“I have to be in shape to do CrossFit.”

Full Disclosure right here: I am not a doctor, or medical professional. I am a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer as well as USAW Certified.  And what you are about to read is from my experiences and what I have witnessed and read myself. So you can take this with a grain of salt or really give yourself the opportunity to make changes toward a healthier, fitter you. Now, that being said…
It is time to stop thinking that you “have to be in shape” to do CrossFit. That is not true. CrossFit was designed to help EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE get or stay functionally fit. Let me repeat this, FUNCTIONALLY FIT.  What does functionally fit mean you ask? Well, let me enlighten you if I may.
So what does it mean to be “functionally fit”?
The definition of ” Function”  noun, – an activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing.
The definition of “Fitness” noun, the quality or state of being fit. The Capacity of an organism to survive.
Our bodies are designed to move. We are mammals, with blood pumping through our veins, our hearts beat and we can fill our lungs with air. We have legs to run, jump, skip, etc. Arms to swing, pull, push, lift, throw and hands to grab, you get the idea. When we were kids we ran and played til the daylight to turned dark. Endless amounts of bounding energy. Remember that? We were taught our sedentary behavior. Think about it. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
So why not go back to when we were kids and play? That is pretty much what CrossFit is. Playing, We run, jump, push, pull, lift, squat, sweat and one of the best parts is we don’t do it alone! CrossFit has built itself on community, accountability and fitness. Let’s be honest, a majority of us DO NOT enjoy working out. However, we do not like letting ourselves down or others when we know people are counting on us.
In my experience CrossFit has been one of the best approaches to getting fit from all aspects. Losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing cardio and building strength and gaining a new confidence in one self. And not a single one of my clients came into CrossFit professional athletes or super models. They are  everyday people with real struggles, real goals and real lives outside of the four walls we call CrossFit Akeso. However, when they come in to the box they become their goals by doing something as simple as the Workout Of the Day. By doing this they get closer to their goals and the best part, they have a community of coaches and friends to support them along the way.


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