One gym in the Valley is doing through a workout what many Americans do every Memorial Day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The Murph Challenge was created in 2014 to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy. Murphy died in Afghanistan in 2005 while serving with the Navy Seals. His story inspired the movie “The Lone Survivor.”
The local gym now has dozens of people doing the workout in honor of Murphy and all soldiers. This workout comes from one Murphy would do as part of his regular regiment. This caught the attention of the owner of The Train Station Fitness.
Patrick McGlone, director of fitness at The Train Station Fitness says, “I think common in America we kind of take that freedom for granted, but it’s something that has been paid for by many lives. So for us to take one day and focus on what these people gave for us is huge.”
The Murph Challenge consists of the following:
– 1-mile run
– 100 pull-ups
– 200 push-ups
– 300 squats
– Another 1-mile run
One can choose to wear a 20-pound weighted vest to add to the workout if some even feel confident enough.
The workout is free to all who want to participate. The workout is happening Monday beginning at 9 a.m. at The Train Station Fitness, 6001 Southern Blvd.