A Trip into the Much Talked about and Widely Misunderstood CrossFit Gym
Over 3 and half years ago, a good friend of mine joined a CrossFit gym (Crossfit Proverb).
June 15, 2022
I remember hearing the words 3,2,1 GO! I took off like a bat out of hell bound and determined that I was going to beat everyone in this workout. I got the presses knocked out and took off on the run. I was first out the door and crushing everyone… for 100m. The next 300m consisted of me coughing up a lung, feeling like a train hit me, and getting passed by a 90-year-old lady using a walker (Fifth thought, I’m out of shape!!!). a few rounds later and I was done. The people that finished before me cheered me on (Sixth thought, shouldn’t they be making fun of me? They beat me.) Tired, feeling sick, and humbled by what had just happened I made my way to my car to drive home. The next day I woke up excited for 4:30 so that I could leave work and go back to this gym that made me feeling defeated the day before. In only one day I realized that I had found a gym that was a perfect fit for not just me, but anyone who wants something more in their life. I had found a place that welcomed people from all backgrounds, of all mind-sets, and of all shapes and sizes. Within a day, I made friends, got to compete with these people, was showed love and encouragement, and took a step forward in my journey to being more fit. I went from a CrossFit skeptic to someone that loved the atmosphere this type of gym gave me. Three and a half years later I am now a coach at the gym and have made it a goal of mine to give people the same experience I have had. If you are reading this and wondering if CrossFit is for you, try it out! The best time to start your journey to a better you is yesterday, the second-best time is today. Going to the gym shouldn’t be something you force yourself to do, it should be something you want to do!