Tuesday, May 31, 2011
You may or may not have heard about CrossFit. If you do it, you probably love it. If you've only heard about it, you may be intimidated. I tried it out and am here to give you the scoop.
Is it hard? Yes. Is it extremely fun? Yes. Do you ever get bored? No.
I love physical fitness but have found running to be monotonous. I've never lifted weights or done pushups or sit ups because I think they are boring as well.
I started running in Fort Worth events (Turkey Trot, Friends of the Trinity, Cowtown, etc) to change things up and reach new goals. I even bought a bike to mix it up a bit, but I always find that I'm looking for more. Like a puppy, I need to get tons of energy out or I'll be running in circles in my living room.
I finally found something that engaged and challenged me on a new level when I started a bootcamp two months ago. It focused on core strength and the trainer changed the workout every session. I thought it was really fun but was bummed when it was over in 6 weeks. I was close but no cigar. So what now?
And that's what makes it so great — the workouts are relative to how much you can do and how hard you push yourself. Before I tried it out, I assumed everyone was extreme and everyone had to do the same level workout. I imagined people throwing up everywhere and trainers yelling at you saying, "you're lame!" My experience was nothing like that. It was awesome.
We'll see what I say after a month. Stay tuned.
UPDATE (6/10/11): CrossFit has been a blast! Such a great workout!!
Fort Worth CrossFit locations:
CrossFit Iron Horse
CrossFit Fort Worth