Fu is a Coach at San Francisco CrossFit and the founder of FuBarbell, a traveling Olympic Weightlifting and Strength Conditioning seminar. Fu has worked with both Games athletes and Games teams.
Columbus is a small town in the Midwest, made up of just over 45,000 people. There are two CrossFit Boxes in the city, and Columbus is the hometown of 2015 Games athlete Nicole Holcomb.
With that said, Affiliate Jase Robinson doesn’t believe enough of the city’s residents know about the sport of CrossFit. To help educate not only his members, but the entire CrossFit and Columbus community about weightlifting, he invited Fu to his Box.
This was no easy feat. Robinson explained he and his business partner, Dree McNear, “relentlessly emailed” Fu, asking her to schedule a FuBarbell seminar at CrossFit Retaliation. Once she agreed, they contacted Affiliates and Coaches in Indiana and surrounding states to come to CrossFit Retaliation to learn from FuBarbell.