Crossfit is exploding as the latest fitness craze. It puts going to “work out” to an EXTREME level. For the second year in a row, Fit Nation Box Battles has brought a crossfit challenge to the beaches of Marco Island. Enthusiastic athletes came from all over the state and blew up the beach!
The event consisted of a series of professionally designed fitness tests that measure strength, endurance, balance, speed, precision, agility and power. Co-ed teams consisted of two males and two females that challenged their physical and mental fortitude while having the extent of their athletic abilities measured.
The event was held at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Competitors were able to compete in four divisions: RX, Scaled, Masters and Corporate. Itwas an exciting competition, enjoyed by competitors and by spectators as well.
The Masters were led by Texas Tony’s Masters Real Fitness Crossfit (Jean Marie Cialone, Shannon Blanke, Jim Blanke, John Redshaw) with Crossfit Naples 5 CrossFit Naples (Danielle Green, Marty Kaczmarek, Carrie Pearson, Sukhi Singh) coming in second. Fantastic Four Real Fitness Crossfit (Kristina Patchen, Marieta Perino, Joey Sandoval, Michael Karnes) and Lift’O’Matic’s Crossfit ATC (Ryan Midolo, Sergio Rivera, Dominic Kinnier, Magen Wooley) came in first and second respectively in the RX division.
In the Scaled division, Quadrenaline came in first with Crossfit Estero (Madison Sharp, Donald Keller, April Rogers, Aramis Andreatas) with Buns and Guns coming in second Crossfit Estero (Kayla Seikel,Melissa Jennings,Joshua Foree,Everett Casas), Buns and Guns beat out Captain Crunch and the Cereal Killers Crossfit Redline (Jesse Peterson, Veronica Bertrand, Jessica Heaton, Jayme Heffernan) by 4 seconds.