Here at Crossfit Factory Square, on any given day you can find some of the strongest people around at our box. Every one of our members is beautiful and unique in their own way. Beauty resides in the joy and pride that we carry within ourselves. Each member unique with different strengths that they contribute to our community that we’ve built. All having physical strength, mental strength, and more heart than ever imaginable.
Over the past year, it’s been fascinating to watch the Factory Square athletes grow. Shattering PR after PR, I swear some of you are physical anomalies and literally everything you touch you conquer. You don’t eat Paleo or RP – you eat PR’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s like you’re part of the Rich Froning gene pool and the rest of us cannot help but to watch in awe. You all are the inspiration for the rest of us to push past our comfort zones and add weight to our lifts.
This one can be a bit tricky, but when used correctly, the odds are forever in your favor. Sure you may not even be close to lifting the most weight in the room, but you know just what to do to get to where you need to be. You play the WOD game and adapt to whatever is thrown at you. These athletes constantly are giving out tips on how to master the workout. You are all the inspiration for the rest of us to think past what we see in front of us and not only conquer the workouts to the best of our advantage, but smile and have fun while doing it.
The final main strength that can be seen in our athletes, also the most common, is heart. Our athletes have grown such a tight community, it’s hard to ignore the heart that we have behind everything that we do. It’s the cheering for people during workouts. It’s helping fellow athlete’s get over injuries, getting over a bad day, or celebrating amazing things happening in every day life. The heart that Factory Square athletes have is what keeps everything together. Heart is what keeps us from quitting. Heart is what helps push a fellow athlete through what may seem like the hardest workout of their lives. It is what makes Factory Square a family.
Although we all have a bit of each of the 3 strengths in us, it’s hard not to ignore that 1 is more dominant over the others. That’s ok, it’s what makes us us, it’s what makes us work as a community. The numbers we lift or the movements we can or cannot do does not define a Factory Square athlete, it’s the effort we put in and the passion behind everything that we do that does. Everyone brings their own strengths to the table. We are not only Crossfit Strong, we are Crossfit Factory Square Strong.
Remember to celebrate ALL your accomplishments and make 2018 yours!