Nov 16, 2013 7:42 PM
A pair of North State athletes recently qualified for some pretty elite fitness competitions.
North Rim CrossFit’s Ryan Hignell and Devon Simmons were invited to two of the nation premiere CrossFit events.
CrossFit is often called the sport of fitness in which athletes compete in rigorous timed workouts that test both strength and endurance.
Hignell will compete at WOD-A-Palooza in Miami while Simmons will compete at the OC ThrowDown in Orange County, Ca.
The duo has been training for years and are hoping to add to Chico’s already stellar CrossFit reputation.
“People realize that their kids can do it when they’re 13 years old and if your 60-70 you can still use it to get in shape; there’s really no age limit,” said Hignell, owner of North Rim CrossFit. “It’s not viewed as a fad anymore; it’s viewed as a lifestyle.”