“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” – Edmund Lee
What is so special about MidCoast CrossFit? What is it that makes all those that come stay and all those that visit come back? CrossFit is tough, challenging, empowering and (dare I say it) fun. We work out together, we sweat together, we encourage each other but still, there is more to MCCF than that…..
Think about your first day. For most of you it goes pretty much the same. You walk in to a group of people that all know each other and the music is loud and the workout that is being performed makes you wonder if coming was actually a good idea at all. But all of those worries and fears are calmed a bit when a friendly face comes over to tell you that you will be going with them to be trained (on ramp). When they go on to explain the levels of the workouts and that modification is important when you begin and that you will be just fine is when you begin to think “ok, maybe I’ll come back tomorrow and see how this goes”. In the next day or so, there you are again. You are sore and tired but intrigued. Over the course of the next few days you begin to really watch what people around you are doing and decide that there are some things that you will do and some things that you know you will never be able to do (or so you think)…..The scenario I just described is pretty universal and goes on in just about every CrossFit box which brings me back to the question….what is it that makes MCCF so special?
There is something pretty awesome when you have a team of owners and coaches that truly care about your well being and want to push you hard to succeed and even though we are always in your corner to encourage you, there is more to our box than us and that is all of you.
While coaching, one of my greatest joys is when a member thinks that they don’t have a lift or they can’t do a movement and they are encouraged by a classmate to try again. They are encouraged to pick the bar back up or to try that kip just one more time by one of their peers. Of course your coach will always encourage you and help you, however seeing the members truly believe in each other and help a friend when they need the extra push to turn something into a PR or the completion of a movement that they never believed they would get is what makes up the heart and soul of MCCF.
So as the above quote says, surround yourself with those that see the greatness in you, even when you don’t see it yourself. The beautiful thing is, you all see it in each other. Your spirit, your enthusiasm, your drive and your motivation is the backbone of MCCF. This is who we are and THIS is why we are one very special box.
From all of us coaches and owners, we applaud you, we appreciate you and we thank you all for making MCCF one extremely special place to be because we could never do this without all of you!
Have a great weekend!
A few pictures from our week…