6 REASONS WHY STARTING CROSSFIT SHOULD BE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

The holiday season is coming to a close and you have probably had about all the ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, apple pie, and mother-in-law you can handle. If you are about to bust out of your pants, then you’re probably also brainstorming ideas for losing some weight and getting in shape this year. Perhaps you have Googled the new diets and some trendy celebrity workout to try. Do you really think this is going to be the year when this old routine is going to do the trick? Instead, make this the year you truly commit to healthy habits and improved new lifestyle – not the latest trend. Behold, I give you CrossFit!

These are the 6 reasons why CrossFit should be your New Year’s resolution!

 

1 – YOU WILL SEE FAST RESULTS WITH CROSSFIT

We all want results and we want them now! The bad news is that you’re not going to lose 60 pounds by the end of the week. On the other hand, you will get results and FAST! A new athlete can expect to see and feel the positive effects of CrossFit training within just a few weeks. By February, just in time for your Valentine, you will have shed fat, gained muscle, increased your confidence, and improved your self image.

 

2 – CROSSFIT IS A LOT OF FUN!

Loud music, motivating people, and constantly varied CrossFit workouts make each trip to the gym an invigorating and exciting experience. My two biggest priorities as a coach are – 1) Did the athletes have a good workout? 2) Was it fun? Our athletes are constantly learning new and different CrossFit exercises from the squat to the handstand push up. At CrossFit Critical Mass we always make sure it’s a good time. You can read about it in our testimonials!

 

3 – CROSSFIT TRAINER EXPERTISE

Not all CrossFit coaches are created equal, so be sure to do your research and find a good coach. A good coach will provide you with all the expertise you need in fitness in weightlifting, gymnastics, and running. Having a trained eye to teach and supervise CrossFit exercises is invaluable, and no matter how great the trendy workout video or meathead at the local gym you come across, neither will do a very good job of identifying and correcting your movement faults.

 

4 – CROSSFIT IS THE BEST VALUE

I always hear how CrossFit gyms are so expensive, blah blah blah. Personal training can cost you up to 100 dollars an hour. CrossFit training provides that same focused, in depth coaching for a fraction of the cost, without the awkwardness of a one on one personal trainer watching you like you are paint drying. The Foundations Program at CrossFit Critical Mass is a much better value for people in the Columbia, MD area.

 

5 – THE CROSSFIT COMMUNITY

With CrossFit routines, you get more than a daily smoking at the gym, you get a community of athletes and friends. The CrossFit Critical Mass Community will provide you with  motivation, recipes, support, and everything else you could possibly need to build a healthy life. My CrossFit gym, CrossFit Critical Mass near Columbia, MD, has changed my life and created new friendships that I would have never expected.

 

6 – THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CROSSFIT

CrossFit isn’t a 90 day workout plan or a diet to shed a few pounds. It’s a lifestyle that is sustainable for the rest of your life. In addition to awesome CrossFit workouts, you will learn how to be a healthier you for the rest of your life through exercise, proper nutrition, and effective recovery.

 

If you want to become healthier, lose weight, and get stronger, then CrossFit has everything you need to achieve your goals. If you put in the hard work and don’t quit, CrossFit routines will get you your results for 2014!