Oct 30th, 2011
Community Day October, 2011
Today we had our first community day workout at our new location. There were quite a few people who hadn’t done CrossFit before and were interested in trying it out. It is surprising to me who ends up becoming a die hard member and who doesn’t–I certainly wouldn’t be able to pick out who will be here next year and who won’t.
It made me think about what makes us stick to the program. I know for me, I started CrossFit to get stronger for climbing (rock). It worked, and it helped me stay in shape when I wasn’t able to climb outside. I probably would not stick to CrossFit if it was the only thing I did–for me it is a means to an end.
What is great about CrossFit is that you can do whatever you want with it–you can get into the strength aspect of training or the Olympic lifts. You can use it as a general fitness program, or to compliment your sport-specific program. It can help you excel at your job, your home improvement projects, or even just playing with your kids.
My husband sent me a text the other day: "CrossFit has fallen. The Alice Radio DJs were talking about working out at CrossFit. Once elite fitness now a fad for the masses." In a way, I think it is great that more people are getting exposed to this sort of training. Most of them will not stick to the CrossFit programming, but it might change the way they work out. Which takes me to my point: Why do you keep coming to CrossFit Oakland? Please post thoughts to comments.
P.S. Husband does not listen to Alice Radio normally, he was at the fire house.
P.P.S. Title taken from an article about CrossFit in the November issue of Men’s Health. Click here to read, though it isn’t an especially great article.Read More