The word that comes up most frequently when people describe the differences between their experiences at CrossFit gyms versus big-box gyms is community. We’ve posted about this before but with the arrival of new members, we repost this about every 6 months it seems. The comments have been pretty close to non-existent lately. For our newcomers, the comments on our website are for everyone. Regardless of experience level, it is a place to interact and share your times. Here’s a little further explanation:
At the time of this writing, that’s how many we’ve had in the last 3 days. If you are a regular poster in the comments section, then today’s post is not directed towards you. We’re talking to the lurkers out there that check out the website for the workout, come into the gym and work their tails off, and then go home and…forget to post their times or experiences to comments. Right now regular posters are screaming at their monitors, “I know! What’s up with that?!”
We hear you.
We have a lot of new people as well so many of you may not have been made aware of the benefits of using the comments section on a daily basis. So here goes:
The comments section of each day’s post is at its simplest form just another place to keep an electronic record of your times and loads for record keeping. Post your loads and times. That’s it.
But it has a much more valuable and special quality. It is one of the parts of our gym that sets us apart from being just another fitness center. It’s another place where we can continue the friendliness that causes you to introduce yourself to a newcomer, the encouragement you extend to your gym buddies and to celebrate milestones together.
We are a community and the comments section is an important part of that. Engage yourself with that community and the rewards can be far reaching. Don’t be shy, go ahead and introduce yourself if you haven’t posted yet.
We won’t bite.
WOD – 5.18.2012
AMRAP 10 minutes
2 Power Snatches @ approx. 80% of today’s heavy single
2 Rounds of 3 Pull Ups, 5 Push Ups, 7 Air Squats