Dave joined a box several years ago, but as with many of us, the cost of local CrossFit boxes went up and up and up until he could no longer afford to go. Dave commutes over an hour each way to work each day, then takes time to be with his two young daughters and wife. While they all WODed together, he and his family agreed the few extra hundred dollars could go a long way somewhere else.
“A Box Just Like Any Other”
So what is a family to do that wants to stay in shape, wants to CrossFit, and still wants to maintain community? Dave and the gang first grabbed jump ropes and their Reeboks and began a few quick workouts during lunch. He then thought more about this and began casually emailing friends who were interested as well. Little by little, the list of attracted athletes lengthened… and pretty soon, Dave had a whole group of CrossFitters joining him.
We are old and young, rookies and seasoned competitors. We are single and married, hopeful of losing weight and just keeping strength. We are your typical CrossFitters. Virtual CrossFitters.
Some of us in our little group WOD in our living rooms, some of us in our garages; some of us have to scale because we don’t have pull-up structures; and others build creative contraptions from our doors. We have birthday WODs and dedications just like every other affiliate, mobility days and programming just as precise as any other coach hoping to improve the health of his community. And there are perks – no more driving, looking for parking, waiting in line for the bathroom. No more uncomfortable looks deciding who’s taking what part of the mat or kindly asking for ownership of one side of the pull-up bar. Our equipment is ours, our space is ours and we can skip right into our garage or spread out a towel on our floor, saving hours of time each week.