“Research your closest park or whichever park you’re interested in and reach out to them,” he said. “The worst that could happen is you get a good workout.”Andrew Dixon, Dave Sullivan and Jake Juillet were finding that out. Back in Cheboygan, Michigan, they had been looking for CrossFit competitions in New York City online when they stumbled on a listing for the Pull Up Park Jam. They booked plane tickets and a hotel in Midtown, expecting a more routine CrossFit competition.
“We didn’t realize it was a calisthenics community—I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Sullivan. “Now I just want to challenge myself and see if I can even come close to what these guys have.” After his turn on the grueling circuit, a panting Sullivan was asked how he felt. “Horrible,” he said, smiling.