Who We Are
CrossFit Faru is the fitness regimen for the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Grumeti Fund's Anti-Poaching Unit. Nineteen elite game scouts equipped and trained to react quickly to information regarding potential poaching threats anywhere in the Serengeti.
Wildlife protectors need to be in optimal fitness condition to carry out their daily work safely and efficiently. The SOGs chosen fitness regime is CrossFit as it affords the necessary cardio/stamina/strength conditioning that these elite scouts require.
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting and people who have trained for years.
Anti-poaching and Law Enforcement at Grumeti Fund
As pristine parts of the world continue to shrink in the face of rapid population growth, the Grumeti Fund – in conjunction with the Tanzanian government – is actively involved in preserving 350,000 acres of previously neglected Serengeti wilderness.
The vast majority of poaching incidents in the Grumeti concessions involves commercial bush-meat poaching; however, elephant poaching for ivory is a constant and increasing concern. The Grumeti Fund combines cutting-edge technology with well-trained boots on the ground to combat this dual-poaching threat.
The SOG's primary role is to intervene in potential poaching activities before they happen as well as safeguard our critically endangered black rhino. Rhino in Swahili is Faru. Because the SOG uses CrossFit workout regimen to train for the work of protecting this critically endangered species, they named their CrossFit chapter, CrossFit Faru.