The Power of the Gym

In the summer, it’s easier for me to stop and smell the roses.  And when I remember to do this, I am reminded of how good they actually smell.

Being a coach at Shoreline CrossFit is the best job in the universe.  Last Wednesday,  I took five minutes and watched the magic woven throughout our gym. I had an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and pride.

I watched an ex-marine, now in his sixties, who could easily be sitting home after a long day of work reminiscing about his “glory days”, power through a set of deadlifts with every ounce of energy his body can produce.

I watched a businessman walk through the doors, outfitted in suit and tie, after a long day, take in the sights of the gym, and let out a huge smile…this is the best part of his day.

I watched a twenty-something let loose a fit-pump of victory as he completed 30 reps unbroken of a deadlift at 225, all of his peers sharing in his victory.

I watched cops and firefighters that walked in stating that they simply had “a bad day”, slowly turn their scowled faces into grins.

And this was all in a five-minute observation.

This is the power of what we all do.

Your 2014 CrossFit Games Champions, Rich Froning and Camille Lablanc-Bazinet.

Your 2014 CrossFit Games Champions, Rich Froning and Camille Lablanc-Bazinet

3 Responses for The Power of the Gym

  1. john b.:
    July 29, 2014 06:15 pm

    These are the “glory days”, thanks to you and all the coaches and fellow athletes at SCF. BTW there are no ex-marines. Once a Marine always a Marine.

    1. Tricia Anderson:
      July 30, 2014 01:09 pm

      My husband, Todd Anderson 88-92, says that all the time – thank you for your service

  2. Tricia Anderson:
    July 30, 2014 01:17 pm

    Woding is definetly one of the personal highlights to my day 🙂 It makes me so happy to push that weight around, thank you SCF for being there.

    The best part of the day is coming home to my family at the end of the day knowing they are safe and sound. XX’s and OO’s are also great and wine of course. Ahh all good now: stop and smell the roses. Nice blog LP ~