I was at the grocery store today buying lunch and the cashier noticed my Athlete shirt and asked me about CrossFit. She said, “Oh yeah, that stuff is crazy. I’ve wanted to try it, but I don’t think I could even do it.” On nearly every single one of the phone calls I’ve made this week I’ve been told, “I’m really intimidated, are you sure this is for someone like me?”
There’s a perception to people who don’t do CrossFit, that anyone who does it is
a) a phenomenal athlete
b) someone who’s always been “fit”
c) super hardcore
d) all of the above.
What’s disappointing about this all-too-common misconception is that it stops many people from making the call or even trying CrossFit out ONCE.
It’s true that CrossFit workouts are tough. But it’s not true that only the gifted athletes can do it. Sure, the gifted athletes are the ones who make it to things like The CrossFit Games or the Olympics–getting to that high of a level requires not only hard work and a lot of dedication, but let’s be honest folks, genetics plays a HUGE role.
But we’re talking everyday exercise, getting a good sweat and seeing your body change. You don’t have to be a “somebody” to do CrossFit or Krav Maga here. You just have to want to work for what you want.
If you don’t believe that CrossFit Modesto Krav Maga & Fitness trains everyday people, check out these videos of our students:
Desiree was told she was overweight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ot7ysF5a6Q
The Hartfields were intimidated – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um2tLqFuR70&list=UUm17HGd_ZvkJbBCT7EjblyQ&index=2&feature=plpp_video
Mike has lost 40 lbs – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t–6JU3jAT4&list=UUm17HGd_ZvkJbBCT7EjblyQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video
Short, tall, overweight, underweight, skinny, muscular, girl, boy, it doesn’t matter.
CrossFit is for YOU!
Keep an eye out in the Modesto Bee this week for an article about our future soldier program.
I’ve been getting some request for a chipper so here it is
70 Push Ups
60 Walking Lunges
50 push Press 105/75
40 Box Jump
30 Power Clean 105/75
20 Wall Ball
10 Pull Up