In case you missed them, here are parts 1, 2, 3, and 4of this series.
Why CrossFit? - Community Driven
This is, in my opinion, the driving force behind CrossFit's popularity and success. I understand the allure of "doing your own thing," especially since I spent years working out on my own with decent success. For some people, working out on their own poses no problems at all. For others, trying to drag your butt to the gym and get your workout in can seem like such a daunting task.
"Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results!"
In either case, whether you can get your workouts done on your own or not, there is something so captivating and motivating about suffering through tough workouts with others. Even though every single participant in a CrossFit class is working on their own, improving themselves personally, you can't help but feel a sense of camaraderie and teamwork with the others in the class who are pushing alongside you aiming for a common goal. Not only that, but it is encouraged that the individuals who finish their workout first to go and cheer on those who are still finishing up.
We here at CrossFit Orangeville, we are a close-knit group of friends. Not only is everyone so friendly and accommodating for all of those wishing to join our crew, but we also plan events and functions outside of what we do in the gym. Our members are friends, our members' spouses are friends, our members' kids are friends. We are all in this together, and it is incredibly empowering meeting up with others who are like-minded (health/fitness).