You’ve probably heard of CrossFit, but what 4 things do you need to bear in mind when searching the internet for a nearby gym? Over the next few posts, we’ll make sure that you know what to look for and what to avoid…
Maybe you’ve seen fit people lifting big weights on Instagram. Maybe one of your friends from work goes to CrossFit after work every day. Maybe you even have friends who won’t stop talking about it. Maybe you’ve seen some of the CrossFit.com documentaries on Netflix!
So you’ll probably want to know what all the fuss is about and you might have even put “CrossFit near me” into Google…
But before you fall down the Google rabbit hole, please make sure that you consider these four things 4 when searching for “CrossFit gyms near me.”
Number 2: Ask, “Do the CrossFit boxes near me understand my goals?”
The most successful CrossFit gyms need to understand and take into account the wants, needs and desires of their clients.
The high fliers in this business understand that we are all in the relationships and results business. Those at the lower end of the spectrum think we are in the “get-bodies-in-the-door” business.
So how do we make sure that we are focused on your results? All new members start with a goal-setting session before even getting changed or breaking a sweat. We call ours a No Sweat Intro, and we run them in person when we’re allowed, but also over the phone while we’re on lockdown. You can book yours here.
Good gyms will ask you what you want to do. Do you want to lose some bodyfat? Get stronger? Tone up? Feel confident in your day to day life?
Now, here’s the secret – great gyms will ask you why you want to do that.
We want to understand the “why”. Where does the desire really come from? It’s rarely about the first thing that comes to mind… Weight loss might be about avoiding the family history of disease more so than looking good on the beach. Strength isn’t often about the amount of weight lifted, but might be about the ability to run around and play with your kids without feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you just want some time in the week to focus on you without any distractions and working from home is getting on top of you?
Rather than sitting down with people and finding out their ‘why’, a lot of gyms will just sign you up and let you loose. We’d rather understand where you’re coming from so we can best help you get where you want to be. Dale Carnegie said, “the deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
Why not find a gym that understands and appreciates you?
So rather than just hitting up Google with a couple of searches and then moving on, do a bit more research – it’s your health that is on the line!