Sep / 11
Marcus recently posted on how one might describe CrossFit to friends and family unfamiliar with the CrossFit methodology. For many of us who have traveled around to gyms around the world, you’ve probably noticed that each and every gym you visit has its own personalty and its own vibe. I’m sure many of you will agree that there’s no place like home, but when you have friends, co-workers, or relatives searching for a gym, what distinguishes Intrepid from the 10+ CrossFit gyms in the South Bay area alone? For many, what got you through our doors was likely a matter of convenience beacuse Intrepid might be close to work or home. But what is it that keeps you coming back and how do you describe that to someone unfamiliar with our gym?
I got to thinking about today’s topic after reading how Mark Twight, founder of Gym Jones in Salt Lake City, UT, describes his gym here. I could not help but draw parallels between Mark’s description of Gym Jones and our philosophy here at Intrepid. As you read through Mark’s paragraphs, replace Gym Jones with Intrepid and see if his statements ring true. They did for me, and I honestly could not have described the character of our tiny, home-grown, grassroots gym any better myself.
When describing Intrepid to someone I first and foremost like to describe the camaraderie, the supportive atmosphere and the quality of the athletes that train here. Next I like to hit how we keep our group classes a manageable size (which is starting to become the exception with many CrossFit gyms) so you receive the quality coaching you’re paying for. And finally, I hit on the emphasis we place on teaching proper movement and scaling to challenge each and every person from pro athlete to couch potato.
So if you have a minute today after reading the post, I’m curious to know what is it that you dig about our gym that others might appreciate? Is it anything I hit on above, or something else? Post thoughts to comments.
REMINDER that there is no 10AM clas this Saturday. Instead come at 9AM and be a part of the first ever Intrepid Scavenger Hunt around the city of El Segundo! The hunt will last from 9-11AM and details will follow as the time draws nearer, so check back.
Deadlift 1×5 or Wendler
6 Hang Snatches
10 Behind the Neck Lunges
10 Clapping Pushups