Is anyone into Crossfit here? I'm seriously considering leaving my gym (and basketball court) to give this a try. I've become bored with my bodybuilding style workouts and am looking for a change and to try something new.
Things is, it is pricey, even with a law enforcement discount it is looking like $150/month. Is there anyone here who has signed up and found it not to be worth it?
a buddy of mine is actually a crossfit instructor and competitor. he swears by it and loves it. i have tried it a few times and thought it was a great workout, but like a lot of people have said, not worth the $. imo, i would sign up for some type of martial arts training. great work out, useful, and a ton of fun. it has the community and competitive atmosphere (and you can compete if you choose). i train 4x/week. great workout and just awesome overall. being involved in martial arts, isn't just a great workout, but it really improves your lifestyle and improves your daily life in so many different ways.
Martial arts sounds appealing. How much do you pay? Are there noon sessions? If you could pm some details I would appreciate it. TP.
I wouldnt even be having this conversation if the courts at my gym didn't become overcrowded at noon. I'm lucky to get two games in if my team loses the first game now. I was in the best shape of my life when I was playing ball for an hour straight after lifting everyday.
sorry man, i just saw this.
it all depends on what u want to study. there ar many martial arts available. you can go the traditional route, taekwondo, kung fu, karate, ju jitsu, etc. or you can do the more modern style, mma. the important thing is finding a good school with good teachers who are sincere in their teaching, rather than collecting $. you also have to ask if you want to do it seriously, like competing, or if this is something to do for fun, personal growth, and to stay in shape.
$ plays a factor in you get what you pay for. some school require monthly fees, which is BS imo. you will need to figure out how many days you want to train a week, as that will dictate price. many schools will have prices by how many classes you do a week. some schools offer a higher tuition, but it is a savings, for unlimited classes a week. $ also plays a factor in buying training gear and equipment. in traditional martial arts, you will also have to pay for a uniform, and then every time there is a belt test.
in my case, i pay next to nothing bc the master is one of my in-laws
i study taekwondo and compete in many tournaments in the new england area each year. its a lot of fun. i do forms, breaking, and sparring. in some tournaments i do some extra events like height breaking and creative forms.
there is a ton of schools out there. but you have to know what u want before you begin your search.
if you need anything else or have questions, ask away.