Russell Berger and his family need our help.

Our paths first crossed with the Bergers in June of 2018 when Russell spoke out online against a pride workout at CrossFit Infiltrate.

Since then, our work in the queer fitness community has grown tremendously, bringing our inclusive OUTWOD workouts to over 100 CrossFit Affiliates nationwide in 2019 alone.

Our lives have been saved in Crossfit gyms around the world. And we believe CrossFit is for any body; queer, straight, religious, atheist, young, old, and adaptive. It’s for all of us. Because when we come together, we can change the world.

When we heard the news about Russell's wife, Katherine, we knew we needed to respond with compassion.

We believe in wellness for everyone, and that’s why we’re launching a special “Katherine Berger Campaign” for the month of February to raise funds for Katherine's medical care and potential transplant needs, and The OUT Foundation will match up to $1,500 raised by our community for this campaign.

We believe love conquers hate and hope the kindness of our community helps the Berger family in its time of need.

-The OUT Foundation and OUTWOD Family

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Russell Berger and his family need our help.

Our paths first crossed with the Bergers in June of 2018 when Russell spoke out online against a pride workout at CrossFit Infiltrate.

Since then, our work in the queer fitness community has grown tremendously, bringing our inclusive OUTWOD workouts to over 100 CrossFit Affiliates nationwide in 2019 alone.

Our lives have been saved in Crossfit gyms around the world. And we believe CrossFit is for any body; queer, straight, religious, atheist, young, old, and adaptive. It’s for all of us. Because when we come together, we can change the world.

When we heard the news about Russell's wife, Katherine, we knew we needed to respond with compassion.

We believe in wellness for everyone, and that’s why we’re launching a special “Katherine Berger Campaign” for the month of February to raise funds for Katherine's medical care and potential transplant needs, and The OUT Foundation will match up to $1,500 raised by our community for this campaign.

We believe love conquers hate and hope the kindness of our community helps the Berger family in its time of need.

-The OUT Foundation and OUTWOD Family