By David Cowardin on Mar 10, 2013 in Recommendations, Sports
CrossFit has finally made it to Duluth!
If this frees up space at the Y, then I’m all for it.
Speaking of…as a long-time (usually in winter) treadmill/Nautilus machine-using person, I’ve come to notice a certain dynamic in the local fitness centers. There are the beefy weight lifters, and there are the treadmill/elliptical/Nautilus machine users. These paths do not seem to cross.
Clearly, the beefy weight lifters are beefier. And clearly, the latter are more sinewy and less beefy.
So, who is actually healthier?
(Honest question. I see a lot of sweat on both sides, but which benefits the body more?)
“…which more benefits the body?” I hold myself to exacting standards. Both sound awkward. Is it possible to co-mingle grammar and fitness?
As CrossFitters, we try to be 80 percent good at everything. So we include metabolic conditioning, gymnastics and weightlifting in our training. Everything is scalable: I can have an elite athlete working out with his mother in the same class, going through the same range of motion and both seeing the same results. CrossFit workouts differ by degree, not kind. Some people just want to run marathons, and that is great! Anytime you are moving your body, you are doing it a favor. Which is better? Well, it depends on your goals. But I can tell you from experience that CrossFit is highly effective and highly enjoyable. All of our members are like family. We know each other by name and we bond through suffrage. There is something very addicting about it.
One thing I really like about it is how it has started to break down gender barriers in regards to the perception of beauty. CrossFit has gained a lot of national publicity and because of that, media have started to portray strong, fit women as beautiful opposed to people who are wafer thin. Healthy is now beautiful, which is awesome.
Whoa. Duluth goes from zero Crossfit gyms to two? I’ve been going to PMA Crossfit in Hermantown. Where is Duluth Crossfit located?
Right next to Nevada Bob’s Golf on Maple Grove Rd.
Just what we don’t need. Already have a great kettle bell gym in town. Now we have to put up with paleo diet freaks who can’t do a pull-up unless they kip?
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