Elevators are awkward. They present an opportunity by which you could be uncomfortably confined with several individuals that you have never met. Body odors, loud talkers and space invaders are just a few of the many perils of the awkward elevator situation. And because we know that the ride will end soon, it just isn’t worth making a personal connection with our fellow passengers. Unfortunately, at GloboGyms around the country, millions of individuals are turning their fitness facilities into similarly awkward and unappealing places. GloboGyms are filled with people tuned in to their headphones and doing everything humanly possible to avoid eye contact. There is always some trepidation as to whether someone is going to want to “work in” with you and leave a sweaty trail in their wake. More often than not there is a guy grunting or yelling loud enough for any female of breeding age to hear him from across the gym and look over to see his kipping bicep curl. Despite all of this, millions suck it up and hurry through their workout hoping to make it out of their with as few awkward interactions as possible.  

Why do people choose to put themselves in that environment? Given a choice, wouldn’t you rather workout amongst friends who will support and encourage your efforts and celebrate your successes? If not, you’re a sociopath and can stop reading. But if you are like those of us who enjoy the company of others, CrossFit Invictus is the place for you.

One of our taglines and objectives at CrossFit Invictus is “Building Communities,” and it is something we take very seriously. We believe that there is more to elite fitness than just athletic achievement. CrossFit facilitates development of mental fortitude because of the rigors associated with its relative intensity, but more importantly, it fosters friendships in a way that is only typically seen in team sports and certain divisions of our Armed Forces. CrossFit can at once be inspiring and humbling. It presents hurdles that seem insurmountable and the thrill of achievement when they are overcome. It’s precisely because of these rigors and their associated emotions that we grow close to those who share the experience with us. We cheer the loudest for others because we remember overcoming a similar obstacle and know the sense of achievement. Their successes become our inspiration and drive us to achieve even more.  

For the most part, this community building is organic and needs very little tending. But it is important to plant the seed. At CrossFit Invictus I ask at the beginning of each coaching session that everyone takes a moment to introduce themselves to anyone in the room they don’t know. I encourage our more veteran athletes to take the initiative to introduce themselves to newcomers even before the session begins. It might seem silly or forced, but it is amazing how knowing someone’s name can change your view of them and your willingness to connect with them. So if you have not made a habit of it already, be sure to shake someone’s hand and introduce yourself the next time you see someone in here that you haven’t met. By doing so, you help us combat the awkwardness that plagues GloboGyms (and elevators) everywhere.

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Hùng Thanh
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When I played team sports, I was so much more motivated to work out and get stronger than I was when I worked out on my own at 24 hour fitness. I love Crossfit because it has that team vibe to it and I find myself more motivated and enjoying the workouts way more than in a gym where I don’t know anybody. Không gian đẹp , Tho tan gai , Nhung cau noi hay ve tinh yeu , Nhung vu an hiep dam , Chuyện tình yêu , Nha hang , Gia vang , Clip Aoe hay , Game… Read more »

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The other GREAT thing about Crossfit is there are no creepy weird old
guys staring and interacting with us ladies at CFI like there are at the
big gyms!

làm đẹp, lam dep thời trang nữ, thoi trang nu sao việt, sao viet hot girl chân
dài, chan dai
Áo dạ, ao da vest nu, vest nữ

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Lữ Linh Kỳ

Given a choice, wouldn’t you rather workout amongst friends who will support and encourage your efforts and celebrate your successes?
Suc khoe, mang thai, day con, sao han, mon ngon, truyen ma

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trankhoa

One of our taglines and objectives at CrossFit Invictus is “Building Communities,” and it is something we take very seriously. nang nguc | phim hanh dong | tin the gioi | tu vi | xem boi | anh thien nhien | anh bia | phong thuy

Sơn Tùng
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Sơn Tùng

If not, you’re a sociopath and can stop reading. But if you are like
those of us who enjoy the company of others, CrossFit Invictus is the
place for you.
Siêu xe , Ảnh siêu xe, Đồng hồ , Liên minh huyền thoại | oto
moto , Ảnh người đẹp và xe , Thời tiết , Tóc nam | Xem ngày
xe do | xe may

