With so many options available when it comes to group fitness, it can be challenging to know exactly which workout is going to be best for you. Many people often overlook CrossFit as an option. There are some misconceptions about the lifestyle associated with CrossFit participants, and many perceive a barrier to entry that they feel they can’t overcome.
For women or anyone curious about CrossFit, there are many great reasons to give it a try. Yes, it can be intimidating. And it’s challenging, but it’s also extremely rewarding. Take a look at some of the reasons why you should try CrossFit:
1. Workout Variety
Rather than running on the treadmill or working out at the rec center a few blocks away, you’ll learn to incorporate a variety of exercises into your routine. Most will be brand new movements that you may have never tried before. Variety leads to a decreased chance of boredom and burn out, meaning CrossFit is a sustainable option that you’ll want to stick with for years.
2. Proper Form
In every CrossFit class, a coach is available to help you with your form and technique. You learn the right way to lift without injury. Stay in the gym and out of pain with the proper technique to help you perfect any exercise.
3. Scaling and Modifications
CrossFit doesn’t always mean lifting the most amount of weight as quickly as possible. Many exercises in a regular WOD (workout of the day) can be scaled to meet your skill level. You’ll push yourself an appropriate amount, rather than overdoing it.
4. Workout Efficiency
The one hour spent in the gym during a CrossFit class is intense enough to give you a great, exhausting workout with not a lot of downtime or mindless reps. The WODs may seem short, but there’s no question they work when you start to see the results you’ve worked for.
If you’re interested in trying CrossFit, come check out Contender CrossFit in Corpus Christi. Contact us to learn more about getting started.