How Can You Give Back in November?

The year has flown by, and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Before you start thinking about it being a time to sit down at the table and eat your weight in turkey, mashed potatoes and pie, consider if you will make an impact on your members this November.

November is a month associated with giving back and Boxes across the United States will be creating unique opportunities to foster community during the holiday season. Below are five examples of different offerings Boxes have hosted or are going to host throughout November:

Thanksgiving Gobble Gobble WOD

Last year, CrossFit Kingsboro in Brooklyn, New York, hosted a workout for everyone in the community. They encouraged members to invite friends and family as a way to bring everyone together one last time before feasting on food. The workout is done in teams of four and promises to help you battle tryptophan later in the day.

Battle of the Boxes

Four Boxes in Lawrenceville, Georgia, created Battle of the Boxes, a friendly competition between the gyms to see which Affiliate could donate the most Thanksgiving meal boxes for families in need. The losing gym has to do 1,000 burpees. Together, they donated more than 100 meals to North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry.

No-Kip November

During the entire month of November, CrossFit Nashua in New Hampshire is practicing a No-Kip November. This includes pull-ups, muscle-ups, handstand pushups and every other movement you can think of. The month is dedicated to strengthening strict movements which in turn will strengthen the kipping movements.

Indian Box Thanksgiving

CrossFit Jane in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosts an annual Thanksgiving feast at the owners’ house. Friends and family of members are welcome to join in, bring their favorite dish and eat, drink and be a merry CrossFit community together.

Thanksgiving 5K

CrossFit Central in Austin, Texas, encourages their community to come together before Thanksgiving traditions begin and join the Box in a 5K run/walk. They are also using this time as an opportunity to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to their local food pantry.

Kaitlyn Clay
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