070410 Tuesday – Somebody Gets It…
++ Next SHED Session: Wed, Apr 11 @ 0600h ++
We received the following entertaining e-mail from a potential DCF member who is feeling a little frustration with the current state of the fitness industry. Most, if not all, of our DCF members have had similar experiences.
If you’re ready to commit physically and mentally to fitness, we welcome you to our grungy little Shed. Read on..
I’d like to be invited to workout at Diablo Crossfit.
I’m a 31 year old former high school and college athlete who has been
trying to get back in shape for the past 2 years.
The main reason I want to work out at Crossfit is that I’m tired.
I’m tired of people talking on their damn cell phones while I’m
waiting for the rack to do squats, I’m tired of waiting for “Joe
Cool” teenage guy to quit chatting up whatever gym bunny he’s got his
eye on that week and finish his deadlifts that he’s performing with
horrible form, and I’m tired of circling the damn lot looking for a
parking space because everyone and their momma decided that January
is a great time to join a gym.
I want to work out with like-minded people. People that know that
whatever is worth having, doesn’t come easy. Most of all, I want to
be challenged. The most important thing to me is to be in shape, and
healthy to support the family that my wife and I are starting.
I can’t afford to pay exorbitant fees … but I’m willing to pitch in to make things work over there with Sweat Equity, cash, or a combo of both.
What do you think?”
Clearly the current fitness industry is not having an impact on obesity. Today’s article comes from the front page of today’s edition of the USA Today.
Study finds ‘mind-boggling’ increase in morbidly obese
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
The prevalence of American adults who are 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight has risen dramatically since 2000, a study released Monday shows.