If you were at the very top of your health and well-being, what would you feel like? What would your family members and friends say about you? How much energy would you have?
So fast-forward and paint yourself a picture: What do you look like on June 27?
That’s what the Whole Life Challenge will do for you when you join our team and make a commitment to replace a few bad lifestyle habits with good lifestyle habits. (You can learn more about the Whole Life Challenge by watching the two videos on this page of our website.)
Once you watch the videos, you can join our team here: http://www.whole.lc/wlcmay15/pt/cfc. For eight weeks, starting on May 2 and ending on June 27, we’ll work on all the areas of our well-being—like nutrition, stretching, exercise, for starters.
The Whole Life Challenge is basically a game that challenges us to “try on” a whole life of health and fitness for eight weeks. As a team, we can win points and lose points (hopefully we’ll win more than we lose). And the prize is … Well, it’s who you are on June 27.
We hope you’ll watch the videos and join our team. In fact, WE WANT you on our team!
Here at CFC we look at physical fitness as a triangle with three equal sides, one being strength, one metabolic conditioning, and the final side being skill. If you are deficient in any of these you will have a lopsided triangle and a breakdown in your fitness. You will find a time when you will fail in a competition or in life. We work hard to make sure we develop all of these areas at the same time. We are not a gym that just throws random movements on the board or has whoever is coaching the class make-up a workout and claim they are doing CrossFit because it’s “constantly varied”. People use that term without having any idea what it really means. Grabbing a bunch of random movements and putting them together with varied reps and time domains could be a good test of your fitness but it is not a way to improve your fitness. We provide professional strength and conditioning which requires people to work on developing skill in movements. Ask anyone that has played a sport and ask them how often they had to work on their skills. Take basketball for example. Do you think that a coach would have their players practice shooting baskets at every training session? All of the players and coaches I’ve spoken to say absolutely, it’s the only way to get better. So why would the “Sport of Fitness” be any different. We need to improve our Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and Metabolic Conditioning to improve in our sport and in life. If we worked on the Snatch only every few weeks how good do you think you would get. The same goes with all movements. Some skills are easier to develop than others but everything needs to be worked on. What if a WOD at a competition requires a Squat Snatch but you only like to work on a Split or Power Snatch and you never went outside of your comfort zone to learn and improve the Squat Snatch, do you just take a DNF and complain they shouldn’t require that movement or do you accept responsibility that you failed to work on that skill. The coaches here at CFC are more than willing to help you improve your fitness an ALL areas but you need to let them know you want the help. We will continue to program our workouts to help everyone grow the size of their Fitness Triangle equally but it is your responsibility to come in and give your 100% effort.
Effective immediately: We will be adding CrossFit Defense training to our CrossFit Striking classes. According to Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, one of the most fundamental skills you can have is the ability to defend yourself or your family. Because “Who cares how much you can deadlift if you’re dead” – Tony Blauer creator of CrossFit Defense. You will still be getting the same killer workout just with an added twist.