A Family Affair at CrossFit

This past Friday, Scott and I finally got to our local CrossFit gym- Harbor City CrossFit– and gave it a try. We took the kids and some friends, and had a great time! The kids even had the opportunity to warm up with us. Picture Joel, my 2 and a half year-old, with a 4 ft PVC pipe. This stretching tool suddenly became a lightsaber, but that’s okay because he was having a blast! Scott was a bit apprehensive before going, stating that it was too much work, but when all was said and done, he was the one trying to figure out how we can fit at least one workout a week into our hectic schedule. The Workout of the Day (WOD) was this:

  • 500 m row
  • 200 push-ups
  • 200 pull-ups
  • 200 box jumps
  • 200 knees to elbows
  • 200 walking lunges
  • 500 m row

Since we were newbies, the reps were dropped to 50 per exercise. This was a “team” event so Scott and I split the reps between us. (i.e. 25 box jumps for him, 25 for me). Fifty of each move was a good intro for us- not sure the 200 reps would’ve been doable the first time around! The best thing about CrossFit is that all moves can be modified for your ability level, so there is no need to be frightened by the prospect of completing certain exercises or the prescribed number of reps. Thank you to my friend Danika and her husband, Chad, for introducing us to and instructing us in CrossFit. We are looking forward to next time!

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