Coach Dan’s Sunday Spotlight 4.5.2015

WeightLifting

Happy Easter CFTP,

I am excited to announce a new official class everyday at noon! Everyone is welcome to come and WOD. This will be an open gym time which means the trainer, me, will be working out and there won’t be an official class run WOD. You can come and work on whatever you would like or come in and get your Workout Of The Day in. Either way! I will be there so I will still be available to help out with whatever you need help with.

With our anniversary we have decided to change our pricing. All the details can be seen on our schedule and pricing page. This will not affect any current member’s rates. You will be grandfathered in at your current rate for as long as you stay a member with us at The Point. If you do need to put your membership on hold you will have a 3 month period to come back at your grandfathered rate. If you are gone for longer than three months you will be put at the new member rate. We are also offering discounted rates for current members if you would like to pay 3,6, or 12 months up front. Talk to Dan for details on that.

Now that those announcements are out of the way I would like to talk somewhat about consistency. Each and every one of us as athletes go through ups and downs in our workout routines. I believe that the thing that separates the everyday athletes from the extraordinary athletes is consistency. When we have set goals with a measurable time frame we are more likely to consistently come and work towards those goals. Not only consistently coming in and doing the work asked of us on the whiteboard but also doing the extra work to reach our specific goals. A couple of weeks ago we had an open WOD that asked for muscle ups. We had four days to complete this WOD. All of the sudden I had people asking me how to do a muscle up. All of the sudden it was important but with only four days to complete the task many of us could not accomplish what was asked of us. A great number of you did accomplish your goal and it is because you had laid the foundation necessary to accomplish it. For those of you who were dying to get a muscle up but failed to do so… How much have you worked on your muscle up since that 15.4 WOD? Have you set a specific date to when you will get your muscle up? Are you stuck? If you are stuck, have you asked myself or one of the trainers what you should do next to get over your current obstacle?

This is just one example. It is human nature to work at something and if you fail to move on and forget about what you “wanted”. There are also some of us out there, myself included, who just say… “Well, that is just one thing I won’t be able to do in CrossFit.” This is how we rationalize to ourselves when deep down we know if we put in the time we could accomplish it. How good does it feel when we PR?  How good does it feel when we do a muscle up for the first time? How awesome is it when we do a handstand for the first time since we were 8 years old? How great is it when we overcome the fear of doing a box jump? It is important for us to remember these feelings of accomplishment and work towards those accomplishments. This is what keeps us motivated. It is up to us as athletes to put in the effort that it takes to do things we never thought possible.

This year is the year for you to set lifetime personal records. You have the drive. You have the coaching. You have the means. Now is the time to set those goals and make yourself proud.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill

Failure is an essential piece to the puzzle of success. Don’t be afraid of failure. Be afraid of never trying.

Have an awesome Easter weekend and I will see you all in the box this week. Another week of awesomeness is coming!

Coach Dan

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