A positive change is not created by one person, its not created by one person's ideas, or feelings. It's created by a group of people, working together, with a common goal in mind. That's how we have operated 555 Fitness since day one.
Yesterday CrossFit Aspire and DT1 in Cherry Hill NJ held a 555 Fitness Honor Wod (actually a double 555 Honor Wod) because its "Sunday Funday", right. The turnout was amazing, the energy was high and the weather was not exactly cooperative. But such is life.
For the month of March, the members of the box held a double under challenge. For each double under completed, a penny was donated. Some of the numbers were very impressive. They also charged a $10 drop in fee for the Honor WOD. All monies collected were donated to 555 Fitness. We are very grateful for their donation of over $1500.
The donation was huge for us, however, the change that is occurring within the Cherry Hill Fire Department is even bigger. Pictured during one of the mile runs( yes, run in the beginning , run in the end) are the departments Assistant Chief and Union President. How well does that speak to the future of fire fighter fitness when you have a department head and union president both on board.
This positive cooperation has allowed for several members to attend a wide range of fitness classes, obtain many different training certifications for tactical athletes and begin to purchase new fitness equipment. The departments members support of one another during the work out, was what its all about. They understand the meaning of the word "brotherhood" better then most and I'm happy to say that 555 Fitness is being allowed to help them along with their program.
As 555 Fitness grows, we plan on highlighting more and more fire departments like Cherry Hill. If you would like to include your fitness program, SOG's, ideas or pics, please contact Jkeegan@555fitness.com . If you are interested in holding an event at your department , gym or box, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .