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9/7/15

-LABOR DAY WOD-

In recognition of this Labor Day, we will be doing a very labor intensive Wod! Many military personnel, Police officers, Firefighters, and EMS providers are still working on what is a holiday for most.  So today  we will be honoring the Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team, who tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013, while fighting a fire in Yarnell, Arizona.


Modified Hotshots 19 - (6 Rounds for time of):

30 x Air Squats
19 x Med ball / Sandbag Power Cleans
10 x Push Jacks
7 x  Strict Pull-ups
400m Run




CASH OUT- Roll out, hang out and talk with your fellow athletes

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September Athlete of the Month

The September Athlete of the Month is Jason Reichart!! If you want to say hi Jason he frequents the 6 PM class most days.

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How long have you been at CF Philia and what made you want to join?

I started Crossfit in January 2014 at ProFit gym. After a few months I became unhappy with their programming and decided to join another gym. Unfortunately, the gym I chose, Fit 2 Live, closed a month after I joined so I went back to ProFit while I researched other gyms. Another Philia member and a groupon led me to Philia. I joined in January 2015 and have enjoyed it ever since.

How is your life different after being a member at CF Philia?

I'm constantly in pain. Just kidding, kind of. I have made huge strength gains and improved my form tremendously on pretty much every Crossfit movement since I have joined. I have also made a number of new friends that I look forward to seeing whether I'm at the gym or on the street.

Whats your favorite part about the gym or a favorite moment?

My favorite part of the gym is definitely the people. I feel like I'm part of a family at Philia and that's something that I never really felt at any other gym I've been to. Also, the big fan is awesome.

What do you do for a living?

I am a Civil Engineer for the City of Iowa City.

What are your interests outside of work and the gym?

Outside of the gym I like to play disc golf, bowl, play video games, cook, and nap.

What has been your favorite workout/movement?

Favorite workout is Saturday morning Olympic lifting if that counts. I just really love the Olympic movements. Otherwise, anything with pull ups or box jumps.

Give us an interesting fact that we don't already know about you.

Interesting fact about me? While in college at UIowa is was a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band for 5 years (I was at the the Capital One bowl where Warren Holloway caught "The Catch" and that was pretty neat). And this year I will be reliving my college days as a member of the Alumni Band at the homecoming game on October 10. I will be the one sousaphones not breathing hard thanks to the great training I receive at Philia!


Thanks Jason! We love having you and your mustache around!


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9/6/2015

     I often find myself saying to my oldest daughter "just do the work!" If you want a different outcome then you have to do the work to get there. In many of my life experiences I have struggled and found this to be great advice for me personally. For example, if you want to play a sport, or get to a higher level within the sport you already play then you need to seek out that direction on how and "just do the work."
     This same logic is placed on us when we become followers of Jesus. He calls us in to send us out. We seek Him for a better understanding on our lives, only to have Him teach us about who He is. When we learn about who Christ is and do the work, we learn who we are and where the needs are. God says there is a big harvest with few workers. What are you spending most of your time working on? Are you seeking Him and asking where the work is needed or are you working on a worldly crown that doesn't last.

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that wont last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize."
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

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