Let’s face it. When it comes to choosing a gym, your options can appear very similar. Walking into a local gym or rec center, you’ll probably see people with earbuds in, moving from machine to machine or running on a treadmill. Maybe they’re chatting with one another, but most likely they’re not.
The thing that makes CrossFit different from this environment more than anything else is the people. No other gym provides the community that CrossFitters create together.
Here are a few of the ways that CrossFit builds a strong community:
1. Common Goal
When you show up for a CrossFit workout, everyone does the same WOD that’s written on the whiteboard. Sure, you’ll have some people that will modify or scale and others who will do the workout as Rx’d. But everyone is still working toward a common goal. The shared goal of completing the same workout contributes to a strong sense of community.
2. All Fitness Levels
You may assume that CrossFit is only for elite athletes, but this is not the case. CrossFit is for all ages, genders, and fitness levels. In each class, you’re guaranteed to get a mix of people from all different backgrounds. Each member has something unique to contribute to the community.
3. Accountability and Support
The friends you make through CrossFit provide a high level of accountability and support. When you know your friends are expecting you to show up for class, you’re more likely to make sure that you get there. And in every class, you’ll find that the level of support and encouragement stays high until everyone has finished the workout.
At Contender CrossFit in Corpus Christi, we pursue fitness through quality programming, coaching, and community. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced CrossFitter, you’ll find a place where you fit right in. If you’d like to learn more about how to get started, contact us today.