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SuperFit Challenge, Making Athletes Sweat to Benefit the Community

Posted: Updated: Jan 21, 2012 10:47 PM EST

Hundreds of athletes, trainers, and spectators came out Saturday, not only to support a local charity, but to see some of Virginia's most hardcore competitors, sweat their way to the ultimate title.

Saturday was the CrossFit Charlottesville SuperFit Games and the competitors were fighting tooth and nail through blood, sweat and tears to claim the ultimate title of SuperFit.

CrossFit Charlottesville Owner Kyle Redinger said, "The coolest part of this event today is seeing people really go after it and give it all they've got and end up on the floor in exhaustion and really , really crush their works outs."

Over 200 athletes came from all over the East Coast to compete in this two day competition. However, this group isn't just muscles and stamina, they are all part of a bigger goal which is giving back to the community.

"We make this a charity because it's important to give back to the community. We've always supported charities at these events in the past, we're a community player and we've got a lot of people around who are part of the community," stated Redinger.

This year the Boys and Girls Club of central Virginia will reap the proceeds of admission. And the club is just as thrilled to have these athletes at their complex as they are to receive such a generous donation.

Boys and Girls Club Director of Operations Bob Andoga said, "We knew the group really valued healthy lifestyles, and that's really what we want to do with our members also, so it really fit into what we do. And the fact that we'll benefit from the proceeds makes it that much better for out kids and our members."

That healthy lifestyle is a reason why Lauren Connor came out to compete in the SuperFit Challenge for the first time and it's why she encourages all who are interested to give it a try.

"You get your goals and seeing those goals and seeing how you progress is very inspiring and it makes you want to eat healthier and be healthier and be more active because you want to continue to see your goals go up," said Conner.

The SuperFit competition will go through Sunday afternoon. Spectator tickets are just $10 at the door.

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