Tuesdsay, February 20

I've got a few thoughts running around in my head and I just want to get them down somewhere so I can organize them (hopefully). Sorry if this jumps around a bit.

I ran into someone over the weekend that was overweight and after he asked what I did for a living he jokingly said, "I don't spend much time at the gym." I of course invited him to try out 616, but the reality of that happening is pretty slim. 

This isn't a criticism of him, it's just that I want ideas on how to really reach this guy and people like him. CrossFit appeals to a particular group of people that enjoy working out and love being active. We love those people, but we NEED to reach the other parts of the population.

How do we do that?

People think they need to get fit before joining CrossFit. That's not true. You GET fit doing CrossFit.

Losing weight starts with nutrition and you can't out train a bad diet. Making small changes, one at a time, can make a huge impact over the long haul. It's all about consistency.

You can make these changes and avoid medication. It's not that easy, but it does work.

In the video below, Ron proves this is true. He figured out the diet part on his own then his exercise routine lead him to CrossFit. I'd love to think the people that need CrossFit (including nutrition) will just wander in one day, but that may be a stretch. But I think as a community we can reach these people. 

It's easy to think about those people you know would love CrossFit and invite them to try it. Next time we have a friends day, let's think about inviting people that need a change.

Like I said, I'm rambling a little, but this is something that's been in my head for a while. We want to be a part of a change in this community and the world. Let's help people get healthy and make a difference!

Workout for Tuesday, February 20
17 min AMRAP
Row 20 Cal
9 Deadlifts (225/155)
9 T2B

CrossFit 616