One of the hardest things to explain to people in and outside the CrossFit world is that CrossFit doesn’t mean CrossFit…….what does that mean?
It means that other than paying to use the word CrossFit we have NOTHING in common. Every facility is run 100% independent from each other and putting CrossFit in your business title doesn’t mean your gym is even CrossFitting.
It has become such a buzz word that gets gyms climbing up the google search results that some gyms pay the affiliate fee for that alone, but when it comes to applying the original philosophy they are far from what CrossFit believes.
- When was the last time your gym sat you down and talked about the philosophy of CrossFit and why you’re doing what you’re doing?
- When was the last time your coach walked you through the sick – well – fit curve?
- Have you ever been shown the 10 general physical skills and where that is reflected in the programming?
Do your research and understand WHY you’re doing what you’re doing vs following a coach blindly. I truly believe that the only way to buy into a coach and a program is to understand the whys of what you’re doing. At Coca CrossFit we do as much education as we do coaching. We want our members to understand the benefits of what they’re doing and why its called ‘CrossFit’ vs just working out. Get them to ask questions and become knowledgable about their bodies and their journey so they can actively participate in the process.
Much like any other consumer product that you research the CrossFit gym or any gym you select should be put to the same test. What is the owners resume? What have they done personally? What educational back ground do they have? Is it their life or their hobby? How long have they been coaching? What have others said about their experience?
An educated consumer is a happy consumer (in my humble opinion)