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.
How to Get the Most out of Your CrossFit Membership
Commit to Your Health and Fitness for the rest of your life - We age every day. Without a healthy body, the future is not bright. Poor lifestyle choices lead to diseases like arteriosclerosis and diabetes type II. Smoking, overeating, as well as a sedentary lifestyle, are directly related to cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, and loss of functional movement. Make a commitment now to take steps every day to improve your health and fitness.
Commit to Training Times – Schedule CrossFit into your week, month, year. Take planned rest days. Recovery is just as important as the work.
Show Up No Matter What – Make other appointments around the ones you already have (the training times you committed to). Come when you are sore or tired. We will guide you in ways to work around your soreness or fatigue. Work the “show-up” muscle!
Care – Pay attention to your training. Come prepared to work both physically and mentally. Log your workouts. Keep a running list of your benchmarks. Learn and know your loads for basic movements.
View Your CrossFit Ocean City Membership Like A Course – Make it a point to learn something new everyday. Visit the CrossFit Ocean City website and Facebook page. Check out the CrossFit mainsite. These sites post CrossFitters engaged in training, demo videos, and health and fitness information daily. Ask questions of the training staff.
Participate in Events - The C2 Rowing Challenge, Barbell Club, the Whole LIfe Challenge, Goal Setting Sessions, Food for Fuel, Special MOGA and mobility classes are all just a few of the many special events offered to expose you to the greater world of health, fitness, and well being.
Set Goals – Not realistic ones – big ones. Reach for the stars. We’ll help you get there (and then move the bar). There is no nirvana with CrossFit because there is always room for improvement.
Our next goal setting session is Sunday, January, 25, 3pm. Click here to register.
Rowing can sometimes be a real chore. Who really loves rowing? At least we can row indoors on the C2 rowers. Well, here's some motivation for you.
Last week, I picked up a book I had been given for Christmas called The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. I was expecting a good read, but what I got was a fantastic read. In fact, I couldn't put it down. The book is about the 1936 Olympic crew team from the University of Washington and how their eight-man shell won gold. Yet it isn't just about that one race. It's about the members of that crew team and what they endured growing up that made them tough enough to make the crew team in college. Check out this short trailer about the book and then go out and buy it!
For those who've done the Whole Life Challenge before, you can register for the next WLC that starts on January 17th by clicking HERE.
If you haven't tried the WLC and think you might want to check it out, click HERE and read up on all the advantages of this incredible, life-changing, eight-week event that works your mind and body and challenges you to improve using small, incremental changes in your life. This isn't a diet, weightloss program (though it can be a beneficial side effect).