Over the years in the world of fitness it can go with out saying there sure has been some fads. Whether this fad was some sort of contraption that you bought off an infomercial to give you abs of steel, or group class that you might taken or still do take at your local "Globo gym". One thing is for certain there are too many to rant off on our blog today!
If we were to shift our attention to functional fitness or better known as CrossFit; I'm for certain some of our readers out there might participate, have heard from friends, or read an article about one of the fastest growing phenomenons the fitness industry has seen. Do you not know believe us when we tell you it is? In North America alone there over 7,000 locations and that number increases on a daily basis. If you have some free time be sure to check out https://map.crossfit.com/ and see for yourselves.
For most there lies a level of skepticism, or fear of getting hurt. Whether it was an article you read or again just hearing through the grapevine of friends. Like you, this author too was very weary of CF going back to 2008 when I had come across the industry. For years I swore up and down how I could never see myself attending a so called "box" and getting a workout in. As the years went on I got wiser with my weight and anerobic training. I managed to bounce around from gym to gym and found a few trainers that forced me to push myself. All the while learning proper technique and form.
It wasn't until January 2015 that I walked through the doors and participated in my baseline. Essentially the baseline shows your level of athleticism. It was at that very moment after I finished my baseline, which took me roughly about 5 plus minutes to complete that I was instantly hooked! I forced myself to push beyond limits I did not know existed inside of me. Truly it was an amazing experience. Since being apart CF I've shattered personal records in all aspects of my training.
Beyond the sweat and the gratification one can get from day at CF you also form bonds. The comradery that is inside the CF community is astonishing. The way the coaches and other athletes help everyone around them become better day in and day out! If you have a local CF gym nearby we strongly recommend you pop in and see for yourself.