CrossFit has a strong connection to law enforcement and military officials.
When CrossFit was first getting started up it was heavily practiced by officers at the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s department. Since that time CrossFit has become the conditioning program of choice for tactical ops, police academies, and military specialized teams all over the country.
CrossFit commemorated a set of workouts to fallen soldiers.
In honor of fallen soldiers, ones who presumably practiced CrossFit on their own, the company decided to name a section of workouts in their honor. These ‘Hero Workouts’ are now commonplace in boxed gyms all over the world.