It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Can I Get a Witness

It isn’t easy starting the path to those goals. You wrote them, you’ve most likely discussed them, and now it’s time to start. But there is a slight balk in your step. Something is missing and you can’t quite put your finger on it.

Let’s pretend we are driving a car for a moment. You’ve started the car and you have to drive slowly, there are potholes everywhere and no one wants to get stuck, but you are so busy looking for potholes that you miss the obstacle ahead of you, so much that you weren’t prepared for it and you immediately start to get frustrated.


Take a deep breath. As a matter of fact, here – take two.

Focus on the issue at hand, preparation is good, but part of the essence of CrossFit is to train for the unknown and unknowable. Who would have thought that the main site programming would include wall climbs on January 8th 2011 which came with their own range of motion standards? And they weren’t the type of wall climbs you would think.

Every goal we set comes with its own set of obstacles, you don’t have to know all of them, but the more prepared we are, the better we feel. How many workouts are comfortable? It’s time to hurl comfort out the window. Roll up your sleeves and get dirty. Don’t look in the mirror, look in yourself; dig down deep and get the work done. And when you are done, either exhausted with chest heaving as you lay crippled on the floor, or out of breath walking around trying to get your head right – that sense of accomplishment is there.

You may not reap the benefits that night, heck, if you didn’t stretch properly after the workout, you’ll probably feel worse the next day. But the benefits do come, they aren’t immediate, they come with time. Your body takes a different shape, your strength numbers go up, and your speed goes up. What was once considered “un-do-able” is now more than “do-able”. Context has begun to change and more challenges are wanted.

And those challenges are set into goals and your perspective shouldn’t change, write it down and get it done.

With all this in mind, let’s take a look at how we can help as Coaches.

Every Friday at 10:30 AM there will be a Yoga Class available to anyone (both members and non-members) for $10 a class. There will also be a Yoga Class available once a month on a specified Saturday. Yoga has many ideal benefits that coincide with what CrossFit has including: strength, flexibility, and posture.

Searching the web for the benefits of yoga was slightly ridiculous and since I don’t think is that credible, here are a couple links for you to review:

On January 22, 2011, there will be a 9 am WOD and then a 10 am Nutrition and 11 am Goal Setting Seminar at CrossFit Relentless. While we all think we have dialed in our nutrition, it wouldn’t hurt to review it with a Coach, learn the benefits of a proper nutrition plan, and realistically dial in your Goals with some instruction and outline from Lululemon.

Finally, put your game face on. January 30, 2011 – the CrossFit Relentless Throwdown. $25 per athlete, 9 am start. Time to see what competition does to the mind. If you think that a regular class is worthwhile, try a competition, you’ll find that what you think you are capable of is much less than what you are actually capable of. The mind has a way of playing tricks on the body, but the body takes over when the mind is occupied!

-Coach Tony

"I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work."
                                              - Henry Rollins

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