SWAT Training Day at Redlands Mall

Crossfit Theseus

It’s important that police officers are in good physical shape to do a dangerous job. Officers need to be prepared for the unknown. CrossFit helps them to achieve their fitness goals.

Police officers on obstacle course

“Imagine jumping out of a car without any notice while carrying 30 pounds of extra gear, chasing a suspect over a 4 foot fence and then a 6 foot fence, and taking him into custody after wrestling with him for 30 seconds to a minute. And in the end you’re not even breathing hard! I can tell you there is no better way to prepare for that scenario than CrossFit, and I have found no other program that has a more direct application to what we could possibly face on a daily basis. I can personally tell you that CrossFit has changed the lives of several members of the Redlands Police Department and will continue to be the primary strength and conditioning program for years to come.”

Redlands Sergeant Esteban Valenzuela

“MURPH” Memorial Day Challenge

CrossFit East Redlands and CrossFit Theseus teamed up to host the classic “MURPH” WOD on Memorial Day and invited all the local CrossFit Boxes. 53 strong came from many boxes. Thank you Coach Esteban and the Redlands Police Officers Association, including the Chief! Most of the RPD did the WOD with 20 lb vests. MURPH is in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor.” From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.