CrossFit CULT...URE. Meeting New Members and Drop-Ins.

Do you remember the first time you stepped into a CrossFit box? Your first workout? What was your experience like? These are always fun stories to share and often have similar themes. Words I hear often include: intimidated, nervous, sore, nauseous... This sounds pretty negative for something we all now know to be one of the best decisions we have ever made in our lives. I bring this up because I would like you to think about your experience and remember how you felt when you see a new member beginning their journey here at CrossFit Milpitas. What can you do to help reduce some of the anxiety that comes with making a major life change?

SAY "HI" FOR STARTERS!! (RULE #6, COUGH COUGH)


No matter how shy are awkward you are (I've got you beat in the awkward department) it isn't hard to say hello to someone in class that you don't know. Imagine how that person feels being in a place where everyone knows each other and they don't know anyone. If you tend to be more outgoing and you have the ability to strike up a conversation, even better!

DROP-INS
As the holidays roll around and CrossFitters everywhere start traveling, we will tend to see more athletes from other boxes stop by over the next few months. Sure, they are a little more comfortable because they know what CrossFit is all about but it is still hard for some people to to walk into a place they are unfamiliar with full of people they don't know. A little small talk can go a long way. It's also interesting to hear about where that person is from and what their box is like. I drop into other gyms A LOT when I travel and it is rare but I've been to a few where no one said a word to me and it was extremely uncomfortable and not very fun. SO BE FRIENDLY TO DROP-INS!

Do you visit other CrossFit boxes when you travel? Here is Monique at CrossFit Outlaw. She is currently in DC.

 RULE NUMBER 6!!

RULE NUMBER 6!!

 This is Nick. Today was his first day at CrossFit Milpitas. "Karen" was his very first WOD. Thank you to the 8:30 AM class for being so welcoming and encouraging!

This is Nick. Today was his first day at CrossFit Milpitas. "Karen" was his very first WOD. Thank you to the 8:30 AM class for being so welcoming and encouraging!

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