Community. (It’s gonna be a long one ?)
This word has been on my mind more than usual lately and it has everything to do with our box/gym. Why we are even here in the first place.
When Jeremy and I started doing CrossFit, there was such a “homey” feel about it. The “Games” was held at the ranch in Aromas and there was no Reebok involved and everyone was excited for the gains of their own and even more so for the ones around them.
This is what keeps people like myself coming back, striving for more,continuing to work towards the things I couldn’t do in the beginning.
The person working last was the person who got the most cheers and support. It provided a place where effort and heart was rewarded just as much if not more than the one who came in first. Whoever finished first was the one right next to the ones still working cheering, helping, supporting the others to the end. The idea that we are all in this together. This is why we work together in a class setting we get stronger physically, mentally and emotionally TOGETHER.
I do not want this to go away. So please remember as this year moves along, as The Open is upon us, keep cheering for the ones still working. Give our friends and family the energy for the extra push. We don’t have to be in such a hurry to put the equipment up, be there for the ones still working, make some noise, keep that energy going till everyone is done. Then we are all like little worker bees and put it all up together anyway. We are all constantly pushing way past that comfort zone, ya know the place where growth, change and the magic happens. This shit is hard! Let’s make sure we are showing our gym family we are all there for each other.
The next part of community is our support for each other outside the doors of our gym. We see this constantly throughout CrossFit. Barbells for Boobs, and many other organizations that have come to be.
We want to contribute to our community near and far as well. It’s our way of being the change, of “Living Wright” ? When we have the ability to, whether it’s easy or maybe not so easy we do what we can. This is why we participate in things like Memorial day Murph, 31 Hero’s, Lift Up Autism, the Cupids Chase, and the other things we do. This is how we leave our mark. This is how we make a difference in this world. So when these events come up, join us make the hard work fun and continue to bring our community, our fit family closer.
I have watched how this is happening slowly but surely and it makes my heart happy. Listening to the laughter and the smack talking the grunts and groans and hearing the “whoa I CAN do that!” is what it’s about. I really love our gym. The character and integrity that abounds, is top shelf. Thank you.
As this year moves along we have a lot coming up so keep an eye out for upcoming events. We are going to have another great Year.