Natural Selection CrossFit

To #BeMoreHuman or Not To Be

by Melody on March 3, 2015

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Is that really even a question?

Be More Human. That’s the simple message in Reebok’s new brand campaign launched on January 28th, and was highlighted by a Super Bowl TV spot with their new ad, titled “Freak Show

I just LOVE this message and this was one of my favorite commercials during the Super Bowl.  But it begs the question?  What does it mean to YOU to be more human?  To me? I’ve been mulling this over for some time now.  About a month ago, Reebok contacted me to be a part of their Be More Human campaign.  The reason I enthusiastically agreed is two-fold.

First, I heart Reebok.  Everyday at CrossFit, I have something on from their company. Shoes, shorts, sports bra, socks.  Their stuff is great quality, their customer service is awesome and the COLORS ARE SO PRETTY. Which is important.  Of course.  Second?  I’m head over heels for this campaign.  Let’s highlight all that is awesome about the human condition.  Let’s get people thinking about what it is they want in life.  Why they have the goals they do.  Why they work hard.

But what does it FEEL like to be more human?  I kept asking myself over and over and over.  And I came back to the same answer time and time again.  Being more human for me, means feeling alive!  Feeling like I can get outside my day to day responsibilities and push myself over the edge.  It means being surrounded by like-minded people who push me to be a better version of myself.  It means feeling adrenaline coursing through my veins.  It means meeting new people and introducing awesome people to awesome people and being lifted up by all the awesomeness in the air around me.

So I do go to the gym everyday to have more energy, to be able to carry my kids around, to show my kids that being active is part of a healthy lifestyle.  I do.  But my driving force behind spending hours at the gym and taking time away from work and laundry and paying bills?

It makes me FEEL awesome.

I get to check out of what can often feel like monotonous days of carpooling and housework and JUST BE ME.  I can dig out that old competitive streak, the one that got buried after I graduated high school and basically finished playing team sports. I can work and work and work on movements and skills until I master them and then I FEEL ACCOMPLISHED.

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I get to throw around barbells with weight on them!  Who knew this was a thing?  I get to work on technique and SEE IMPROVEMENT.  There are times when things go really well and I get to feel like an outright badass.  I don’t get that feeling from throwing another load of laundry in the dryer.

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If you have been wondering what in the heck this CrossFit thing is all about or have been curious to give it a try, you’re in luck!   Our local gym, Natural Selection CrossFit, offers a FREE class every Saturday morning at 9 AM.  This class is open to members and non-members and people of absolutely all abilities.

This gives you the perfect chance to try out CrossFit or supplement your fitness routine.  I have a few friends who did Saturday-only workouts for a few months before joining the gym for good.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join and there won’t be anyone at the door trying to force you to sign up, they just really want to show everyone what it is all about.

If you have never tried CrossFit before, I would recommend coming to the free introductory class first to get an idea of what it is all about.  Our gym offers a beginner class every Friday at 5:30 PM that runs through what CrossFit is all about, what to expect, basic movements and a short workout.

If you don’t live in Tri-Cities, most gyms do offer a free intro or beginner class to get you started.  You can check out CrossFit.com or just Google CrossFit and your city name to find a gym near you.

If you’re interested in knowing why I love CrossFit so much, you can read my 374 reasons here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to see you there!  For more information, check out the Natural Selection website here.

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

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If you have been wondering what in the heck this CrossFit thing is all about or have been curious to give it a try, you’re in luck!   Our local gym, Natural Selection CrossFit, offers a FREE class every Saturday morning at 9 AM.  This class is open to members and non-members and people of absolutely all abilities.

This gives you the perfect chance to try out CrossFit or supplement your fitness routine.  I have a few friends who did Saturday-only workouts for a few months before joining the gym for good.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join and there won’t be anyone at the door trying to force you to sign up, they just really want to show everyone what it is all about.

If you have never tried CrossFit before, I would recommend coming to the free introductory class first to get an idea of what it is all about.  Our gym offers a beginner class every Friday at 5:30 PM that runs through what CrossFit is all about, what to expect, basic movements and a short workout.

If you don’t live in Tri-Cities, most gyms do offer a free intro or beginner class to get you started.  You can check out CrossFit.com or just Google CrossFit and your city name to find a gym near you.

If you’re interested in knowing why I love CrossFit so much, you can read my 374 reasons here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to see you there!  For more information, check out the Natural Selection website here.

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

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If you have been wondering what in the heck this CrossFit thing is all about or have been curious to give it a try, you’re in luck!   Our local gym, Natural Selection CrossFit, offers a FREE class every Saturday morning at 9 AM.  This class is open to members and non-members and people of absolutely all abilities.

This gives you the perfect chance to try out CrossFit or supplement your fitness routine.  I have a few friends who did Saturday-only workouts for a few months before joining the gym for good.  You are under absolutely no obligation to join and there won’t be anyone at the door trying to force you to sign up, they just really want to show everyone what it is all about.

If you have never tried CrossFit before, I would recommend coming to the free introductory class first to get an idea of what it is all about.  If you don’t live in Tri-Cities, most gyms do offer a free intro or beginner class to get you started.  You can check out CrossFit.com or just Google CrossFit and your city name to find a gym near you.

If you’re interested in knowing why I love CrossFit so much, you can read my 374 reasons here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to see you there!  For more information, check out the Natural Selection website here.

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