Your journey to finding CrossFit is meant to be an enjoyable experience. Most people join a local box in hopes of joining a healthy community with the goals of fitness and excellence at the top of mind. For us, starting CrossFit began with a nudge from a friend telling us to check it out.
These days, beginning your CrossFit journey is often times more time consuming, and for a lot of the members that walk through our doors, a little more stressful. The stress does not come from the intensity of the program or the learning of the movements, however; it comes with the decision on where to start.
As the original CrossFit Affiliate in our area, we often get the question, “what makes your training so special?” We do not greet this question in an abrupt nature, we actually revel in the simplicity of it. Our training is CrossFit. We breathe, eat, sleep, drink and dream CrossFit. Our goals for each and every client is to find the inner joy and sense of accomplishment with each day of training that we, the coaches, have found every day along our very own fitness journey.
The most difficult part of understanding our program is being able to put misconceptions aside and bask in the simplicity of it. We do not follow one specific template for success in fitness: Our template is CrossFit. “Constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity over broad time and modal domains.” – That IS our template.
When choosing an affiliate, one must understand that THIS is what you are going to get. This is what you want! You do not want to put your trust in a fitness professional touting “high intensity interval training;” but instead, “constantly varied high intensity movement.” Just the mention of these words should bring ease and understanding to a perspective client of the art of fitness.
With the success of CrossFit across the globe, a number of “fake” fitness programs have come into fruition. These programs claim to be CrossFit, but do not offer the same results, certificated instructors, or sense of community that pure, affiliated CrossFit gym can provide. The dangers in giving your time, trust and money to one of these establishments is the increased likelihood of injury, lack of accredited coaching, and most importantly, a waste of your hard earned money.
Legitimate CrossFit gym cost more than your traditional gym memberships due to a multitude of reasons:
We wish you luck and progress as your journey into your relationship with CrossFit; we know you will find what you are looking for.
…Full Speed Ahead…
CrossFit Eastern Shore Team