In The Community – CF24: Twenty-Four Hours of Crossfit in Support of Special Olympics Canada

By Matthew Canzer
Categories: Firm News

Admittedly, Crossfit is known for being slightly cult-like. Devotees to the exercise regime based on “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements” are not casual about their commitment to the sport (yes, it’s a competitive sport). One of the hallmarks of Crossfit is the supportive community of athletes and coaches that push one another to leave their comfort zones on a daily basis. If you’re comfortable at the end of a WOD (Workout of the Day), you’re doing it wrong.

Sometimes, Crossfit can be a little excessive.

Exhibit A: on October 18, 2014 Crossfit boxes (gyms, for non-cult-members) throughout Canada hosted CF24 to support Special Olympics Canada. Participants completed a WOD every hour for 24 hours. Athletes paused long enough to enjoy a BBQ, live band, movies and on-site massage therapy, but when the clock hit the top of the hour the lifting, sprinting and jumping resumed in full force.

Pushor Mitchell LLP was proud to sponsor the event and to support one of our Associates, Matthew Canzer, as he completed every one of the twenty four WODs scheduled. When he’s not crushing WODs, Matthew Canzer practices in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation and tax litigation.