I’ve been an athlete all my life and pushing hard for a workout has never been a problem. But after having stopped team sports, I’ve found myself in a dry spell. I got a yearlong gym membership, which I’ve used for a total 3 months, and the occasions I do go, it’s difficult to push to levels I know I am capable of. Even when I do gather the energy to push hard at the gym, I’m usually so discouraged from soreness the next day that I end up staying home. Next thing I know, several weeks go by without working out.
Sometimes I’m just so tired after work, that simply getting myself to the gym felt like a workout itself! On and off, this continued for the last 2 years. This was the circumstance that got me to join Crossfit. After going to Crossfit 192 for the last 3 months, I have to say it is one of the best decisions I’ve made.
The coaches there are very knowledgeable, and they really spend the time to go over movements to make sure you are doing things properly. What’s the point of working out if you are going to injure yourself right? Classes are an hour long. It includes warm-up, stretching, and the Workout of The Day (WOD). The WOD averages only about 7-20 minutes. There was one workout that lasted for about 40 minutes but those do not happen too often. Make no mistake, however, they are short but quite intense. You will be sweating and breathing hard by the end of the WOD. I mention the time because it shows that we do not need to spend endless hours at the gym in order to get in shape. 20 minutes of intense exercise with proper guidance and consistency is enough.
The best part about Crossfit 192 is the atmosphere. It’s not just the coaches but the patrons as well. The coaches are very friendly and nice, and the other members of the gym are very encouraging. People there all share a common interest in getting fit and healthy. Despite having a range of levels, everybody tries to help each other out. I was barely able to walk last week after the “Workout of The Day” (WOD) and another member came over to help put the weights away for me. It’s every member’s responsibility to put back weights and equipment they use, but seeing the condition I was in, he quickly came to help. This is the type of environment Crossfit 192 has that makes the gym time worth every minute you are there.
Getting in shape is tough. It’s takes a lot of drive and motivation to get results. So the bottom line is why do it all by yourself? Come to a place where there is an atmosphere of encouragement and support. That is the reason I joined Crossfit 192 and I have not regretted it yet.