We have some really exciting news about updates to the Crossfit 215 Team and some great partnerships
CF215 has created two amazing partnerships in our on going mission to support our athletes in every way possible. Let me first start by saying that in any attempt to advance the performance of the human body, we are going to run into certain inalienable conditions along the way. no different that other machines in your life, the human needs a check up and routine maintenance now and then. For this reason, we have created to amazing partnerships with companies that will operate out of our training facility.
You may have seen her working with athletes, or even spoken with some of her success stories already, but our first partnership is with R.A.R.E Physical Therapy, founded by Rachel Shanok.
“R.A.R.E.’s mission is early recognition and effective intervention for movement dysfunction and injury. R.A.R.E.’s understanding of both the body and the athlete minimizes time out of the box and allows for a faster, more complete recovery. The recipe is simple: Recognize. Address. Recover. and Excel.“
To learn more about Rachel and her practice her in East Falls, check out her website.
Our second partnership has to do with routine maintenance of the body and is with Julie Read of The Working Body. Julie is licensed massage therapist who uses a variety of different massage techniques in her therapy practice. The Working Body’s mission is:
“To educate people about the benefits of massage and encourage them to choose it as part of their rehabilitative practice in recovering from an injury or simply from using their muscles day to day. We believe that an open conversation begins the healing process by understanding the gains from massage. After initial goals are reached, The Working Body promotes turning this rehabilitative practice into a preventative practice with regular massage.”
For the next 30 days (Oct. 15th through Nov. 15th), with the purchase of your first massage, get $20 off of your second massage
Julie is also finishing up her intern process and has started teaching classes at 215. Her knowledge of the human body through her massage education gives her a great background to help each athlete exceed in reaching their bodies full potential. That knowledge mixed with her own experience as an athlete, which includes some bumps and bruises along the way, make her very cognizant of helping you treat your body right and listening fully to all that it is trying to tell you. Look for her on the schedule and make sure you attend a couple of her classes.
Cassie has come to us from a variety of coaching backgrounds. As the owner of Trap Door Athletics (the folks who produce the Winter Warmer and the Liberty Box League), she is on the forefront of professionalizing our sport in Philadelphia and beyond. This background in running and programming for competitive events mixed with her experience as an athlete gives her a view on coaching that aligns well with the team at 215. Her warm ups and movement preps reflect her years of experience as an athlete and knowing how to get the body ready for war.
Cassie began her CrossFit career 4 years ago after a brief, but passionate, love affair with endurance sports. Following the a marathon in 2011, she has yet to run more than 4 miles since! Following another brief, but far less passionate love affair with being a lawyer, she ventured out on her own and founded Trap Door Athletics . Her affair with CrossFit — coaching, competing, and running a business that caters to the community — endures. We are happy to continue to support her habit, which is her addiction to helping people through sport and coaching.
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