I was actually going to originally call this “The first 100 days”. With all the new faces in the gym over this past few weeks, I wanted to write something along the lines of ‘if you do this and this and this, you’re going to have a great experience here and achieve everything you’ve set out for- and likely a whole lot more’.
    But then I thought- wouldn’t all these things be great for ANYONE to do over the next 90 days to have that same experience? And thus, we have our title.I was actually just in the shower after an awesome workout this morning, and this blog sort of wrote itself in my head so I figured I’d better get to a computer quickly or lose it forever.

    This list is by no means exhaustive- just a few things I’d been mulling over in my head that you can do in order to get the most out of our gym.

    • Attend a Saturday morning class at least 1-2x per month, and more often if you can. There’s something special about these classes. It’s hard to put my finger on the slightly different atmosphere but my best attempt is “you can tell just about everyone hasn’t come from work, or has to go to work after”. It’s fun, it’s lighthearted, we often do partner or team workouts, and it’s ALWAYS a good time. You’ll meet some people that come to different class times that you likely wouldn’t see throughout the week.
    • Make sure you’re attendance is consistent. The no bullshit side of me wants to say that if you can’t find at least 3-4 hours each week to devote to your own health and personal wellbeing, that you need to re-evaluate some things. Another side of me (I think I’ve got more than 2…) wants to say “isn’t it tough coming off of 3-4 days off every time you work out??” to people when that happens. When I’m in that situation- which is very rare- I feel sluggish and always more sore after the workouts. The body adapts to whatever we do- be it working out, or not. Bottom line is this- if you’ve gone more than 2 days without doing anything- it’s time to move.
    • Get to know some new people. This is for everyone, but especially those who come in as a couple, siblings, etc and maybe tend to stick together in class. We have an community of unbelievably friendly people. From local business owners who have connected use one another services, to dog-sitting, to travel recommendations, attending sporting events together, to picking each other up for a workout when vehicles break down….the list goes on and on. You can be shy, but don’t be invisible. Nobody looks to start at our gym for more friends, but once they’re a year in you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t speak of the community when asked about their gym.
    • Explore CrossFit outside of our walls. Drop into CrossFit gyms when you travel. Poke around the CrossFit Journal. Dig through some content on the CrossFit Youtube Channel. CrossFit HQ has been putting out free content every single day for over 15 years. From the Games documentaries, to incredibly inspirational stories, to instructional videos.

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