Midway through our third week of benchmark testing and we’ve seen a ton of great performances thus far. The efforts exhibited these past couple weeks have been a blast to watch all athletes. It’s no surprise to see our athletes in the gym rise to the occasion when you are “called” upon. As we round out the month of October and head into the colder winter months I thought it would be a good time to address an important topic. Class attendance and finding the time to “make it happen”. Even when you think it’s impossible.
The success of any “great” program lies in belief, commitment, and execution. Do you firmly believe that your coaches have your best interest in mind? A good program should challenge athletes on a regular basis and encourage them to become what I call “great movers”. The success of a program isn’t measured by giving the athletes what they want everyday. That’s the easy way out. Think of some of your greatest accomplishments in life. Your first “big boy job”. Graduating PT school. Getting married and purchasing your first home. These moments resulted from doing things you didn’t necessarily want to at times you didn’t want to. The belief, commitment, and execution of these plans is what gave you that feeling in the end you want to hang onto forever.
In the gym it really isn’t much different. The gym may not be at the top of our hierarchical needs. Nowadays everyone is busy sun up to sundown or so it seems like. We organize our workout around an “if it fits in my schedule” mind frame. If I miss, then it’s okay because I was too busy and focusing on my other important tasks. That’s something that most of us can live with. Instead of an all actuality approach, where we didn’t take the time to prioritize the day to “make it happen”.
Moving forward, I challenge you to make it happen. You want results from our program? Get in the gym 3,4,5 days a week. Are you an athlete who feels like it’s the first time you do CrossFit every time you come in? Like anything in life we need repetition and a chance to build up some tolerance. The athletes battling fatigue and an overwhelming soreness aren’t generally the 4-5 days a week athletes. We can make a change for the best with a strong commitment to one hour a day of listening, moving with intent/purpose, and having fun.
At CFSP we utilize the CrossFit approach by bringing you different challenges everyday, encouraging you to try new things, and learning to embrace weaknesses you may have so you can turn them into strengths. The results from this program are undeniable. And I’m talking about ALL athletes. Recovering from hip replacement but can’t find appropriate alternative exercises to keep you moving? Postpartum pregnancy and lost confidence in yourself and don’t believe you will ever regain the strength you once had? You want to jump higher, move with speed, improve your overall lung capacity and stamina so you can make varsity next spring? All examples of athletes we work with and look forward to working with. One of my favorite quotes taken from my Level One Seminar that apply to populations of athletes is that “our needs differ in degree, not kind”. It’s this approach that allows a 17 year old high schooler, 45 year old heart surgeon, and a retired school principal to join together in the same environment in pursuit of being the best version of themselves they can be.
As coaches at CFSP we make a commitment to you. To put you first and guide you in a direction that gives you a chance to thrive in your overall health and fitness. We want you to “look good, feel good, and move well.” Your one hour a day is an important time for you. Commit to our program and I promise that you will move forward like never before. #myteam