A full house of ladies for Women, Workout and Wine do Sun Salutations led by Jenna Jacobson, owner of Pure Healing Yoga.
I had the pleasure of coaching the Saturday class this weekend. As is often the case on Saturday, it was a class of all women. After the workout, we hung our for a bit discussing the importance of fitness for women. We all agreed, fitness is a feminist issue. This discussion was so amazing that we all went out to breakfast to continue it.
At breakfast, we explored what it means to be fit, to be female and to be feminine. All too often women are portrayed as weaker, softer, "less than." We agreed that CrossFit has changed our perspective of fitness. ALL. OF. US at one point in our lives wanted to be smaller. WHY? Smaller thighs can't carry a backpack uphill, smaller arms can't carry the groceries, smaller butts can't help us balance on slippery river rocks. Yet, all of us wanted to be smaller before we started CrossFit. Now, we all just want to be able to run, jump, climb, throw, push and pull hard and fast.
The fitness we get from CrossFit makes us more capable. We can rely on our body to do whatever we ask of it. Load the kayak, canoe or skis on top of the car? No problem, shoulder presses and jerks make us able to do that. Carry a backpack with a rope, climbing gear, food and water uphill for several miles? No problem, squats and sled drags have trained us for that. Carry our kids at the county fair? No worries, sandbag carries enable us to do that.
CrossFit makes us capable. Being capable makes us useful. Being useful makes us relevant.
My mission is to help people find their power. I am especially passionate about this for girls and women. When we find our physical power we find our voice. When we find our voice, we can change the world. Who knew a fitness program would have such an impact on womens lives? How has CrossFit impacted your life? Please share in the comments.
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