CrossFit is a functional exercise program that mixes high-intensity cardio and strength exercises with aerobics and gymnastics. While CrossFit may seem intimidating if you’ve never tried it before, this workout regimen is popular for a reason.
The challenging routines, team accountability, and workout variety will lead to massive results—quickly. Plus, most people even find CrossFit to be fun and motivating!
Here are five more reasons you should try CrossFit:
CROSSFIT IMPROVES YOUR MINDSET
A lot of your great results will come from the ability to surprise yourself. After a few weeks or months of practice, you’ll find yourself doing things you didn’t know you could. Beyond that, after weeks of doing drills or practicing with your coach (to get your shoulders to shrug, or your hips to extend, or your elbows to pull high) one day you’ll be able to execute the difficult movement and you will feel amazing!
CrossFit requires hard work and hard work is uncomfortable, and you’ll carry this mental toughness into every area of your life.
CROSSFIT LEADS TO RESULTS
If you commit to regular attendance, you will see results—your strength will improve, your endurance will improve, and your overall health will improve. The constant variety in your WOD (workout of the day) will challenge all of your muscle groups, creating a lean figure and blasting fat throughout your entire body.
The high intensity and the community accountability might also motivate you to fuel your body with nutritious foods, which will yield even greater results.
CROSSFIT WILL SHIFT YOUR GOALS
CrossFit will shift your reasons for exercising. Sure, you’ll still want to lose those twenty pounds, but you’ll also want to be able to do a pull-up, run faster, and get twenty double-unders in a row.
These goals aren’t just about physical appearance—they’re about getting stronger, which is a refreshing change. You’ll find lasting motivation in working towards performance-based goals and pushing your body towards new levels of strength.
But guess what? Even if you’re not focusing on losing weight or toning up, you’ll still see those results as CrossFit is a killer workout!
CROSSFIT IS FOR EVERYONE
Many people believe that CrossFit is only for young people or professional athletes. But in reality, CrossFit provides an incredible workout for any level and any age. Thousands of people have kicked off their fitness journey with CrossFit, without having any prior exercise experience.
If you’re a beginner, every movement can be scaled or replaced if you’re struggling. To scale a workout, you can decrease the weight, intensity, repetitions, or rounds. Just ask your instructor, and they will should you how to adjust the movement to an appropriate level for your current fitness state.
CROSSFIT IS ABOUT COMMUNITY
Aside from getting a fun, challenging workout, you’ll also meet other CrossFit enthusiasts who are passionate about exercise, fitness, and healthy lifestyles.
If you’re looking for accountability and friendship, CrossFit is the place to be. Not only will you sweat together, you’ll also exchange healthy recipes, trade workout tips, and hang out together outside the gym.
Still on the fence? Try one of our beginner’s CrossFit classes or work one-on-one with a CrossFit trainer to get started! Need one more reason?? Your first class is free!