I’m originally from Ireland but moved over here about 11 years ago. I spent 6 years in New Mexico and been in the Chicago land area for 5 years now.
I’ve grown up playing team sports since I was a wee lad. (Irish hurling and football – check it out on YouTube – It’s a bit mad!)
I’ve always disliked the traditional gym environment because of the absence of human interactivity, no shared cause, or no common uniting goal.
(That’s just me I guess. I believe in achieving-together, and need a community that shares a similar philosophy)
I’ve been crossfitting for about 4 years now. It fits with the “team sport” aspect that I loved so much growing up. I love the benchmarking system and how’s it’s used to sow personal progress and growth. I love how you can pick & choose how you want to approach an activity every day depending on your abilities and how you feel. I love that you set your pace and choose to make it a competition with yourself or others.
However, the part I love most of all is the unconditional support and positive encouragement you receive from your community.
Our 333 community holds each other accountable for doing our best every time we show up at the gym. And I don’t mean the “pushing to the max” bit you hear about all the time – (that has always turned me off)
I mean our community recognizes the personal abilities, challenges, obstacles, limit and ambitions each and every one of our members, at an individual level. We identify with the personal challenges you have overcome just to be here.
We create a safe, fun, educational environment where it’s easy to ask questions, and develop at a pace you are comfortable with. We help people get better at whatever it is they want to get better at.