What? The owner of a CrossFit affiliate is saying, “Don’t do CrossFit”. That’s odd. Let me explain. What I mean by that, is if CrossFit isn’t fun for you, challenging for you, and a passion of yours, it’s not going to work for you.
I get asked a lot, “Is CrossFit for me?”, or more recently and specifically, I saw a post on Facebook asking, “What’s the best fitness program out there?”. The answer is there is no one answer for everyone. I love CrossFit, it gets me fired up each day to coach it, to manage it, and to compete in it; it gets me excited each day to go to the gym, and I never “have” to go to the gym, I “want” and “get” to go the gym. It’s my fun time, but also is the best thing I can do for my health and long-term fitness. Can you say the same?
As a member at CrossFit Surmount, I hope so, and that’s at the core of our vision and mission statement, “….to make this the best hour of your day!”. But if it’s not, I’m ok with that, don’t do CrossFit. If it’s Prancersize, and you love that, then Prancersize (What’s Prancersize? Check it out here and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=o-50GjySwew ) .
If it’s a new fitness regime, or at home videos, or whatever, you have to find something you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it, and you feel like you “have to” or you’re dragging yourself to the gym, then eventually you’re going to quit. You only have so much time in a day, and you want to do things you like, right?
I recently tried a boxing class, and another group fitness class at a large national chain to mix things up. The boxing workout absolutely kicked my butt and I left covered in sweat. But I just didn’t love it. It totally would get me and keep me at the fitness levels I target, but it didn’t create that spark for me like CrossFit does. But if boxing does for you, I love it! Find that fire, and stick with it.
CrossFit Surmount is that fire, and that place for me! And I hope the same goes for so many of you, or if you’re reading this and not a member, give us a try to be your new happy place, find your new tribe, and get your fitness on!