One of the most common reasons I hear from people as to why they can’t fit classes into their life is no time. This could be because of work, taking care of parents, kids, dogs, cats, friends, the farm, the car, cooking, cleaning etc etc etc
The one thing though I hear in this is that the person is putting everyone else waaaay ahead of themselves. They are spending their days giving endlessly to anyone and anything EXCEPT themselves. Now I get it, most of us aren’t wired to put ourselves first, it’s drummed into us from an early age that it’s selfish to do something for ourselves. So much so that when we do we can feel guilt about doing it.
Now isn’t that insane? Why should society make us feel guilty for taking the time for what I see as the most important job in the world, taking care of ourselves.
Le’s look at it from an alternative angle, if we continue to put our own needs on the back burner and run ourselves ragged being all things to all people are we really giving them the best of us? Because that’s what we think we are doing right? We are being there and giving them what they need. But I ask could we be doing it better?
If we are tired, frazzled & run down this can lead to us getting sick more frequently, higher levels of stress, less happy hormones (and who doesn’t love those?), more bad moods and being cranky with those we love most. We might be less productive at work, and make more mistakes, even though we are doing our best to be the greatest employee ever.
Taking time out for your own well being can turn all these things around, causing radical side effects of more laughter, more engaging relationships with those around you, increased self confidence, better health and less sickness, a sense of achievement and somehow miraculously you will find you have MORE time in your day because you’re more efficient and productive! Now doesn’t that sound like a win?
The great thing about CrossFit is that each class if only 1 hour long. Within that time your actual workout may vary from 3 minutes to 40 minutes depending on the workout on that day. Your results will come from your intensity within the workout, no need to spend 2 hours at the gym, grinding away by yourself going through the motions. We all have busy lives with obligations to our families and careers, but committing to 1 hr a day 3-5 times a week will dramatically improve your overall health, mental status and overall quality of life. Plus we all need social wellness, come laugh and play with some other fun adults.
At CrossFit 4504 we have 8 hours of dedicated class time each day from 5am for our first class and 730pm for our last class with plenty in between. Check out our timetable here. This means we cater to all schedules from 9-5 to shift work. We are a family friendly affiliate so you are welcome to bring your kids along and we have safe areas for them to watch. What’s an excellent experience for them to be able to see you be an awesome role model in life but focusing on your own needs and getting fit and well.
Through participating in our classes our members experience so many positive changes in their personal lives and are doing all the things they love to do outside the gym so much easier and with more enjoyment. This is is anything from improving at netball or being able to keep up with their kids/grandkids/pets/friends/spouse and lead the way in activities. They are happier and healthier employees and feel so much better about themselves.
These are actual posts from some of our members:
When I first emailed head coach Lisa on what was meant to be a lazy Sunday morning, lazy it was not as I had worked myself up into such a stressed out state that my partner had to take over and write the email and press send for me. I have always been a nervous wreck throughout my life and it was starting to get out of control and stopped me from achieving the things I wanted to achieve! Joining just over 6 weeks ago now I was met with such kindness and support from not only Lisa and the other coaches but also from the other members. I went from being a nervous wreck who couldn’t press send to feeling like with these guys by my side I can achieve anything! These guys are my fit family, I love them to bits and I don’t know what I’d do without them or crossfit for that matter! I wish I could give more stars because Crossfit 4504 has literally changed my life 100% for the better! – Stacey
Awesome place to get fit and stay fit. Friendly and supportive coaches and members. My only regret is not starting at Crossfit4504 earlier – Lyn
I cannot thank Crossfit 4504 enough! My son absolutely loves coming to the classes. He is a more independent confident boy and just loves attending Crossfit 4504. Everyone is amazing and they are so encouraging. The coaches are so supportive, encoraging and make it really enjoyable. – Janelle
Why not YOU as well? YOU CAN make yourself a priority and our coaches and community make it easy for you to get more of those happy hormones and sense of fun flowing!! YOU CAN DO THIS!! Start Today