Generally speaking, working out is about you.

However, for one group, the lifting and sweating was in memory of one beloved woman, to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money for research.

During October, Antioch CrossFit hosted a Workout a Day for its members.

The goal was to raise not only the barbells but at least $3,000.

Well, consider this group heavy lifters because the small-but-mighty gym racked up three times the amount.

"Just seeing our members giving their all for a great cause such as this is very rewarding," said Shannan Kunishige-Lagang, co-owner of the gym.

The fundraiser -- Barbells for Boobs — provides funding for mammograms to individuals who could not otherwise afford the vital exam.

Throughout October, more than 800 CrossFit gyms across the nation worked out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Out of the 838 teams involved, Antioch's group was No. 28 in fundraising.

"That's pretty good considering we are such a small team," Sandi Brooks of the local CrossFit said.

The daily workouts are done in preparation of the main Barbells event.

This is the third year the Antioch club has gathered for the event, which is done in honor of a "member or family member who has fought breast cancer," Brooks said.

This year, members pushed themselves to the limit for Ruth Moya, who passed in 2003.

Four members of Moya's immediate family participated in the event.

In addition to those working out, loads of family and friends piled in to cheer on the group.

"It was a smashing event," Brooks said. "Members did the workout, along with one very brave (elementary school student) who did it right along with us.

"It grows larger (every year)," Brooks noted.

Before the barbell lifting began, co-owner Allan Lagang gave a quick speech, introduced previous honorees and told a bit about Moya and her fight against breast cancer.

Moya's son, Dan, showed a short-but-emotional video with photos of his mother and family.

For more information, visit barbellsforboobs.org and search for Antioch CrossFit.

Reach Trine Gallegos at TrineG@att.net.