CrossFit GEO is all about community. We strive to create a community within the gym that fosters positive interactions between it’s members; which provides a safe place for people to test their boundaries and fail without shame or embarrassment; which supports the growth of it’s members not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well; and which promotes a greater awareness of the world we live in.
In partnership with the “Friends of the World Foundation” (a charitable fundraising organisation started by the owners of CrossFit GEO, Adam and Johanna Brown) we take active steps to get our members involved in charitable causes to help those in need and support projects that make positive changes to our world.
In 2015 we ran a number of events to raise money for those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal, and then took a group of members over to Nepal to give the money directly to those who needed it.
In 2016 we created an event in the gym to raise money for the “Rainbow Round of Sport” initiative to support the stance against homophobia in sport. We also did a lot of work with “Friends with Dignity” which is an organisation that supports women who are the victims of Domestic Violence start a new life.
2017 will see us travelling to Africa to get hands on with the building of a playground for a group of 30 orphans being cared for at “Kili Kids”, a home in Tanzania. We will also be bringing them educational and sporting items to try to enrich their lives. In addition to that, we will be donating money to two conservation organisations who do amazing work protecting and caring for a number of different species including elephants and rhinos which are in rapid decline due to illegal poaching – The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
“BURPEES FOR THE KILI KIDS” – Saturday 24 June
On Saturday 24 June 2017 we will be running an event at CrossFit GEO called “Burpees for the Kili Kids” with the aim of raising money for the causes mentioned above. This will be in the form of a challenge that everyone can get involved in. You will form a team (unlimited numbers) to perform 5895 burpees. Mt Kilimanjaro is 5895m high and members from CrossFit GEO will be summiting this peak in August. We thought the 5895 number was something significant and challenging, but not impossible.
With the help of friends/family/colleagues, you can create a team and then work together to get through this epic challenge. You can come along to CrossFit GEO and join us or you can do it at your own location.
To make things a little easier, there is an avenue for you to reduce the number of burpees your team does and that is by buying a “Fast Forward” for $10 which will reduce your total by 100 burpees. You can purchase as many “Fast Forwards” as you want. ($600 will buy you all of the burpees)
Whilst 5895 burpees is a lot, the burpee itself is a really simple movement that most people can do, no matter how old, young, fit or unfit you are. For those who have injuries or other impediments, we are more than happy to provide a scaled or modified version of the burpee for you to perform.
At the end of the day this is all about raising money to help those who need it and being involved in a memorable experience (when else will you do 5895 burpees?) On that note, the cost to take part in this event will be $20 per person.
Please get behind us with this cause by registering yourself to take part, by spreading the word and recruiting your friends, or by buying a “Fast Forward” for a team you are supporting. Every dollar counts and will make a huge difference. And if you can’t directly be involved you can also make a donation to the cause.
Thank you in advance.
COST: $20 per person
DATE: Saturday 24 June 2017
TIME: 7.00am to 3.00pm
WHERE: CrossFit GEO, 24B/33-37 College Street, Gladesville NSW 2111
DONATIONS & FAST FORWARDS can be made by hitting the registration button below
Existing Teams that can be supported:
“The Dire Wolves” – Adam and Johanna
“Pay It Forward” – Tracey and Mel
“Lucy Piper Fitness” – Mark and Lucy
“Burpee Busters” – Gwok and Rob
“Team Brad” – Jamie
“All Creatures” – Sarah and Morv
“PR’d Our Pants” – Kaino and Suzannah
For more details, call Adam on 0488 588 252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org