Something remarkable is happening at TwinTown Fitness

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I want to give a huge shout-out to our members at TwinTown Fitness for making it a priority to move with solid form over the last few months.

Whether squatting, snatching, clean and jerking, or deadlifting you have checked your egos at the door and done the right thing in the name of moving properly and safely.

When you take weight off the bar, and sacrifice a potential personal record to ensure you are able to complete each rep with rock-solid mechanics, it inspires your peers to do the same.

When you pump the breaks instead of charging forward because you feel a flaw in your form, you prove your commitment to doing things the right way.

By making it a priority to dial in your technique, you have collectively raised the bar and set yourselves up for big-time gains in the long run.

There are no short cuts to success, and you prove time and again that you are willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve your best, knowing that you probably won’t see immediate results.

This is tough to do, but having the backbone to focus on form has become the norm in our gym.

It fires us up as coaches to see this happening, and it makes every day we work with you a pleasure and a privilege.

Keep up the outstanding work!

Your CrossFit peers are your teammates

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When I was on a team it was easy to find the motivation to hit the weight room because my efforts in the gym directly affected my performance on the lacrosse field.

Hindering my team’s success because I lacked drive in the gym was not an option.

But when my career ended, for the first time in my life I had no athletic goal to work towards, and working out proved an uphill battle.

My gym sessions lasted about 15 minutes—five minutes on the elliptical machine or treadmill; five minutes doing triceps extensions, and five minutes walking around trying to figure out what to do next before bolting for the door.

Without my teammates to motivate me, I became increasingly lazy and gained 60 pounds.

I learned that you have to be a uniquely geared person to push yourself in the gym going it alone.

Then I was introduced to CrossFit.

After about a year of doing WODs with friends I was back to my playing weight and felt healthy for the first time in years.

I also felt like I was part of a team again.

Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Soccer Champion, Julie Foudy, said, “athletics brings out a side of you that is wonderful. It brings out so many good attributes like competing, intensity and playing at the highest level.”

This is true in my experience with team athletics. My teammates compelled me to push through pain and overcome obstacles so I could play at my highest level.

As a CrossFitter you are a member of your gym’s team. Your peers in the gym are your teammates, and the intensity and competition of each class pushes you to challenge your limits and be your best.

The group setting of CrossFit neutralizes lethargy by stimulating a desire to set and reach fitness goals. It is the perfect program for people who need a push from others to take their fitness to the next level.

Do your gym-mates give you a kick in the butt and help you raise your game?