EMOM for 9 min
Min 1 – 30 sec Jumping Lunges
Min 2 – 45 sec Hollow Rocks
Min 3 – Max Double Unders
Our first Advanced Theory Course ended last week, and our participants did amazing. Many broke out of their comfort zones by giving a presentation to the group, tried some programming, and even coached each other through some movements. We will definitely run this course again in the future.
That’s probably the most unusual blog title, but it’s true. Let me explain.
Assisted living facilities exist because as people age, they lose their functional abilities. Things like going up and down stairs, getting groceries, and being able to sit on the toilet become impossible without assistance. They essentially lose their freedom.
It is absolutely critical that we stay active as we age. That can look like a lot of different things – walking, biking, going to the gym.
I hear it often – “I’m too old to do CrossFit”. It’s just another excuse that people tell themselves that has no validity. At CrossFit Moncton, we have people of all ages and abilities that do group classes and private sessions to help build strength and mobility.
Most people that come to CrossFit Moncton aren’t here to break any records, or win competitions. Their main goal, like my own, is to live a long, healthy, and functional life.
And if you don’t think that’s important, just watch this video…
“I have to change my diet. I have to exercise more. I need to stretch. I need to cut out carbs. I have to wake up earlier. I have to go to bed earlier.”
When you try to make ALL the changes at once, the science shows nothing will change long term. The overhaul mindset plagues many people, especially in January when new year resolutions are being launched.
What works better?
Taking one habit at a time, and nailing it down before moving onto the next.
Not sure where to start?
A coach can help you prioritize what will move the needle for you. And when it’s time to move to the next limiting factor.
Hard to believe it was 14 years ago when I tried my first CrossFit workout. Do you remember what yours was? I know there’s a few people that had the Filthy 50’s as their first. Gabe’s was a 5k run (gross). No matter what it was, it left a mark on you. Something clicked, and you wanted more of it. That’s exactly what I felt 14 years ago.
We found out this year that we have the longest retention out of any micro gym in the world, and that might have something to do with our programming. We don’t program for the elite. We post workouts for everyday people who want to be better at life.
That’s why I started. And that’s why I continue doing CrossFit. And I don’t see it stopping any time soon.
Fitness has turned into a commodity. The world has figured out that high-intensity exercise and eating real food leads to great results.
A lot of gym franchises have jumped onto the scene to cash in on that simple prescription. They are much cheaper than us, have a fancier space and even have more classes on the schedule.
They have enormous marketing budgets, great branding and massive classes with low overhead.
So why aren’t I worried about them?
Because we sell individualized coaching and results, not group exercise.
YOU are NOT a Commodity
Planet Fitness, FitBody Boot Camp, Goodlife and Jazzercise all have one thing in common: They are models built on low-paid group leaders (I won’t call them coaches) and choreographed workouts set to music.
They don’t need (or care) to know about YOUR fitness background, what’s going on in YOUR life outside the gym or if the workout YOU’RE doing that day is a good fit for YOUR goals. They just need to know if you paid you membership dues that month.
Conversely, CrossFit Moncton designs workouts and nutritional habits that get members the results they wants. Our program offers the solution to our member’s particular set of circumstances.
Ideally, I would see everyone of you every day for one-on-one workouts and nutrition prescriptions. Unfortunately, most people don’t have the time or money to make that vision a reality. So instead, we have people work out with people who have similar goals. This allows us to provide guidance to a small group of people simultaneously, spreading the cost among the group.
We train individuals. Sometimes they work out together, but their overall wellness prescriptions are different.
Fitness Isn’t About Sweating
If it were as simple as going to the gym to work out a few times a week and eating right, we’d all look like Channing Tatum or Gal Gadot. The truth is most of us know what we’re supposed to be doing but don’t have anyone holding our feet to the fire.
We don’t sell hour-long choreographed sweat sessions, we sell results. And results depend on two things: knowledge and ACTION.
Knowledge is cheap. Spend five minutes on Google and you can find 1,000 different workouts and 50 diet plans, all for free.
But action—now that’s a different beast altogether. Most of us avoid action some days because we’re wired to do as little as possible to survive. That’s no fault of our own; that’s millions of years of evolution at work.
Many of us want more than just survival, though. We want to achieve something now that will make our future selves better. That means taking action when we don’t feel like it.
That’s where coaches that know and care about you come into the picture. We’re here to remind you of your future self. We’re here to keep you on course when the seas get rough. We’re here to hold you accountable – to call you out on your own BS.
The Relationship Business, Not the Fitness Business
Coming up with an individualized plan, helping you implement that plan and holding you accountable to it when things get tough all require one thing: a trusting relationship.
When you have a tough day, we’re here to remind you that we care about you and your success. We’re here to tell you when you’ve done a great job and when you can do better.
We have your best interests in mind and we don’t want you to waste your time or money. Sometimes that even means telling you to take some time AWAY from the gym.
You might be shocked to hear this, but there’s been more than a handful of goal-review sessions where we’ve told people they need to do more workouts outside or read a book.
Did that cost us money in the short term? Of course, but it was the best thing for the member at the time. And telling them what’s best develops trust, which means when we tell them it’s time to come back, they’ll do that too.
So the question you need to ask yourself is: Do you want to sweat, or do you want a coach?
If you’re ready for a coach to help you on your health journey, click the link below to book a free intro.