Why is CrossFit so popular? This and a few other pressing questions I will attempt to answer with my opinion. The beauty of MY opinion is it is MINE. If you don’t like it that is fine.
So why is CrossFit so popular? This can be attributed to a plethora of different things. I will discuss my top 3.
Number 1 reason is the community, CrossFit is made up of every facet of society, thus bringing people under one umbrella uniting them worldwide in a manner never heard of before, Intense Exercise.
CrossFit is made up of ordinary joes and janes that can go to their Box and compete daily with themselves and others within the gym or around the world. The last picture above is of the lovely Camille doing a heavy overhead squats. Everyone in the audience in front of her knows how much time and effort went into her training to allow her to achieve such a feat. Imagine all the stadiums filled with Football fans thinking they know what goes into becoming a professional. How many times have you yelled at the TV telling the pros to do it your way. Well CrossFit allows you to get into the ring and compete with elite athletes. Try strapping on a helmet and running the ball in the NFL. If people weren’t so afraid of a lawsuit it would be a fun experiment to witness. The armchair QB would think twice about criticizing the performance of the professional.
CrossFit has a community of people that have felt the pain of a devastating WOD, the mental game of ping pong that is played between the pussy, boo who, poor me side of your brain and the side that says fuck it keep going, Man The Fuck Up. That is the thing that gives you a real connection to the person next to you and the one you watch on TV competing with the fittest in the world.
Why would someone pay that much money to go to a gym?
I would never pay that much to join a gym! I would on the other hand pay for a coach who cares about my progress (physically, mentally and spiritually) to be apart of a small community within a global network that is dedicated to health and fitness, and I also would not mind paying dues to be apart of a team that lets anyone play and cheers on the person in last place.
These are the same people that would go see a Lakers game for an average ticket price of around $95. As well as to pay for parking, over priced shitty food and drinks to watch a two hour game.
Why do all CrossFitters only talk about CrossFit?
Simple it is like playing the state championship game everyday you train, and winning it. Of course you want to tell people about it.
Why are there so many people against CrossFit?
Most of the people I know who are against it have good reasons. They have read the horror stories of shitty affiliates programming stupid WODs and treating technical movements lightly.
These people often here the bad and pass judgement before looking at the other side. There are so many great affiliates out there that are constantly trying to get better and truly care about their people.
My favorite aspect of CrossFit is the free market system that is in place. There are so many affiliates opening up that most people think we should be worried. I am not worried because we strive to get better at being an affiliate everyday and mediocrity is not acceptable for my clients and certainly not for my business. If a new affiliate takes all of our clients it’s because we suck!
Look out for reason #2 of Why CrossFit is so popular soon.