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The people you meet at the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer are going to become your best friends.  The environment at the gym is always supportive and encouraging.  You will first meet the other people who attend the same classes you do.  We’ve had members go to dinner together and even plan vacations together.  We also host monthly social events and volunteer events.  Sometimes these events are in the gym, sometimes they are outside in the surrounding Pittsburgh area. 


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So, what are you waiting for? If you are a newbie, join beginner’s program, and get started. Conduct some research over the internet to search for the best crossfit Fort Lauderdale and achieve your fitness goals. Discuss your requirements and seek expert advice before you get started. If you have had any injuries in the past, make sure that your trainer knows about the same. Keep in touch with the coaching team and achieve success.


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The CrossFit Experiment

I WAS OFFERED TO TRY CROSSFIT AT MY FRIENDS GYM AND HONESTLY I WAS HESITANT TO SAY YES….

at first because I know myself better then anyone and also I heard about CrossFit. Let’s list the things I have heard:

  • It’s really difficult
  • You MUST be an athlete with amazing abdominals
  • You could possibly die
  • You have to be able to lift extremely heavy weights

Maybe you have heard the same things and when you hear these things your brain instantly say “No fricken way!”  I am no athlete, sure I run and work out but my job is a Bank Manager… after reading this blog walk into any bank and look at the staff.

I promise the majority of us bankers are not going to be in any olympic shape nor will we be in any competition. This is unless one day they make networking or cash counting a sport. I just did the everyday type of workout “I picked things up and put them down.” 30 minutes and I was done. I also like I stated before I knew myself and my body, you see I was in a horrific accident where I was hit by a car and this messed my body up really bad (A story for another blog) and my fear was CrossFit is not a workout that allows you to modify.

Then LJ the owner of Roxfire Fitness came into my life and shined a different light on what I thought was CrossFit was all about.

Like for example you don’t have to be an athlete to join CrossFit and abdominals are not mandatory. Lifting heavy weights is not true at all because you start off with little to no weights so that you can learn proper form. As for the difficulty part…well that is true and it makes sense if it was as easy as picking things up and putting them down we’d all be super models. So it is difficult but you will learn to embrace it. And you could die part… well you could also die texting and walking and what sounds cooler “He died but broke that record and gave it his all” or “he was sending a funny cat meme and was hit by a bus.” Point made!

So after our little talk I decided that I will give CrossFit fort Lauderdale a try… and I will hope you will follow me through my trials and tribulations. Each day I do this I will tell you about it briefly and really give you my honest thoughts.

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Day 1

Name of the workout “Chain Reaction.” I was a bit nervous because it was my first time and even though it was only three people I wondered if they have worked out here before. I could tell one guy has because his muscles were bulging out of his shirt and I felt like he talked in CrossFit code. The other guy was like me… not sure about what he was getting himself into but we locked eyes and I could tell he was happy I was not bulging with muscles.

Like any workout it started with a warmup and LJ was great because he explained it perfectly on how we are going to do it and what it should look like.

When he said go he was NOT working out because he wanted to make sure we were all doing it the right way. Well the two of us… bulging muscles was in his own world. The warmups were kicking my ass and I closed my eyes and thought wtf am I doing. Then I remembered “CrossFit was difficult” this I found out in the fricken warmups but right when I thought I was going to stop the time was up. We stretched and the official CrossFit would begin.

I loved the workout because LJ modified it for me and made it so it was not impossible but still remained difficult. LJ kept telling us we are only competing with time… you want to get through it as fast as you can remembering safety. Once he said go I was all in and was pushing myself to the max. I finished with what I thought was a good time but what I loved was the feeling I had. I was shaking and I was tired but I felt good. To hear LJ say things like awesome job or that was impressive made you feel great. He was getting motivated with every push and with every grunt he cheered you on more.

I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION ONE OTHER THING AND I FEEL THAT THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF CROSSFIT.

While I was working out bulging muscles took time to help out and also cheered me on and I could tell that we were motivating each other. Yes he was lifting heavier weights but it did not matter we were a group of people coming together to get the best out of this workout. It was amazing and at the end we finished with a high five and honestly it made you want to come back for more. So day one was impressive… but it was still day 1. I will keep you posted on how Day 2 goes!

 

May 31

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5 Things to Look for When Choosing Gym in Fort Lauderdale

You’ve decided to lose weight and you’re looking for gyms around you. Before you start looking for the gyms in Fort Lauderdale, ask yourself this question: “Do you really want to join a gym?” Most of the people opt for annual memberships of gym, but never visit the gym. A gym membership has a lot of benefits. You can work out and start living a healthy lifestyle. You can achieve your fitness goals easily.

