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    Murph Challenge 2018

    Are you ready? Murph 2018 is just around the corner!

    The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Crossfit Purgatory proudly hosts this event every year, and this tradition will continue for 2018. While honoring Lt. Michael Murphy and his sacrifice, as well as the sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the line of duty, the annual Murph Challenge is also one of the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. Since 2014, Forged® has raised nearly $1,000,000 for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign. With such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation was able to add four additional scholarships in 2017, now providing the opportunity to award 27 or more scholarships each year! Participants of the Memorial Day Murph at Crossfit Purgatory are not required to officially register to participate in the workout, but if you are able and willing to support the cause, please consider clicking the link below!

    https://themurphchallenge.com/pages/register/

    The Workout:

    "Murph"

    1 Mile Run

    then

    100 Pull-ups

    200 Push-ups

    300 Squats

    then

    1 Mile Run

    Wear a 20lb vest or Body Armor if you have it.


    RX it, scale it, 1/2 Murph it, 1/4 Murph it, or do it with a partner. Whatever it takes to get it done! 


    The History:

    In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005 during Operation Red Wings.

    This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.


    Gym doors open at 6:00am, with an opening ceremony at 6:30 and the first heat promptly at 7:00, with heats running every 45 minutes thereafter. We'll run a kids heat early on if there's enough interest! Watch for heats and sign up information in the coming weeks! Click the link below to sign-up for a heat.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnNgbmUsljRrjW-B4uWcIQ-4hm3sJ0AsRMbsHsspockrOYRw/viewform


    Donations will be also accepted during the event for the Michael Murphy Scholarship Fund.


    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his brothers"

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    Spring Sugar Detox & Hydration Challenge

    Sign up now! Starting April 2nd is our six week Sugar and Detox Challenge. Only $55 for Purgees and $85 for non-members, this challenge will include weigh-ins, all-access to a special Facebook Purgatory group with other challengers, accountability, and a nutrition workshop! 

    Click the link below and reserve your spot now!

    https://crossfitpurgatory.pushpress.com/open/purchase/prd_0a4822cde4b290


    Benefits - These two simple changes - dropping added sugar from your diet and upping your hydration is a natural detox, helping to keep you focused and decreasing drastic energy shifts throughout the day. It also reduces inflammation and cushions joints, aids with digestion, improves gut health, and can help with weight loss and improved body composition changes. 

    Included in the six week challenge will be: 

    Week 1 - Weigh ins (weight, bmi, body fat percentage, body measurements). Your stats will be used to determine your daily hydration goal for the challenge. 
    Week 3 and 4 - midway check in
    Week 6 - Weigh out

    Learn what to look for in food when it comes to a sugar detox and which sugars are ok. And be sure to join us for a special Nutrition Workshop on 4/14 where we'll be going over everything sugar in detail! You'll also learn techniques for helping you get more water in throughout the day. Challenge members will be invited to the Purgatory Group where you can ask questions, share your progress and strategies, find encouragement, and learn more about snack ideas and hidden sugars to help you stay on track! 

    This TEAM challenge is open to both Purgatory Members ($65) and Non-purgee members ($85). Up your accountability factor for a successful challenge with friends!

    Summer is on the way - Get in on this awesome, straight forward challenge to help you not only feel ready this summer, but to dial in those healthy habits for every day!

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    Burpee Bae/Burpee Bro Challenge!

    A Team Burpee Challenge - Who will be your Burpee Bae or your Burpee Bro!!

    For 30 days, from January 14th through February 14th, you and your Burpee Bae or Burpee Bro will be getting in as many burpees as possible! This is a 2 person team challenge. 

    Entry for the challenge is $50 per team, and includes a T-shirt for each team member, with the proceeds going to support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. The challenge is open to all members anywhere, and everyone is encouraged to get a friend in on the fun, even if they are not (yet) a Purgee! 

    The Burpee Challenge will wrap up on February 14th, with prizes to be awarded for: 

    Most Burpees! (of course!) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places (we're taking your word for it, so no cheating!!)

    Best Team Name

    Best Non Gym Location Burpee (post a picture on your FB or Insta and tag #crossfitpurgatory!)

    Most Awkward Outfit to have done a burpee in (again, pictures and a tag or it didn't happen!!)

    We're getting some awesome sponsors onboard for prizes, including Massage, Movement & Motivation, Nyki Harrington, SET FOR SET, Coffee Times Drive-Thru, WarFuel Kitchen and FUEL FOR FIRE. And of course, don't forget the proceeds are going to help the puppies and kittens!


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