Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Anyone who follows me on twitter, may have noticed me tweeting about Cross fit, and showing quite an interest in the tweets about it from Reebok. Cross fit promises to be the ultimate work out, with no chance to get bored as the activity changes so you're using different muscles and keeping your interest up.
I tweeted that I'd love to give it a go, but I'm just not fit enough, I was reassured to contact my local centre as they'll adapt it to suit my level of fitness - the joy of crossfit is you can work out at your own level but still be in the class environment! I contacted my local centre, and they confirmed that it didn't matter what level of fitness you are at, CrossFit works and is great for weight loss!
So, my thoughts.. CrossFit is unfortunately only available in one gym local to me, and it only runs the starter classes in the early evening which with two small children is impossible to reliably get to. This is a shame, as having tagged along with my friend (who is super fit and makes me look even more ridiculous!) to a class local to her I have to say, it was nothing like I expected and the class was friendly and informative pushing hard enough that you felt it the next morning (and struggled at points in the session!) without actually injuring me! I wish I hadn't been so terrified! Why was I terrified? I hear you cry! Inevitably, all the promotional material shows super fit men and women of all ages really going for it, and while this shouldn't intimidate me, it did. Having once been super fit, loving working out in the gym and spending the day watching the clock for the swim or even sail after work I struggle to believe how I got so incredibly unfit!
So, any Mums or Dads sat there reading this, don't be afraid to try CrossFit out, it isn't as frightening as I believed. Reebok, thanks for encouraging me to give it a go, and motivating me to get out there and kick start my fitness. I wish someone would focus on encouraging Mums to get out there and exercise, and not just with their buggy! By the end of the summer 2012, I hope I'll be reading this and laughing at how unfit I was and how fit I am.
Please note, this is not a sponsored post, all thoughts and experiences of Crossfit are my own.