The Test of Fitness

La Sierra High School
Theisen, Earl La Sierra High School. Look: Along the Iron Curtain January 30, 1962

 

If you happen to reside in the camp that believes that the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games were too difficult, especially due to the pegboard event, or worse, Murph, I invite you to go with me on a journey back in time.  The year is 1962, 9 months after John F. Kennedy presented his famous moon shot speech.  It was in this year that JFK challenged the nation once again.  This time, the challenge was to make America physically healthy.  In his own words, he stated that he believed that a physically healthy citizen would also be a spiritually and mentally healthy citizen.  JFK’s challenge to build a stronger America was known as the “Great National Effort”.  It was modeled after the PE programming of La Sierra High School.  Four thousand high schools across the nation rose to this challenge. Read More