Care to venture a guess as to the most common piece of advice I give at the gym? Lift heavier weights? Less pizza, more salad? Don’t forget to stretch. All good tips, but no.
Most people start a fitness journey with setting goals. Whether someone is just getting starting or they’ve been taking classes for years, here’s the goal I see time and time again: “I want to get in better shape.”
Studies show that having an accountability partner increases your fitness results. Working out with a group increases success rates even more. And what about when those two variables are combined?
The first time my significant other, Kiel stepped into a weight room, he was 14. He played collegiate baseball and almost 2/3 of his life has involved fitness, in some capacity. When I tell you he’s strong, I mean I’m fairly confident he could parallel park a car by lifting it into the space.
They say the only thing that’s constant is change.Whether it’s huge, like the way COVID has altered most of our lives, or seemingly insignificant, like trying a new flavor of ice cream (it’s ice cream… how bad could it be?!), it can be exciting, annoying, terrifying or just… meh.
I understand that choosing anything other than phase one for my CrossFit gym is based on the misperception that what we do is similar to big-box (or globo) gyms. It’s not your responsibility to know the difference but it is mine to inform you, because of the impact it may have on the community you govern.