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Salt Games profile

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) - You have probably seen the gyms, maybe the bumper stickers, or even the sport on TV. But what exactly is CrossFit?

An all-encompassing core fitness program, which is going to put together weight lifting, gymnastics movements and metabolic training,” said CrossFit Up Dog coach Steve Money.

The program has become a global sport. This weekend over 500 athletes will compete in scaled and elite completion from across the east coast.

“North Carolina, South Carolina, actually a big draw from Georgia will compete, and Pennsylvania. I think the furthest I saw was Oklahoma,” Money said.

Shannon McDonald from Myrtle Beach is back this weekend trying to defend her crown. She says one reason she got involved was the comradery the sport brings.

“It’s competitive, it’s fun, it changes, it varies, it’s functional movement. Also the community, each box is its own community, you have friends and a social group that you like to hang out with and work out with,” McDonald said.

While the sport has grown so has the turnout at the Salt Games.

“Obviously the backdrop you can’t beat that. So I think that draws a lot of people here. We’ve had a successful event the last few years,” Steve Money said.

 Cash prizes will go to the winners of the elite competition, while a prize pack will be rewarded to the athletes that win the scaled portion of the event.

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