I tried to think of a clever title for this post—something like, "Let's Go Out—to free CrossFit!"—and realized it sounded reminiscent of the language used on the dating website HowAboutWe, which encourages users to fill in the blanks on their ideal dates, and decided on a more straightforward, less copycat-y approach.
So, CrossFit. What does it have to do with dating and nightlife? Well, I can personally attest that my confidence goes up when I'm working out on the regular; between a surge of feel-good endorphins and the fact that my clothes fit a lot better, I'm more apt to have a swagger in my step after a week of grueling spin sessions than when I've resigned my post 9-5 hours to snacking and cruising the Internet for Portlandia clips. I've never taken a CrossFit class, either—the idea of hauling tires and wearing knee socks has always been a bit, hmm, intimidating—but as I pointed out in yesterday's post, it's the things that scare us that help us grow. Plus, I've got friends from New York City coming to town this weekend, and I'll need the extra energy to keep up with them, making a Saturday morning class ideal. Who knows? Maybe I'll meet a few new people, platonic or otherwise. Either way, I'm excited to try something different.
The classes, which are an hour long and will run each weekend from now until the end of February, are being held at CrossFit's Back Bay location on St. James Avenue. Pre-registration is required, which you can do here. And if you're trying to find me, just look for the woman staring quizzically when the instructor shouts out for burpees.
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