Personally I think one of the best things about being a member at a CrossFit box is the community that personifies that particular box. At CrossFit Leicester it is no secret that we pride ourselves on the outstanding community that surrounds us that is on display every morning, ever evening, or any outside social event. Lets look at what makes this community.

The Box: Anyone who has been around to other Crossfit boxes knows that we have a world class facility at CF Leicester. An awesome space, lots of equipment, and a  great chill out room. It doesn’t get much better at a gym in general let alone a CrossFit box. Im pleasantly surprised almost every class when people take it upon themselves to keep this all as good as it is. I love when I see people cleaning up not only after themselves but each other post wod. You don’t understand how much of a help it is to us trainers and your fellow members when you do things like wipe down bars, balls, abmats, and chalk explosions, or keep the facilities clean after you use them. Keep this going and CFL will continue being the best there is.

The People: Starting at the top, all the way down to the newest member, CrossFit Leicester has amazing people. There is such a positive attitude around the box its almost unreal, especially when comparing experiences I have had at other places and in other athletic endeavors. Again, lets keep this going. Keep cheering and encouraging each other during workouts, help out with someone that looks like they are struggling or at least point them in the right direction, and generally just keep being awesome while you are here. The people make this place special. Rock on.

The Experience: CrossFit is amazing for more reasons than I have time to explain. Part of what makes CrossFit a community driven sport is that its success or failure relies so much on the people involved and what they take/give to it. I want to specifically touch on how much we can all take from fully embracing this community spirit and taking advantage of what we have when at the box. At CFL we have people who have served/are serving in the military, we have professional athletes, we have business owners, teachers, doctors, mechanics, builders, bartenders, coaches, firefighters, police, nurses, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and more new and different people every day. Work together when you can. You might learn something new, whether it be a different way of looking at the third pull of the snatch, or that you have more in common with a fellow member than just loving CrossFit.

Lastly, the awesomeness of the community is all about respect. Respect what we have here. Respect each other, that everyone starts from a different place and that the path to wellness is an individual process. Respect the ways of the gym, whether that is showing up to class on time, listening and understanding the nature of the days work, or knowing your weights and scores and putting them on the board. Respect this community. You all are the ones that make it what it is.

Just want is reiterate how awesome our CrossFit Leicester community is … Love you all soo much.

Mrs O aka Mama Bear xxx


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