“I’ve never done CrossFit. I’m not sure if it’s right for me and I’m nervous to start.” I hear this a lot as a fitness coach and a gym owner. CrossFit has become more popular and so has its stereotypes. Women are worried about getting too bulky. Men are worried about losing muscle mass. Everyone is worried about getting hurt.
The truth is these stereotypes exist for a reason.
Yes, women can add some serious muscle, men can lose weight, and people have been hurt doing CrossFit. But that’s not the full story.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is simply a fitness methodology. Because of CrossFits infinitely scalable nature, it’s attractive to me as a coach. Using CrossFit I can customize any workout to fit your goals and your current fitness level. In short, if you don’t want to get too bulky, too lean, hurt, etc… you need a coach that cares enough to show you what to do next. So, the better question for you to ask is, “Does my coach care about me?”. In other words, you can’t blame the tool for a user error.
You see, I believe your fitness plan should be personalized to your specific needs. Your plan should be unique to you, because your goals are unique to you. “One size fits all” fitness plans don’t always work. They can be like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
That’s why I always start with the question, “What are your goals and how can I help?”. Above all, your goals are my priority. My mission is to help normal people live better lives. Like the mom of three that wants to lose 20lbs. Like the dad who used to be a lean, mean, fitness machine that wants to feel confident in what he sees in the mirror.
So, is CrossFit right for you? YES! But not every coach is right for you. At Clear Lake CrossFit we listen first, so we can help best. When you’re ready I’d love the opportunity to sit down and chat through your goals. I’ll see you soon!