June 13, 2010
Community-building events like the CrossFit Regina Spring Fling give athletes of all abilities a chance to experience the amazing camaraderie of intense competition.
No one from the CrossFit Regina Spring Fling is going to compete in the CrossFit Games—but every one of them is going to be fit. And that’s a great thing.
Only one week before the best athletes in Canada converged on Calgary to battle for a total of 12 spots in the CrossFit Games, CrossFit Regina held a grassroots event designed to build community and give athletes of all levels a chance to experience the thrill of CrossFit competition. Even on May Long Weekend, which traditionally finds Canadians leaving the city for an epic three-day bender in cottage country, 57 athletes signed up to compete in the three-WOD challenge.
“The No. 1 thing is to build community,” said Robin Maier, co-owner of CrossFit Regina. “I have 200 members, and eight went to sectionals. And that’s about four percent. So this is for the other 96 percent. They train hard too.”