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Capt. James Weathers with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, does pike pushups while competing at the TRX workout competition between the Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard on Marina Green, Oct. 6, during the San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. More than 800 Marines and sailors from 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit will participate in the annual event from Oct. 3-8 and will showcase humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities to the Bay Area.


Marines compete at TRX competition during Fleet Week

9 Oct 2012 | Staff Sgt. Heidi Agostini

SAN FRANCISCO - During San Francisco’s busiest weekend of the year, TRX partnered with 24 Hour Fitness to host a service-wide competition on Marina Green during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012.

Service members, including Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force, Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit competed in the much anticipated and most competitive Fleet Week event.

The Marines fielded more than four teams including an all-female team, but the victory went to Marines from 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division who are currently attached to the 13th MEU. First Lt. Joshua Elliot, platoon commander of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, participated in the fitness competition and said his team felt prepared both physically and mentally.

“I had an actual TRX set up,” Elliot said. “And we’re all in pretty good shape because of our job, so I think we were pretty well prepared. In any physical event it’s more about the mental toughness than the physical toughness.

“Any time we’re on the field, you have to overcome being cold, hungry, tired,” he said. “You still have to accomplish the mission so we’re just reminding each other of our responsibilities to our Marines so we push beyond our limits.”

24 Hour Fitness president and former Naval officer, Carl Liebert, and TRX CEO and inventor Randy Hetrick, a former Navy seal, raised $6,600 for the Semper Fi Fund, a Camp Pendleton-based nonprofit organization that provides assistance to families of service members who are killed or wounded in combat.

"24 Hour Fitness has had a long standing commitment to supporting our military service members and their families, said Carl Liebert, in a recent interview. “We are excited to partner once again with TRX in showing our support and offering thanks to these brave men and women. "As a former Naval officer, I am honored to be involved in a challenge that will benefit the Semper Fi Fund, while emphasizing the important role fitness plays in the safety and success of our nation's armed forces."

"TRX couldn't be more proud to partner with 24 Hour Fitness in honoring our servicemen and first-responders, their incredible commitment to fitness and the sacrifices they make for our freedom and safety," Hetrick said during a recent interview. "We're also excited to share our passion for fitness and steadfast support of the U.S. military with our neighbors in the Bay Area."