Competitors team up to show off strength at CrossFit Salvation Fall Fest

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Over 70 local CrossFit athletes turned out this month to compete for bragging rights and prizes at CrossFit Salvation’s second annual Fall Fest.

Held at the CrossFit Salvation box in an industrial area on the southeast side of Cape Coral, teams competed in both preplanned and surprise workout events throughout the day. True to the sport, these events combined a variety of exercise disciplines, from high-intensity interval training to aerobics, weightlifting, plyometrics, calisthenics, and gymnastics.

Fall Fest has always been a partner competition,” said Bobby Stouffer, operations manager at CrossFit Salvation. “The team aspect helps because it builds a comradery and makes you push yourself because someone is relying on you.”

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As if a motivating partner is not enough, the attractive prizes might have helped to push a slacking team member. Stouffer says that first place finishers in the RX divisions received a four day and three-night cabin getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia.

Separated into RX and scaled groups, as well as by gender, the male RX winners of Fall Fest were local Cape Coral residents Jeremy Eck and Jared Formosa; the female winners were Maria Lacagnina and Giana Canfield.

In its nine years of operating, CrossFit Salvation traditionally holds a variety of events throughout the year. This month, the box will host another event: Barbell for Boobs. This is a charitable fitness event which raises funds for those affected by breast cancer.

That’s what CrossFit is about, bringing communities together,” said Stouffer.

Photos provided by Patrick Onufer