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Second Annual Brew-N-Brawl Crawl (It’s Not What You Think)

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Living in the gated communities near Asheville NC, we know that fun things to do are never hard to find.  And that applies no matter what your interests, skills, level of fitness or age may be.  In Lenoir North Carolina, home of The Coves Mountain River Club, the calendar’s chock full of activities all year round.

Last year, for the first time, CrossFit Lenoir organized its “Brew-N-Brawl” event, featuring two-person teams competing in the Workout Of The Day, or “WOD”.  It was so well-received that they’re doing it again in 2019, on April 6th.

In case you’re not familiar with CrossFit, here’s a brief rundown.  Essentially, it’s a lifestyle discipline characterized by a combination of safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition.  Advocates emphasize that it can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance.  And, it can be adapted to work for anyone, whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been training for years.

As the date approaches for “Brew-N-Brawl”, specifics for the WOD will be released.  Possibilities include rowing, 15-foot rope climbs, pull-ups, heavy deadlifts, dumbbell snatches, box jump-overs, thruster ladder and beer keg carries and holds.  (And now you know where the “brew” comes in.)

Whether or not we’re participating, it’s great to have events like this in Lenoir that promote healthy living.  They go hand-in-hand with the clear, clean mountain air we enjoy and the opportunities for outdoor activities that abound in the gated communities near Asheville NC.  We’re just more energetic overall and always enthusiastic to get out and do something.

We’ll be out there cheering when the second annual “Brew-N-Brawl” gets underway, and after it’s over, participants and spectators alike will head for Fercott Fermentables, our local tap room and bottle shop in downtown Lenoir for…maybe a brew or two?

Often, we find that people thinking of moving here expected Lenoir to be a sleepy little town that rolls up its sidewalks at sundown.  They’re surprised to learn how closely the events and celebrations here in the foothills mirror those they enjoyed back where they came from.   

One of the things that makes this area so attractive is that it holds onto what’s important – the traditions and the other positive elements of the mountain lifestyle – but also absorbs the best of what’s new and blends it in just perfectly.  We’ve never lost the simple charm that sets us apart from the crowded, hyperactive, stressful big city environment.  At the same time, you never have to travel far to find pretty much anything you need.  It’s really the ideal place to be.

At The Coves Mountain River Club, we have a strong affinity for the people and town of Lenoir.  There’s a strong sense of community here.  Like in other gated communities near Asheville NC, many of our residents involve themselves with whatever’s going on locally and contribute their own perspective and expertise.

And now, supporting our neighbors who put so much effort into “Brew-N-Brawl” is one more thing we can do each year to help make Lenoir the best it can be.

If you want to get a feel for why so many retirees decide to build their dream homes at The Coves Mountain River Club, all you have to do is stop by for a while and let us give you a tour.

Then, just before the end of the day, head for our Pisgah Mountain Lodge, order your choice of beverage, and settle into a chair outside to watch the sun set over the mountains.

It’s a free show – one of the best you’ll ever see – and it truly says more about this very special place than mere words could ever express.

Come tour The Coves during this beautiful spring month of the year.

Call 828.754.0700 to coordinate your visit!

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