TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute CrossFit coach is inspiring athletes to workout while also honoring breast cancer victims.
Beginning this Friday and lasting through the month of October, Common Ground Crossfit and Yoga is hosting Pink Warrior Fridays.
It is a spin on a popular CrossFit trend referred to as "hero workouts".
Athletes are asked to submit the name of a loved one battling breast cancer, or the name of a person who has died as a result of the disease.
Coach Molly Pabst is asking for dates or numbers that have significance. She will then use that information to create a workout in honor of that person. The numbers or dates will be reflected in the time spent of a type of exercise or the reps.
Coach Pabst says, “You know typically your hero workouts are a little longer, a little more brutal. Just the CrossFit environment and the athletes really respond to them when you have a purpose for why you’re working out.”
The workout routines will vary each Friday and will be scaled to different skill levels. Beginners are welcome.
It is $5 to participate and the money raised will go to Clara Fairbanks which provides women access to free mammograms. Donations are requested in cash or check.
So far, Pabst says the response has been positive and she already has three workout routines planned. She adds she will extend classes into November if she receives additional hero submissions.
“I just think that there can never be enough done to help get the awareness out of early detection and making sure that you’re taking the precautions that can prevent it from taking your life.”
Common Ground has hosted similar events in the past benefiting Clara Fairbanks including "Burpees for Boobies" and "Meters for Mammograms."
For information on class times and how to register for Pink Warrior Fridays click here.