#WORKOUToftheWEEK 7.13.2018 'Poitras'

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A friend from my box - Justin Poitras lost was in a motorcycle accident on July 3rd on his way to our box, CrossFit Southie, when he was struck by a vehicle turning left. Justin had head trauma and was rushed to the hospital within 5 minutes of the accident, but emergency surgery was not enough for him to survive. He was declared brain dead on July 4th, 2018 and his parents removed him off life support. Absolutely tragic loss, as Justin was as tough as nails and as strong as an ox. He was a former marine, current Boston Firefighter and one of the nicest, outgoing guys you could meet at the box. Just a truly awful story...and entirely tragic for Justin's parents, friends, family, box members, marines, and co-workers.

Went to the wake, balled my eyes out, no one, ESPECIALLY a great human like Justin should lose their life this way. Just absolutely tragic. Read more down below. 

- Cam 

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From: CrossFit Southie - original post here

In 31 Minutes

42 Calories on the Assault Bike

7 Strict Pull-ups
4 Deadlifts 335, 225 lbs.
18 Push-ups
400m Run

Every other 400m Run complete with a 48/36lb sandbag. If you do not have a sandbag work in an odd object such as a kettlebell or medicine ball.

Bike Sub/Modification
Ladies= x0.8 Calories (34 Cals)
Ski erg= x1.25 Calories
Rower= x1.5 Calories

Level 4- 315,205
Level 3- 275,185
Level 2- 225, 135
Level 1- 145, 95

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'Poitras' Hero WOD from CrossFit Southie

'Poitras' Hero WOD from CrossFit Southie

Written by: CrossFit Southie

This Saturday, July 14th we will be coming together as a community to honor our friend Justin Poitras. Justin was a former marine and a Boston Firefighter. He died July, 4th 2018 from a head injury he sustained in a collision when riding his motorcycle. Justin has saved 6 lives with his healthy, thriving organs that were donated shortly after his passing.

On Saturday we will be running classes on a normal schedule. Anyone is more than welcome to join us for this memorial workout. All we ask is that if you are not a paying member that you give a donation to Justin’s family. We have noticed that many members have already donated and we very much appreciate your generosity. Let’s come together as much as we can to help this mourning family.

Neighboring Affiliates- If you have the opportunity to work this into your programming on Saturday or next week that would mean a lot to us. The link to donate to Justin’s family is- https://www.gofundme.com/justin-poitras

31- Years of Age
42- Engine Number
7-4-18- Date of passing

It all starts off with a tribute bike ride. Justin LOVED heavy deadlifts and also liked workouts with basic bodyweight movements that he did in the marines- strict pull-ups and push-ups. The sandbag is to signify running with a load of firefighter gear.

Please join us in celebrating the life of this amazing soul. For any further questions or information please email info@crossfitsouthie.com


From the Lowell Sun

Justin Poitras

Justin Poitras

Justin David Poitras
Boston Firefighter

BOSTON - Justin David Poitras, BFD, a resident of the Roxbury section of Boston passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Boston Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 31.

Born in Lowell on December 19, 1986, he was a son of Miriam Nieves Poitras of Haverhill and Mark and Sue Ann (Egan) Poitras of Nashua, NH.

Justin grew up in Lowell and moved to Nashua, NH during high school. He was a 2005 graduate of Nashua High School. Justin entered the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. He served four years and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA. Justin was deployed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal.

Following his discharge from the Marines, Justin enrolled in the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He graduated in 2014 from the School of Health Sciences with a bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology.

Justin worked as a personal trainer before joining the Boston Fire Department in 2017. He has been stationed on Engine 42 since completing the fire academy.

An avid athlete and fierce competitor, Justin has been playing baseball since the age of three. He started in Lowell's PYO league and most recently the Boston Jakes. He was an ardent cross fitter and member of Southie Crossfit. He also enjoyed golf, fishing, traveling, and spending time at the beach. Justin looked forward to his workouts. He liked weight lifting and entered many weight lifting competitions, placing 2nd in his last one. Justin strived to be the best in whatever he did. He always took care of himself from the inside out.

Justin was extremely motivated, kind, and respectful. He was very generous as well. Justin volunteered countless hours at the Boston Shriners Hospital helping in the burn unit. This year he helped Boston Firefighters Foundation to help raise money for burn victims by taking part in their Firefighters Calendar. He was Mr. January 2018.

Justin was outgoing and laidback. He was always willing to help people. Wether he was lending his ear to help solve a problem, or helping someone with a project. He was always right there.

Justin loved his family and his firefighter brothers. He was happiest when he was around all of them.

In his last act of kindness and giving, Justin's organs were donated to help save the lives of six people.

Surviving him besides his parents are his brothers and sister, Joshua Poitras of Haverhill; Jesse Lee Egan-Poirier and his wife Amanda of North Adams; Corrie Jane Poitras of Quincy; two nephews and niece including his Godson, Gabriel Gerard Poitras, Aria Jane Egan-Poirier, August Matthew Poirier; maternal grandparents, Ruth Reyes of North Chelmsford, Louis Reyes of FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

POITRAS - Relatives and friends are invited to Justin's Life Celebration at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, from 2 until 8 PM, on Wednesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM, in St. Rita Church, 158 Mammoth Rd., Lowell. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. At the conclusion of services on Thursday everyone is invited to continue Justin's Life Celebration at the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks, 300 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford. Donations in Justin's Memory may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/justin-poitras For condolences and directions, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.

Published in Lowell Sun on July 9, 2018

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