I decided on a whim to give CrossFit Nanaimo a visit to see what all the hoopla was about. I was a tad nervous that I was going to get my ass handed to me (and it did happen). Located at 2330 McCullough Rd, it is a facility that looks like it could accommodate 12 people comfortably. Beginner//Intro classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, these are imperative so you can develop the fundamental skills required to partake in the "WOD" (WorkoutOftheDay). These skills include:
- Olympic Lifting
- Power Lifting
I was supposed to keep track of how many times I completed an entire fitness circuit (starting with 5 box jumps and finishing with a 200m run) but I was distracted by my jello feeling quads! In the end I wrote down 2 times completed - but I swear it was more than that! Needless to say I was definitely feeling the burn once the hour was over. It was definitely a good burn. I felt more out of shape than I had previously thought, but it was only more incentive to come to another intro class the next week.
I felt like an hour doing CrossFit was far more worthwhile than an hour in the gym - CrossFit is fast-paced and really does a great job in getting you sweating quickly. If you're feeling bored or not challenged with your current fitness regime I recommend give CrossFit a try. It would make great cross-training for any athlete.
You can also find CrossFit Nanaimo on Facebook!