A New Era of CrossFit Dream Teaming: A New Age?
The new age of training is here! I’m talking about dream teaming with your friends and family members. You may have heard about it before from other trainers or coaches. Some are calling it “the next big thing” while others think its just another gimmick to get you to buy their product.
But what if there was a better way? What if all those gym memberships and expensive classes were actually worth it?
I’ve been working out regularly since I was 15 years old. When I started my first job at 17, I didn’t even own any clothes. My goal was to lose weight so that when I got married, my husband would accept me into our family. After losing 30 pounds, I knew something had to change because I wasn’t happy with how I looked anymore. I decided to start working out at home, but I still needed to make money. So I took some classes online and learned how to use the internet. That’s where I discovered CrossFit.
CrossFit is a brand new way of life that combines strength training, cardio and flexibility exercises into one workout routine. They call themselves “functional fitness”. Since then they have grown exponentially and now there are over 200 gyms around the world offering these workouts. These programs are called “Dream Teams” because anyone can join and they only cost $100 a month.
The community at my gym is always inviting and supportive. No one judges you if you can’t hang on a pull-up bar or if you’re the slowest person in class. I have never felt more encouraged to work hard than I do at my CrossFit gym. Even though I am the worst person in there, I feel like the best because of my coaches. They really push you to your limits, but in a good way.
I love the fact that I am part of a team. Even though I’m at the bottom, every single member of my gym helps me up. No one is left behind and we’re all in this together. We have participated in several competitions and even won a few. There is something about competing with your buddies that brings out the best in everyone.
It’s like I’m part of a big family and that’s how I want to stay.
In the past, I’ve taken several classes at my local gym but I never really stuck with anything. Since joining CrossFit six months ago, I feel more fit than ever before. I’ve dropped my times in several exercises and my endurance has gone through the roof. I have never stuck with an exercise program for this long either. This is definitely the first time that I can say that this is working for me.
So should you start CrossFit?
Yes, yes, and yes! It might seem really intimidating at first but everyone starts somewhere. Just go in with a positive attitude and give it your best. If you don’t like it, that’s okay too. But at least you can say you tried. I would also recommend joining a team because the experience is even better when you dream team with your friends.
Thanks for reading my story,
I have to admit, I was really worried about CrossFit when I first heard about it. I thought it was another crazy fad diet that wouldn’t last very long. I was also worried about the community aspect of it and how people could be so supportive of each other. But the more I read about it and the more I found out, the better it sounded and I decided to give it a try.
So far so good! I have been doing CrossFit for about a year now and I have never felt better. I even got my boyfriend started on it and he feels the same way I do about it. It’s such a positive community and you really do become part of a family. My CrossFit family has changed my life for the better.
If you are on the edge about trying it, I say go for it because it is completely worth it. And if you don’t like it, you can always stop going.
But I doubt you will.
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