My CrossFit experience can be summarized in 4 primary points:
1) Confidence – Being prepared for the unknown and unknowable. Whether it is delivering a presentation to the board of directors of a fortune 500 company or having to carry a friend several miles due to unexpected injury, being prepared makes the difference between failure and success. CrossFit presents a focus on becoming prepared for anything life can throw at you. This preparedness materializes in general confidence in your everyday activities; it offers the unique opportunity for “Joanne from accounting” to feel (and train) like a Marine three times per week.
2) Drive – I subscribe to the idea that you are the average of the people you surround yourself with. CrossFit allows you to self-select into a community of people that have made a choice to invest time, money, blood, sweat and tears into improving their fitness and overall health; they have chosen to become better versions of themselves. Those are the type of people that will drive me to continuously improve, which is always a priority for me. The drive developed at the box is perfectly transferable into every other aspect of your life; nothing but good things can come from it.
3) Fitness – I am in the best shape and am the healthiest I have ever been. I know that tomorrow I will improve and be better than I am today.
4) Relationship Building – My girlfriend and I CrossFit together almost every day, which has done nothing but strengthen our relationship. As with the rest of the community, we become a support system for each other as we complete the daunting tasks that are our workouts. Through this experience, we have developed great new friendships that will last a lifetime.