It was such an honor to be invited to be part of the Rise Bar Rise and Run Social Event in beautiful Crystal Cove State Park here in Southern California. This hike/run was led by two amazing personal trainers Becky LaChance and Cody Ayala who also happens to be one of our very own squad members. Lots of amazing people, raffles, prizes and even had the chance to cool off at the beach right after!
The squad posted up for a group photo right before beginning our climb! We stocked up with some goodies provided by Rise Bar and Flow water. It was a warm sunny morning so we made sure to lather up on extra sun protection too!
Such scenic views all around while the Pacific Ocean teasing us in the background! lol. We couldn't wait to get back to the beach to cool off!
The best part of it all is having our youth involved. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing them push through their personal struggles and overcome those obstacles in order to win. They remind us of why we do what we do. They truly handled this hike and with intense heat like champs and we couldn't be more proud of them all!
A very special thanks to our squad member Cody Ayala (you can check him out at gutsovermatterfitness.com) for his encouragement and motivation. He definitely kept these kids on their toes and pushed them to give it their all. At the end they were all smiles and felt the sense of accomplishment and earned their stripes on that mountain. Cody is a great example of a leader and we are proud to have him as part of our squad!
We finished off this hike/run by walking across the street to the beach, enjoyed some snacks, raffles and prizes and cooled off with a swim in the ocean. Overall it was a great family day!
We are thankful we were able to participate in such a great event and looking forward to future events with Rise Bar. Until next time!