As you probably know, I’ve been doing CrossFit for a few years now….and LOVE it! I faithfully go to class 4 times a week and would go more if I could fit it into my hectic schedule. I love being in the gym, learning new things, lifting heavy shit, and being inspired by all the other great athletes I work out with. The hour I spend in CrossFit class is usually one of the best hours of my day. Then I come home from the gym and tell hubby and the kids all about it.
My kids have come to friends and family days a few times with me, and my youngest has gone to a CrossFit kids class and loved it. Read about his first class here. Despite asking for 2 years now, I have never been able to convince hubby to come to the gym with me. He’s reluctant, He says he “doesn’t want to drink the kool-aid”. I was okay with that, so for Christmas a few years ago, I bought him all the stuff he needed to WOD at home – a rack, a barbell, 300 lbs of plates, and we already had a pull up bar, dumbbells, a treadmill, and nautilus machine. He had everything he need to workout at home. Except he didn’t.
I threatened him a few times that if he didn’t start using the stuff, I was going to get him a CrossFit membership. For a few days after that, he would make an effort and head downstairs to workout when I went to the gym. Then he would stop and assume his usual spot on the couch, watching tv and working on his laptop all night. Not the most active thing he could be doing! He does play slo-pitch a few times a month as a spare on a team in the local men’s league, and in the winter he plays hockey once a week with his buddies, but I think he needs to be more active…to get up off the couch and do something.
He has a birthday coming up and I’ve been mentioning the idea of a CrossFit membership as my gift to him. He’s still not convinced he wants that, but I have finally gotten him to agree to at least give it a try. So, tonight at 6:30 he is going to come to they gym with me and when I do my WOD with the class, he is going to have a one-on-one introductory session with Coach Ryan and do the CrossFit baseline workout. (To read about my first visit and my Baseline test, click here). Once hubs does his Baseline, he will get 2 weeks free to try out classes and see what he thinks. I’m hoping once he tries it he will like it as much as I do and we will get him a membership so we can go to class together and be one of those sickeningly cute CrossFit Couples! LOL
I will let you know how it all goes. Send positive vibes around 6:30 please! 🙂
Do you workout with your spouse or partner?