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CrossFit vs. Lee’s Summit Gyms

Lee's Summit Gyms

5 am; It’s a typical morning, like any other. The alarm goes off and you roll out of bed. It’s time to work out again. You get ready, jump in the car, slurp down some hot coffee, and head to the gym. Once again, you head straight for the weights and then finish up on the cardio machines. It feels repetitive and there is no encouragement and very little motivation. This is the typical gym experience for most people. After going through the motions for a while, they get tired of working out alone or doing the same old exercise routines. Or, if you are like me, working out on the cardio machine, while watching HGTV, was not producing the results I had desired. In the end, people stop going to the gym or just continue to feel unsatisfied.

Lee’s Summit gyms offer a lot of great benefits. Some of them have childcare, 24 hour access, discounts for senior citizens, private showers and you can hang out on their machines as long as you like. I used to enjoy it. I would spend a couple hours (of my day, at least) three times a week, trying different machines, taking the different types of classes that were offered and working out with others. Sometimes, I would make new acquaintances sitting and drinking the free coffee offered at the gym. I got results, but I was wasting a lot of time getting them because I didn’t know what I was doing and in reality, I wasn’t becoming more healthy. I just found a way to burn more calories than I consumed, which wasn’t much! (Hint: Did you know that you can eat a dozen brownies and as long as you still have your calorie deficit for the day, you will lose weight?! Gross! There is no nutrition, but you could if you wanted to!)

The difference between CrossFit and the Lee’s Summit gyms is that CrossFit offers a quick in and out approach where everyday you will get challenged to push yourself to be better and do more. It can’t get boring as you always can improve and go further with it.  CrossFit is a sport; a community of people engaged in the same activities, who encourage you, clap for you and pat you on the back when you’re doing good. You have your own program specially designed but are still doing what everyone else is doing and but with the help of a trainer. It’s all about the Community and although most WODs (Workouts of the Day) are done in 15-20 minutes, you’ve still burned a ton of calories and got a great workout in.

So, to sum it all up, the differences between CrossFit and Lee’s Summit gyms are community, agility training, personal trainers, quick but superior workouts, its addictive, and last but not least, you WILL see results rather quickly. It will be worth all your effort. Check out Do Work CrossFit and see what you think. We offer free a session at 9 am on Saturday mornings. See you soon!

“FREEDOM SATURDAY”- July 4th CrossFit Activity in Lee’s Summit.

Do Work Lees Summit CrossFit Hero Wod

Do Work family, let’s reflect on being an American and honor those who fought for our freedom. As a tribute we will be doing the “LOREDO” as our HERO WOD, in honor of his service. Everyone, please plan to wear your patriotic colors (ladies have some fun with it!) and let’s celebrate what it is to be an American.


"Loredo" WOD Do Work CrossFit Lees Summit


Six rounds for time of:
24 Squats
24 Push-ups
24 Walking lunge steps
Run 400 meter

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Edwardo Loredo, 34, of Houston, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on June 24, 2010 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his wife, First Sergeant Jennifer Loredo; his daughter, Laura Isabelle; his stepdaughter, Alexis; and his son, Eduardo Enrique.

If you are an CrossFit athelete looking for an July 4th CrossFit Activity in Lees Summit with some great people, than this is it!  FUN, PATRIOTIC, AND YOU GET TO BURN OFF SOME CALORIES BEFORE THE BBQS.  We are located 1170 Century Dr. Lees Summit, Mo 64086  (look for the Do Work Factory sign).

CrossFit Box Dilemma for the Average Dad.

CrossFit Box Lees Summit

Father’s Day has crept up on us again. Where is dad? Probably sitting on the couch enjoying his favorite baseball game on the tube, drinking a coke, gobbling down some slices of pizza. He is not thinking about much because the game is on. This has been his nightly ritual during baseball season. Go KC Royals!

Father’s Day? Dad isn’t worried, he has it already planned out, because today he knows he will get up, drink his morning coffee, catch a sermon on how great Father’s are to the family and then head home for his beloved BBQ. It’s simple for him, Father’s Day you BBQ. Secretly, there is only one thing that has really been bugging him. Though he doesn’t want to think about it. The question is, what happened to his fitness? He used to have goals. He hates the bulge that was beginning to slip out of the folds of his favorite T-shirt and last time he went down in the basement to grab a box of stuff, he came back up feeling breathless. He needs to get back in shape, but where? How? He always gets a gym membership right after New Years every year, but finds himself fading out after May. He knows he needs to stick with it, but it becomes mundane and repetitive. He would love to have a workout buddy but not everyone likes working out.

The children arrived at his home right on time and they went out to the deck to take in the smells of Dad’s yummy steak sizzling on the grill. He noticed when they came in the door that they were holding a small box. Later, after the meal was finished, they brought it out to him. He slowly opened the card first and saw that they had bought him a year membership to the local CrossFit gym. Wow! He was excited. Furthermore, in the card, it explained the benefits of CrossFit:


CrossFit has many benefits. The greatest things are that:

-Short W.O.Ds (Workout of the Day)
-Personal Coaching

Your Kids

Happy Father’s Day!!