Why Start Now?
AUTHOR: JESSE TEIXEIRA
Let’s start answering this question with another question: What has held you back until now?
Do you have that fear of being judged at the gym? You don’t know how to use the machines or don’t know how to do some of the basic or complex movements? You’re not sure that you are actually capable of sticking with it, or that maybe you’re just not a “fitness person”? Whatever your reason, we understandable. No one is immune; we are all human and no one wants to feel judged or foolish.
But let me tell you: The time to start is now.
The CrossFit community is continually growing stronger and constantly gaining new members. People who questioned the same things that you are questioning now. And at Great Woods CrossFit we are ready to help you answer those questions in a positive manner.
We will break down those walls through education, motivation, and confidence in your abilities.
Don’t quite understand some of those complex movements like the snatch, or some of the basic movements like the air squat? We will teach you. Not sure you can force yourself to get to the gym every night after a long day at work? We will motivate you! Don’t think you have it in you to complete 8 rounds of three different lifts or 12 minutes of an AMRAP? We will help you build the confidence to do so and cheer you on! This self-assurance will be achieved by creating a sense of teamwork and fun in a healthy, enjoyable environment. There isn’t anything in these past couple sentences that’s not to like, right?
Rarely does a person ever comment that he or she has enough time to accomplish everything that needs to be done. So, is it possible that you are putting off getting into shape because of guilt? Guilt that you are at a gym, instead of completing some other task? We know, taking precious time away from work or family to run on a hamster wheel or climbing pretend stairs for self-improvement can create anxiety or feelings of neglect in other aspects of your life. This is especially true if your routine lacks efficiency and results!
But, an efficient, effective, well-organized, and proficiently led program can alleviate those feelings of guilt. Time is a commodity and so is your health, so let’s make the most of both as a team. And the time we take together to focus on improvement, health, and positivity will guarantee we are happier, healthier, more productive wives and husbands, fathers and mothers, students and professionals. So the time that we put into the gym and our workouts will only improve our health and increase the quality of our time we spend with family, friends, and work. Given the chance, would you increase the amount of time you have, or would you increase the quality of the time you already have? Having more time in the day may be nice, but really, fully enjoying and getting the most out of the time we do have wins, hands-down!
Along with quality time, self-image is important. It’s so much more than just the way we look; it truly is about how we feel in our bodies. How we feel about ourselves affects our mood, and our mood affects the way we face the world, don’t shortchange yourself.
Why start now? Why not start now?
Surround yourself with like-minded people who also want to live a fit, clean lifestyle. The key to happiness is not just indulging your senses with pleasure; happiness and inner peace are also dependent on a sense of accomplishment, overcoming obstacles, and breaking our own barriers through physical exertion. It’s a primal instinct and it will help you unlock your best self, so what are we waiting for?
Let’s incorporate fitness and wellness in a comprehensive fitness regimen. Great Woods CrossFit can help you gain confidence and improve your health every session. Your body is capable of much more than you are giving it credit for. Unlock your best self with a holistic approach to health and wellness combined with tenacity and the iron-willed mindset of a warrior. You! That’s why it’s time to start now!