Local gym builds member engagement with Invictus ZERO600 Challenge
May, 2022: Crossfit Woden rises beside Aussies veterans.
At Invictus Australia, we believe in the power of sport to support military veterans health – the power to inspire recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as creating a healthy mind, body and spirit. A great place to start is with a morning routine that sets your day up for success.
So, alongside the military community, we designed the inaugural ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge inspiring participants to get up and out the door by 6am for 10 military-style mornings. The Challenge gave participants the tools they needed to develop the perfect morning routine, whilst raising much needed funds to support veterans and their families.
CrossFit Woden has a strong link with the veteran community, and was one of the inspiring teams that got behind the ZERO600 Challenge. Its members chose to rise with our veterans, each making a pledge to start their day with productivity to show their solidarity to service men and women all across Australia whilst also raising vital funds for Invictus Australia.
Peter Seivers, owner of CrossFit Woden, has worked and dealt with many within the veteran community throughout his career. He and his staff were proud to get behind this important cause.
“I wanted to get involved with ZERO600 to be part of something that would contribute to our veteran’s mental and physical wellbeing. Being in Canberra I’ve been exposed to a lot of service people and what they contribute to this country and community. I see this as a way that I can give back to support them.”
The members of CrossFit Woden took on the Challenge as a team, strengthening camaraderie between everyone involved, improving member engagement and even retention rates. Together, they kick started their mornings, held each other accountable and lifted each other up.
Team Crossfit Woden’s unconquered spirit proves strong as they exceed their goal
Team CrossFit Woden set themselves a goal to raise $1000 for Invictus Australia. And, like any goal this crew sets themselves, they smashed it raising $1,500!
These funds go directly towards supporting sporting programs for veterans and their families from grassroots programs through to the international stage.
The funds raised help Invictus Australia host community sporting events and ‘Come and Try Days’ around the country, operate Invictus Games training camps, and fund the travel costs for athletes and their families to the Invictus Games, and much more.
CrossFit Woden supports its members in their journey to a better lifestyle. The ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge perfectly complimented its mission.
We would like to thank the staff and members of CrossFit Woden for their dedication, support and donation to Invictus Australia’s ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge and look forward to having them onboard again next year.
“I’d highly recommend any gym to get involved. Although we have always done challenges, it’s not often that we can get involved in a challenge like this that will help so many people outside of our gym. The feeling of giving back and working as a community is amazing.” Peter Seivers, Owner
If you or your gym would like to rise beside our veterans, please get in touch with Invictus Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.