The 2018 Operation Menage-A-WOD
The Story of Operation Menage-A-WOD
In 2013, a CrossFit & Krav Maga gym in NJ called Blue Titan hosted the first ever “Operation Menage-A-WOD”. The event featured 3 workouts performed in a row with a variety of military inspired fitness challenges in between and raised money for a wounded service member charity in Washington DC. Out of the charity birthed the “TUF Team”, a group of wounded veterans who encouraged recovering veterans to “Take Up Fitness” to aid in their recovery.
Over the last four years, this team of wounded veterans has grown to over one dozen. Men and women who have experienced amputation, traumatic brain injury and the myriad of difficulties associated with both diagnosed and un-diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress. Their experiences in recovery, driven in big part by community based fitness, have placed them in a position to “Pay It Forward” by supporting struggling service members with peer mentoring and personalized fitness coaching.
Today, the team provides services through the Stay Safe Foundation. Services such as Peer Mentoring (think Big Brothers/Big Sisters for the military), Fitness Counseling, Personalized Coaching, Adaptive Sports Education and, with the support of the charity, grants to help get struggling veterans started with CrossFit memberships, adaptive equipment and instructor certifications. The application process is in development and will be available here on or before July 4th, 2018.
Email Us with questions, comments or details on how to support our growing charity!
Join us on August 04th, 2018 for the fifth annual Operation Menage-A-WOD. Participate on site by registering below or register your box to become an event host. All that is required for off-site hosts is a purchase of our 2018 Event Shirt for participants, where a portion of the proceeds will support the growth of this charity and the services we provide.