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To Cross-fit or not to Cross-fit

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I'm excited that I finished a 20 minute run interval and still had enough gusto to run some more so that I would beat the pace of my previous 20 minute run. I'm not so scared of the 25 minute run interval scheduled for Friday now.

I've been toying with the idea of Crossfit, but it's just so damn expensive. I have a dance class scheduled for March, so a good chunk of my spending money budget will be going there that month, so I am thinking I will give the Fundamentals class (8 weeks, 1 hour sessions, $200) a try. If I really REALLY like it, then it might be worth eating so much of my monthly spending money.

I've done a lot of research into this gym. Crossfit gyms or boxes tend to have a bad reputation for being Crossfit 'Certified' but the trainers themselves have no qualifications to actually train people. They promote bad form, and people get hurt. I don't want to take that route, so I checked up on these people. They have an ex-Olympian on their staff, which is a good sign.

I am leaning toward this because it gives me a personal trainer, but for less money than actual personal trainers. I feel like I don't push myself as hard as I should in the gym, which is why I canceled my Anytime Fitness in the first place. I know I want to start lifting, but I want some guidance.

Weight wise: I've started to see an uptick, and I have a sneaking suspicious it is because I haven't been drinking my water like I should. I really need to get some sort of reminder system to keep me on track. I'll do good (3L or more) for a few days, then completely forget. I'm sure they make an iPhone application for that.
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    I've never tried cross fit. I know there's a few cross fit gyms around where I live but I just don't have transportation to get to and from there. I'd love to get into it. Good luck and do some research and test out some gyms.
    2350 days ago
    I tried Cross-fit & while it definitely ups your ST/Cardio, I just hurt TOO bad afterward-even with modifications...if you've never been pushed/or pushed yourself, then Cross-fit will definitely do it for you! emoticon
    2351 days ago
    i like crossfit but it can become a bit cult like and they push paleo hard (unless you already eat that way already in which case great! :))
    2351 days ago
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    I like Crossfit, but yes, for sure check on who is teaching and if they are experienced in crossfit, it makes a difference! :) Dancing sounds like a lot of fun today!
    2351 days ago
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