Friday 9.26.14// Integrity in the fitness and nutrition industry rant!
MedBall Clean Warmup
EMOM 10 (everyone)
3 High Hang Squat Cleans
For time (20 minute time cap)
100 Double Unders (300 singles)
80 KBS (53/35)
60 Double Unders (180 singles)
40 Wall Balls (20/14)
20 Double Unders (60 singles)
Wednesday, MacLarin and I attended a health fair to market Harvest CrossFit. We had some great conversations with all sorts of people. And most of them reinforced my belief that humans overwhelmingly are out of shape not for lack of wanting, but rather lack of knowledge and empowerment. We chatted with all sorts of people. Lots of them looked interestingly at the barbell, rings, and medicine ball on the table and often would say something like, "I'm too old," or "I have a bad hip."
MacLarin and I genuinely think that CrossFit is for everyone, so we spent a lot of time explaining how we could help regardless of their conditions. Literally everyone who began a conversation with us, stayed around to chat about their health issues. Unfortunately a lot of conversations also ended in, "I really want to try it now...I live in Sheridan, or Keizer, or not-Dallas." (The Salemites and McMinnvillers we referred to their nearest boxes, You're welcome btw.)
We soon realized that this health fair might turn out to be a flop for us because of peoples' location, but nevertheless, we both decided to speak truth and empower the seemingly discouraged people searching for an answer.
And then there were the vultures. //Try this amazing life changing gogo maringo acaee whatever// Suppliment for this, suppliment for that// Magic Pills// Snake oil// The whole gambit. We're not anti supplements. Mac and I take a Fish Oil, Magnesium, and D-multi vitamin. Get your nutrition, recovery, and sleep on point and if you still don't see the change you want, then go for it. Suppliment the hell outta yourself! What I am against is what also happened Wednesday.
A sales team, selling miracle pills approached our table and started up a 'friendly' conversation. Well apparently they found the miracle pills// we sent a man to the moon, my computer fits in my pocket, but apparently just now did this little company find the answer to every health issue ever. And according to the sales lady who came to our table, She wanted us as trainers to make it mandatory for Harvest CrossFit members. And since we have certificates, we can get a great deal on the products. You can see where she was going.
I told her, //I'll never do that, we have too much integrity to make something mandatory to put in our members' bodies.//
She looked at me offended and all-like, //Oh, so you think you're better than me.//
I looked back at her all-like, //Yes, I think I'm better than you.//
She thought for a moment and said, //Well I can respect that, we'll be in touch.// And walked back to her end of the conference hall.
If you feel like Harvest CrossFit ever becomes shady, or in-authentic. A. tell us. if we aren't completely embarrassed and try our hardest to change our opinion, B. Leave, because you don't deserve to be lied to, taken advantage of, or treated poorly.