On Episode 272 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed representatives from two affiliates located close to where the bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
2:54 CrossFit Southie is about a mile away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Amy Ferro described what it᾿s been like in the Boston area in the wake of the bombings and explained how her community has reacted to the event. She would like to create a fundraiser to help the family of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the blasts. Ferro also talked about how she builds culture at CrossFit Southie and explained how she runs classes for athletes of various levels.
34:08 CrossFit Back Bay is only about three blocks from where the explosions went off and is in the area considered part of the crime scene. Joshua Plosker said members are bonding during the aftermath and described how the community is especially important right now. Plosker talked about the growth of the entire CrossFit community in the Boston area and how that sense of community translates into a lot of excitement for the upcoming North East Regional on May 17. Finally, Plosker described how members of the CrossFit Back Bay coaching staff make it a priority to give members a first-rate experience in every class.