What is the "Murph Challenge"?
The “MURPH” Challenge is a Hero Workout named after Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy seal who died in Afghanistan serving and protecting. Made popular by Crossfit Gyms, this is now a very popular workout the combines the pursuit of fitness with the celebration of patriotism and gratitude to our service men and women who protect and serve our nation.
In April, Elevate Fitness Personal Trainer David Cruz approached General Manager Rachael Dydyk and club owner Tom Muller and pitched his idea to host a “Murph Challenge” workout in honor of the coming Memorial Day holiday. His plan was approved and the wheels were set in motion to plan the workout and promote the event which was to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project.
In all, the event garnered more participants than expected and raised over $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. To say it was a success is an understatement, and those who did participate are already looking forward to the 4th of July’s challenge!