By Alan Shaw, Co-Founder of Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, SC

I get this one a lot. And I won’t bury the lead. The simple answer is – it’s entirely up to you. 

I could go into the usual soundbites here. Tell you how CrossFit focuses on functional movements, strength training + mobility that will benefit you well beyond the gym. Assure you this program is designed to be infinitely adaptable and scalable. Remind you that the feats + fails you see scrolling social media are often extreme exceptions attempted at the highest intensity.

But, at the end of the day, the truth is this, for better or worse, we are our own limiting factor. 

Challenges Are Inevitable

Challenges are inevitable. Whether they come at us through fitness, careers, health, relationships or countless other human conditions, best believe you will face them. When you do, you have the choice, in that moment, to rise to the occasion…or not. 

CrossFit is a means of fitness training in a controlled environment designed to prepare you for physical and psychological challenges. Within each class at Rhapsody, you are prepped, given a task and then asked to complete it all under the watchful guidance of experienced coaches. 

The level of intensity you decide to apply to finding and pushing your edge is just that – your decision.   

Humble. Hungry. Happy.

If you are humble in the face of feedback, hungry for change and happy to move, this space is for you. As a coach, know that I am far more impressed by character than physical prowess – your tenacity, drive and purpose will “wow” me more than a 300# snatch any day. 

If you’re still questioning whether CrossFit is too intense for you, I encourage you to get past those reservations you see on the surface because how you approach the daily challenges within our gym is how you will approach them well beyond our four walls. 

You can do this. I believe in you. But, ultimately, the choice is yours to rise to the challenge. (say “Yes!”)

Are you ready? Let some Rhapsody into your life today and visit us online to learn more about progressive programming.