Parin JainSo you think you’re fit? Try and do a Crossfit session! An easy myth we develop about ourselves is that if we look alright – our stomach isn’t popping out too much, we’re replacing coke with diet coke or eating a sandwich instead of pizza we’re fit/healthy. This will be broken
when you enter a Crossfit box. I still remember, my first day here, I was quite like a novice in an army camp. While everybody else looked super professional doing the prescribed WOD ( workout of the day) and talking in the Crossfit language, I was struggling to hold my ground. This motivated me, and I’m sure will motivate anybody else too. The whole idea of doing interesting exercises, learning new techniques and new dimensions is exciting. Things are different here, they don’t have fancy equipment and they don’t want you to run on a treadmill or use the dumbbells. Instead, they’ll give you a rope and ask you to skip. You will be surprised with the amount of things you can do with a skip rope, next they’ll give you a bar to do pull-ups or they’ll tell you to fall low and start with the pushups. Just last week, I did a headstand and a week before hit a personal record on deadlifts. It’s amazing how you learn new things. There hasn’t been a single boring day at the box! You will know what I’m saying if you’ve been here before. The coaches are great, easy going and friendly. The environment is electric with everybody trying to level up and improve on their performance. People are actually serious about their fitness and it doesn’t matter if you’re new or old, if you’re doing anything wrong, you will be corrected. Some of the exercises are done in groups, this sort of pitches you right against each other, and you compete on better timing/ better postures – ultimately improving on your workouts and getting better at things. I enjoy it completely and it’s sort of an addiction now. Personally, I’ve reached a few goals of cutting down flab, improving stamina and becoming stronger, but there’s still a lot to be achieved. Maybe, when you visit, you’ll see me slogging it out at the box, stop by and say hello.