Archive for November 4, 2010

Vitamin C = CrossFit

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy on November 4, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Easy-E lifting some BIG weights

I don’t own a gym.

Sure, there are weights, rowers, barbells and medicine balls….but it’s not a gym. When I unlock the door, turn on the lights, and press play on the iPod, I’m not just opening a business, I’m setting the stage for CrossFit.

And you know what? CrossFit is so much more.

CrossFit isn’t your Fran time.

CrossFit isn’t how many consecutive pull-ups you can do.

If there’s one thing I have learned about CrossFit; it’s that first and foremost, CrossFit is a therapeutic release for adults.

Second to the therapy, is the physical strength and wellness of the body.

Third would be the community of encouragement that surrounds you each and every time you walk through the door.

In a sense, CrossFit is an essential nutrient to your body. We’ll call it vitamin “C”. A quick Google search returns the following result as the definition of an essential nutrient:

Any substance required by living organisms to ensure normal growth, development and maintenance.

For anyone who has tried CrossFit, I’m sure you’ll agree that it becomes an essential nutrient. If you go too long without your dose of vitamin “C” you’ll start to feel like there is something missing, am I right? This type of vitamin “C” can’t be replaced with jogging through Moraine Hills, or a trip to the globo gym to put yourself through a CrossFit type workout. You see, it just isn’t the same. It would be like renting a mouse costume, dressing up in your backyard, and trying to convince your kids you’re at Disney World. The magic just isn’t there.

The magic lives inside the place we call The Fort. It lives inside the people who walk through the doors and make it their therapy session.

The CrossFit magic is YOU GUYS and all the encouragement and positivity you bring with you every day.

Thank you for making CrossFit Sioux Falls so much more than a gym.

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