fit chix

@ OPT we celebrate fitness and the improvement of....
it has been said in the CrossFit world that men will die for points...well i gotta say...women will die for chin ups...nothing has induced such a positive response long term for OPT female clients than trying to improve fitness standards such as the chin up.
having goals of fitness set in front of females when they begin their journey here @ OPT has had a much more far reaching, positive impact than traditional methods and thoughts of increased fitness as - "lose inches in only 3 weeks", "..and you don't even have to sweat", "just 5 minutes/day", "lose 15 lbs in only 20 days or your money back"...
how does this create accountability you ask? by laying out for females that they have to do 5 assisted chin ups and assisted dips with 1/2 their BWT, 25 kneeling push ups, a tabata sit up score of 13, a sorensen test of 2 min and a 500 m row of 2:00 makes all the females and more you see on the board above that we have hangin here @ OPT MUCH, MUCH more excited to hit the gym than focusing on calories burned, inches lost and pounds shed...
when the focus is put on improving fitness for females first and foremost in general, great things happen...comments like "i like being strong", "i can do 10 push ups now", "i got my first chin up", or "i got my first double under" are heard around here and less of "how much did you lose" as soon as they are greeted...or..."how did your weigh in go?"...at gatherings....
OPT female clients are tough, they don't take it from anyone, they are strong and capable because of their committment to fitness first...i see it carry over in day to day all the time...they walk anywhere with a positive, strong aura about them...because they can run with the best of them, lift more than their husbands/boyfriends/partners, scare other females at globo gyms; it initiates a confidence in day to day endeavours
they listen to others discuss how hard it was to take care of the kid yesterday...and they think - "honey, i did the "filthy fifties" workout yesterday @ OPT, NOTHING challenges me more than that, i'm capable of anything, bring it!

3 comments:

Trevor said...

yah for the OPT/CFC females! It is just as exciting for us trainers to watch them get their chin over the bar, clean and jerk more than 1/2 their bodyweight or pound out push ups. I too like that their focus is on athletic/functional improvement and not how many calories they are shedding.

Rob said...

The growth of that list is just amazing. The pride that beams from the ladies who have made the list is contagious. The community spirit is amazing to watch. Continue the encouragement as it helps others to attain their own said growth.

B-Boy said...

Great post, Performance based goals for the ladies is such a great approach to getting them where they want to be in life, sport, and attitude to name a few...

B-boy