Work it Out: Reebok CrossFit Ramsay
September 10th, 2012
Our fitness guest blogger, Meghan Jessiman, takes her regular workout routine to the next level with Reebok CrossFit now located in Ramsay. Thank you CrossFit for this great opportunity! Check out her experience here:
I don't go around singing the obnoxious lyrics to the LMFAO song or anything, but I make no secret about the fact that I work out. In fact, fitness (along with nutrition, motivation and little bits of gratitude) is a main focus of my blog, Grit & Bare It. Over the last couple of years I have transformed myself from a couch potato to a fitness enthusiast and somewhere along the way my proudest accomplishments shifted from making moves up the corporate ladder to perfecting my moves in the gym. It's for that reason that I was so pumped when Reebok invited me down to checkout the newly re-branded, Reebok CrossFit Ramsay, the latest addition to their network of over 4,000 CrossFit boxes.
My usual workout regiment is similar to the CrossFit style in a lot of ways-based in functional movement and performed with intensity and focus-so stepping into a box seemed inevitable at some point. That's not to say that it wasn't slightly intimidating to walk into the 7,000 square-foot warehouse training facility, tucked away in the city's south east, and take on one of their beast-like "Workout of the Day" (or WODs as they are more commonly known), with these beast-like athletes.
It turned out there was really no need for nerves. Not only were owner Ken Andrukow, coach Lindsay and all the fellow class goers extremely friendly, but the beauty of CrossFit lies in its universal scalability. Each workout can be adjusted in terms of weight load and movements to meet any fitness level and as you progress in your skills you can just keep upping the ante and transforming yourself. Our WOD consisted of pull-ups, ring dips, pistol squats and pushups and I'm happy to report that thanks to some work I had done on kipping pull-ups the previous week, I was able to hold my own during this sweat fest.
Whether you are searching for the motivation to get started or looking to take your workouts to the next level, the dedication to self-improvement at CrossFit Ramsay is certainly worth checking out. I've never been one for organized sports, but the Rebook coined "Sport of Fitness" has certainly piqued my interest.
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