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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CrossFit in Fort Worth



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?

CrossFit.

Some of you may be feeling jaded by your workout routine as well. If so, I encourage you to find the closest CrossFit gym and participate in a free class. The first class had the energy of a group run with words of encouragement rising up in the crowd. Every few seconds you are onto another workout. Music that gets the tush moving blares in the gym. Chaos ensues as each person tackles their station to the best of their ability.

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 Seven
CrossFit Iron Horse
CrossFit Fort Worth
Downtown CrossFit
GSX CrossFit