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Why Us? Part 3

It’s been a long time since you’ve exercised with any regularity.  Lots of reasons, most of them good.

But your waistline is not fixing itself. You remember when physical activity was a joy, but now, you aren’t confident when you need to move something heavy, or spend lots of time on your feet.

Related: Why Us? Part 1

So now you’re looking to start a fitness program. Fantastic!  The only way to get where you want to go is to start.  But where?

Start with the program that makes you want to do it.

It looks so BIG from here…

Consistency is the real key to success for all health and fitness goals.  So the program that makes you want to come back for more is the one that is most likely to improve your health and fitness.  It does not matter if it is CrossFit® or Barre®, Jazzercise® or running.  That said, the more specific your desired outcome, the more specific your program should be.  Also, the more general your desired outcome (“health” and “fitness” are very broad terms), the more elements of fitness your program should contain.  If you want to be strong, Jazzercise® can help, but not as much as a program with focused resistance training, and a program with focused resistance training will be more effective the heavier the resistance used.

So the first question is what do you want?

If you want to run a marathon, you should run.  A lot.  And come to our Endurance class on Mondays at 6:30PM for a resistance training session that will also keep your heart rate in the recovery zone.

If broad, inclusive fitness without any gaps is what you want, you cannot beat CrossFit®, especially if you pair it with easy aerobic recovery work.

If challenging movements that require you to focus your effort and transfer to the real world sound appealing, then you cannot beat CrossFit®.

If you want both strength and cardiovascular fitness, you cannot beat CrossFit®.

If you want strength, but want to emphasize cardiovascular fitness, you cannot beat CrossFit® Lite.

Related: Why Us? Part 2

All of our classes are programmed and led by professional, trained instructors operating from the same foundation in movement mechanics and focused on your safety and progress.  Our instructors do not do the workout with you (that’s a leader, not a teacher).  Ours focus on teaching and challenging you, while keeping everyone safe, even in the middle of the hardest workout you’ve ever experienced.  The programming is done for you.  Just like a high school sports team, all you need to do is show up ready to work, to follow instructions, and to support your classmates.

Contact me at john@crossfitslipstream.com for a FREE, No-Sweat Introduction to get answers to all your questions on how we can best help you get back the life you love!

-John Bryant

Founder & Head Trainer