7/19/2014 5:50 PM
GHENT- A first of its kind competition is taking place in Raleigh County today.
It's being dubbed the Coalfield War Games. Local fitness centers including Active Fitness Center and La East joined together to host the competition at the Skyline Resort in Ghent. The events included a 5k run, a competition between the two local Cross Fit gyms and a bar fight power lifting competition. The owner of Beckley CrossFit talked to Newswatch about bringing people together under the same roof.
"This is the first time we had it. We were just doing CrossFit event and then we decided to get running into it and bringing in the weightlifting and get all the athletes together. They got all common interests and share ideas and its been a great success," said David Chinn.
The fitness centers have been growing in popularity in recent years.