After reading many blog posts on Carrots N’ Cake, and talking to a friend who is very fit, both ladies raved about the new fitness craze CrossFit. I have heard it described as the ‘the hardest workout of my life’. I like to sweat and feel sore after a workout so naturally I was intrigued.
For residents of the Doylestown area, I urge you to visit CrossFit Sine Pari. Located about 10 minutes north of Doylestown in an industrial park, this ‘gym’ was more welcoming than I have ever experienced and the workout was doubly hard. At this location, the owner offers 2 free weeks trial and I encourage you to take her up on the offer. CrossFit is definitely a different way to work your body and may not be for everyone.
CrossFit can best be described as a circuit training style workout combined with boot-camp exercises. Saturday we began with a 400 meter run, followed by deep stretching, squat presses (3-3-3-3-3) and the weight is added every time, and our WOD (Workout of the Day) was 6 thrusts (deep squats with a push of a body bar above our heads), 6 kettle ball swings, and 6 box jumps (jumping up on a box about 1-3 feet off the ground.
When I was finished the workout I was huffing and puffing. I felt like I was going through pre-season for high school volleyball again (I mean that in the best way possible). But the one thing I noticed was, for how physically worn out I was, I was doubly energized. I was excited about coming back to learn a new workout, excited about the encouragement I received from others there and excited to get friends and family to join me next time.
I plan for CrossFit to be worked into my regular workout routine. And am excited to share the new journey with you!
Question of the Day: Have you tried Cross Fit? What are your thoughts?