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 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
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
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