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Crossfit... this might work for me...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I person I know from work has opened a Crossfit gym/training center in my town. The business totally took off where they had to expand and they made it 24/7 over the process of about 2 years. I have heard nothing but good things coming from my other friends who have been doing it, guys who are really into P90x etc... Also, I found out that my workplace offers local gift certificates as part of its wellness program and the Crossfit membership is covered by it so on top of being reasonably priced to start, I get a nice discount.

I stopped in for a look and like what I see. It is very inexpensive compared to working with a personal trainer and it looke like what I am needing.


I can no longer justify the cost of a trainer ( i have been without a trainer since August) but I need the structure as well as some fellowship. I think this is going to work.

I am going to an orientation session this Thursday for a free workout.

The best part of all is that it is right on the way to and from work. I pass it everyday and it is 24/7 access much like any other 24/7 gym. I have a pretty good feeling about this. The also offer classes as well for really reasonable.

This winter is going to basically a time to really knuckle down and lose a substantial amount of weight and pursue all around fitness so I can be in a position TO train for a TRI or another marathon.

I think opportunity has presented itself and I'm ready.
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  • v KSJD711
    Hi - hmm, how to put this. It's not your weight that is stopping you from doing an ironman. It just isn't. How do I know. Well, I have two friends, who are much heavier than you are, who have done not only one ironman, but in one persons case, at least 8 that I know of. People forget that triathlons are about what is in your head. It's about training, AND about your mental state. A good friend of mine used to be a professional triathlete. He holds course records for Silverman and other really tough races. He told me once that every single time he is out there, he has that mental thought - What the Hell Am I doing out here!!!! I was shocked when he told me. Every time I do a triathlon, I am at risk of not finishing, but I do. Why am I at risk - I am old, fat, and have only 50% of my lungs and am frankly terrified of my bike. However, I have done 3 sprints, and 4 olympics. Go ahead and join a gym. But my advice -- go join team in training. Raise the money to help cure cancer. Meet a wonderful bunch of people who will train with you, party with you, ship your stuff to Hawaii (yes, hawaii. Lavaman is a terrific race!!!), and who will cheer you on. I'll be there, chugging along, slowly, likely to be dfl as my husband puts it, but ahead of those people who quit, or who didn't get off their couch and try. I doubt, even if I lose the weight that I will ever be very "good", as in "fast" at triathlon. The lungs and my fear of the bike are just too big a deal. However, there is no doubt in my mind that if I decided to do a half iron or an ironman that if I did them with team in training that I would cross that finish line. Team in training also has an iron team. Everyone I know who has done it has loved, loved, loved it. Only one person that I know of, my good friend Donella, didn't make the cutoff. She missed by just a few minutes, although she did finish the race. She went back the next year, and did Iron Team again, and I am thrilled to tell you that she finished within the time cutoff at ironman canada this year. If you are serious about doing an ironman, or a half iron, and you need to meet people to workout with, and who can really train you how to do it, team in training absolutely will get you there!!! Your weight won't matter - if you have health issues, they won't matter. They will help you figure out how to get it done. If you think I'm kidding, go to youtube, and watch a video about Louie Bonpua - he did ironman canada while suffering from leukemia. You will be inspired. You will make friends. You will get farther on your journey and your dreams of being half iron, or completely iron, no matter what your weight. Plus, I suspect that it will help with your weight. Okay -I'm off my high horse now. I really hope you do this. It will change your life!
    1735 days ago
    Really sounds awesome! Make it happen!
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  • v KLONG8
    Best of luck. Fellowship, structure...these are things that work for most of us. I can feel your energy! Pay attention to safety and have fun!
    1735 days ago
  • v KAREN_NY
    Nice!!! I'm about to try a few crossfit exercises, because there isn't a gym near me, but they look intense! Can't wait!
    1736 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    Sounds like a great plan!
    1736 days ago
  • v BLACKROSE_222
    I loved Crossfit. Lost my trainer a while back (he went to a different gym) - but it is so GREAT. Enjoy... especially the Clean and Jerks... miss those suckers.
    1736 days ago
    sounds like a good place!
    1736 days ago
  • v BURTON79B
    I LOVE CROSSFIT! I seriously think everyone should at least vive the on ramp a try! If u don't lime it u don't have to do the monthly membership...but watch out! Its addicting!!!
    Make sure you don't eat before your consult tomorrow or u will most likely be seeing that food again! Its a grueling program but man it works! And it feels soooo good!!!
    Can't wait to see you there!!!!
    1736 days ago
    Welcome to CrossFit Brother and I know you'll have great success! I've been CrossFitting since 2003 and it has helped me maintain a great level of fitness. If you need anything or have any questions please let me know.
    1736 days ago
    If anyone can do it, I am betting that it would be you. Let us all know what you think of the experience.
    1736 days ago
    Sounds like a great opportunity!
    1737 days ago
  • v IMSMILEY88
    I think that is a wonderful choice for you! I hope you enjoy it! I tried it once a few months ago and didn't care for the particular facility. (I didn't feel they were safety consience enough.) But, CrossFit is still on my list of things to do! Like you said, the fellowship & structure would be wonderful!!! And, I love the plyometrics part!

    Let us know how it goes! (Oh, and we have multiple facilities around here, so I have more to choose from! Yeah!)
    1737 days ago
    I do like P90X myself and all the beachbody workouts (and I'm a beachbody coach so I get great discounts) But I also love to try new things. I have heard alot about crossfit, let me know how you like it. I would love to know what you think. I believe any workout that motivates you and that you enjoy is the best workout for you. Everyone is different and it sounds like you may have found the perfect thing for you so that's awesome, good luck!
    1737 days ago
  • v EDWINA172
    Have fun!
    1737 days ago
  • v LAURIE5658
    Robert, from my understanding CF will be just what you need to lose those pounds. Its tough but just do what you can and build from there. I have never done so I will be watching to see how it goes for you. Best wishes!
    1737 days ago
  • v FITFOODIE806
    Sounds perfect for you! Crossfit is definitely appealing.
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  • v MIQUEY73
    Sounds like a great opportunity! emoticon

    Stay safe!
    1737 days ago
    Sweet sounds like a good time hope you enjoy it. I think I am going to get back on doing P90x and Insanity in addition to all my other running, biking, swimming.
    1737 days ago
    oh yeah, i bet you'd have a blast. the pushing yourself, the variety, the community, the buffness! i bet you'd ignite!
    1737 days ago
  • v LIV2RIDE
    I know a few people who absolutely love Crossfit. I wish I had one that was convenient because it is something I would LOVE. I really enjoyed P90X and am starting another round in a few weeks. Good luck with your orientation. I've heard that is one tough monster. Can't wait to hear all about it.
    1737 days ago
    Crossfit is a GREAT workout and will serve your purposes perfectly right now! And at a reduced price? Great choice!
    1737 days ago
    I know quite a few friends and relatives who do Crossfit and they love it. I think it's an awesome idea!

    1737 days ago
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  • v CIVIAV
    Yeah,sounds like serendipity to me!
    1737 days ago
    Sounds smart - looking forward to hearing about it!
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  • v RIVER331
    It sounds perfect; I hope it works out for you! Convenience has got to be a big plus with your schedule, and I know what you mean about needing some structure. It's been working very well for me since I joined the Y, and I hope it does for you too! emoticon

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    Comment edited on: 10/25/2011 5:11:23 PM
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