CrossFit gives us the freedom to move better, it gives us the capability to run, jump, swim, bike, and PLAY. If you ask the average American to run a 5K road race with you, they would be hesitant, they would say they can’t do that. Maybe after a bit of coercing you’ll get them to agree, but they need a running plan to get them there.
But if you ask a CrossFitter to do a 5k, they are more likely to reply with “okay..sure when”. Because they know they have the capability to do it. It might not be the fastest 5K and they might not love running, but they are confident they can finish.
When new members come to CrossFit True, we take a personalized approach. We want to get to know them, to know their goals, their motivation, and their limitations to better help them on their road to a healthier life. Often when we ask about their goals we get the same responses…drop a few pounds, gain strength, have visible muscle, to just be healthier, to not be out of breath.
After some soul searching, what it really boils down to for many is that they want to be able to do activities (bike, hike, kayak, swim, rock climb, trampoline park, pickup basketball, etc) . If their friends are going to do something they want to be able to say YES without hesitation. When their kids need a chaperone on the next hiking trip, they want to be able to say YES, I would love to go.
And that is the freedom we get from CrossFit; to be capable of using our bodies in a variety of ways at the drop of a hat.