612-644-9781 info@crossfitslipstream.com

New Year’s Resolution, or Back to Normal?

Ah, January in the fitness business!  The gyms are full, go to any store (online or in person) and the first thing you see is workout gear.  And of course, there are the blog posts and other musings from us in the industry – make THIS the year you stick to it, blah, blah, blah.  The industry doesn’t talk so much about December.  Thinking about that fact helped me finally realize something very important: New Year’s Resolutions come right after the insanity that we have made out of the Thanksgiving – to – New Year’s “Holiday Season”.  

Related: Why Technique is the Foundation of Training Philosophy

Maybe fitness – related New Year’s Resolutions are less an attempt to start something new than to return to something more like normality?  After seven weeks or so of running around with our hair on fire, responding to this familial obligation and that work event, church now and synagogue later, perhaps we just want to get back to (1) normal, and (2) being able to take care of ourselves?  

Thanks largely to yoga’s popularity,  our culture is finally beginning to admit that you need to – take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.  The Marine Corps also teaches this, but they aren’t as conveniently located as your friendly neighborhood yoga studio.  After an extended season focused outwardly, taking care of obligations to others, it’s only right to come back to yourself, to refresh and renew your health and regain the fitness lost to the general busyness of the season.

Related: Why Personal Training?

So to all you New Year’s Resolutioners: welcome back to normal.  We are here for you.  Contact me at john@crossfitslipstream.com for a free, no-sweat introduction to discuss your goals, and how we can help.

John Bryant

Founder & Head Trainer