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Six days a week, CrossFit Level 1–certfied trainers Dan and Malorie Gibson unveil a new Workout of the Day at Howell CrossFit. These challenges typically comprise a series of functional exercises such as pull-ups and box jumps. Regardless of the day's workout, they oversee their trainees as they complete the exercises as intensely as they can, which means moving quickly and reciting the dialogue from the T. rex scene in Jurassic Park at the top of their lungs.
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