Free Crossfit Journal Article – Using Crossfit To Escape Poverty and Violence

The link below will take you to a free Crossfit Journal article from April of 2010.  The article profiles a Brazilian affiliate in the heart of one of Rio’s largest slums.  With limited equipment and resources the team is working hard to provide residents with a positive force in their lives.  Large challenges lie ahead but founder Chris Clark is a former Marine and has the drive to continue to solidify Rocinha Crossfit’s foothold in the neighborhood.

If you take a look at the pictures the Rocinha team has posted (link below) you’ll notice two things: first, the large number of children they are serving, and second the utter lack of equipment.  Want to help support their efforts by purchasing a Rocinha Crossfit t-shirt (as well as be the talk of your gym with your socially conscious fashion)?  Leave a comment below with your name and email (email won’t be displayed) and we will contact you within a few days with details on how to order.

Free Crossfit Journal Article – Favela Fitness

Rocinha Crossfit Photos via Flickr

Rocinha Crossfit Blog

CC image courtesy of  Memórias do PAC via Flickr

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