We’re almost done, finish strong! If you haven’t done both workouts and 3 of the 5 lifts make sure to get them done Friday. Go get your body scans done! If you feel like maybe you haven’t changed much get the scan anyway, you may be surprised. I will be going over the body scans and workouts on Saturday to crown a winner(I’ll announce the winner Sunday night), if you haven’t paid or don’t have your body scans turned in you won’t qualify for any prizes! Also, we have a people’s choice award to give out, take a look at the goal board or you can vote for someone who you’ve noticed in the gym that puts for their best effort everyday. If you can’t make it in to the gym please text me and let me know who you want to cast a vote for.

Strength 20 min to work on a 1 rep max

Wod “James Pappageorge” 21-15-9 Reps for Time Push Presses (135/95 lb, from the ground) Toes-to-Bars

This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to James Pappageorge, FDNY, Engine 23, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

Gina Pinos said she felt her fallen firefighter fiancé all around today as she clutched his picture at ground zero. “Just to hear his name is comforting,” Pinos said of former fiancé James Pappageorge.

Pinos’ 16-year-old son, Justin, wore Pappageorge’s FDNY shirt today. Pappageorge was not his biological father but had treated him like a son. The mom and son were one of the hundreds of families at ground zero to celebrate the nearly 3000 people lost on Sept. 11, 2001. They came with posters full of photographs of their loved ones and signs that simply read, “I Heart Daddy” and “Never Forget.” They wore t-shirts emblazoned with their images and sniffled as names were read.

Pinos can still remember the last time she talked to her 29-year-old fiancé. “We left each other in the morning. … I took the train in [to work] from Yonkers. … I saw TVs showcasing the towers getting hit,” she said. Pappageorge was six weeks into his career as a firefighter. Worried, Pinos reached him by the pay phone at his firehouse as he and the rest of Engine 23 were being called to duty.

He told her, “I love you, I got to go, bye.” Pinos never got to tell him goodbye or her biggest secret of all: She was pregnant. She’d taken a pregnancy test the night before and had planned to surprise him with the news. “I never got to tell him,” Pinos said. “I lost him and the baby because it was too much.” The two had planned to marry Sept. 11, 2002. Today, Pinos brought pictures of her love to leave at the place on the memorial where his name has been carved.

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