CrossFit is widely known for high intensity and fierce competition. For veterans in and around Boston, CrossFit Middleton is building a community for veterans. Whether they’re facing physical injuries, mental hardships, or emotional challenges, this CrossFit center isn’t just a place to work out, it’s a center for healing. Returning home from combat and working to re-integrate in their domestic lives, the veterans who are missing the chance to work out and train with their band of brothers can fill that void with the family they find at CrossFit. Together, they push through pain, both physically and emotionally, in what has become a “sanctuary” for returning heroes.