The growing sport of functional fitness continues to make waves throughout the fitness community. 2014 saw the rise of a new sport in this realm called The National Pro GRID league, NPGL or "The GRID" for short. This consists of teams of athletes going head-to-head in matches.
The GRID differs from other functional fitness competitions because although the team is one entity, different players are responsible for different things- just like a basketball team works together while athletes hold specific positions. This sport is also a great opportunity for many high-level athletes to specialize in whichever area of fitness they excel- which is very different from the concept of the CrossFit Games.
12 Labours had five athletes take the stage on the GRID Pro Days that were held the last couple months. Three of these athletes were called back for the NPGL Combine, which is this weekend. We caught up with athletes Luke Espe, Christa Giordano, and Christen Wagner, to see how they feel about this weekend: