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Lufkin crossfit gym uses workout to benefit pregnancy center

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Paula Havard waited in excitement as the coaches from Loudhouse Crossfit and members of the community began a challenge that would require them to complete nearly 3,500 burpees. All benefiting the pregnancy help center of Lufkin.

"Its just a great ministry to be involved in and Paula presented to us a few weeks ago about needing some baby wipes," said Jason Skinner, Co-Owner, Loudhouse Crossfit.

Last year the pregnancy center was able to serve 1,600 families.

Executive Director Paula Havard says during the summertime they often run out of supplies for those in need.

"When women come to their parenting classes they get a package of diapers and a package of baby wipes for every class they attend," said Havard.

 In an effort to collect baby wipes the coaches at Loudhouse agreed to do 10 burpees for every package of baby wipes brought to the gym.

The final wipe count was 348 which meant 3,480 burpees.

"I think we'll be doing burpees probably most of the day, I've never done more than 100 at one time so it'll be exciting," said Skinner.

"I'm excited about it, I might get 10 that may be it," said Havard.

 "Pretty intense exercise, its basically you go all the way down to the floor out into a pushup and clap," said Skinner.

For those participating all the effort and sweat was worth it to give parents the help they deserve.

"The celebration of life and helping parents be the best parents they can be is important. That they would choose to go out and purchase a package of diapers or do 10 burpees, that blesses me," said Havard.

 The Burpees for Babies challenge took just under three hours to finish, they started around 11:30 a.m. and finished just before 2:00 p.m.

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