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Fitness, Empowerment, Awareness

UPublish story by Eleni Manousogiannaki

Save the date:

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ CROSSFIT (MLCF) is an affiliate that was founded on the principles that we consider very important: First, much thought was put into the name for the affiliate (pronounced Mo‘lon La’ve). The name means “Come and take them” because it was a defiant statement made by King Leonidas of Sparta Greece in the face of the Persian army’s demand for a surrender of weapons prior to the Battle of Thermopylae. King Leonidas showed courage and strength and he did not give up in the face of his enemy albeit the enemy was powerful and Leonidas was outnumbered. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ reminds me that we are never to give up in the face of great discouragement or negativity but we should rise up and boldly make our statement! My wife and her family are also Greek and I have come to know and love Greek culture and traditions. We believe in celebrating culture and respecting differences. We live our faith. We are dedicated Christians. We choose to live out our faith as inspirational examples rather than proselytize. We believe that all people have differences and beliefs as well as common ground and everyone deserves respect. We can find common ground as we encourage, celebrate, and stand together as you achieve or exceed your personal fitness goals. However, beyond this, we are community advocates.

MLCF has made it their mission raise awareness and speak out against domestic violence. Mark Nolan, the affiliate owner of MLCF lost his sister Jennifer, to domestic violence well over a decade ago. Jennifer left behind three very young children. Her loss left him and his entire family with a huge gaping hole in their hearts and in their lives. For Mark, her death will not be in vain. He and his wife, Eleni, utilize their business and their events to inform, advocate and speak out against domestic violence. MLCF seeks to empower victims and help them become victors! CrossFit is a perfect fit for them because it is all about becoming epic: believing in yourself, becoming your best and reaching beyond your wildest dreams to accomplish things you never thought possible. We seek to empower from the inside out!

Please come out and support their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. The day will be focused on family! The Police Department will have cruiser there for kids to explore. The Fire Department will have its fire safety mobile unit there as well. There will be music and fun for everyone! So, come join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and stick around for the festivities! The BWS will also have a presence there as well!

Our address is:

9100 Valley View Road

Macedonia, Ohio

Our phone number is:

330 998 3111

(Intersection of Valley View and East Highland Rd.)

Grand Opening

Saturday, May 4th from

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us for a Free FAMILY FUN DAY!

$1 a minute chair/table massage

(Proceeds to benefit the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit County)

•Free Popcorn

•Free Face Painting

•Free Balloons

•Macedonia Fire and Police kids safety vehicles to peruse!

•Kid friendly music!

•Demos, contests and giveaways!

•Food for purchase by “The Green Machine”

• Child ID Kits and much more!

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