For an amazing superhero creator, Stan Lee, to describe our friend and personal superhero, Stephen Berry, is a perfect way to begin this months newsletter of gratefulness and appreciation. Our community has suffered the loss of our real life superhero, Stephen Berry, on October 23, 2018.
We have come together to celebrate Stephens life and legacy before his passing and we will again celebrate this Friday, November 16th. At CrossFit 45 North, on Friday evening, 6pm, we will host an EveryDay Warrior FNL (Friday Night Lights) style workout. The workout will be the 3rd and final workout posted for the EveryDay Warrior Battle Series. This workout will be in memory of both Stephen Berry and Cindy Lee, our EveryDar Warriors and real life Superheros, who have been reunited and are now able to WOD together again! We miss them both terribly. Come join us and bring any family and friends to have an awesome celebration of our friends' lives and our EveryDay Warriors!
I do want to be sure to touch on loss. We have not only suffered this loss as a community but also as individuals. Therefore, we too will process as a community and as individuals. We all know we must process and mourn, but knowing it doesn't make it easy to do. It is important to note that mourning is a natural process we all must go through to accept a loss. Even though it is hard to show our loss, grieving is the normal and outward expression of loss. Grief can be expressed physically, emotionally, and psychologically. There are multiple ways to help with your mourning and grieving and it is amazing to see how a community, let alone a community of great people, can help each of us effectively cope with our loss and pain.
Surrounding yourself with caring, positive people who will listen to you express your feelings and fears, is just what we all need and have at 45 North. Taking care of our health, exercising, sleeping and eating well, are what we all strive to do to help us recover. We want to instill good health and good living to help remind you that life is for living and we can keep living to carry on the legacy that our friends have taught us. Be patient with yourself and the time you need for mourning and grieving. We are here as your family to help you along the way. With patience and effort to acknowledge your needs and the use of the community we all have created for support, the pain and loss will lessen, leaving you with cherished memories of these special people we have lost. They will never be lost to us at CrossFit 45 North because Stephen and Cindy live on through each of us, simply because they showed us how to be EveryDay Warriors and EveryDay Superheros.
Cheers to living life to its fullest and helping make our community and the people around us, the best versions they can be. CrossFit 45 North knows how to make a difference in the lives of others, check out what Jaime Larson did below!
Be sure to check out our upcoming holiday hours and come join us for some holiday workouts!!
Upcoming Holiday Hours will be as follows:
Thanksgiving Day (Nov 22) - 9:00am ONLY.
Black Friday (Nov 23) - 9:00am ONLY.
Christmas Eve (Dec 24) - 9:00am ONLY.
New Years Eve (Dec 31) - 9:00am ONLY.
Christmas Day (Dec 25) - CLOSED.
New Years Day (Jan 1) - CLOSED.
NEW and RETURNING Athletes:
Welcome to our newest members: Johnathan Stark! We are so excited to have you within our community and can't wait to see what you accomplish!
Welcome BACK: Carsen Day and Justin Davis! We have missed you and are excited to have your energy back in the community!