“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” When it comes to the experience of CrossFit gyms, this quote rings very true.
Originally established in California in 2000, CrossFit has quickly become one of the most popular fitness movements on the planet – and with good reason. Although challenging and known to push people to the very edge of their physical capacities, CrossFit has proven to drastically improve an individual’s health and quality of life. It has also been linked with stalling the effects and symptoms of certain diseases.
While a membership to a CrossFit gym spells good news for your overall health, there are many more ways in which this fitness practice can positively impact your life.
CrossFit gyms offer workouts you simply won’t find elsewhere
A CrossFit workout incorporates the entire body, with every joint and muscle group put through their paces throughout. This may lead to some post-session panting, but it will ensure that no area of your body is overlooked.
If you are a fitness novice, don’t let the high-intensity nature of the workouts put you off; it’s all about taking small steps toward a healthier, fitter future that is sustainable.
What’s more, memberships in CrossFit gyms are suitable for all ages
CrossFit prioritises functional movement and places focus on this during training. This ensures that the movements we naturally make in our daily lives (think something as simple as sitting in a chair or reaching to get something from a shelf) are bolstered during the workout process, keeping gym goers flexible and limber no matter what their age.
The high-intensity workouts take up less of your time
Most CrossFit classes are done and dusted within one hour, ensuring you push your body to the max in the minimum amount of time. This allows you to incorporate CrossFit into your daily and weekly schedule with as little disruption as possible to your everyday activities.
Varied workouts mean a more engaging gym experience
The vast and varied menu of workouts served up at a CrossFit gym means participants are unlikely to get bored very easily. Aside from creating a more stimulating gym experience, shaking up your exercise regime will continue to offer your body a fresh challenge day in, and day out.
Members get the support of a personal trainer – without the associated cost
Each CrossFit workout is overseen by a dedicated coach, who leads the class and offers one-on-one support to anyone struggling with any aspect of the session. This ensures participants are moving correctly to elicit results and provides the motivation that some individuals may need to stay on the course for the entirety of the workout.
CrossFit gyms build a sense of community
The group workouts found at a CrossFit gym hold numerous benefits for participants.
For one, exercising in a collaborative environment instils team spirit and builds a sense of healthy competition. Working out as a group can also help individuals to take accountability for their performance, helping them to keep up the momentum and rise to the challenge when they feel they can’t go on for another second.
The cherry on top of being a part of this unique community is that it provides a social outlet outside of the gym, with many CrossFit gym members meeting up for coffee or drinks after a workout.
Bua is all about building a sense of community amongst its members. As a family of CrossFit gyms with multiple locations around Dublin (Santry and Smithfield), Co. Kildare (Naas and Celbridge) and Co. Louth (Dunleer), Bua’s members have access to all of our training facilities wherever and whenever they need.
Passionate about personal growth, our team of expert coaches are there to guide you through the daily workouts, which provide a challenge that enables you to move forward one day at a time.
If you’re ready to get on the path to real health and fitness, get in touch with us today!