CrossFit DC wants you to do burpees, squats and pushups before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.
The high-intensity gym will offer special members-only Thanksgiving workouts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at its 1365 H St. NE and 1722 14th St. NW locations.
The sessions are designed to let participants do more than work out, CrossFit DC co-owner Tom Brose said.
“People work hard to earn their pumpkin pie, but it’s more about getting together as a group and trying to be thankful for our community,” he said.
One Thanksgiving, CrossFit DC honored a gym member who was serving in Afghanistan with a “hero” workout of a mile-long run followed by 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another mile-long run. Last year, participants did a workout called Grace that combined 30 reps of lifting 135 lbs with the weight-lifting move “clean and jerk.”
This year’s Thanksgiving workout will be secret until it begins, but Brose said it will combine a normal session and a “hero” routine.
“This is going to be a pretty tough workout,” he said.
All of the routines can be adjusted to accommodate different ability levels, he added.
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