The first rule of CrossFit is to tell EVERYONE you know about CrossFit.
The reason so many of our family, friends and even complete strangers have to listen to us talk about CrossFit over and over is simply because we want to share the secret to longevity. You often hear folks say that CrossFit is a cult. Sure. The fittest, healthiest most supportive cult ever. Absolutely.
Recently I received news that my mother would have to undergo surgery and of course that caused our family quite a bit of concern. I was nervous, anxious and really hoping for the best. Thankfully the surgery went well and she is rehabbing.
The surgery was necessary for something we can easily post under chronic disease. Chronic disease can be avoided with plenty of exercise and a healthy diet of “real food”, both of which are integral parts of the CrossFit community and Revolt Fitness.
In steps our Silver Fox master athlete. The mother of one of our members and future coach. He like the rest of us loves his parents dearly and wants to see them enjoy the fruits of their hard labor for years to come. Quality of life is just as important as quantity. He has shared all the benefits of a functional fitness program that helps them stay healthy and able bodied since he became a CrossFitter.
Fast forward years to about 3 weeks ago and this Masters Athlete had the courage to step through our doors and give our brand of fitness a try. She comes twice a week for one hour, works hard, laughs hard and jams out to the Bee Gees the whole time. Her and Kat have built a great relationship and I have seen the level of trust growing every time she steps in our gym. I get excited for the days that she is scheduled to come train because I know how important what she does in the gym will be to her living as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
She broke through barriers, uncertainty, fear and anything else that possibly held her back. Now, she will reap the benefits of a functional fitness program that keeps her moving and feeling great.
Most importantly she has inspired folks she hasn’t even met. I have for a long time tried to lure my mother into trying a CrossFit class. Countless conversations explaining that CrossFit can be modified for all people, regardless of age, gender or ability. After watching the very first video of our Silver Fox my mother said that she would come to stay with us and come train at Revolt.
Even though Mother’s Day just passed and she was supposed to receive presents from me, it was she that gave me the greatest present. Because I know that If she begins CrossFit I will be able to have her around longer than I would have otherwise and that is the greatest blessing.
Thank you Frances! Your willingness to do something different, for being brave enough to walk in our doors and starting your fitness journey! Because of you I will soon have my mother training with us and you will have a new Silver Fox joining you in your workouts!
No Retreat, No Surrender