It seems like an odd combination for some. A yoga class held in a CrossFit gym? Growing up my best friends dad used to eat peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches, that to me is a weird combo. CrossFit and yoga make a lot more sense together than leafy greens and peanut butter. Trust me.
CrossFit 43 North is a safe place for people to improve their lives through fitness and nutrition. (I've written about what the means to use here.) But as the gym grows, keeping those high standards gets more and more challenging. So we've been keeping our eyes open for someone that can help us not only maintain how we currently care for our members but raise it to another level.
The first week in May I attended the CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course. If the Level 1 course is the foundation of fitness the Level 2 course is the foundation of coaching. I was put through several practical exercises with my peers where I had to demonstrate my coaching abilities and was then critiqued by a much more experienced coach. It was nerve-racking, to say the least, but it was also very eye-opening.
Think of the last time you were stressed. Think about how you felt. Most likely you were tense and holding your breath a bit. Maybe you are currently sitting in front of your screen right now, clenched fist, tight jawed. Have you become aware of it? Good. Now take a deep breath and let all that go. Finished? Great, you just took a yoga breath, now let’s move on.
CrossFit 43 North has partnered with Treasure Valley Runs to sponsor the Treasure Valley Runs Inaugural 5K Fun Run. This event gives the public an opportunity to do something healthy and fun for themselves while helping others. Proceeds from the fun run will be donated to the Valley Women and Children's Shelter in Nampa.
Atkins, Keto, Southbeach, Mediteranian, IFYM, Weightwatchers, CodeRED, Paleo, Vegan, calorie counting, low carb, low fat, Raw Food, juicing, Slimfast, Bloodtype... and so on. The number of diets to choose from is endless and there are more being developed all the time because it's a $65 billion+ industry.
The NOk to 5K program is for EVERYONE! So, stop screaming, let go of the person next to you, and sign up already!
Classes will consist of three main segments, all of which are customizable and scalable for any and all levels and abilities:
The most fun warmup on the planet
The very best workout in all the land
The greatest mobility work ever
Over the spring I moved from the across the country to Nampa. I was in search of a new gym, better yet a new community. I knew I wanted to find a place that focused on living a better life, being a better version of yourself and knew how to have fun with work-outs. After reviewing MANY websites and visiting other gyms, I had a feeling this was going to be the place I could fit into.
Recognizing our differences, celebrating them and being stronger collectively is what makes CrossFit 43 North so great.
Being a member here means that you are part of something bigger than yourself. Other people come to depend on you and you depend on them. It is our shared belief in the importance of having a safe place to journey towards health and fitness that binds us together. Each of us plays a role in making it a safe place for the person next to us and for the person that will decide to join us next week.
I was looking for a local Crossfit gym that had a “family” type atmosphere and a place where I would be pushed to work hard but also be allowed to know my limits and have coaches who genuinely care about my well being. I Loved the values and atmosphere from the minute I walked through the door for my “no sweat intro."