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81 CJUNE • 17 wellth.xyz I’m immediately drawn into his world. For me, my dream body does not consist of being so ripped I look like you could pop me with a pin. I just want to be healthy and functional for the rest of my life. This is how I discovered CrossFit and my new friend Jesse. “CrossFit defines fitness as your work capacity,” he explained, his hands working in corroborating gestures. “Being able to do a certain amount of work within a certain amount of time. Tell me how much it weighs, how far it moves, and how long it takes. This is fitness. Measurable, repeatable and observable data.” So what is CrossFit, exactly? “Well simply put, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program. It incorporates Olympic style weightlifting, gymnastics, and mono-structural metabolic conditioning such as track and field movements. It’s a concentrated kind of working out that was developed to enhance an individual’s competency in all physical tasks.” Wow, that sounds impressive. But maybe a little daunting? Complicated even? Not really, as I find out when he breaks it down a little. “There are 10 physical skills or fitness domains meant to be optimized. They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.” My ears perk up at this explanation, but it was what he says next that really resonates with me. “The benefits of CrossFit are not only physical. They reach to the emotional and spiritual side of a person as well,” Jesse continues. “Unlike just going to the gym CrossFit is a group exercise program. You are a team encouraging each other and learning together along the way. It makes you feel like you belong to something special.” Team motivation, a sense of belonging, and community accomplishment. For many of us, working out and getting fit is a tiresome task. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were other people around? Helping me, cheering me on, and high fiving me when I finally meet a personal goal. This sounds like way better motivation than Justin Bieber singing away in my ear while I’m all alone running on a treadmill, alone and isolated despite the overcrowded nature of my local big box gym. “The coaches and fellow members By Melanie Dobosh blueprint for life Can you imagine physically struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Or going on vacation with your family and not being fit enough to climb to the top of the waterslide ladder? Or having to cancel your weekend camping trip because you just can’t sit in a canoe anymore? Those tasks shouldn’t be too daunting, should they? These stories aren’t a product of fiction, but real life anecdotes shared to me by certified CrossFit trainer Jesse Cohen, as we sat down recently to chat about the philosophy of the program he is so deeply passionate about. And passionate he is – not to mention honest and candid. “Having the biggest muscles does not always mean that you’re a healthy individual. Your fitness is your health,” he explained, the evidence of his fervor etched into the features of his expression. “You would be surprised how “fit” or “healthy” many people are without looking like your typical beauty model.”


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