Vũ Quan
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Vũ Quan

Thank you immensely for your encouragement, praise and notice of my
accomplishments. Your comments mean the world to me and are excellent
examples of the comradery that CJ discussed in his article. I am so
proud to be a member of the CrossFit Invictus community and am excited
to develop further as an athlete.

bien dong , <a title="bien dong"

tau ngam , <a
title="tau ngam"

tin bien dong , <a title="tin bien dong"

Vũ Quan
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Vũ Quan

You are the best athlete in the family. I am so glad to see you crushing
your record. Keep up your excellent work. You mom and I look forward to
seeing you soon.

bien dong , <a title="bien dong"

tau ngam , <a
title="tau ngam"

tin bien dong , <a title="tin bien dong"

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Nguyễn Hùng

One of our taglines and objectives at CrossFit Invictus is “Building Communities,” and it is something we take very seriously. We believe that there is more to elite fitness than just athletic achievement. CrossFit facilitates development of mental fortitude because of the rigors associated with its relative intensity, but more importantly, it fosters friendships in a way that is only typically seen in team sports and certain divisions of our Armed Forces. CrossFit can at once be inspiring and humbling. It presents hurdles that seem insurmountable and the thrill of achievement when they are overcome. It’s precisely because of these… Read more »

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thanghn92

It was great to be back this morning, but the first wod after a vacation
is always rough! When I played team sports, I was so much more
motivated to work out and get stronger than I was when I worked out on
my own at 24 hour fitness gia vang giay nam thoi trang FiFa Online 3 thoi trang nu tu vi xem boi mon ngon am thuc

Jason Struck
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Jason Struck

word.

we feel the same way : http://www.crossfitfullcircle.com/?page_id=113 (WFS)

Kelly Starrett
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Kelly Starrett

Amen.

kstar

Michele Vieux
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Michele Vieux

Matt-

That last rep counted b/c you did it! I merely guided the bar back to the rack w/ the illusion of contact to psyche you up. Garrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Mary
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Mary

It was great to be back this morning, but the first wod after a vacation is always rough! When I played team sports, I was so much more motivated to work out and get stronger than I was when I worked out on my own at 24 hour fitness. I love Crossfit because it has that team vibe to it and I find myself more motivated and enjoying the workouts way more than in a gym where I don’t know anybody. The other GREAT thing about Crossfit is there are no creepy weird old guys staring and interacting with us… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

Hey Ryan, way to go. You are the best athlete in the family. I am so glad to see you crushing your record. Keep up your excellent work. You mom and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Your Dad

Ryan
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Ryan

Dear CrossFit Invictus Community:

Thank you immensely for your encouragement, praise and notice of my accomplishments. Your comments mean the world to me and are excellent examples of the comradery that CJ discussed in his article. I am so proud to be a member of the CrossFit Invictus community and am excited to develop further as an athlete.

Thank you again.

Ryan

Mark
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Mark

Dani, you beat me to the punch. Hats off to you Ryan.

Dani
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Dani

Ok all great posts, but I must focus the attention on Ryan. Ryan you are a true example of what consistency and dedication can accomplish. When you first started CrossFit body weight exercises were a challenge and look at you today putting up some serious weight. I know it sounds silly, but every time I see you workout I am reminded of why I love coaching so much. It is amazing to see you get stronger and stronger each day and it speaks volumes to your commitment to your healthy and well-being. Props dude. We (all the CFI coaches) are… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Enjoyed the WOD. Thanks for the push Michele and letting me count that last rep.

29/75 (bw 215) I think that’s 104 or half of POS’s effort.

In accordance with the article I introduced myself for the first time to 2 people that I had been seeing at my local globo for the past 10 years at least. So there you have it I am the embodiment of the elevator/globo experience.

Thanks again to the 9:30 crew.

MB

Jillianne
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Jillianne

Holy guacamole, Tausha, 175# back squat?!? That’s fantastic! I can’t wait for the baby’s antibiotics to kick in so I can join you all at 9:30 again!

Wayne, my contribution to your unscientific poll: I did not experience the same outcome as you did when I “met” the bar doing pullups. I dropped to a dead hang, stunned and embarassed, but resumed kipping after a moment. However, my hands did release from the bar when I smacked myself in the chin doing thrusters. That one felt way more awesome.