The victors returned triumphant to a gym ready to celebrate them whether they had won or not, and even before the team had left, gym members were planning to meet their returning colleagues at the airport and decorate the gym. During the events, the whole box rallied around its team and came together as a family to cheer friends on.
When the team returned, they brought a competitive spirit with them, inspiring their fellow athletes to push themselves harder to reach their goals. Many PRs were set the week after the Games, and many athletes hit their first muscle-ups and pull-ups. Also due to the win, more gym members are pursuing their Level 1 Certification in order to begin coaching, and CrossFit is becoming a more recognized name in the Portland area.
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Additional reading: Living the CrossFit Life by Dr. Allison Belger, published Oct. 12, 2010.