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The Thirsty Games: CrossFit coming to Himmarshee

Even when seen during a slow weekend afternoon on a sports-bar TV, watching a CrossFit competition, with its glistening contestants powerlifting and kettlebelling and grunting and doing those crazy handstand push-ups, is always highly motivating. If only we hadn’t just ordered that pitcher and platter of wings.

On April 12-13, the inaugural Revolution Games CrossFit Competition will gather a lean and muscular crowd to work up a sweat in a unique locale, downtown Fort Lauderdale’s typically boozy Himmarshee District.

The competition will take place 8 a.m.-6 p.m. each day outside the Revolution Live nightclub (100 SW Third Ave.), with an expected 250 men and women in amateur, professional and team categories vying for $10,000 in cash and prizes. The games will be broken down into five groups, including elite, RX, masters, team and the scaled division, “a fun competitive category open to most any CrossFit fan.”

Contestant entry fees are $110, and $220 per team, with applications at

The free-to-watch event is hosted by 3J Hospitality (owner of Revolution Live) and CrossFit Muscle Farm. And, yes, there’s an afterparty at Revolution, America’s Backyard and Stache each day.


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