To all the haters out there here is your warning…don’t read any further if you don’t want to hear something good about CrossFit.
There are tons of articles talking about people getting injured and how bad and cultish CrossFit is but let me tell you about a different side that the haters don’t focus on because it doesn’t create the drama they are looking for. Let me tell you about all of the truly amazing things that CrossFit does.
The community that is spontaneously created when people do these workouts together is nothing short of amazing. No matter what our backgrounds are, where we come from, what our religious beliefs are, we are family because we are CrossFitters. CrossFitters take care of their own. Do you have a sense of belonging at your gym, do you walk out filled with pride not only for the workout you completed but because of the community that you interacted with. Do you walk out of your gym feeling like you belong to something larger? Well if not, come give CrossFit a try.
The box may consist of 4 walls but they are not the containment of this community. It is farther reaching than we can imagine. From holding fundraiser for those in need, who we may not know but because we are connected by a bond so deep it is indescribable, because we CrossFit. Doing good for a larger population because we care and because we can.
The support and encouragement gained from being a member of this community is like no other. No matter what your goals are, loose weight, be an athlete, get stronger, improve your life..you are welcomed and accepted for who you are. I have not found a single community like this anywhere.
The community that is created runs deeper than friendship, it is a family. A family held together by common bonds and a desire to be part of something greater.
The self assurance, the confidence, the empowerment that it brings to people is magical.
So those who want to degrade CrossFit, criticize it and bash it I say bring it on. Your words fall on my deaf ears because I know that there is so much more to CrossFit than exercise. There is a community that is growing by the thousands on a daily basis and we aren’t going anywhere. You would be better served to come on into any box where you will be welcomed with open arms and give it a try. You might find that you just like it!