The sense of community at CrossFit is unique! Why?
Mainly due to the following reasons;
- Everyone knows each other
- There is always someone helping you with your technique
- You compare workout results
- Discuss competitions
- Endure pain, success, fulfilment, and growth together!
This doesn’t happen in regular gyms, no one speaks to one another except to occasionally ask “are you using this?”
Everyone in our community knows each other’s names, life stories, careers, hobbies, and even more!
But why is this community so important??
Without diving into the ten thousand different reasons why joining the right community will benefit you…
I just want to target one powerful reason!
I label it as “Social Support.”
And before you start making your assumptions as to what you think social support means, just hear me out…
How often have you cheered on or encouraged another person finishing off their workout in your gym?
Also flip this scenario…
How often have YOU been cheered on or encouraged by another person, while giving your everything to finish off a workout?
Great examples of this occur in our community all the time.
And just to give you an even better idea…
Debra still has 1 more round to go before she gets to finally lay down on the floor.
Her shirt filled with sweat, hair all over the place, and eyes nearly running tears, she is on the verge of giving up.
But she knows what giving up feels like. She’s done it before and it doesn’t feel good.
Most people around her have just finished their last round, but instead of laying on the ground feeling sorry for themselves and thinking about how much pain they’re in…
They walk over to Debra, clap their hands, and give her all the encouragement she needs.
“Come on debra!”
“You’ve got this!”
“Only 20 more reps!”
The overwhelming amount of motivation Debra now feels, not only to finish the workout for her, but for others is pure power!
She continues to push on.
Upon finishing the workout, instead of laying on the ground which is all she could think about during that painful experience. She insists on paying the encouragement back to all others.
High fives, hugs, and pats on the back!! That’s what it’s all about!
Knowing that there are ten sets of encouraging eyes on you and only you, is sometimes all the motivation you need to keep coming back for more!