That's a really good point. After going to my first class the other night, I see that it really is a community effort...it's not like going to a "regular" gym, where you just kind of do your own thing. I love that there are other coaches and members there to give you support and their own advice. Although you certainly could
go once a week, it seems like to really reap all the benefits it would be ideal to go twice a week or more.
Fortunately, it looks like I'm going to be able to go more than once a week. I just found a really good CrossFit gym that has class 3 days per week for moms, and you can bring your kids, which is perfect for me. It really is amazing how, once you just open your mind to something and search it out, the opportunities present themselves. So, problem solved!! Oh, and I have a ton of Lauren Brooks kettlebell DVDs at home for off days.
Thanks for the advice!
(04-13-2012 10:04 AM)winslow Wrote:
(03-28-2012 12:48 PM)Valerie Worthington Wrote: Hi Nicole! Thanks for writing, and congratulations on meeting your fitness goals. If you only have one day a week to go to a class, one thought is that you try CrossFit. The reason is that you can get instruction on the day you go to an actual class, and then you can get "homework" to do once or twice a week at home, maybe when the kids are asleep. Also, as you probably know, many CrossFit workouts are 20 minutes or shorter, so you wouldn't require hours and hours.
That way, you could get the benefits of a 3 day/week workout without having to commit to a lot of time. I'm sure the instructors at a CrossFit gym would be able to help you do some work on your own.
I'd be interested in what the other coaches have to say as well.
At any rate, good luck with your plans! And thanks for writing.
as a CrossFit coach and personal trainer, the only caution I would offer is not asking for personalized homework all the time, especially if you are a one-time/week drop-in student.
maybe get some kettlebell DVDs like the ones reviewed here on Breaking Muscle for your non-gym days; use the gym as your community re-up and extra-intense day but respect the time and energy that goes into creating that environment and experience