So remember (probably not, but stick with me) when I said I was taking a break from CrossFit? Well I made the break more official and joined a “globo gym”. Yes, you heard me – the dreaded globo gym. I’ve been a member at GoodLife Fitness gyms off and on for years, and the professional organization I belong to gives us a great discount, so it was a no brainer. Yesterday I met my dad at the GoodLife he and my mom go to so I could show him some fun with free weights. He wants to start doing more strength training, and that so happens to be an interest of mine, so I was more than willing to help him out.
I’m used to my own bars and squat racks and plates with clips so it was kind of a culture shock trying to find my way around the gym yesterday, but I made it work. We found an empty squat rack, some 45lb bars and some plates (still NO clips?? I’m still gonna do Oly lifts GoodLife, clips or no clips) and got to work.
We went over the basics – deadlift, squat (front and back), bench press, air squats and some dumbbell snatches which my dad seems to love.
Not too shabby for a guy who turned 60 a week ago!
There are going to be some challenges for me to try to get my workout on in a non CrossFit gym, but I am less stressed and less injured now doing things my own way. I know I made the right decision for ME at this time, and who knows, I may find my way back to a box one day. For now I’m enjoying spin classes, Body Pump and doing my own strength training. Next week I will officially start a new strength program and I’ll be logging my workouts as I go, so keep an eye out for those posts.
So: Do y’all think I’m crazy for ditching my CrossFit gym for a globo gym?