(Closed) Anyone do crossfit?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My sister used to do crossfit, she was a member there for quite a while and she really liked it! It really incorporates all aspects of exercise (strength training, cardio, etc.). She liked how the workouts were well structured and balanced. The trainers and other members are also really supportive. It’s a lot like a team. I think its worth it, there’s not one in my area or I would do it! It’s not really easy but it definitely gives you the push that most of us need! I think they also have a trial option where you can just try it out and see what you think, that’s what I’d suggest!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My personal trainer is a member of a cross fit gym.  He incorporates the workouts he does there with our training session together.  I must say it is torture, but the results are amazing.  I am more strong now than ever before…..plus I can actually run on the treadmill without feeling winded after 2 minutes!!

I know he said the membership is expensive, but it has really helped him in his job and his kickboxing and muay thai training.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have been doing crossfit for a year and I love it.  It is expensive, but much cheaper than personal training.  At a crossfit gym, you will be in small classes with a trained coach who will work with you on perfecting your movements.  I love the weightlifiting aspect of it, and it has really helped me get stronger.  It’s also fun to do something that is more of a “sport” than a workout.  I’ve started doing crossfit competitions in the area, and it is amazing to see some of these great strong, beautiful, confident women.  I would definitely give it a shot.  You’ll be amazed at how strong you are, and how quickly you get stronger. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a good friend who swears by crossfit, and know a few other people who do it.  I think it sounds great for the right type of person.  My worry about it is that it seems like there’s a fair amount of injuries because the movements are fairly complicated and it’s all about pushing your body to the limit.

Most of the gyms around here (there are a TON of crossfits in my area… apparently it’s huge here) will let you take an intro class for free, or a reduced price.  If you can do that, it might be a good way to see if it’s right for you.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I have been doing it for 3 months about and lost .75 inches on my waist and stayed the same weight (lots of muscle gain and fat loss). My arms are looking great too which was a goal of mine for my wedding dress.

Its a really great intense, quick workout.  I also really like the social aspect of it because a lot of the same people go to the classes where I go. I think its worth every penny.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been doing CrossFit now for about 2+ years.  I am a big outdoor person (mountain biking, backcountry skiing, backpacking).  I mainly did it because 1) I wanted to keep up with my fiance when we backcountry skied since I only got to go out once a week, and 2) I saw a 40+ year old friend in a bikini who looked smoking hot.  She was doing CrossFit.

I do not think anyone regrets doing CrossFit.  It is some $$ to plunk down (I pay a $60/month as a student but it’s normally $80/mo in Utah).  But the restuls you get are better than anything I have ever done.

It’s a real community.  The trainers help you with food, etc.  The friendly competition among other people in your class really helps push you along, nothing I can get by working alone.  

If I miss a week, going back I can guarantee something will be sore on me.

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