HUGE shout out to Mark of CrossFit Norwalk, N-Raged CrossFit, and weekender at Endorphin CrossFit for getting his first WEIGHTED back squat the other day!
Mark is a grandfather, and before starting CrossFit he was unhappy with his level of activity and was “downright obese” (check the link at the beginning of this post). He was completely inactive and had little sports experience since college, but he saw that it made a HUGE difference in his daughter, son-in-law, and wife’s life. As a surprise, he started at a box without telling his family. After several months he showed up at a class one morning with all his family there. He hasn’t stopped since. Per Mark himself, “My whole family is so happy that I am healthier”.
Support is extremely important, from exercise to diet to work to relationships. As humans we crave being in groups, having physical contact, and social acceptance. Support through social media is a nice add on, but don’t let it stand in the way of PHYSICALLY being there for someone. And yes, that was an intended pun.
Being or becoming physically fit and adapting a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to support your loved ones. It shows that you care enough about yourself and them that you want to be around for them and not be a burden to them. In our gym you are our family, too, and we will support you in any way possible.
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