CrossFit Reykjavik Readies for Games at Pit Fitness Ranch – Morning Chalk Up

The Pit Fitness Ranch in Three Rivers, MI became the heart of teen CrossFit with the Elite Teen Throwdown in 2020. But with trails, a lake, 65 acres, and of course, a world-class gym, it’s becoming a prime location for training camps as well. Team Reykjavik, along with their individual athletes, caught onto the amazing facilities and claimed the gym as their own for pre-Games training.
While The Pit may have all the right options for a small army of CrossFit Games athletes, Three Rivers, MI is a one-Culvers town. This close to the Games, many athletes might be interested in a full-team effort, complete with nutrition companies, physical therapists, and all the other odds and ends taken care of for them, but Porter says the bare-necessities style of the town is perfect.
For an Icelandic team needing to acclimate to the heat and humidity of the Midwest, it seems like the perfect set-up. For Pit Fitness Ranch’s Brock Yost, though, this development into an international training destination was completely unsurprising.
Autumn Yost, co-owner of Triple River CrossFit and the Pit, has taken special care to make sure the visiting athletes feel the warm welcome she says is synonymous to their gym’s community.
CrossFit Reykjavik has been under a microscope all season as a potential threat to Mayhem Freedom’s sixth Affiliate Cup Championship, but in a recent Miles to Madison episode, shot around Quarterfinals, Thorisdottir admitted that the team wasn’t ready yet. But with four months of training and some of the complications that come with moving across the ocean taken care of for them, Porter says the team has seen significant progress since Quarterfinals.
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