This weekend was packed full, and randomly I ended up at the¬†2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Final. My mom, sister, and I headed to Landover, MD early Friday morning to watch my cousin’s gymnastics tournament. The minute I walked into the PG Sports and Learning Complex, where the tournament was held, I ¬†was surrounded by some seriously strong athletes. On one side of the facility was gymnastics, on the other side was CrossFit.
I know what CrossFit is, and I know a ton of people who do CrossFit, but I never knew there were CrossFit competitions. ¬†When it comes to CrossFit, I have always been interested in trying it, I just haven’t had the opportunity to. CrossFit is also super expensive. It is $200 a month, and I already spend so much money towards fitness as it is (yoga studio, gym membership, running, cycling, snowboarding.)
Anyway, the¬†Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Final, was worth watching. It was really hard not to stare. The men had amazing bodies, and the women had fabulous bodies as well, some a little bit to strong. Another thing that I noticed was the patriotic spirit the CrossFit competitors have towards their CrossFit gym. To see that spirit, is really interesting, because I never thought of CrossFit as team oriented. But after watching the support the competitors had from the other athletes that they know from their gym, I now consider this a sport. A sport with a competition, with a team, with team mates.
xMost of the sports that I participate in, (yoga, running, cycling) I do solo. It would be nice to work out with a group.¬†The energy at the event was amazingly positive.¬†It definitely inspired me to strength train more, and I might actually go ahead and try CrossFit.