One of the defining characteristics of a CrossFit gym has always been the strong sense of community. From the start, CrossFit athletes have been known to rally around one another and cheer each other on, whether in class or in a competition. While CrossFit has an inherent nature of competition, it became common to see the person finishing last receive the most cheers and support. The SISU community is similarly one of empowerment, support and respect. We have fun. We do fitness. We build each other up.
We cheer the hardest for the last person to finish because we are all in this workout together. Doing our own work, sure, but collectively taking on the workout of the day in the same room, doing the same work, giving the hour our full effort. We start as a class at 3-2-1-GO, and we’re all in it until each individual has completed the prescribed work. We respect the hour and the effort each person is putting into it. We wait to put away our own equipment until the whole class – the whole team – has finished the workout because it takes guts to grit out a hard workout and that kind of determination deserves a focused environment to do so regardless of the leaderboard.
Whether you go to the same class every day or mix it up with different class times, the people in class are your team the day. For every individual, whether the first to finish or the last, their effort is valid and the hour is valuable. Support each other, encourage each other, be proud of each other!