GREAT READ: 3 Reasons to Get Upset About CrossFit

Don’t let the title fool you; it’s part of author Max Jacobson-Fried’s plan to further illustrate a point about preconceived notions of CrossFit.  In the article, Fried tries to insert a little wisdom, or sanity, into the discussion of your personal health and fitnesses choices. It seems like so many folks are either super pro or super again CrossFit.

Here are a few of my favorite lines:

My greatest fear is that people who are truly concerned with their fitness would read these articles and let them dictate their outlook on CrossFit without ever being exposed to a milder perspective that might shed some light on its value.

Assholes in real life become assholes who like CrossFit, and awesome people in real life become awesome people who like CrossFit. Just be awesome. Always.

This one really hits home for me:

For me, my CrossFit gym is a social gathering place. It’s a venue to enjoy the company of some seriously hilarious and ridiculous folks that I may have never met through any other means. In a world of work relationships and Facebook acquaintances it’s nice to find that kind of opportunity in a common interest.

How many of you find the people at your local box to be some of the most unique, interesting, inspired, hard working and self challenging in your lives? I certainly do. They’re always smiling (and sweating) and most importantly, having fun.


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