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March 12, 2021

Astronaut applicant, CrossFit Warrior credits many women for success

The sky is not the limit for Maj. Allison Brager. The word “limit” is not really part of her vocabulary, and the sky is something she’s been waiting to blast through since she was 7 years old.

Jan. 26, 2021

From America’s Strongest Woman to new world record

Army Staff Sgt. Gabriele Burgholzer crushed the world women’s middleweight record in the Mouser Block, hefting a metal box filled with 194 pounds of cast iron plates over her head during the Mammoth Strength Challenge on Jan. 23 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Nov. 20, 2020

USAREC seeking Soldiers for new ‘Talent,’ eSports, Warrior Fitness, teams

A search is underway to form The U.S. Army’s Got Talent Team, a new recruiting outreach program, as well as new members to join two other USAREC marquee programs, The U.S. Army eSports Team and the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team.

Sept. 30, 2020

U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team comes out on top at Heart of America

The Army Warrior Fitness Team brought home one event win and four second-place finishes at the Heart of America team competition here Sept. 25-27.

Sept. 3, 2020

Warrior Fitness Team finishes strong at first competition since COVID-19

Soldiers from the Army Warrior Fitness Team captured top honors at the Top of the Box Fitness Competition held here Aug. 28-30.

April 27, 2020

U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team goes virtual

With the majority of physical fitness centers closed across America, the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team is bringing its fitness knowledge to the digital space. The team has expanded its virtual outreach to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle while adhering to social distancing requirements.

April 24, 2020

Army neuroscientist tests skills, training on COVID frontlines in NYC

An Army neuroscientist and Mission Support Battalion Soldier is working at the front lines of the COVID-19 response efforts in New York City. Capt. Allison Brager, member of the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness Team, has temporarily been assigned to serve with a team of medical professionals at the Army’s field hospital at the Javits Center.

March 12, 2020

Army neuroscientist unravels connection between the brain and physical performance

For Capt. Allison Brager, working as an Army astronaut on the International Space Station could be the next step in a series of personal and professional accomplishments, including Army neuroscientist, masters level cross-fit competitor, champion pole vaulter and author.

Aug. 9, 2019

Putting in sweat: Soldier gives all to make fitness team

Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Zayas wiped the sweat off his brow as he glared at the box on the floor in front of him. Listening to the loud music that echoed throughout the gym, Zayas took a deep breath as he anticipated his next set of exercises.

Aug. 5, 2019

Soldiers vie in survival of the fittest at 2019 CrossFit Games

The sound of cheering carried across the Alliant Energy Center as the top athletes from over 100 countries took the field Thursday during the 2019 CrossFit Games opening ceremony.

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