"I’m not fit enough to do CrossFit!"
This is probably the most uttered phrase that I hear as a CrossFit gym owner. You’ve probably heard it yourself when you’ve invited some of your friends to try a CrossFit class. Now that you’ve been doing it for awhile….do you really believe that? They might not like it (or you) when they’re done, but they are definitely capable of participating.
Let’s be realistic…it’s WAY easier to ride a recumbent bike while reading Cosmo, than it is to make it through a CrossFit class. But easier isn’t necessarily better, is it? Especially when we’re talking fitness. If you got it for free…or with no effort, would you really value it? C’mon now…would you?
We’re getting to the time of year where people make the leap into the trendy world of self-improvement. According to Forbes.com “Just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolutions.”. So why don’t people succeed? Because getting fit is confronting, uncomfortable…and HARD! It means that folks have to toss out the Cheetos and the late night Taco Bell run in exchange for real food and consistent exercise. Let me also say, it has to come with a supersize order of ‘change your attitude’!
I read an awesome quote the other day “Whether you think you’re the worst, or the best athlete that has ever trained with us, you’re wrong.”. It all starts with the first step…showing up. That takes guts! After that, the community takes over. The coaches educate and motivate, and you find that you’re surrounded by like-minded people who have gone through the same process you’re experiencing.
The value of what we offer extends far beyond getting in shape. This is the stuff that you don’t even know that you don’t know. What would it feel like to live each day thinking “Of course I can!”? Sure, muscles are cool…but you can’t begin to put a value on self confidence. CrossFit helps us become so many things…better parents, team players, and more present in our own daily lives.
Bottom line…that thought you had about not being fit enough…you might as well kick that one to the curb!
The new you is waiting!