According to the Oxford Dictionary, “Commitment” can be defined as: “The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.”
Think about some of the things you are committed to. Your spouse, your children, and your job are three that come immediately to mind. And those are certainly positive things to be committed to. Some of us are committed to various hobbies and activities; die-hard sports fans are certainly committed to their teams. We show what we are committed to by how we spend our time, effort, and resources.
Are you committed to your own health, fitness, and well-being? We are here to tell you it’s ok to be. It is so easy to allow ourselves to get distracted by the busyness of everyday life that we end up neglecting some important things. And, our time in the gym is definitely an easy one to neglect. We have all experienced an alarm clock going off on a dreary morning and wondered if the extra sleep was more beneficial than getting our workout in; or had an exhausting day at work and wondered if having a glass of wine on the couch would help us relax more than going to work out.
The beauty of the CrossFit methodology is that we don’t have to spend hours working out to see results. Gone are the days when long, lonely, and cold runs or hours spent on an elliptical are considered the gold standard of fitness. CrossFit teaches us that intensity and not volume is the key to getting fit. So, instead of disrupting our lives with hours spent at the gym, we can spend an hour a day at the gym with the appropriate intensity – 4 or 5 times a week – and reap the benefits of it. And, this hour a day is preparing us for so much that life could throw at us. Isn’t that a great thing? Are you committed to your fitness? Can you find an hour a day to dedicate to your own health? Make the commitment. We offer classes starting before dawn and our last class of the day starts at 8:30pm. Whether you are a morning, daytime, or night person, chances are we have a class for you.
To publicly recognize the commitment that so many are making to their health and well-being, starting at the end of this month we will announce our first “Committed Club.” Come to the gym 18 or more times a month (classes or open gym) and you will be a member of that month’s Committed Club and publicly shouted out on this page. Make it your goal for January (and every month thereafter) to be a member of the Committed Club.
Give it a shot. All you have to do is show up consistently to become a member of the Committed Club. And, better than any public recognition you know that you are improving your health and wellness.