Energy, Positive Vibes, Exhilirating, Fun…just a few words I would use to describe classes these last few months. For the first time in years I have been able to step back into the role of athletes and enjoy the amazing coaching and community we have in our classes.
For me hitting classes has been a tremendous asset. First of all I find myself pushing harder than ever. I remember in hitting "The Seven" having 4-5 athletes to look at and either chasing or trying to beat, I remember in "Isabel" being the last person moving and everyone encouraging me to keep going. Sure, CrossFit is all about improving yourself and beating your own personal bests, but I'm not gonna lie, when I'm in class, I want to beat each and every one of you! It's not an ego thing and I'm ok if I lose (which happens often) but it helps me to push myself harder than I normally would, and it doesn't matter if you're RX or Scaled, I'm gunning for you.
Secondly, in every class I've hit I've taken away a nugget of knowledge and felt safer in my movements. I remember during "Amanda" Andrew yelling chest up and I immediately felt myself tighten my back and pull off the ground from a stronger position. Those little cues may seem simple, but they go a long way to help us move more efficiently and stay injury free.
The magic is in the community. Our peeps are just plain fun. In an hour class, I laugh, I meet new people, I forget about any stress, I leave my phone outside, it's an hour out of the day where nothing else matters. I hope it does the same for all of you.