Rest day or mobility work.
The Women’s Only Program
Throughout the last couple of months, I’ve had the pleasure of coaching the Women’s Only classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. On average, we have around 15-20 women in each class learning new movements and many of our baseline CrossFit workouts. Just this week, all of our gals took at go at “Grace.” Talk about a tough task. With so many new girls entering class on any given day, it can be a challenge to teach complicated movements to the masses and have them execute each movement well. I can honestly say I was completely impressed with how well the entire group moved. The energy in the room was amazing and it just goes to show, our women’s only classes have just as much spunk and talent as the Co-ed classes.
For most of you who have been around awhile, including myself, I think we tend to take for granted how easy it is to consistently do thrusters, pull ups (banded or kipping), kbs and our favorite, squats! With such a broad range of talent showing up each morning, Alison, myself and the rest of the coaching staff make it a point to reinforce the basics. From a coaching standpoint it’s actually been a great learning experience. It’s intimidating knowing that we are at the front line of most of these girls’ first experience with CrossFit. Of course it may not be for some. But for all of us that have made CrossFit a part of our lives, routines and on occasion part of our social scene, it’s really important to leave these women with the right first impression of what CrossFit is all about.
I’ve heard from quite a few people in the community wondering about the Women’s Only program. The best question or I guess comment I guess I’ve heard is, “Having a Women’s Only program is not really what CrossFit is all about.” Let me just say, having a the program is completely what CrossFit is all about. Yes, it is only women in the class, however, each and every day, these women are coming in learning, knocking out a WOD and then coming back for more. Yes, most of the newest faces have come from our Groupon promotion, where again, you see a ton of different types of talent, however, we have had many of these ladies stick around and actually sign up to join our community because they have seen the benefits of CrossFit and how they can incorporate it into their routine. As a coach of the program, I’ve seen some really cool things. First kipping pull ups, handstands, etc. There are so many amazing things that happen from week to week that’s it’s completely gratifying and it makes me excited to be able to coach these women as they start and continue their CrossFit journey. If you see any new faces around the box from the Women’s Only program, say hello and get to know these ladies because they are all rockstars too!!