We’ve listed top 5 things to look for when shopping around for a gym in Fort Lauderdale:

EQUIPMENT

When looking for a gym around you, you should visit there personally and take a walk around inside the gym. There will be different types of equipment and machines such as dumbbells, weight machines, treadmills, cycles, cardio machines, and more. Do not hesitate to ask the professionals about each one of them. Check the condition and variety of the equipment before making the decision of joining the gym.

ACCESSIBILITY

Nobody would like to join a gym that is miles away from one’s office or home. Check the distance of the gym from your workplace or home. If you choose a gym that is far away, you’re likely to skip visiting it on a regular basis.

COST

Cost is an important factor to look for when enrolling for a gym in Fort Lauderdale. Many people who cannot afford a high priced gym may look for cheaper options around. There are many gyms that offer seasonal discounts. You may have heard about the New Year offers from the leading gyms around you. Keep an eye on those offers and sign up for the right gym.

CLEANLINESS

When you walk into the gym, check how clean it is. You may feel uncomfortable if the gym is not cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. You can ask the professionals about the cleanliness factor before making the decision.

HOURS OF OPERATION

This is an important factor that you need to consider. Decide upon what time you would prefer to go to the gym. Ask the professionals about the hours of operations and check whether your preferred time can fit into that time slot. Some gyms operate 24 X 7 also. Inquire about the holiday gym hours also. Are they open during weekends? Do they have reduced hours of operation on Sundays?

You may need personal training to motivate you. It can be a good idea to inquire about personal training and find out how much does it cost. You can pay the charges for personal training while paying for the membership charges or also enroll for personal training later on once you start going to the gym for a couple of days.

Some gyms offer group discounts. So, ask your friends or family members if they would like to join the gym too. You may end up saving a lot of money while starting to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. You can make workout fun when you have a gym buddy with you. Think about it!

 

May 30

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How to Compare and Find the Best Gym in Fort Lauderdale?

You’ve moved into a new house and a new city and looking and the best gyms in Fort Lauderdale. As you do not know many people around, you are not able to ask people as to which are the right gym for you. Remember that picking the right gym is an important decision and you cannot make a hasty decision for joining the gym around you.

Your gym will be an important part of your everyday life, and so, you need to find the best one that matches your requirements and budget. We’ve talked to a lot of industry experts and trainers and listed top 5 tips and tricks to help you find the best gym in Fort Lauderdale.

1. Figure out what exactly you need

Make a list of what things and facilities you need at the gym once you determine your exact fitness goals. Some people may want to join gym to lose weight while a few others would like to maintain their existing weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Depending on your requirements, prepare a list of amenities and equipment you may require at the gym.

2. Know your budget

There are gym memberships in Fort Lauderdale ranging from $10 to $ 400 per month. You should determine your budget so that you can have a look at the gyms within your budget. There’s no point in visiting a gym that charges $250 monthly when your budget is not more than $50.

3. Location and hours

These are the major factors that can help you make the right decision. You should check the location personally and ask the professionals about the hours of operation. Some gyms are available 24/7 while a few others have specific hours of operation. Make sure that you are aware of the location as well as hours of operation when it comes to joining the best gym in Fort Lauderdale.

4. Terms and conditions

Before signing any contract, make sure that you read all terms and conditions. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to task the professionals about the same and clarify all the information. Avoid getting locked in for long term contracts. Check out the activation fee, monthly membership fees, and maintenance fees while joining a gym nearby.

5. Social atmosphere

You can walk into the gym you’re planning to choose and have a look at the people around. A gym’s social environmental factor plays a major role in the success of a person’s health and fitness. Find out what type of people visit the gym, and would you feel comfortable working out there.

So, once you have shortlisted a few gyms online, you can test drive your gym. Ask the professionals to allow you for a trail session to ensure that your health and fitness is in safe hands. A few gym offers provide free trial sessions, while a few others charge significant amount of money for the trial at the gym. You can check the equipment, amenities, crowd, and other things while hiring the best gym in Fort Lauderdale. Make sure you get the best value for the money you spend.

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Inquire about the initiation fees of the gym. Whether you want to join a gym for a short period of time or a long one make sure that you find out the monthly dues. Ask the professionals about the things and facilities included in the price. Do you get personal training at the gym? Do they provide nutritional plans? You can ask them about discounts or promotional offers as a few gym owners run offers from time to time. Inquire about the long term contracts along with the termination fees.


 


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