It was mid-2013. I ran into a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in awhile. Except now he was all jacked.
“Dude, don’t take this the wrong way, but you look amazing…” I said to my buddy Ryan. “What have you been doing?” Ryan was once a little bit chubby and not muscular. Now he looked like an action hero.
“Crossfit” he replied, grinning.
“I’ve heard about that. Seems cool. But don’t you need to be super jacked to do that stuff? I can’t even do a pullup.”
“No. Not at all. Just try it out and see if you like it. The workouts are scalable, so anyone can do it. Not well, but you’ll get into shape fast if you stick with it. I was super out of shape when I started. You remember…”
“But isn’t Crossfit just some stupid fad like Zoomba or Tae Boe?” I asked.
“No. Basically, they play the music real loud, you just do what the coaches tell you, and if you do it a few times a week you’ll get in good shape. It’s a mix of cardio and heavy weight lifting. Fun as hell, sort of like playing outside with your friends. Some of the dudes at my gym even compete and get real serious about it. I’ve seen some guy lift over like 300lbs. I’m working to get there…” he said. “You can take it as far as you want to go.”
“…are you trying to get me to join a cult?” I asked skeptically.
“Nah. But you’ll definitely meet some cool people, and the girls are all hot. I met my girlfriend there, and picked up some decent clients. Call it whatever you want, but it’s the best money I spend all month.”
Hmmmm…. I could just give it a try to shut him up, I guess…