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Why CrossFit is a Fit for Everyone

Why CrossFit is for Everyone

What is the first thing that comes to mind when people think CrossFit? We all think, “What is it?” We’ve all thought it at one point. CrossFit is an intense exercise program that takes advantage of different forms of exercise and groups them together to create one program. Such as, plyometric jumps, Olympic lifts using kettle bells, sandbags, suspension systems or water-filled implements, as well as the traditional weights. You do these exercises in a very quick, repetitive, efficient style. Why CrossFit is a fit for everyone? CrossFit is not only a style of working out, it is a sport and a culture. A culture formed by many people from all walks of life. It can benefit every age and body build. The results are out of this world.

Most people would think immediately after reading this description, that CrossFit would be only for elite athletes or workout enthusiasts. Wrong! CrossFit is a fit for everyone. Why you ask? Ok, ask yourself these questions: Who doesn’t want to be in shape? Who wouldn’t want to be healthy, if given the choice? Who doesn’t want to meet people and have a good healthy social life? Isn’t that why a lot of people try online dating, speed dating, Church events and the bar scene on the weekend? Just trying to connect? Name one person who doesn’t like to have any challenges or adventure in life? Everyone, no matter what walk of life, no matter how old likes to still have a place to fit in and wants to continue to grow and change. If you don’t, then you stand still and life stops. We were made for change!

There are at least 10 things that will change when you start doing CrossFit which proves that CrossFit is a fit for everyone:

  1. You’ll learn how mentally weak you are.
  2. You will learn where you are mentally strong.
  3. You’ll definitely notice a your energy level increasing.
  4. You will begin to respect endurance and stamina, what it offers.
  5. You’ll get insanely good at counting.
  6. You’ll find out how truly out of shape you are.
  7. You’ll come to realize how fat you and other regular people are compared to real athletes and what it takes to get where they are at.
  8. Friends and family will start giving you all the warnings and negatives found online
  9. You’ll never get bored again. WODs change daily and offer continual change up and challenge.
  10. You’ll see results within 3-4 months of consistency whether you are young or old, short of tall, skinny or overweight. (There isn’t one person that can name that wouldn’t love to see positive results and changes to their body!)

Interested in speed-dating? Speed date with CrossFit? Try it out once and see how you like it. Want to hang out at the bar? CrossFit has a bar. Pick it up and do some movement. You’ll still meet lots of people but your life will change forever! Let the good times roll!

Fear Factor: 6 Misconceptions of CrossFit

Do Work CrossFit Box of Lees Summit

#1 CrossFit is only for in-shape folks.

Most people seem to believe that you need to be in shape before you start CrossFit. Who gets in shape to get in shape? The purpose of the sport is “to get in shape.” Do Work CrossFit box of Lees Summit has it formulated so that when you first start out, you start out very light. You start out by lifting a pvc pipe in order to learn the proper form and lifting technique. They want to help you protect yourself against injury and slowly build up your strength. The ultimate goal is to constantly challenge yourself to lift more and push yourself past your stopping point.

#2 CrossFit will eventually lead to injuries.

 The experts from Do Work CrossFit box of Lees Summit say that a proper coaching method is what is needed to protect against injury. They believe their purpose is to train each individual to have proper form. Like with any exercise, if you don’t do it properly it will result in injury either now or in the future. With the proper form, you can reap the benefits without all the pain.

#3 CrossFit is a cult.

A cult is defined as a religious group. CrossFit is a culture and style of lifting weights. Since when did a sport become a cult? CrossFitters just workout together and encourage each other to meet personal workout goals. It helps to have someone to encourage you to train strong.

#4 CrossFit makes woman bulky.

 Woman are most likely to get bulky from over-eating or steriods, not from exercising. The only reason a woman might bulk up while lifting is if they eat a surplus of calories (more than they burn in a day) and then go lift. The other reason has to do with ignoring the importance of stretching. Stretching will ensure less injury, relieve stress and elongate your muscles, which in turn protect them from bulking. You cannot bulk up by simply lifting weights. You have to really want to bulk or have no clue what you are doing, in which there are trainers with the Do Work CrossFit box of Lees Summit who will make sure you are on task and safely accomplishing your own goals.

#5 CrossFit is only for very competitive athletes.

Sound the ‘X’ buzzer – Thank you. CrossFit boxes across America are full of people who just want to be capable, fit and healthy. The “Organic Movement” started back in the 1900s and has slowly evolved into people getting free from all chemical products. This desire to be healthy has moved into the realm of exercise and though many forms of exercise have become a trend, CrossFit has become a sport, culture, style and way of life. CrossFit also a lot of times evolves into eating “clean” and watching your diet. The reason being, it’s nice to reap all the benefits of the hard work you put in.

#6 It is too much work. I like to get in and out of the gym.

CrossFit is not about comfort, it’s about working but it usually only consists of a 15 minute WOD (workout of the day) that is based on what you can handle. It is high-intensity but quick and very efficient. Everyone does the same WOD, but at different levels of weights and ability. Anything can be adjusted to meet your needs or abilities. It is proven that 2 hours in the gym doesn’t compensate for a solid 15 minutes of high  intensity workouts. This is actually all that is needed to see results: both in building muscle and weightloss.

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

 

 

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.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE FOR THIS JULY 4TH CROSSFIT ACTIVITY in LEES SUMMIT AT 9AM. WE INVITE EVERYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING US.

"Loredo" WOD Do Work CrossFit Lees Summit

“LOREDO”

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).

Man in red qualified for Regionals without ever stepping into a CrossFit box.

Robby McCord at CrossFit Regionals

Picture this: A basement, a booth, a passion for fitness and a fitness competitor for a wife. What do all these have in common? CrossFit! Robby McCord was an athlete looking for something new to challenge him. He attended a fitness competition, which his wife was a fitness competitor in the competition, and he came across a CrossFit booth. This spiked his interest and he began to research different WODs (Workout Of The Day) and began to train himself in his basement and backyard. Soon, he was thinking about trying out for the CrossFit Regionals.

Regional Competition is held over the course of three days, Robby would have to perform brutal events that test the range and depth of his capabilities. While the Open is for everyone, the Regionals are not. Few people can perform the regional events as prescribed, and even fewer can complete them at close to the pace of the competitors. Only twenty men and twenty women, from Canada and North America, are able to advance to the games.

Robby competed in the CrossFit Open in 2013, just 4 months after discovering CrossFit. He finished in the CrossFit Open in 101st place. He trained diligently for the 2014 CrossFit Open and Qualified for the CrossFit Regional Games in Chicago. Now, Robby McCord’s main pursuit and passion has shifted to training others in CrossFit. He loves seeing the joy and life changes that CrossFit brings to his clients and his team! His future endeavor, for himself, is to compete again in the Regionals.

In 2014, he was injured and at the time was getting physical therapy at the Boost facility in Lees Summit. He was presented the opportunity to become an owner of a CrossFit box and DoWork was born. He is currently the lead fitness coach at DoWork CrossFit. Though he plans to push forward into being a CrossFit fitness competitor, he uses his passion to fuel others understanding of proper form and ascertaining their personal fitness goals. DoWork is created not just for athletes, but with the belief that everyone can come, train and excel. Please come and meet Robby at our Grand Opening – August 8th!

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:

Dad,

CrossFit has many benefits. The greatest things are that:

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

Love,
Your Kids

Happy Father’s Day!!