As you may be aware, CrossFit Fringe lost a member of the family yesterday. Kaitlan Prugger passed away while on a hike around a waterfall in Hawaii. If you knew her, the idea of those being her final moments are in a weird way somewhat comforting, at least to me. She was in her element, always on an adventure — seeking out moments and places to rival her immense passion for life.
In CrossFit, she was always the first to jump in and try new things — whether it was hanging nearly limbless from the rig with Rosie, or attempting double digit PRs “just because.” Her warm-ups as a trainer were legendary and her clothes were so bright they often hurt to look at. And her socks, well, let’s just say I don’t think she owned a matching pair. She was incredibly authentic, and the memories we have of her could fill books. She gave so much to United, and subsequently Fringe, and more importantly to each person she met. She gifted us the PR bell that hangs over the whiteboard, and the walker to torture each other with. She was also the first to suggest that we have a ladies night because she wanted us girls to have more time together.
So as it seems fitting, Tuesday’s classes and WOD will be dedicated to Kaitlan. In her memory, we encourage you to wear your brightest colors, tye-dye, mis-matched socks, and enthusiasm.
“Sunshine and Rainbows WOD:
4 Rounds, Fight Gone Bad-Style
- Inverted Burpees
- Squat Clean Thrusters (115/75)
- Cartwheel Burpees
Score + favorite memory of Kaitlan for those who knew her.
This will be our WOD tomorrow for all classes, ending with Ladies night when we will gather to share memories and be together as we were for her farewell to Miami. You can also share your favorite memories of her below in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.