In my six short weeks at CCW, I have been incredibly impressed… Not by what the gym has done for me but what the gym has made me want to do for myself. The environment has given me a drive to hurt and a desire to work. This is something I have never managed to dig up in myself.
I have always been gifted, growing up I didn’t have to work off the field and off the court to be the best on it. I was strong because I was strong, fast because I was fast, etc. etc. What I wasn’t: was hungry. As I got older my laziness and complacency robbed me of opportunities. I only measured my abilities by comparing them to others.
From my first awkward day at CCW, I was taught to measure myself against myself. Be better than myself yesterday and the day before and so on. My lungs always go first, because as we all know the ability to fight through being gassed is just a willingness to work. I face the same problems with fitness that I have always faced, but… For the first time I was in an environment where the only measure of success was the willingness to fight the feelings where if we were on our own we would otherwise give up. It can be just as impressive to see somebody killing themselves with ring rows as somebody effortlessly ticking over muscle ups.
[blockquote style=”simple”]From the first day I said to myself “I’m in” and I am so glad I came along. I hate CrossFit the 1 hour a day I’m there and love it the other 23.
The coaching is dope.
Eric is like this weird father relationship. I am the son trying desperately to do the perfect rep. Trying always to make him proud but always falling short because more progress can be made. I really appreciate the constant critiques. It’s taking me this long, but I finally put my thumbs around the bar.
Zeak understands people. It’s a gift that will take him far beyond the gym. I always feel welcome and excited when I see he is the coach of the class. By far the best DJ and should be in charge of all CCW music (Eric great coach, terrible music).
Gina and Liz are amazing encouragers which I feel is what makes the gym atmosphere amazing. I have been grateful for them because coming into this community has been made so much easier by their warm presence.
I don’t name these coaches specifically to leave others out but simply because this is who I personally connect with. The team is so diverse that I have no doubt there are coaches other CCW members feel the same gratitude for.
From the first day I said to myself “I’m in” and I am so glad I came along. I hate CrossFit the 1 hour a day I’m there and love it the other 23.
Safe | Louis