CrossFit competition has addicts helping addicts

CrossFit competition has addicts helping addicts. (CBS12)

A Delray Beach CrossFit competition is raising money to help local addicts.

“We’ve had a bunch of coaches that have come through that had exposure to dealing with treatment and addiction, so me being truly involved in fitness, I wanted to figure out a way I can help," said Rob Thomas, gym owner of Hype Delray.

The money is going to Temperance Training, a program that offers free CrossFit classes to people who have 24-hours of sobriety or more. The program offers peer to peer accountability, service opportunities, and fellowship. Temperance Training’s mission is to de-stigmatize the disease of addiction.

“Fitness played a huge role at the beginning of my recovery. I found a gym and on top of the other sober things I was doing everyday to battle my disease, I was going to the gym everyday as well,” said ANthony Fazio, founder of Temperance Training.

Saturday’s event is the third Outwork Addiction Fundraiser. There are 108 people competing. To connect, you can go to Temperance Training's Instagram.