Christmas is just around the corner and it is a wonderful time to reflect on the past year and make goals for the year ahead. Now only this however, it is also a great time to reflect on how fortunate we are in our lives and how we may be able to help those less fortunate than ourselves. This year, the team here at Transformance CrossFit Horgen wanted to celebrate Christmas whilst also giving something back to our local community. As such, our Christmas event this year, was ‘Lift to Gift’ in aid of the HPS Waidhöchi Heilpädagogische Schule, Horgen.

The event offered members and coaches the opportunity to attempt 3 lifts in the attempt to record a 1-rep max:

  • Backsquat
  • Benchpress
  • Deadlift

With 4 attempts at each station per athlete, Transformance CrossFit Horgen would donate 1Fr for every kilogram lifted by the strongest male and strongest female in respect of each lift into a fund to support the children of Waidhöchi in taking part in sport and functional movement. In addition to this, our member Albert Iselin kindly agreed to match the donation of Transformance CrossFit Horgen, meaning that we could make a real difference to these children’s lives. The stakes were high and our members, with members going ALL OUT in their attempts to maximise the contribution to Waidhöchi school.

There were many PRs achieved throughout the day, but in particular we would like to congratulate the following people on achieving the biggest lifts of the day (top lift including coaches qualifies for the donation, but where a coach won the event, we have also congratulated the top client in each category although this is not part of the contribution).:

Backsquat Male – Dominic Scarabelli – 142.5kg

Backsquat Female – Coach Diana – 80kg & Sandra Schmid – 71kg

Benchpress Male – Dominic Scarabelli – 110kg

Benchpress Female – Coach Linda – 60kg & Sandra Schmid – 50kg

Deadlift Male – Christoph Kundert – 195kg

Deadlift Female – Coach Linda – 150kg & Eleonora Curcio – 103kg

The total coming to an amazing 737kg form the best lifts in each category. In addition to the donations made by Transformance & Albert, we would also like to say a big thank you to Christoph Kundert, Marco Francesconi & Sandra Schmid for making additional donations, bringing our grand total to CHF 1,700!! Thank you to all of our members for their efforts in achieving such amazing lifts and congratulations to all of those who achieved a PR on the day.

We look forward to developing a programme for the children of Waidhöchi School and welcoming them into our community in the near future. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project as it develops.

Team Transformance