achieve their per­sonal well­ness goals. Cross­Fit is a fit­ness reg­i­men that de­fines a mean­ing­ful and mea­sur­able method that in­volves con­stantly var­ied func­tional move­ments per­formed at high in­ten­sity. All Cross­Fit work­outs are based on func­tional move­ments, which re­flect the best as­pects of gym­nas­tics, weightlift­ing, run­ning, row­ing and more. To learn more, visit our web­site at cross­fi­toscarmike.com or fol­low us on Face­book at face­book. com/os­carmik­e­fit­ness.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Mem­bers of Cross­Fit Os­car Mike pose for a photo with their medals won at the re­cent Fes­tivus Games in Wood­stock.

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