As another summer approaches, we have a lot to look forward to. Warm weather means that the overhead door to the gym will be open about 90% of the time. Lots of workouts using the parking lot and running on the road. We'll also have a huge influx of visitors, who you'll want to greet and learn how their lives have been impacted by CrossFit.
Some precautions to take during the summer months include staying hydrated by drinking often, getting plenty of sleep, using sunscreen, and cleaning up after you sweat on the gym floor so that others don't have to do it for you. After all the cold we experienced this past winter, no one should complain at all about the hot months ahead and no A/C in the training bay. Stay on top of your game and bring your own water bottle to class and use the machine to get water rather than buying bottled water at $1 a pop. Stay well rested to help you tolerate the heat and perform better. Bring sunscreen so that the hour or so you spend in the sun won't burn you. We'll keep plenty of towels around and a mop and bucket so that you can clean up that sweat angel that no one wants to share with you.
As you get busy, remember to plan your training days. While you may not want to train in the early morning, most find that the 5:45am class is the best time of the day. It isn't hot and you're home before most of the others in your house get out of bed. You've worked hard all year to get where you are, don't let a busy summer keep you from your WODs. If you get up early in the summer anyway, then just plan to make the 5:45am class YOUR time during the summer.
As we complete our 9th year this summer, know that this has been one heck of a ride for us. Your training staff will always be there to work around any issues you have and help you with personal goals.
Summer is the best time to train and to get into the best shape of your life. We'll help you get there.