The Wedding WOD

By Courtney and Brandon Mericle

In HD Videos

March 07, 2013

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For the Mericles, there was no better way to celebrate their upcoming wedding than with pull-ups, burpees, hand-release push-ups, kettlebell swings and a 200-meter run—all while attached to another person. Literally.

The Wedding WOD was intended to represent the proverbial ball and chain, says Courtney Mericle, who co-owns CrossFit Surge in Northglenn, Colo., with her now-husband Brandon.

“So we actually had everybody attached to their partner,” she explains. “It was fun. We tested our partnership there a little bit.”

The two met at a Globo Gym, where Brandon was a personal trainer and Courtney was a member. Brandon was doing CrossFit at the time.

“Our life would definitely not be the same without CrossFit, without Surge,” Courtney says.

Brandon likens CrossFit to being involved with another person.

“There’s so much passion that comes along with CrossFit … , just the will to do things that you’re not good at over and over and over again until you get better,” he says. “It’s the same thing when it comes to relationships.”

Video by Ian Wittenber.

5min 55 sec

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Additional reading: CrossFit: Forging Elite Relationships by Sara McEvoy, published Dec. 3, 2012.

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Very touching. Much continued success to the newlyweds.

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