We’ve all strived to work out one way or another. Perhaps you joined the local gym, a running group, bought some home workout videos, or maybe you claim running your kids around is exercise enough. No matter what you have tried, almost all sports require only a few muscles and body parts. For example, soccer requires speed and primarily lower body strength, while baseball uses more upper body strength with a bit of legwork. Others, such as Jiu-Jitsu or other martial arts, teaches you to take advantage of your opponent’s strength and use it against them. This is nice and dandy, but what about a sport that exercises all muscle groups? What about a sport that’s new and different each time you attend?
Well, quite the hounds, hold the horses, for the search is up! There’s a sport out there, available for all ages, which is different from the local gym. It consists of trained instructors, a new workout every day and your athletic ability is not a factor. The answer? CrossFit.
CrossFit, officially established in 2000, is an elite physical program that focuses on cardio, mobility, flexibility, power, speed, agility and numerous amount more physical qualities in a one-hour workout. It is also composed of trained instructors, who are there to tell and show you what to do, how to do it, and correct your form or give you encouragement. Also, a bonus in CrossFit is that you’ll never get bored. Each day is a new workout, meaning one day you might have a time cap to accomplish as many reps as possible, while other days you might have to finish three, four or even seven rounds of reps before you are completed.
“CrossFit is better than a group fitness because it’s different every day,” stated a two and a half year committer of CrossFit.
A fact that personally escalates my self-esteem is that it does not matter what stage of life you are in. You may be a bodybuilder or someone who hasn’t work out a day in your life outside PE class in the old days. When it comes down to the final few minutes, everyone will be out-of-breath and be wishing they had never come, guaranteed. Nonetheless, you’ll be wanting to come back the next day.
It’s a complicated love-hate relationship.
Interested yet? Perhaps you wouldn’t mind trying it out, but don’t really want to commit? CrossFit of LaGrange, located at 108 Corporate Park E Ct, offers a free week of trial. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to come back. Personally, I thought I would strongly dislike the experience, but now I rather enjoy the rewarding and accomplishing feeling CrossFit provides me and the people who shout encouraging words to the last man standing. So, instead of going to the gym or joining a Fitness Club for half a fortune, why not try CrossFit?